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Now I Ain’t Saying She A Gold Digger…

DIY Gold Digger Costume

Halloween is only a few days away and I finally have my costume all done!  You may have guessed from the photo above that I plan to be a GOLD DIGGER!  

Every year I go to a fun Halloween party for the adults and all the guests get really into their costumes.  In the past I have been:

A NURSE

A Nurse

SANTA’S HELPER

Santa's Helper

A PIRATE

Pirate

Princess Peach (from Mario Brothers)

Princess Peach

A Gladiator

Gladiator

She Ra

She Ra

I started looking for this year’s getup a few weeks ago and came across a gold-digger costume on the internet.  I thought the idea was awesome but the costume itself was tacky and cheaply made.  So, I decided to put my own together.  

I searched high and low for gold-sequined dresses but I couldn’t find anything I was in love with.  Then, I remembered my sequined Blogiversary gown (you can view that magnificent beast here) and figured that Rent the Runway would probably have something fabulous.    

Immediately, I found their Gold Glitz Gown by Badgley Mischka and knew it was THE ONE.  It was pricey.  $90 is nothing to sneeze at (especially for something I am renting for Halloween).  The only reason I sprung for it was because I already had most of the other accessories and I had a 20% off coupon so I saved an additional $18.

I already owned a gold clutch, shoes and jewelry.  I already had a small beach shovel (well Taylor did but I stole it…#bestmom) and gold spray paint from a previous DIY project.  I put a coat of gold on it this weekend and now it is the perfect prop.  

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I ordered the awesome shovel shown above on Ebay for EIGHT DOLLARS!!!  I cant believe the deal I got on it!  It is actually ten inches long and it is a vintage bottle opener from the 1960’s that I plan to wear on a chain as a necklace.

I also ordered my hardhat on Ebay for about $10.  I gave it a coat of spray paint as well so it matches my shovel perfectly.

This may be one of my favorite costumes ever!  It is fun and different and even if there are other gold diggers at the party I know they wont be wearing the exact same thing.

WHAT COSTUME WILL YOU BE SPORTING THIS HALLOWEEN?