If you don’t want to buy anything new and you’re not up for altering your current items, today’s outfit might be more your style. I’m having a low energy day, so I’m showcasing a low budget, low effort look. I might have even worn these items together as just an average everyday ensemble. It is very low key. I’m talking about dressing as Kathy Kriticos from Thirteen Ghosts (sometimes stylized as Thir13en Ghosts or 13 Ghosts).
For this look, you’ll need a red tank top, gray hoodie, and blue jeans. Bonus points if you wear a black bra. I’m recreating the style of Shannon Elizabeth’s portrayal of Kathy Kriticos that came out in 2001. If you’re listening to fashion influencers, the y2k aesthetic is apparently making a comeback. I’m more into the 1990s style myself, and I’ll take almost any opportunity to wear my docs. These shoes were a gift from my spouse. I have no idea where I acquired the red tank or gray hoodie, but these particular jeans are Old Navy from a long time ago.
My hair is pulled back into a ponytail with a black scrunchy fabric hair tie that I got secondhand from my grandmother, and I pulled some wispies out in front.
For makeup, I got kinda heavy handed with a “cosmic” brown glimmerstick, brown/black mega effects mascara, and lip glow called Rose Quartz, all from Avon. I don’t usually wear my eyeliner on this part of my eye; I’m an inner lid eyeliner person. I also put on a little Hot Mama shadow/blush to make my cheeks look like I’ve been running from ghosts all day. I don’t usually wear blush because I have rosacea and get rosy enough.
For accessories, I just have a pair of my eye protection glasses substituting as spectral viewers.
For my prop, I chose a bottle of perfume. Sure, you might have to explain to people that you are, in fact, wearing a costume, but once you tell them who you are or put on your spectral viewers, if they’re a true Thirteen Ghosts fan, they should appreciate it.
Me to anyone trying to tell me this doesn’t count as a Halloween costume: I left my house AND put on clothes. This is effort.
Catch me back here tomorrow for another “work with what you’ve got!” Halloween costume, cosplay outfit idea.
In the meantime, check out the Thirteen Ghosts: Kathy Kriticos Vibes board on Pinterest.