photos by Ling Wang
If you’ve been following the blog for a few years, then you already know that I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. I don’t do super scary, and I try to keep most of my attire classy, so usually I don’t fall too well in the Halloween category. The sad part is that the older I get, the more I realize that there’s not a lot to do with your adult friends on the weekends during the month of October if you don’t have at least one costume on hand, so I’m breaking my no-costume rule with a few couples costume ideas this year for our Hipster Halloween series!
To kick things off, Jared and I are donning an unexpected duo: The Grand Budapest Hotel couples costume featuring Herr Mendl’s and Agatha (based off of this scenario, if you haven’t seen the movie yet!). She’s actually in love with the lobby boy, but since we’re all about dessert around here anyways, we decided to give this dynamic duo a go instead!…
Out of all of our Halloween series costume ideas, this pair is definitely the most involved, but the good news is you can reuse most of the items and they’re pretty inexpensive, which is a costume requirement in my book!
For the Mendl’s Baker Outfit
For the baker, you’ll have to use fabric dye and the supplies linked above to recreate our exact DIY version. Once the fabric, including the hat, is dyed and dry, all you have to do is iron on the Mendl’s designs and you’re all set!
Agatha’s outfit is definitely more detailed to create, but I’ve broken down the DIY necklace below to simplify it a bit. I bought this dress for the base and then just dyed the apron the same blue as the Mendl’s outfit, and ironed on the monogram with transfer paper, too.
Of course, you can’t forget her signature birthmark! You can draw it on with a brown bowl pencil, and then top off the look with some dusting of flour or powdered sugar for the added messiness of baking!
DIY Agatha Necklace
First drill a hole just big enough to be able to slide a jump ring through it to hang it from your ribbon necklace.
Secondly, paint the wooden disc with white craft paint, and once dry, use a sharpie to draw a black circle and the criss-crossed keys on. Now all you have to do is insert the jump ring and string it onto to teal ribbon.
So what do you guys think?! Easy enough to DIY or to detailed? Hopefully you’re okay with a little costume action, because we’re sharing the rest of our ideas with you this week!