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Britney & Justin Take Halloween 2016

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Halloween was Saturday and, needless to say, we had a blast. I spent the week leading up to the holiday working on our costumes and they turned out better than I could have ever imagined.

DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted

In case you missed the reference (you aren’t the only one), we were Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake at the 2001 VMAs.

DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted

The costumes were actually pretty simple to make but required a few thrift store stops. My dress is actually a two piece. The top was cut from a short sleeve button down that was approximately my size. I put the top on backwards and inside out and had Sean trace a sweetheart neckline onto it. I cut and hemmed the neckline and took the sides in so that it would sat up without straps.

DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted

My skirt started as a denim maxi skirt that I work backwards so that the zipper was behind me. I cut the hem to a jagged shape and sewed on patches of random other colored denim. The miscellaneous denim was from several large pairs of jeans that I picked up at various thrift shops.

DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted

Sean’s jeans were a thrift store find as well. I used bleach diluted 50% with water and a foam paint brush to create the bleached stripes on the legs.

DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted

His jacket was really fun to make. I was upset that I couldn’t find a mens denim jacket at any of five thrift stores. However, this ended up being even better. I used the body of a light denim short sleeve button down, attached the sleeves of another long sleeved denim button down, and created a denim lapel by tracing the shape onto dar denim and sewing it onto the shirt. I just folded over the buttons and button holes of the button down and hemmed it to have a slightly curved shape at the bottom (I used one of his regular blazers as a template).

DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted

Sean took common of his hat. It’s the same hat he wore as the man in the yellow hat and as a lighting bolt last year. He just used hot glue to attach a patchwork of denim to it.

DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted

Of course, I blinged everything out with rhinestones and our accessories were just the icing on the cake (including this awesome wig!)

DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted

We spent Halloween night having dinner with another couple and then Crawling with the Creeps in Avondale. It was a fun party that we have been to before, but it really took on a club/dance party vibe this year. We had a great time dancing late into the night!

DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted
DIY Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Denim VMAs Halloween Costume - Charleston Crafted

We love halloween and had a blast! I hope that you had a happy halloween as well!

 
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Jenn

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

I did get the reference (I'm old, that was contemporary back in the day, lol). The costumes turned out great!

Kelly J

Monday 2nd of November 2015

This is sooo funny. Love it. Looks like you had a blast.