DIY Sailor Bracelet for Halloween Sailor Costumes

Anchors away! The Halloween ship may be ready to set sail soon, so it’s time to finalize your Halloween costumes and gather your costume accessories. Sailor costumes are always popular among our customers and continue to be one of our  best-selling categories. So what is about the sailor costume that makes us all swoon? Perhaps we all share a thirst for adventure and what better place to experience it than out at sea? Looking absolutely adorable in the sailor outfit doesn’t hurt either. This week at iLoveSexy, we bring you this creative DIY sailor bracelet tutorial, fashioned after the Turk’s Head knot commonly found in nautical-inspired jewelry. The Turks Head knot was created by sailors who trying to pass the time during their long journeys out at sea. Eventually, they became known as good luck charms. Whether you want to make this DIY sailor bracelet as an accessory for your Halloween sailor costume or for a friend to wish them good luck, this tutorial is fun, affordable and easy to follow along. If you need any last minute costume ideas to go with this amazing piece, then stick around for our favorite costume selections from our Sailor Costume Collection.
 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - What you will need

 
What you will need:

All-purpose clothesline cord or macrame cord
Liquid dye
Cylinder
Shallow dish/plate
Hot glue gun
Scissors
 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 1

1. Wrap the cord around the cylinder and create an “X” shape.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 1

2. Bring the free end of the cord around and weave it over the bottom right strand. Then bring it over and under the top right strand.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 3

3. Weave the free end of the cord under the right strand and over the left strand.
 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 4

4. Move the top left strand over the top right strand to create an open oval.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 5

5. Weave the free end of the cord under the left strand and then over the right strand.
 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 6

6. Continue repeating steps 4 and 5 around the entire bracelet. You should see a braid pattern forming as you continue to weave.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 7

7. Once you have weaved all the way around, follow the first strand around and weave using the under and over technique in steps 4 and 5.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 8

8. Take the bracelet off the cylinder once it has become too tight to weave. Continue working around the bracelet using the under and over technique.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 9

9. Use the under and over technique and weave it through the closest oval on your side until you make your way around the entire bracelet.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 10

10. This is how your bracelet should look so far. Repeat this step around the bracelet as many times as you would like. The more times you weave around the bracelet, the thicker it will be.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 11

11. Take your two ends and weave them into the inside of the bracelet.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 12

12. Tightly tie the two ends into a knot. Cut the two cords so that there isn’t any string sticking out of the bracelet.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 13

13. Use hot glue to secure the ends to the inside of the bracelet and to make sure that they don’t fray.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 14

14. This is how the DIY sailor bracelet should look after you have finished with the weaving. You can leave this as it is if you prefer to wear it like this, but feel free to add any charms or decorations as well.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 14

15. To go along with this year’s ombre trend, we decided to have a little fun with dip-dye. If you wish to create an ombre dip dye effect, then dispense a small amount of dip dye onto a plate.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Step 16

16. Hold the bracelet and quickly dip your bracelet into the dye, removing it after a few seconds. Be careful not to leave the bracelet in the dye for too long, as the material absorbs the dye rather quickly and can end up coloring the entire piece. Repeat this step several more times until you reach the gradient you want.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Finished

Add a nautical charm such as an anchor and then you’re done! We know beginning the task of all the braiding and knotting can appear complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s quite simple. You can leave the DIY sailor bracelet on its own without dip-dying it for a classic look. Or you can use another color of dip-dye of your choice to create the look that you want. And while we are all done with the tutorial, the nautical fun does not end just yet! Let’s take a look at some gorgeous sailor costumes you can pair with this DIY sailor bracelet.

