Hotline Bling Girl – Sydney, Digital Editorial Assistant
This year, I actually had a few weeks to spare to put my Halloween costume together, but of course I didn't start looking for the remaining pieces until yesterday! The first time I watched "Hotline Bling," I instantly knew that I wanted to be one of the girls in the beginning of the video. I already had high-rise, light-washed blue jeans from Madewell and a white leather pair of Converse in my posession—which would have been the most expensive parts of the costume—so I was already saving money. All I needed was a shirt, hoop earrings, and a phone headset, if possible. (I also happened to have a copy of Drake's FADER cover, so that was a freebie.)
Originally, the plan was to buy everything at Kmart. I managed to find cheap gold hoop earrings from Nicki Minaj's line, but affordable pink T-shirts were nowhere in sight. After checking in Uniqlo and Gap, I headed over to American Apparel, because basics. Apparently, I wasn't the only girl with 1-800-HOTLINE-BLING on her mind, though, as I was informed by associates that customers bought most of the remaining pink shirts that morning. I wound up settling for the largest pink tee in the kids section, but it worked. To achieve the perfect cropped-top look, I knotted the shirt with an elastic hairband in the back. Done!
Total amount spent: $21.70