Style | How To: Affordable DIY Luna Lovegood Halloween Costume!

Columbus, OH, USA
Hi, friends!

Happy Halloween week!

I've loved seeing pictures of everyone's costumes online. It’s such a fun season for creativity and imagination. I’d love to know what you’re going as this year! 

I’ve wanted to go as Luna Lovegood for a few years now. She’s definitely one of my favorite literary characters. There is so much to love about Luna. She’s dreamy, unique, kind, and wise for her age. I think her peers underestimate her strength and intelligence. 
& Not to mention, she has quite the flair for fashion! 

I hope you guys enjoy this post; it was so fun shooting these pictures and getting into character!
 The only thing I bought for this costume was the Spectra Specs and I ordered them from Amazon
You can find them here!

Since I only bought the specs, the whole outfit cost under $15. I think this costume idea is very affordable for any budget, because you can improvise a lot of the pieces!
 To make the Quibbler magazine:

I printed out a picture of the Quibbler magazine cover. Then, I cut out the cover out and taped it onto an old magazine.
"I sleepwalk, you see. 
That’s why I wear shoes to bed."
 For the clothes:

I got lucky because I found pieces in my closet for the whole outfit that I thought would work. If you don’t have pieces that you like, you could easily and affordably thrift some! 
"I think they think I'm a bit odd, you know."
"I suspect the Nargles are behind it."
"Don't worry, you're just as sane as I am."
 I’ve seen some paper printout Spectra Specs online that you could use if you didn’t want to buy them!  This DIY Spectra Specs blog post is a great one to use!
 To make the cork necklace:

I took the cork from a wine bottle and stuck a screw eye into it. 
Next, I cut some yarn the length that I wanted the necklace to be. 
Then, I put the screw eye with the cork on it onto the yarn. You can tie the yarn together around your neck to clasp it shut. You dont need anything fancy!
 You could also just glue the cork straight onto the yarn.  
"I hope there's pudding."
"My mum always said things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end. 
If not always in the way we expect."
 To make the wand:

Fred made my wand for me and he put a dowel rod in a drill and took sand paper to it to create the right shape. Then, he took a marker and drew some symbols onto the rod. 

If you want to make something not as detailed, you could just use a stick, or make the wand out of clay.
Who is your favorite literary character?!
Do you love Luna as much as I do? <3 


Christina xx

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John 8:36

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