 

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Naught Sailor Costume

Naughty Sailor

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Sequin Sailor

Sequin Sailor

DIY Sailor Bracelet - High Seas Honey

High Seas Honey

DIY Sailor Bracelet - Rockin' The Boat

Rockin’ The Boat

 
Sailing the seven seas has never looked more fabulous with this DIY sailor bracelet and our sailor costumes to match! When worn together, the entire outfit looks fun, flirty and will have all the boys saying, “Ahoy there!” We hope you found this tutorial helpful and easy enough to follow along. This gorgeous accessory can not only be worn with Halloween costumes but also as a statement piece for your own everyday wear. So let us know if you decide to make your own DIY sailor bracelet using our tutorial. And share your thoughts in the comments below what you thought of this DIY tutorial. Check back again next week for more DIY fun!
 
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DIY Lace Crown for Halloween Princess Costumes

Once upon a time, we, at iLoveSexy, wanted to grant the wishes of all women, young and old, and dreamed of an enchanting tutorial for this week’s DIY. Have you ever wanted to transform into a princess from a kingdom far, far away? Although princesses exist only in our favorite fairy tales, that does not mean that you cannot dress up as one for Halloween. A beautiful princess dress deserves an equally beautiful crown to match, and for this week, we bring you a fun and updated version of this gorgeous accessory. Simply made with a little lace, glitter and ribbons, this DIY lace crown is affordable and easy to put together. And best of all, decorating the DIY lace crown is all up to your imagination. Princesses are all about glamour and beauty, which is why we encourage you to go a little crazy on the glitter and sparkles. We also have a special treat for you this week with our lovely
Princess Costume Collection and Fairytale Costume Collection. Our top picks are sure to have your Prince Charming at your doorstep on Halloween night. So stick around and find out how to make this gorgeous DIY lace crown to go with your princess costume

DIY Lace Crown - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Lace
Ribbon
Faux flowers
Mod Podge
Fabric stiffener
Gold spray paint
Fine gold glitter
Green glitter glue
Clip
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Paintbrushes

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 1

1. Measure how much lace you wish to use in your crown and cut it accordingly. Put some gloves on and dispense fabric stiffener onto a plate or shallow container. Coat the lace generously with the fabric stiffener, making sure to get an even coat on both sides.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 2

2. Take a rounded, cylindrical container and cover it with plastic wrap. Wrap the lace around the container and hold it in place with a clip. Wait around thirty minutes to an hour for the fabric stiffener to completely dry.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 3

3. When the fabric stiffener has dried, gently peel the crown away from the plastic wrap. Use hot glue to attach the ends of the lace together, forming the crown.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 4

4. This is how your DIY lace crown should look like so far.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 5

5. In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the crown. You can use one to two coats, depending on how evenly the spray paint has dried.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 6

6. In a small cup, mix a generous amount of the fine gold glitter with some Mod Podge.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 6

7. Brush the Mod Podge mixture onto the front of the crown. Don’t worry about the coloring of the mixture, since the Mod Podge will dry clear.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 7

8. Place the crown onto the container you used earlier. This step is not mandatory but this helps the lace crown maintain its shape while it’s drying.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 8

9. Look how sparkling and glitzy the crown looks with the coat of Mod Podge with glitter! Now we can get started on decorating.

DIY Lace Crown - Step 9

10. Use hot glue to attach the ribbon all around the crown. Dispense the hot glue in sections to make sure all ribbon is attached securely.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 10

11. This is how the crown should look like so far. You can add more decorations from here or stop at this step.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 11

12. Take your faux flowers and remove them from the stem.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 12

13. Cut the stems as closely to the  flower as possible, so that it will be easier to glue them flat against the crown.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 13

14. Apply the green glitter glue to wherever you would like on your flower. To keep it simple and to add some contrast to our crown, we placed the glitter glue at the center of the flower.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Step 14

15. Hot glue the flowers to the crown. You can use position them wherever you like and add as many as you desire.

 

DIY Lace Crown - Finished

Doesn’t it look simply regal? A crown fit for a beautiful princess, this DIY lace crown is breathtakingly bedazzled and will surely make you the belle of the ball. You can create different crowns with many other colors, such as pink, green and even mint green for a lovely modern take on this DIY. Since it was so easy to do, you can even make more for your friends or as party favors. Surely, everyone will appreciate being a princess for a day! If you wish to become a princess for a day on Halloween, then let’s take a look at some of our favorite princess costume selections for the year!

