DIY Costume Idea: Tina Belcher

tina belcher

“Hi, I’m Tina. I like horses, music and boys”.

Of all the things I love about Halloween, dressing in costume ranks pretty high on my list. It doesn’t take much for me to dress in theme (off to the movies? You know I’ll be rocking a popcorn necklace. And my love for DisneyBounding knows no, um, bounds…) so, at this time of year, I can really throw myself into any idea that comes to me!

My inspiration tends to come from some of my favourite TV and film characters – I much prefer that over trying to frighten people (plus, let’s face it, I’m about as scary as a slice of pie!) and I can also show my appreciation for what I’ve been binge-watching lately.

Last year’s Halloween ensemble was put together very quickly – we had friends coming over and  little time to spare. I still managed to pull it off with items I already had at home, making it a very easy costume idea!

It really didn’t take much convincing for me to dress as Tina Belcher, a character from one of my most-watched TV shows, Bob’s Burgers. Who DOESN’T want to be Tina for the day? Heck, with her confidence, sass and courage I kinda want to be Tina every day!

tina belcher

Want to put your own Tina Belcher outfit together? You will need:

  • a blue tee
  • a blue skirt
  • glasses
  • white knee socks
  • black sneakers
  • a yellow hair clip
  • a look of despair
  • …and I added a burger-shaped handbag (which Tina doesn’t actually use, but I thought would be a fun touch!)

It helped that I also have a similar haircut to Tina, so if you don’t, a black bobbed wig might need to be added into the mix. Other than that, you’re good to go! As Tina would say, “Time for the charm bomb to explode”!

tina belcher

I’d love to know if you decide to dress like Tina Belcher for Halloween this year. As for me? I’m still deciding, but you can keep up to date with whatever I decide on over on Instagram

 

 

Wrapped up for Autumn in a Leopard Print Coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

leopard print coat

Outfit Details

Leopard Print Coat | c/o Gap

Sunglasses | Ban.do

Orange Dress | Debenhams c/o St Enoch

Nails | Swoon

Hair | BLOW Shawlands

Sneakers| VANS

Ahhh. Does it get any better than a leopard print coat? Call me easy pleased, but I’ve had a spotted faux fur coat in my regular rotation for… how long? Ahem, let’s just say Richie Edwards and Nicky Wire have a LOT to answer for. So, I take great delight when I get to cosy up in my favourite print at the start of Autumn and even more when a new furry friend comes to join me!

I first spied this Gap leopard print coat during their AW17 press showcase last month and it was pretty much love at first sight. The oversized, vintage-influenced cut (those sleeves!) make it a little less structured than some of my other coats, but means it’s also super easy to throw on.

I should also mention that it feels just like a teddy bear – so soft and snuggly!

leopard print coat

Over the weekend, I wore my new coat while we were out and about on some of the chilliest days we’ve had in ages. We grabbed lunch at Bab’s (Greek fries = LIFE, dontcha know), did a little shopping (a ouija board-themed cake stand for all of my Halloween hostessing needs…) and went to see Mother! at the cinema (have you seen it?).

Leopard print coats get a bit of a bad rep and tend to be a love-it-or-hate it character in the fashion world. They tread a very fine line between rock n’ roll and ‘fabulous old lady’ – plus a lot of people see them as tacky (IMAGINE!). That may be the case but I fully intend to keep cosy in leopard print until I’m a fabulous rock n’ roll old lady; living my best tacky life!

Fruit Punch Dress on a Sunny Day

Outfit Details

Fruit Punch Dress | c/o Love ur Look London

Watermelon clutch bag | birthday gift from last year (I think it might be from TK Maxx?)

Wesley sunglasses | c/o Stella & Dot

Sneakers | Primark

Pineapple necklace | c/o And Mary

Pineapple ring | Sugar and Vice

When the sun comes out in Glasgow, all bets are off. Finish off whatever you were doing later because it’s SUMMER, baby – and we don’t know how long it will last (a day? An hour? Who knows!) so it’s time to get outside and enjoy it!

After a liberal coating of factor 100 (because as much as I like the sun, I don’t want to look like I do!), I put on my most summer-appropriate frock and skipped over to Queen’s Park to sit on the grass, smell the roses and pet the doggos.

This cute Fruit Punch Dress by Love ur Look London (you might remember them from this post!) has all the vintage design features that I love, a multicoloured fruity print and contrasting gingham details (swoon!). PLUS, it has pockets! And if you find that as exciting as I do then I guess we’ll be friends for life…

I think what I love most about this dress is that it totally works as a day dress with it’s shape and length – it looks great with a denim jacket too. But with a quick change of shoes and some pin curls I reckon I’d be all set for a night on the town.

A watermelon bag felt like the most sensible option (!) to carry around with me, along with some pineapple jewels to top the whole thing off – plus you can never have too much fruit, am I right? Carmen Miranda, eat your heart out!

I hope you guys have been enjoying the sunshine too! What are your go-to summer outfits?