Halloween is almost here! It’s such a great holiday because it gives us all a chance to dress up, experiment with fashion, and become someone totally different than who we normally are. Some years you may be busy and tired and only have time for a pumpkin T-shirt or a witch hat, but you should always make an effort to go all-out for Halloween at least once in your life! Here are some great suggestions for costumes for ATX jewelry connoisseurs who want to look fun and fabulous for Halloween this year.
Marilyn Monroe – Who wouldn’t want to be Hollywood’s most famous and most glamorous starlet for an evening? Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic film stars of all time and is still considered a treasure today. She starred in films such as The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot, How to Marry a Millionaire, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. While the latter featured Monroe’s famous version of the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” the actor is most frequently associated with a string of pearls. Her second husband, Joe DiMaggio, bought her a beautiful string of pearls on their honeymoon in Japan from the famous Mikimoto company, and it was one of the few pieces of fine jewelry that Monroe owned outright. For your Marilyn costume, all you need is a glamorous evening gown, a pair of long gloves, and, of course, a beautiful pearl necklace!
Glamorous pirate captain – Swashbuckling pirates of the high seas have been a fascination of many for years, and they’re one of the easiest and most popular Halloween costumes! You can buy a ready-made pirate costume, or you can piece one together from thrift store items and things you already own. All it takes is a long-sleeved white shirt (bonus points if it has laces near the throat); a vest and/or a long, old fashioned coat with tails; dark pants; and dark boots. You can make or buy a hat or simply tie a bandana around your forehead, and you can add items such as an eyepatch or hook. Then add the piece de resistance: gorgeous gold hoop earrings! You can tell people you looted them in the Caribbean.
Ancient Egyptian queen – Fancy yourself a powerful pharoah like Cleopatra or Nefertiti – strong, beautiful, intelligent women who ruled alongside their brother and husband (respectively) and later ruled without the men. The most common cloth in ancient Egypt was white or light-colored linen, because it was easy to weave and lightweight in the desert heat, and linen is still popular today. You’ll want a long skirt and a fitted top. Throw on some sandals, and you might also want to add an Egyptian-style wig. Many ancient Egyptians wore wigs both for fashion reasons and to help keep head lice out of their real hair. The ancient Egyptians marked their eyes with black kohl and wore eyeshadow and red lipstick. And their favorite fashion accessories were their jewelry: they used gold and semi-precious stones such as amethyst, carnelian, and turquoise. Cuff bracelets or a collar necklace are ideal choices!
However you celebrate Halloween this year, your Austin jewelry store would love to help you get into the spirit! Visit Copeland Jewelers today and see the wide variety of beautiful pieces in our jewelry cases!