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Halloween is coming up in less than a week, eeek! I must admit, I still do not know what I’m being for Halloween this year. However, I do have a ton of last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas that I have used in the past that I keep up my sleeve for emergency situations.

Save your money this Halloween by creating your own DIY Halloween costume with items you (probably) already have in your closet.

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas


Grease is one of my all-time favorite movies, and Sandy makes a great last-minute costume. There are a couple different options for Sandy: you could be the innocent Sandy from the beginning of the movie, the Pink Lady Sandy, or the closing scene Sandy.

I was Sandy in the past and was the closing scene character (see this thread for a better idea of what I’m talking about).

For this look, you will need: black skin tight disco pants, an off-the-shoulder Bardot top, curly hair, red heels, and a fake cigarette adds a nice touch too.

Want to take this costume to the next level? Grab your boyfriend/significant other/guy friend and have them be Danny Zuko. Tell me about it, stud!


This costume is so easy, it’s tempting me to be it this Halloween. All you need for this costume is a black and white striped top, black jeans or leggings, black gloves, and a black eye mask.

I also love the idea of this being a couple’s costume. Grab a best friend and dress alike, and suddenly you have a partner in crime 😉


I love this costume a little too much. It feels so retro and brings back memories from my childhood.

For this costume, the sash is the key piece. If you’re lucky, you’ll still have your Girl Scout sash somewhere in your house. If you don’t still have it, you can probably find one at a local thrift store. If not, you can easily make your own by sewing some fake “badges” on a piece of green felt or fabric. If you want to skip the sash, tie a green scarf around your neck.

The rest of the outfit is pretty simple. I would recommend an all-khaki ensemble, or a white tee shirt and plaid or green-colored skirt. For the final touch, add a box of Girl Scout Thin Mints 😉

This is also a great group costume. Gather together a few friends to dress as Girl Scouts with…and soon you’ll have your very own troop!

I hope you liked these DIY Halloween costume ideas! What are you being this year? Are you going to any Halloween parties?

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas


I was recently introduced to Nicole Smartt, a living, breathing success story. This girl knows her stuff.

Nicole wrote a book, From Receptionist to Boss: Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead at Work, and it has become an Amazon Bestseller (for good reason). Nicole “started her career fresh out of high school at a local staffing firm, where she worked as a receptionist. In a very short time, she worked her way up to business services manager where she oversaw the clerical placement division.”

Nicole’s book, From Receptionist to Boss: Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead at Work, shares her story of success and instructs others how to move up in the work world. The book is described on as having “dozens of priceless insights into the life of a woman who has succeeded independently and strived for everything she has achieved. From Receptionist to Boss is a comprehensive guide to not only working hard but also working smart. Nicole has given her keys to success, from tips on time management to taking risks and overcoming doubts and negativity. All of her advice is broken down into easy-to-digest chapters, compiled into a quick read, giving you a head start on your time management.”

Nicole gave me a copy of the book to read, and I couldn’t put it down. It felt so genuine and personable to me, and I learned something new on almost every page. Nicole has a whole chapter dedicated to social media tactics in business, and I learned new things…and I am a social media manager.

This book is AWESOME. I’ve read a decent amount of career/self-improvement books, but this has quickly become one of my all-time favorites. Nicole is extremely real, down-to-earth, and unassuming. Unlike a lot of other career books, Nicole realizes the importance of first being a good person, before being a good businesswoman. One of my favorite quotes from the book was from her chapter on networking:

“If you want greatness in your life, then you need to surround yourself with great people. If your goal is to become a better person, a smarter person, a more fulfilled person, then surround yourself with individuals who possess those qualities.” 

Nicole is so generous and was able to gift me with another signed copy of her book to give away to YOU, my awesome readers 😉

It’s free to enter the giveaway, and I will pay for all of the shipping/etc. All you need to do to win a copy of From Receptionist to Boss: Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead at Work is enter using the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will stay open until August 24th.

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Nicole Smartt's book From Receptionist to Boss is an inspirational career book for women to read. Read my review and enter the giveaway to win a copy!*This post contains an affiliate link. Giveaway is free to enter and both books were gifted to me by Nicole Smartt for my honest review.*