Dress Up Like Your Favorite Glee Character

Oddly enough, the inspiration for this post was a Glee photoshoot gone wrong for Vogue. I thought they weren’t dressed representative of their characters in both on and off-screen so I decided to write about how to steal their signature Glee styles. These aren’t tips on how to copy their looks, but to serve as an inspiration on how to put their clothes and your personal style together.

Kurt Hummel

They always say that Mercedes is the diva and the fashionista of the Glee Club, but that is seriously up for debate. Kurt Hummerl played by award-winning actor Chris Colfer, with his fitted double-breasted jackets, bow ties and impeccable layering, is arguably the true fashionista of the show. I clearly remember him mentioning his jacket was Alexander McQueen in one episode and removing it before he was about to thrown in the dumpster by the school’s bullies.

The key to getting the Kurt Hummel look is layering. You cannot be just wearing a shirt, you have to be wearing a shirt with a knit vest on top of it and a double-breasted coat over the whole thing. It’s also about accessories, Kurt always wears a necktie or a bow tie with his button down shirts. And instead of sneakers, wear proper shoes, maybe some boots or brogues.

Rachel Berry

Lea Michelle never fails to impress in all her red carpet appearances, but her character in Glee is a far cry from the fashionista that she is in real life. Mini skirts, mid-calf socks with lace ruffles and every color cardigan there is to be bought. But there is a certain Catholic school girl vibe in how she dresses, which reminds me a little bit of a hodge podge of Alicia Silverstone in Clueless, Liv Tyler in Empire Records and Lindsay Lohan after joining The Plastics in Mean Girls.

To get the look, we’re going to update the classic school girl look meaning the short pleated skirt and the white button down shirt. Let’s start with the short pleated plaid skirt, which is like the foundation of any Rachel Berry outfit, now instead of pairing that with a white button down shirt go with a white t-shirt with a large graphic print instead. A long gray cardigan that reaches just about the end of the skirt and keep the socks, but instead of just wearing flats, trade those in for some t-bar shoes.

Tina Chang

A little Goth Lolita that can tap dance just about sums up Tina Chang’s style on Glee. Goth Lolita or Goth Loli is a type of Japanese street fashion that takes inspiration from Victorian dolls. So it’s basically a knee-length poofy skirt, socks, Mary Jane pumps and a lot of lace. A lot.

But let’s make the Goth Loli look work for everyday life by making a few tweaks here and there. Because the lace is an integral part of the whole look, we’re going to keep it but not in the form of a voluminous, knee-length lace skirt with peplum underneath. You can wear a tiered lace mini skirt instead and pair that with a tank top and a cropped leather jacket. Finish the look with some eyeliner, make sure it’s smudge-proof especially if you plan on wearing it the whole day. My advice is to just put a little bit during the start of the day, because as the day goes on and you’re going to be re-applying it, it’ll pile up.

Halloween Costumes For School

Halloween is a festival when many people like to dress up in scary costumes in order to look creepy. But you have no idea what a strong desire children have to wear Halloween costumes on this day. They do like to look scary and frighten each other. But any child in a Halloween costume looks more fun than scary and it is very nice.

Pirates

Jack Sparrow is almost every boy`s favorite character, because he is brave, cute and has a good sense of humor. So your kid will love a Jack Sparrow costume. Pirate costumes are adored by many boys and here you won`t have any trouble finding them. You can also add some fun accessories to it such as a rubber sword or a fake parrot. But it will be a big mistake thinking than only boys like to wear pirate costumes; girls want to be pirates as well. The idea of being an enchanting lady pirate captures their minds. Some of them even constantly rave about being on board a pirate ship and fighting with the boys for treasure.

Computer games characters

We know that nowadays children are fond of different computer games. They play these games whenever they can and allowed by their parents. Some characters from the games are loved by many children very much. And off course if they like somebody they want to turn into them at least once a year. Halloween is a good reason for this. Anime-influenced video games introduce us to a lot of characters who deserve our attention. They will be happy to dress as Yuna, the pure-hearted Samaria. Your children would like even the evil ones, like Sephiroth of Final Fantasy 7. But some of the characters will not make very appropriate costumes for your kids that is why before buying or renting a costume you have to  be sure you know how this or that character looks like.

Ninja

If your children are not very familiar with Japanese culture one thing they know for sure is the ninja. This character is beloved; children like ninja tricks. They enjoy the way ninjas can hide themselves in sand and jump up very high. Ninjas can move very soundlessly and disappear very quickly. These features make the ninja a mysterious character. A ninja costume is a nice way to go trick-or-treating. Ninja Halloween costume can be of different colours. Adding some rubber knives or daggers to this costume makes it a “ninja-approved” costume.

Walt Disney characters

Nowadays Halloween is a festival where you can be dressed up in any sort of a costume and it is not a necessity to have a scary costume.  And no matter what character you choose the most important thing is for you to have much fun and spend a good time. All kids like Walt Disney cartoons and their characters can be a good way to celebrate Halloween. Such costumes like Aladdin, Tarzan or Hercules are always welcomed by many boys. Girls like being princesses like Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and others. These costumes are very appropriate for kids.

All the chosen kids Halloween costumes can be spiced up with a matching wig.

Fashion Adventures In A Girl’s Life With Anna Sui

It takes a lot of hard work and determination to reach the Top of the fashion business, and Anna Sui has certainly succeeded. Time Magazine included her in the list of five most important fashion gurus of this decade. She was born in Detroit in 1955 and moved to New York City after High School. She enrolled at the prestigious Parsons School of Design and went on to work as a stylist for the fashion photographer, Steven Meisel.

After designing clothes as a young woman, inspired by the models in magazines, Anna Sui found her own style. She developed her designing business throughout the 1980s and was ready to put on her first runway show in 1991. The models included Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. Anna launched her own clothing line the following year and opened the first of her boutiques in New York City. Eventually she would have boutiques in Tokyo, Osaka, Hollywood and Los Angeles. She has continued to be particularly popular in Japan, and has designed the costumes for an anime (Japanese style animation), Television series.

The collection is sold in over thirty countries, and commands premium price tags as befits a top designer Label. The range of dresses, tops and skirts etc. has a modern feel about it, and Anna Sui says she was inspired by the rock chic look. There are also accessories for sale such as bags and belts. Her status Is sealed by the endorsement of an impressive list of Celebrities including Madonna, Christina Ricci, Cher, Courtney Love and Patricia Arquette. James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins is also a fan.

In 1997, the footwear collection was launched. Shoes, boots and sandals are available as casual day wear and for formal, evening occasions. There are several different materials used, including silk, shearling, suede, patent leather, velvet, and snake and lizard skin. The Anna Sui Fragrance, aftershave and cosmetics line came out two Years later. The fragrance bottles are particularly Creative, and include a butterfly shape and a model Head design. Toiletries include Eau De Toilette Spray, Body Cream, and Bath and Shower Gel.

All of the collection is available to order online, and there are sales items posted on the web site. Anna Sui continues to bring out her collections, drawing from different inspirational ideas each time, and the shows are always well received. She is always open about the source of her ideas, and still keeps an eye on what’s in the magazines, mixing that with some typical looks from the past.