I really love Halloween. It falls during my favorite month of the year, it means my favorite season is in full swing, is full of great memories from childhood right up until college, and just symbolizes the start of the cozy winter months.
What I hate about Halloween started in college, though, and involves one single thing: the ooooohhhh-its-Halloween-and-ooh-I’m-so-sexy on this one day a year. I don’t find any creativity in a sexy cop costume, and I think it’s actually more sexy to be creative and funny. I take a stance in my own little way – my last two costumes have been Gilly from Saturday Night Live and Papa Smurf (the anti-sex symbols if you will) – but I think that’s why I gravitated toward this adorable DIY idea from the folks at Hurley.
They simply took their Solid Perfect Crew Tee and cut some messy holes in the back reminiscent of a skull. I love this idea. It requires $20 and a pair of scissors. It’s a really cute idea and I think satisfies the need to be seasonally appropriate and if you’re so inclined, show a little skin.
The only thing I’d modify would be the size and placement of the holes so you could still wear a bra without it showing like it kind of does in the photo (though I don’t mind that too much). You could just cut the holes for the eyes a little smaller and closer together and strategically place the nose so that none of your straps will show. You’d want a friend to use chalk to help mark everything off for you, unless you are extremely flexible and can roughly mark it yourself.
Or, you can just get the shirt in a different color, so if you did want to go bra-less, it wouldn’t be during fall wearing white. (That just screams a little dangerous to me!) Perfect little project.