DIY this Halloween

Halloween. The best of times and the worst of times.

The best part of Halloween: eating lots of free candy, hanging out with your friends, and dressing up as something totally unique. The worst part of Halloween: dressing up as something totally unique.

Even though the night is filled with fun times, there’s a lot of pressure that comes with picking out the perfect costume. AND the worst part is you usually spend hours and (way too many) dollars running around at the last minute trying to pick out the perfect pieces that you’ll never even wear again.

But HAVE NO FEAR. I’m here to help.

The DIY feed on Pinterest had me feeling all inspired so, of course, I went and raided the Forever 21 at the Montclair Place. After trying on about 20 pieces, I came up with two perfectly unique costumes for you & your friends! AND THE BEST PART? They’re made up of items you can wear ALL YEAR LONG.

So here they are folks:


Look #1: Emoji Dancers

We’ve all used them to add a little but of spice to our texts, so why not dress like them and add some spice to your Halloween?!

If you want dress up with a friend & don’t want to break the bank, this costume is calling your name. The whole thing’s made up of only 3 pieces! 3 pieces!!!

All you need is a black leotard/bodysuit, black booties, top it off with a black bow & wallah! Pure magic.


Not only will everyone be jealous of your costume and wonder why they didn’t think of it themselves, BUT you will also be able to rock these pieces all year long!

Black bodysuits go perfectly under shorts, pants, and skirts. So basically everything in your closet. And, black booties are essential for the fall/winter anyways SO you might as well get them now and rock them on Halloween.

Shop: Black bodysuit 

Shop: Black booties

Shop: Black Bow


Look #2: (The not so scary) Scarecrow

Okay, when you first think scarecrow, you probably don’t think of the cute, fun, flirty costumes you had in mind – BUT YOU’RE SO WRONG.

I’ll tell you why.

Overalls and off-the-shoulder tops have been super trendy over past few months. I have plenty off-the-shoulder tees (I’m slightly obsessed and probably need to cut myself off), but I hadn’t gotten any overalls yet. SO I finally gave myself an excuse to get some!


I combined these two staple pieces with a straw hat, knee high boots, some extra makeup and became a scarecrow. Simple as that.

As you can see, I added some extra blush and used liquid eyeliner to draw stitches coming from the sides of my lips and my nose.


Then, after Halloween’s over, all you have to do is ditch the “stitches” makeup and you’ll still be looking as cute as ever.

Shop: Crop top

Shop: Overalls

Shop: Straw hat

Shop: Boots


So, when shopping for this years Halloween, be sure to put your costume together with clothes you can rock all year long. And to help you out, the Montclair Place & I have teamed up to give away a $25 gift card to Forever 21!!! WOO HOO!!


All you have to do is leave a comment below on what you would like me to blog about next & I’ll select a random winner on Wednesday, October 19th.

Thanks for reading babes! I can’t wait to read all your comments below. ALSO, tag me in your DIY Halloween pics – can’t wait to see! XOXO



  1. Jade Tello
    October 16, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Hi Maddie! I would love if you would blog about your everyday look! Like how you usually do your makeup and how you do your soft curls!(:

    • gomad2016
      October 20, 2016 / 3:31 am

      CONGRATS beautiful!!! You’re the winner of the Forever 21 gift card! If you would please leave a comment with your email address, I’ll email you with some details 🙂 XO

  2. Jasmyn
    October 17, 2016 / 1:58 am

    Hi Maddie!!! I love your blog so much!! The stories are great! I hope that you can make a room decor blog.

  3. Andrea
    October 17, 2016 / 2:03 am

    Hi Maddie! These are definitely the cutest and easiest costumes I’ve seen so far! Thank you so much for this post I would love for you to blog about your favorite fall makeup must haves as well as a fall make up routine if you have one. 🙂

  4. Baokou
    October 17, 2016 / 2:19 am

    If you haven’t already, I’d love to hear your experience with the Fine Brothers. How/Why you got into it, picking what videos to be in, how you’ve changed b/c of it, etc.

  5. Bethany Cocklin
    October 17, 2016 / 2:26 am

    Hi ! OMG. Literally all of the outfits you post i am in love with. You know how to rock just about anything ! I love your blog SO much. Keep it up you’re doing awesome, boo <3 Your next blog so totally be about your love for one direction because i know you want to tell us all about it (; lol ! Actually any kind of blog about how to wear skirts would be great !!!!

  6. October 17, 2016 / 2:33 am

    Wowowowowow so cute!!!!!

  7. Gloriya Mehriezgi
    October 17, 2016 / 2:47 am

    Omg I’m loving the first custom, totally want to wear that for Halloween. #LovinIt❤

  8. Angie
    October 17, 2016 / 3:00 am

    Hi Maddie!!!! Omg I’m totally going to be the scarecrow for Halloween. I’ve been looking for easy yet cute Halloween ideas and all the other ones are complicated and require a lot of work either with the outfit or the makeup. Thank you for sharing and your blog is amazing!!

  9. Angela Ambrosio
    October 17, 2016 / 3:22 am

    Thank you so much for this post Maddie! I’ve been loving your blog so far! <3 Can you please do a blog post about how your every day hair routine and your favorite fall hair styles please?