DIY Lace Crown - Fairytale Princess Costume

Fairytale Princess

DIY Lace Crown - Belle of the Ball Costume

Belle of the Ball

DIY Lace Crown - Sleeping Princess Costume

Sleeping Princess

 

DIY Lace Crown - Midnight Magic Princess

Midnight Magic Princess

So what did you think of this week’s DIY tutorial? Are you a fan of this DIY lace crown? Will you be creating your own before Halloween night or for a costume party in the future? We truly hope you do, because we know that this DIY lace crown will be such a hit among friends. At iLoveSexy, we believe that every woman is a princess on the inside, and that it should be celebrated. So why not celebrate during Halloween? For more of our costume collections, check out the rest of our website. Let us know if you have any comments, questions or suggestions for us in the comment box below! We would love your feedback on any other DIY tutorials you would like to see in the near future.

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DIY Peacock Headpiece for Halloween Peacock Costumes

Have you ever  heard the phrase, “as pretty as a peacock”? Bright and flamboyant, the peacock serves as a symbol of beauty, wealth and extravagance.  Since ancient times, peacocks have been used in fashion and decorations and are prized for their colorful, iridescent feathers. Peacocks are sometimes criticized for being prideful and ostentatious, though often times with good reason. One cannot deny that the peacock is glamorous and is the showstopper among its other animal kingdom friends. Always a favorite in clothing and art, peacock feathers can  be seen almost everywhere including Halloween costumes. If you are all about standing out among a crowd this Halloween, then you may want to consider dressing up as a lovely peacock.  Here, at iLoveSexy, we have a wonderful selection of the latest and most popular peacock costumes that are sure to make you the star of the show. But we firmly believe that a costume is only as good as its accessories. That is why we have come up with a simple yet gorgeous DIY peacock headpiece tutorial for you this week! Stick around and find out how to make this amazing accessory to go with any of our peacock costumes from our collection.

 

DIY Peacock Headpiece - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Peacock feathers
Hair comb
Brooch
Hot glue gun
Scissors

 

DIY Peacock Headpiece - Step 1

1. Use scissors to cut your peacock feathers to the desired length. We left about 1 to 1.5 inches of the stem.

 

DIY Peacock Headpiece - Step 2

2. Use hot glue to attach each stem of the feather to the back of the comb.

 

DIY Peacock Headpiece - Step 3

3. This is how your DIY peacock headpiece should look like so far. You can use a regular hair comb or choose one with decorative accents.

 

DIY Peacock Headpiece - Step 4

4. Dispense hot glue to the front of the hair comb and attach your brooch to the front.

 

DIY Peacock Headpiece - Finished

 

Now are you ready to strut your stuff with this DIY peacock headpiece? We sure are! Not only was this DIY peacock headpiece incredibly easy to put together, but also quick. Who knew that you could create such amazing crafts and accessories using just a glue gun? You can also create this headpiece with a headband or with an elastic band, depending on how you wish to don your peacock feathers. Whatever way you choose, you can definitely find the perfect peacock outfit to pair it with in our favorite peacock costume selections. Take a look down below for some fun and flirty ideas!

 

DIY Peacock Headpiece - Princess Peacock Costume

Princess Peacock

 

DIY Peacock Headpiece - Sexy Peacock Costume

Sexy Peacock

 

DIY Peacock Headpiece - Royal Peacock Costume

Royal Peacock

 

DIY Peacock Headpiece - Pretty Peacock

Pretty Peacock

 

Peacocks have been admired for centuries in many different cultures and have earned the reputation for its vibrancy and refinement. In ancient societies, the peacock is associated with kindness, watchfulness and good-will. Today, the peacock remains a symbol of attraction and elegance, which is why so many people love dressing up as them during Halloween. We hope you  found this tutorial easy and informative. There are so many different ways to create this DIY peacock headpiece that we encourage you to go to your local crafts store and see what other treasures you can find. Please let us know in the comments below if you liked this tutorial or if you will be making your own. And as always, we encourage questions and suggestions for other DIYs you would like to see. Check back again next week for more Halloween DIY tutorials!
 
