Hey gorgeous! Halloween is just around the corner and if you still haven’t planned an outfit, or want to make a creative Halloween costume at home, here’s an idea for you! If you adore fashion, then who better to don a costume of than the girl who’s been a fashion icon for 60 years, never ages and is ever-so-beautiful. And not just that, she also proves that being fashionable doesn’t mean being shallow or dumb! She is educated and has so many professions including an astronaut and a doctor! Yes, I’m talking about Barbie!!
And if you, like me, don’t want to wear an all-pink outfit, I’ve come up with this ‘Rockstar Barbie‘ costume that you can build at home, or certainly if you want to go high-street shopping, then you can build it that way too!
And this isn’t just a creative Halloween costume idea! You can even modify this Barbie outfit for a casual, street style look!
For her outfit, I chose a black leather mini skirt with a pink knot top. You can also add a black leather zipper jacket for that added ‘rockstar’ touch! I’ve chosen all pink accessories including hoop earrings, glossy pink pumps, fuchsia clutch and of course, a pink and black guitar!
You may also need: a blonde wig and fake eyelashes! The makeup is what makes Barbie Barbie. So make sure to use lots of blush, pink eyeshadow and a bright pink lipstick with lipgloss. Add some highlighter because Barbie’s skin is youthful and well-kept! Maybe add some glitter on the eyes, too. Here’s my favorite Barbie makeup tutorial on YouTube:
Where to shop:
Daisy Window Hoop Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Leather Vest: Saint Laurent
Buckled leather mini skirt: Saint Laurent
‘Rockstud’ clutch: Valentino Garavani
Nail Color, Brides No Grooms: Essie Pinks
Rouge Automatique Lipstick: Guerlain
Hot Pink Duchesse Draped Sleeveless Blouse: Antonio Berardi
Pigalle Pink Pumps: Christian Louboutin
Think Pink Eyeshadow Palette: Coastal Scents
Did you like this rockstar Barbie look? Which Barbie would you like to be for Halloween? And also lemme know if you would like me to do any other costume-shopping-outfit-idea-thingie! XOXO
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]