Halloween Costume Inspiration

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It’s not a ridiculously original idea or anything but since the husband and I have just recently finished watching the entire Mad Men series, we thought we’d go as Don & Betty Draper for Halloween.

I’ve been searching a little online for some great early 60′s dresses & may buy a few just in case, but we’ll probably go shopping at Iguana in Sherman Oaks because it’s packed wall to wall with vintage dresses and suits. Though it’s a bit smelly and overpriced, it will be easier to find what we both need instead of traipsing all over town from thrift shop to thrift shop getting cranky & returning home empty-handed. Well actually I would get cranky if we couldn’t find what we need. The husband would get cranky because he thinks used clothes are disgusting and would end up murdering me for making him try on other people’s old duds repetitively. He has no respect for vintage ;)

Though Joan would be a bit more fun for a costume {& Roger is a hot silver fox}, the husband and I are already Don & Betty Draper-esque so it will just be easier. To get her short 60′s bob, I’ll probably do my easy faux bob {hair tutorial} or maybe just do a massive up-do. But either way, I think I’ll film it just for fun.

This is a little inspiration board, mostly for me to refer to when getting all Draper’d out for our Halloween party.

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* Check Betty’s ball drop earrings!

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* Since I’m not a huge lipstick wearer, who has the deets on this vibrant matte red lipstick?

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Have you decided on your Halloween costumes yet?

*all photos via: AMCtv Shows -Mad Men


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  • Lisa Petrarca

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    Love all the pics! Haven’t picked out a costume yet-waiting for some inspiration!


  • Katie

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    As far as red lipstick, MAC has several in their line and NARS has a line of specifically matte lipsticks :)

  • Anonymous

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    try MAC Lady Danger for an orangey red or Ruby Woo for a more classic red. I think their both pretty matte in finish…

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    you guys are gonna be awesome as Betty and Don! can’t wait to see it :)


    Fashion Fractions

  • My Dressy Ways

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    OMG! I can’t wait to see! You two are going to look GORGEOUS!

  • PinkGlitter

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    Can’t wait to see pictures. I haven’t even thought about Halloween costumes yet.

  • Michelle

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    dear lawd i love betty draper and the beautiful january jones. i htink you and the husband will make an excellent don/betty! can’t wait to see the photos and video!

  • Anonymous

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    try “russian red” by MAC

  • Steph | glitter and goat cheese

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    Ooh, PLEASE do a massive updo like the one in the photo with the ball drop earrings! That’d be awesome! Can’t wait to see what you end up with. :)

  • Kari Beth

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    oh my heavens to betsy (no pun intended) i cannot wait to see pics from your halloween party. perfect costumes. so fun and glamorous! updo updo. you have so much beautiful hair. it would look fabulous!

  • Alyssa

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    haha ball drop.

    ANYWAY, I think you two would be a fabulous Betty and Don. You have the whole 60′s thing down pat! My favorite is Betty in Italy. That updo and outfit is one of my favorite fashion moments from Mad Men.

  • Love + Marriage

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    MAC Russian Red for sure

  • drollgirl

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    dude! this will be perfect!!!

    i am agonizing over the halloween costume decision. it isn’t easy! and i don’t want something cheap and tacky, but that is probably what i will end up getting UNLESS I MAKE A DECISION ALREADY AND MAKE IT HAPPEN. tick tock. lol

    p.s. word verification is FLAIL. which is what i do in life. LOL!

  • Amanne | UrbanBedouGirl.com

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    Love the idea – too cute. I loved Betty’s style in Rome.

  • Lauren R.

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick is perfect for this costume – matte and super (I mean, seriously SUPER) long-lasting. The color is crazy vibrant, too.

  • bunny

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    I have actually been disgusted with Mad Men as of late since they put the word out we would have to wait a year and a half for the next season to start – - poo to that. But that first picture drew me right back in just like that. They are both so gorgeous to look at and their story is intriguing and real life like. I’m ready for more Mad Men!

  • cait

    October 6, 2011 | Reply

    Revlon’s “Really Red” is a great, classic matte red!!

  • Daily Cup of Couture

    October 7, 2011 | Reply

    fabulous costume idea!! I have not selection mine yet!


  • The Remarkable Redhead

    October 7, 2011 | Reply

    I love the idea of Mad Men for Halloween. My BF and I just finished watching it, too, and I want us to go as Roger and Joan.
    As far as the red lips go, I’ve been using Revlon’s Just Bitten in Gothic. It’s a lip stain, so its matte if you don’t put the gloss over top.

    Good luck!

  • Elizabeth

    October 7, 2011 | Reply

    Everything Betty Draper wears, I pretty much drool over. I’m at the end of season 3 right now and so, so obsessed. Thinking I might be Nina from Black Swan (so easy). Not sure, as I seem to change my mind every day.

    - E, House of Guise

  • Alela Sirah

    October 7, 2011 | Reply
  • Food, she thought.

    October 7, 2011 | Reply

    I have a long lasting love affair with bright red lipsticks. MAC Russian Red is dark and blue based. Ruby Woo is bright blue based red but my choice for you would be MAC Glam, a hor dark pink mattw red. I can’t wait for the snaps!

  • Caroline, No.

    October 7, 2011 | Reply

    She’s so unbelievably pretty, her eyes are like marbles…

    We don’t do halloween so much over here in the UK, so no dressing up for me. x

  • Pink Sun Drops

    October 7, 2011 | Reply

    Gorgeous inspiration. This makes me want to watch the Mad Men series!

  • Pamela

    October 7, 2011 | Reply

    love the idea for your halloween costumes :) As for a great red lipstick, my fav is Lady Bug by MAC bright red and looks great

  • Anonymous

    October 7, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll be throwing a Mad Men themed house warming party. Thank you for the inspiration board! I’m sooo looking forward to Old Fahioned, sweater clips, huge updos, 60s dresses and so on and so forth.

  • DM

    October 8, 2011 | Reply

    Oh this is gonna be SO awesome! lol… I can’t wait to see the outcome…
    As for lips, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella is THEBOMB.COM!

  • Anonymous

    October 9, 2011 | Reply

    Ruby woo at MAC is THE best red matte lipstick

  • Huda

    October 12, 2011 | Reply

    I find Ms. January Jones a bore, but these pictures are hot. Makes me wanna watch Mad Men episodes all over again.

  • salvia

    March 7, 2012 | Reply

    Take some white pajamas and make wide horizontal stripes on them with a black marker or tape. Add a wide-brimmed black hat with a yellow hatband, a black cape, some red sneakers, red gloves, and a red tie with hamburgers on it. Wear a bandit mask (cut eye holes in a piece of black fabric and tie it around your face).

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