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DIY Choker for Vampire Costumes

Mysterious and beautiful, vampires are the creatures of the night that we both fear and revere. From ancient myths to young adult novels, the legend of the vampire has cemented itself as part of our culture. Whether found in movies, books or television shows, the danger and allure of the vampire is something that we have all fantasized about. Darkness and romance surrounds the vampire and we cannot help but indulge in our intrigue with the enigmatic being. That is why for this week, we decided to go in a different direction. We have ventured to the darker side of Halloween and bring you this captivating DIY choker tutorial that will look amazing with our sexy vampire costumes from our Vampire collection. If you are feeling more scary than sweet this Halloween, then a sexy vampire costume is perfect for you. And if you want to learn how to make this bewitching accessory to go with your vampire costume, then follow along this tutorial. And although it was hard to narrow down our top picks from our Vampire collection, we managed to come out with four of our favorites. So stick around for some spooktacular fun!
 

DIY Choker - What you will need

 

What you will need: 

Embroidered lace
Satin ribbon
Broach
Brass chain (thin)
Brass jump rings
Hot glue gun
Scissors

 

DIY Choker - Step 1

1. Measure your embroidered lace against your neck to determine how much material you need. Use scissors to cut according to the desired size.

 

DIY Choker - Step 2

2. Cut your ribbon in half.

 

DIY Choker - Step 3

3. Dispense hot glue to one of the ribbon and attach it to the edge of the lace. Repeat this step for the other side.

 

DIY Choker - Step 4

4. This is how your DIY choker should look like so far.

 

DIY Choker - Step 5

5. To attach the broach to the lace, you will want to dispense hot glue in sections to the corners of the broach. Be careful not to burn yourself as the hot glue will heat up the metal on the back of the broach.

 

DIY Choker - Step 6

6. Open up a jump ring and loop it onto the bottom of the lace. Using pliers or something you can pick up the brass chain with, slide the chain onto the jump ring. Use another jump ring to attach the other side of the chain. Repeat this step for as many chains as you wish to add.

 

DIY Choker - Finished

And there you have it! While this DIY tutorial was incredibly simple, the finished results certainly do not look like it was done in just six steps. This choker is elegant, glamorous and can be worn with Gothic or Victorian-inspired costumes or outfits for a sexy yet vamp-like look.

 

DIY Choker - Close up view

And here is a close-up picture of all the materials put together. We feel that the silver broach really helps complement the lace and helps give it its Gothic look. The brass chains add a weathered, Victorian element to the necklace. You can also use silver chains if you prefer a more modern feel to your jewelry.

 

DIY Choker - On the neck

Putting on the DIY choker is easy and only requires that you tie a nice, neat bow with the ribbon.  You can either wear your hair up or down, but if you really want to show off the DIY choker, then wearing your hair up would definitely draw attention to your neck area. If you are thinking of what to wear with this gorgeous accessory, look no further! Now, we would like to present our top sexy Vampire Costumes for Halloween 2013!

 

DIY Choker - Transylvania Temptress Costume

Transylvania Temptress

DIY Choker - Bloodsucking Beauty

Bloodsucking Beauty

DIY Choker - Queen of Darkness

Queen of Darkness

DIY Choker - Midnight Mistress

Midnight Mistress 

 

So what did you think of this week’s DIY tutorial? Was our DIY choker beautiful enough to don for this year’s Halloween? Although vampires exist only in legends and scary stories, they will continue to live through our fantasies and imagination. Only on Halloween are our fantasies allowed to take full bloom and come to life. So if you’ve been dying to be a vampire this Halloween, check out our website for more sexy and spooky choices! Let us know in the comments below what you thought of the tutorial and the costumes we have chosen. And make sure to leave us feedback on what other DIYs you would like to see on our blog.

