Minnie Mouse | Halloween 2015

This year I was really lost for a costume idea and I decided I wasn’t going to dress up, but then I thought I would just do a cool hairstyles. When I found this Minnie Mouse bun tutorial I remembered I had the perfect dress and it would be a great quick DIY costume ๐Ÿ™‚ The hair took some practice (who knew that pig tails would be so hard lol) but after I figured it out I loved the result!

Today I will be sharing with you my costume pictures as well as how to incorporate things you already have in your closet into an easy and quick costume! I know that it is November and a whole year till next Halloween, but i thought that this would be a fun post to do ๐Ÿ˜‰

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My hair was inspired by the amazing Mindy from CuteGirlsHairstyles & Annie from Anniesforgetmeknots โค

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Bow from:ย Bowtikii

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I found my shoes atย Paylessย and then added red hair bows fromย Claire’sย that I had from a halloween costume from a few years ago

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Don’t mind my awkward pose as it was freezing out ๐Ÿ˜‰

My dress I got second hand about a year ago, and then I paired it with a black cardigan I had in my closet and with some black tights! I also drew on my nose with some black eyeliner and added a white line with some face paint.

As you can see it is super easy to come up with a costume from things you already have and It doesn’t need to come from a store and cost 80$, all you need is a little imagination and creativity ๐Ÿ™‚ My dress isn’t an exact match for Minnie’s, but thats okay because thats where your creativity comes in and you can make it your own!

The only things I bought was the shoes which were 15$ and the tights that we’re 3$, so my whole costume cost me about 18$! (it also only took me a few days to put together and I only came up with it about a week ago)

I hope you had a great Halloween filled with fun memories and lots of treats! ๐Ÿ™‚

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San Diego 2015

A few months ago I found out I was nominated for the BATD North American Highland Dance Scholarships, it is an event where highland dancers from across North America come to compete and are nominated based on their dance exam marks. You compete in three different “events”, a written paper where you answer questions based off of the highland dance theory textbook, a technical class that you are judged on and a solo which has to be 1.5 minutes or under and your costume has to be celtic themed. I was preparing for this event for months and when it came down to the day I was very nervous but in the end it was a great day and I walked away with 4th place in the technical class out of 67 other dancers.

Today I will be sharing the hair pictures I took on my trip, I did these hairstyles on the other girls from my studio as well as myself.

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The first style I did was this fishtail updo on my friend, I didn’t really have a plan for this one, I just kind of went with it but was happy with the result!

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Next was this dutch lace heart braid and I twisted pieces of hair and bobby pined them to cover the elastic.

 The next few pictures were taken at the roof top pool at our hotel.

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For this hairstyles I was planning on continuing the dutch 5 strand braid all the way down the head but I decided to end it as a half up style with a dutch pancaked fishtail ๐Ÿ™‚

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This girl and her sister (next hairstyle is her sister) are so crazy flexible, they always amaze me! For her hairstyles I decided to go with a pancaked dutch 5 strand braid

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Here is the older sister, and for her hair I went with a zipper braid into a fishtail

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Told you they were flexible ๐Ÿ˜‰

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For this girl I did a french 4 strand braid, I end it in a ponytail because her hair wasn’t long enough ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love her hair colour!

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During the weekend we also had workshops, for the first day I did a dutch double headband with a corset braid (because it looks like highland dance shoes) into a rope twist headband!

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For the last day of classes I did zig zag rope twists into a rope twist bun and then added a cute yellow lace bun

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The day we were travelling back home I washed and blowed dried my hair and then it was so soft I couldn’t braid it and my hair needed a bit of a break ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also straightened it with my Vanity Planet Ceramic Flat Iron! If you use the code GABBY and click on -> this Website Link you will get 80% off your purchase bringing it down to 40$!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed reading and seeing pictures from my trip!