What to be for Halloween? That was the big question this weekend. My dashing gentleman friend was the spitting image of Clark Kent, but I was no Lois Lane. What's a gal supposed to do in a crunch?
Here’s how I got inspired, as a blonde that doesn't even wear glasses:
1. I did a roundup of my favorite online Vintage and Indie inspired Lois Lanes.
2. I found just the right Lois Lane. She was Vintage enough to get my juices flowing:
I loved that outfit, that poise, that hair, but could my hair really do that? Probably not, so I kept looking.
3. Then I came across the best Indie, Lois Lane of all time. Kate Bosworth! Yes, please.
I could definitely dig those glasses and that hairstyle, but how would I get those waves?
4. Thanks to Pinterest, I found this Hollywood Waves Tutorial that helped me on my way.
I do love that Kate Bosworth! I just wasn't diggin that sleepy brown suit she was sporting in the picture above. I decided to take the pearl inspiration and then kept looking further for my final look.
That’s when I discovered this Lois Lane. She had just the right fashion edge for me. Adorable, I loved her style!
I have to say... I also love that she didn’t let Clark be the only hero. She proudly sports her own superman logo under her white button up. You go girl! I was officially inspired.
This is what Clark and I came up with:
Some additional tips for the outfit.
1. I googled "Press Pass". I actually found one for both Lois Lane and Clarke Kent. I printed them out on cardboard stock and then used an eyelet and an Ikea curtain clip to secure the look of an official pass.
2. I could have bought an $8 superman shirt at Walmart like my Clark did. However, I decided to go the recycle route. I created an applique superman logo out of vintage fabrics on a shirt that I already owned. I googled the Superman logo and then printed that logo on card stock to make my pattern.
3. The glasses were a key loaner from Clark.
4. My thrift store suspenders allowed me to wear that Lois get-up very proudly. I used a skirt that I already owned. The shoes and the white shirt were also from the thrift store.
5. Clarke really impressed me with his pinned open shirt and that wild tie representing his transformation into Superman. He threaded a wire hanger through one of his ties and wallah! DIY Lois Lane and Clark Kent at your service.
Happy DIY Costume making for this Thursday!