 

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DIY Fascinator for Burlesque Costumes

Entering the world of burlesque is like entering a fantasy world. Dancers tantalize your visual senses with the art of tease and seduction while looking fabulous in leather, fringe and feathers. Burlesque is not so much about about flaunting what you’ve got, but subtly revealing what’s underneath. Sophisticated yet alluring, wild yet coy, burlesque brings the best of both worlds to the stage. And with so many burlesque-inspired costumes and lingerie in our collection, we, at iLoveSexy, cannot help but celebrate the art of burlesque during Halloween season. This week, we bring you a gorgeous DIY fascinator tutorial for pairing with Halloween burlesque costumes. Fascinators have long replaced larger hair apparel such as top hats and wide-brimmed hats and are a fun way to adorn your head with decorative pieces. If you are looking for sexy and elegant look this Halloween, then we have the perfect costumes for you from our amazing Burlesque Collection. So follow along our DIY fascinator tutorial and check out our top four burlesque costume selections towards the end!
 

DIY Fascinator - What you will need

 

What you will need: 

Headband
Decorative flower
Felt
Open netting or tulle
Feathers
Pearls
Scissors
Hot glue gun

 

DIY Fascinator - Step 1

1. Trim your feathers as needed, depending on the size you want them to be.

 

DIY Fascinator - Step 2

2. After you have your feather trimmed to the size you want, take your felt and cut a small half circle to lay against the feather. This will be the base you glue your feathers to.

 

DIY Fascinator - Step 3

3. Take your hot glue gun and dispense a small amount to the back of the felt. Press it against the feather until you know that the glue has dried.

 

DIY Fascinator - Step 4

4. Starting at one of the corners of the netting, cut a small piece along the material, making sure to cut at a curve.

 

DIY Fascinator - Step 5

5. Gather the netting at the corner and twist the material a few times towards the middle. Tie a knot at the end to create this shape.

 

DIY Fascinator - Step 6

6. Glue the netting onto the felt, making sure that the knot area is attached securely.

 

DIY Fascinator - Step 7

7. Dispense hot glue onto the flower and attach it to the back of the netting.

 

DIY Fascinator - Step 8

8. If you’d like, you can attach additional feathers to the back of the netting and small pearls to the front of the flower. This set is optional but we felt that this really helped give the decorative flower volume and dimension.

 

DIY Fascinator - Step 9

9. Dispense hot glue onto the headband and press the decorative flower piece against it until you know that the glue has dried.

 

DIY Fascinator - Finished

And now, your DIY fascinator is complete! These steps we took to create this gorgeous headpiece were incredibly easy and straightforward and don’t take that much effort to put together. You can create your DIY fascinator in many different ways by adding rhinestones, different colored flowers and netting to match whatever outfit you plan to wear. And here’s a little secret about this DIY fascinator–it can be worn in two different ways, depending on which look you would like to sport.

 

DIY Fascinator - Worn in the back

You can wear the DIY fascinator with the feather and netting pointing towards the back of your head for a sophisticated and elegant burlesque look. This headpiece does look quite posh, doesn’t it?

 

DIY Fascinator - Worn in the front

Or you can wear it with the feather and tulle facing towards the front a more dark, mysterious and Gothic burlesque look. The gorgeous, soft feather and netting that grazes your hair will subtly bring attention to your eyes. Which look do you prefer? Either way looks incredibly gorgeous, and we just can’t decide on which one we would go with. To help make your decision easier, let’s take a look at some of our Burlesque showstoppers for the upcoming Halloween!

 

DIY Fascinator - Burlesque Beauty Costume

Burlesque Beauty

DIY Fascinator - French Can Can Dancer

French Can Can Dancer

DIY Fascinator - Naughty In Paris

Naughty In Paris

DIY Fascinator - Speak Easy Saloon Girl

Speak Easy Saloon Girl

 

Burlesque is all about fantasy and transformation, and what better time to transform into  your own fantasy than Halloween? For those of you who love to dance and perform, these burlesque dancer costumes are the perfect outfit. Pair any of these amazing costumes with the DIY fascinator and you will command the attention of the entire room at your upcoming Halloween party. And if  you want to take a look at more choices, head on over to our website to check out more options in our Burlesque Costume Collection.  So what did you think of this tutorial? Was it easy enough to follow along? And are you in love with any of these costumes? We greatly value your feedback so don’t forget to send us some love in the form of comments, questions or suggestions!

