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Quick Halloween Costume for a Busy Mom


As a mom, I tend to only focus on getting the young one a Halloween costume and coordinated book to walk in the yearly school parade around the school, and not on myself. I usually do not worry about putting on a costume or looking like I want to participate in the Halloween traditions while begging, knocking door to door trick or treating. Last year, during an Elf Cosmetics campaign, I dabbled in the makeup they provided and did a mini photoshoot for Instagram. It was so nerve wrecking, because I don’t do technical makeup techniques. I also don’t really apply so many steps of makeup to my face. Mascara, lipstick and maybe blush is the extent of my daily routine. It was pretty exciting to actually take the time to create the look (sans the whiskers) and then get “good job” comments from those that knew it must have taken me half the day to create the look. Lol

This year, mini me decided to want a “all girls nite out” celebration for her birthday. Her birthday always coincides with Halloween because it’s days prior. This year she’s doing a few girls at a skating rink wearing their Halloween costumes. It’s such a cute idea, I’m glad we collaborated nicely to make it happen. As the mother of the host, how can I not show up in a costume myself? What costume can I create that will not take half the day to apply to my face and half the night to take off? I opted for something colorful and wouldn’t be an embarrassment for the soon to be 8 year old…popstar mom!

Here’s what I used for this year’s Halloween look

  • Colorful Wig – which ever color or colors you choose
  • Colorful makeup – my inspiration (
  • Colorful Tutu
  • Halloween

  • Old Black jacket
  • Bags of Pop rock candy
  • Halloween

  • Safety pins

So in busy mom fashion, my intention was to do all my chores and still have time to create this look. Clearly that did not happen. This post will be updated with my look for this Halloween.

What are you and your mini dressing up as for this Halloween?

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    Sapphire Kharyzma
    October 23, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I love that Cheetah look. It’s so fierce. You just gave me inspiration for my look for Halloween!

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    October 23, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    The Cheetah looks great. I don’t know if I can rock the makeup part but I am down for the DIY.

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    October 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Your makeup last year looked great. I can’t wait to see what your costume looks like this year.

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    Saidah Washington
    October 23, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    This is a fun look. It’s amazing what you can create with a little bit of makeup and creativity.

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    Nancy Laws
    October 23, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Because we don’t celebrate Halloween, me and my mini mes will have to find other ways to have fun. Probably by staying in and having a girls night, painting nails, playing dress up and eating way too much candy

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      October 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      That sounds fun too!

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    October 23, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    My daughter is showing me costumes now and she needs one for Friday because they are having a Halloween party Friday at school and I don’t have a clue what to do or buy

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    October 24, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    We have been invited to a few different Halloween events this year and I bought a last-minute cat costume, just some ears…but next year and I going all out and dressing up with my children!

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    Mimi Green
    October 24, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I dress up with the kids all the time. Over the weekend they did a Trunk or Treat and I was a 50’s girl in a poodle skirt.

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    Elle (cleverlychanging)
    October 25, 2017 at 7:40 am

    The cheetah look was absolutely stunning. I don’t dress up or give out candy, but I would totally do this for a costume party.

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    October 25, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Thats cute a popstar Mom! Like Mommy B (Cardi B) LOL!

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      October 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      If I had any rhyming talent I’d do a rap in my costume. Lmao

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    Nanekia Ansari
    October 25, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I love getting to be creative around the holidays. We are going as the Hulk Family this year. Thank you for the inspiration that cheetah face was something fierce.

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      October 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

      That will be cool! I’d love to see pictures. Are you creating or bought the costumes?

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    Tiffany H.
    October 25, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    You did a great job on your makeup, I like that it matched the cover underneath. I cant wait to see pics of the final costume. Happy early birthday to your little one.

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      October 25, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you!!

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    October 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Very creative and that cheetah look is so awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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