  10. Anna
    October 17, 2016 / 3:41 am

    Hi Maddie! I really love the cute scarecrow costume! And the emoji girls idea is brilliant wow, would’ve never thought of it. Maybe in next posts you can show some fall outfits for both warm fall and slightly colder fall? Thanks xx

  11. Grace
    October 17, 2016 / 4:15 am

    Hey Maddie! I have been a fan for many years and have watched you on teens react. I love you a lot. This is really cute and I would really like a blog on DIY chapstick, lotion, or something like that.

  12. Connie
    October 18, 2016 / 6:31 am

    Hi Maddie,
    I love your blog! I’ve always wanted to start my own kind of blog but I’ve been too afraid. Your blog just inspired me again to go for it so thank you for that! I also love the scarecrow costume, it seems fairly easily to put together and it’s very cute. Halloween is my favorite season so reading about stuff like this over a blog is my all time favorite. Thank you for sharing your creativity! Xo

  13. Lia
    October 19, 2016 / 1:19 am

    OMG actually obsessed with this!!!

  14. Andrea
    October 19, 2016 / 1:20 am

    Hey! It’d be cool if you wrote about your favorite fall things to do, or places to go! I loved the scarecrow outfit! So cute

  15. Tyneisha
    October 19, 2016 / 1:22 am

    So cute! Since we are now officially in the holiday season I would love to read a blog post about making ugly Christmas sweaters a little more fashionable! Like I know they are supposed to be ugly but how can we still be cute (accessories, etc). Thank you!

  16. José
    October 19, 2016 / 1:31 am

    Dude, cute costumes. With the holiday season fast approaching, how about sharing some of your travel tips on how to be stylish and dressed for the occasion without having to bring your whole wardrobe along. Lol, if that’s even possible.

  17. Abigail
    October 19, 2016 / 1:31 am

    Hey I think your costumes are cute I love your blog very good stuff, and I really liked you on teens react, maybe you could do a blog on your everyday routine or a Halloween makeup tutorial. ❤

  18. Angie
    October 19, 2016 / 1:52 am

    Hi Maddie absolutely love your blog! It’s inspiring and just amazing. Can you do a blog post about a single item of clothing and the different ways the wear it

  19. Abby
    October 19, 2016 / 1:53 am

    Omg your so gorgeous I love this costume idea!!!

  20. Jenna
    October 19, 2016 / 1:54 am

    Maddie, you’re the coolest. Love you

  21. Maya Marcel
    October 19, 2016 / 1:55 am

    Hi Maddie love your blog! I would love for you to make a post on your makeup tutorial

  22. Katelyn
    October 19, 2016 / 2:02 am

    I would’ve never thought to be a scarecrow as cute as that!! I would love to see you do more lifestyle aspects for your blog! Living healthy, tips and tricks to physical + mental health and maybe even an advice column!!!!❤️❤️

  23. Amouki Kaayou
    October 19, 2016 / 2:25 am

    You should definitely make a post about your opinion on the Political situation of this country, or just you in college

  24. Nathan Lao
    October 19, 2016 / 2:43 am

    You should make a post about your experience with the Finebrothers

  25. Owen Damgal
    October 19, 2016 / 2:47 am

    Make a post about Art

  26. Anne Gabrielle Velasco
    October 19, 2016 / 3:35 am

    Hi, I don’t want to sound creepy or anything, but I’ve been watching you on the React series since 2012, and you’re stunning. I would love to see you blog about any monthly favorites you have, like beauty products, music, fashion, etc. I would also love to see any kind of advices you would give to other people because few of my friends asked me about stuff, like makeup tips and relationships.

  27. Alyssa
    October 19, 2016 / 3:36 am

    Hi I really like this blog I think these are some cool Halloween ideas. I was hoping maybe you could do a room decor blog or everyday makeup routine.

  28. Avery
    October 19, 2016 / 3:54 am

    These are adorable, I might do the emoji dancers with one of my friends, as I’m a dancer myself 🙂 I would love to see something about your college experience, everyday makeup routine or drugstore finds on your blog! <3

  29. October 19, 2016 / 4:31 am

    You should blog about Halloween as you were growing up. What you were and all that

  30. Deena
    October 19, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Wow Maddie I’m totally being a scarecrow for halloween! Cute and easy to make at the same time! Perfect for a last minutes costume for a procrastinator like me. Your blog is amazing, I’ll definetely be checking back in for your next one!

  31. October 19, 2016 / 10:12 am

    Hi Maddie! I would really like you to blog about your acting experience(s)! I’ve seen you on iCarly (that one episode with One Direction, lol) and I would like to know how you got that “cameo role” (for example how you prepare yourself for an audition) . And I also would really like to know how you got into the “She Looks So Perfect” Music Video since I’m a huge 5SOS fan ♥️ 🙂

  32. Jay
    October 20, 2016 / 1:58 am

    Hey Maddie! First of all I think you are beutiful and you have a great personality. I really like your blogs and this blog really helped me choose a good costume for halloween.

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