 

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DIY Lace Bunny Ears for Halloween Bunny Costumes

Want to have a fun and frisky Halloween this year? Bunny costumes have always been a popular favorite among customers and this year is no different. When we think of bunny costumes, we think of Playboy, Las Vegas  and all the glamour that goes along with it. Putting together a bunny costume for Halloween is simple and straight-forward. However, we at iLoveSexy decided to kick things up a notch this year. Instead of keeping the standard bunny ears that come with every costume, we wanted to create our own bunny ears with a modern twist. Lace bunny ears have made headlines over the past couple of years. From Lady Gaga to the Olsen Twins, it seems as though everyone wants a piece of these lace bunny ears. That’s why for this week’s DIY, we bring you our very own DIY lace bunny ears tutorial for you! Quick and easy to do, these lace bunny ears are flirty yet elegant, and will definitely be a hit at Halloween parties. All eyes will be on you and every girl is going to want to know where you got them. The best part? Because they look so amazing, no one will believe that you hand-crafted them yourself! So if you’re confident enough to rock a bunny costume this year, then let’s get started on these DIY Lace Bunny Ears! And as always, we have compiled our top recommendations from our Bunny Costume Collection to pair perfectly with these ears for your consideration. Here goes!

DIY Lace Bunny Ears - What you will need

 

What you will need: 

Lace
Thick floral wire
Headband
Feathers
Hot glue
Tacky glue
Pliers
Wire cutters
Scissors
Needle and thread

 

DIY Lace Bunny Ears - Step 1

1. Measure out the desired shape of your bunny ears on the floral wire. Bend the floral wire according to the shape and use a wire cutter to cut them. Make sure to leave one end of the floral wire long enough to coil later.

DIY Lace Bunny Ears - Step 2

2. Using pliers, twist one end of the wire to the other end, wrapping around tightly to form the shape of the bunny ear.

 

DIY Lace Bunny Ears - Step 3

4. Use pliers to create a coil on the long end of the wire. Wrap the wire around several times to make a sturdy and flat coil.

 

DIY Lace Bunny Ears - Step 5

5. This is how your bunny ears should look like so far.

 

DIY Lace Bunny Ears - Step 6

6. Cut out a large piece of lace and lay it on top of the floral wire.

 

DIY Lace Bunny Ears - Step 8

7. Use a needle and thread to sew the lace onto the wire. Try to keep the threads close together to avoid bunching the lace.

 

DIY Lace Bunny Ears - Step 8

8. After you have finished sewing your lace to the wire, knot it securely. Use scissors to cut off the excess lace.

 

DIY Lace Bunny Ears - Step 9

9. This is how your lace bunny ears should look like so far. Aren’t they simply adorable?

 

DIY Bunny Ears - Step 10

10. Attach your bunny ears to the headband by applying hot glue onto the coil you created earlier and pressing it to the headband. Hold it there for about thirty seconds or until you know the hot glue has dried.

 

DIY Lace Bunny Ears - Step 11

11. This next step is optional, but to imitate the fluffiness of bunnies, we decided to add a few feathers to the bottom of the ears. We cut some black feathers into clusters and used hot glue to attach them.

 

DIY Lace Bunny Ears - Finished Product

And there you have it!  Now you have your very own pair of DIY lace bunny ears to go with any Halloween bunny costumes. Whether you choose to buy a costume or put one together yourself, these DIY lace bunny ears are chic enough to pair with them. And this accessory is not just limited to black lace. You can use any colored lace to create these bunny ears, just as long as you use the same colored thread. For a sweet and innocent look, white or pink colors would look divine. And if you want to go trendy, you could go with mint-colored bunny ears. Or if you prefer to go down a more eclectic route, you can even use bright colors such as neon pink or purple. We love the bunny costumes in our collection, and we just can’t help but share a few ideas that would make for a very fun and flirty Halloween. So let’s take a look at our top picks for the year!

