Friday Finds: Halloween Adult Costume Inspiration

It is that time of year again when all I can think about is Halloween! I plan my Halloween party themes nearly a year in advance, but I really dig down and start the party planning in September. So, I thought that today’s “Friday Finds” would be all about Halloween Costume Inspiration. Check the blog out every Friday from now til Halloween for more Halloween Finds!

Adult Costumes to Make
 One of the best parts of Halloween, for me, is dressing up in costume. It is the perfect opportunity to bring in some creativity and fun. I prefer to make my own costumes (as much as possible). Below are some examples of costumes that could easily be made and worn to a fun Halloween cocktail party.

Martha has FABULOUS inspiration over at her site! 
These four images are all from her Favorite Costume Ideas Photo Gallery

These would be great for a Halloween cocktail party or ball….couldn’t you just swoon over entering a a ball in a fabulous orange ball gown and the Madam Butterfly costume? 

Martha inspired my costume a couple of years ago when I found the Medusa How-To on her site. Below is an inspiration to reality board showing my interpretation of the Medusa Hair-Do. (I have to say that it would have been nice to have a stylist to do this one instead of doing it by myself!)

 Adult Costumes to Buy
Don’t have the time to create a hand-made costume but, you don’t want a cheap Halloween Store creation? The solution to all our costume needs lies in an Etsy shop somewhere! 
Thankfully Etsy has made it extremely easy to find what you are looking for with their search engines and treasuries. One of my favorite Halloween themed treasuries has to be the Fairy Treasury featuring some amazing finds for a great Fairy costume.
Below is an Esty costume inspiration board and links to these awesome finds.
 From Top Left Clockwise: Queen of Hearts Leather Mask from Tom Banwell, “Funshine Bear” from Bang Bang Crash, “Mrs. Peacock” Dress from Veronica Reis, Hedgehog from Bang Bang Crash, and Natural Woods Crown from Which Goose
 Well, I hope you enjoyed this weeks Friday Finds and that you have a fantastic weekend! Keep checking back for more Halloween Inspiration and Real Parties. 
WEEKEND READER QUESTION: What are you planning on dressing up as for this year’s Halloween and how are you going to create that costume?

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Jenni is a freelance writer and media assistant based in Portland, OR. A Well Crafted Party is a blog about all the little things to celebrate in life. Follow Jenni or A Well Crafted Party with BlogLovin, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.
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