 

Sexy Club Bunny Costume

Sexy Club Bunny

Sexy Bunny Costume

Sexy Bunny

Bombshell Bunny

Bombshell Bunny

Tux & Tails Bunny Costume

Tux & Tails Bunny

 

Although times have changed since the glitz and glam of the 1960s Playboy Club, the allure of a woman in the bunny costume still stands to this day. Are you in love with any of these? We can’t help but noticing just how enchanting our DIY Lace Bunny Ears would look with any of them. Whether you are looking for a vintage bunny look or a modern bunny look, these bunny ears make the perfect accessory and can be worn in so many different ways. We would love to know yours as well, so please leave us some love in the form of comments, questions or suggestions. We have been working hard to come up with the most fun, creative and easy tutorials to help get you prepped for a very sexy Halloween! So check back again next week for more DIY tutorials! You just might find something that you want to create.

 

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DIY Egyptian Cuffs for Halloween Egyptian Costumes

During ancient times, Egypt was teeming with beauty, mystery and intrigue. Many secrets lie within the many wonders that the Egyptians built such as pyramids, palaces and tombs. Secrets that famous and beautiful queens such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti tucked away within palace walls, only to be excavated two millenniums later. Many lives were lost by foreign thieves attempting to pillage the secret treasures that Egypt had to offer. Well, we at iLoveSexy have incredible news! While we were unable to recover any jewelry from Ancient Egypt, we have come up with a way to create captivating jewelry, worthy of any ancient Egyptian queen, through our DIY Egyptian cuffs tutorial! By using items that can be found around your house, you too can create a pair of incredible DIY Egyptian cuffs to go with any Egyptian costumes this Halloween. For Halloween outfit ideas, we have compiled a list of gorgeous Egyptian costumes that pair perfectly with these DIY Egyptian cuffs.  However you choose to wear these gorgeous pieces, this week’s DIY tutorial is guaranteed to be easy and affordable, while looking as though they was forged by the Egyptian gods themselves.

DIY Egyptian Cuffs - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Empty rolls of toilet paper
Small elbow macaroni
Rhinestones in various colors
Gold spray paint
Tacky glue
Scissors

 

DIY Egyptian Cuffs - Step 1

1. Use scissors to cut your toilet paper rolls according to the size of thickness you wish them to be.

 

DIY Egyptian Cuffs - Step 2

2. To make a pair of matching cuffs, cut two toilet paper rolls of the same size.

 

DIY Egyptian Cuffs - Step 3

3. Draw a circle in the middle of the cuffs. This is where your accent gemstone with be placed so this will serve as a marker for the next step.

 

DIY Egyptian Cuffs - Step 4

4. Dispense a small amount of tacky glue to each piece of macaroni and stick them to the cuffs in three rows. Make sure they are as uniform and as straight as possible.

 

DIY Egyptian Cuffs - Step 5

5. Make sure to leave the circle you have drawn blank. This will be wear you stick your large rhinestone.

 

DIY Egyptian Cuffs - Step 6

6. This is how your cuffs should look like so far. While they look more delicious than opulent right now, they will definitely be transformed by the spray paint in just a moment.

 

DIY Egyptian Cuffs - Step 7

7. In a well ventilated space, spray paint your cuff with gold spray paint, making sure to get an even coat all around. We only needed one coat of spray paint for this, but you can add another one if needed.

 

DIy Egyptian Cuffs - Step 8

8. This is how your cuffs should look after the gold spray paint has dried.

 

DIy Egyptian Cuffs - Step 9

9. Apply a small amount of tacky glue to the back of a large rhinestone and stick it in the empty space that you left earlier.

 

DIy Egyptian Cuffs - Step 10

10. Add small gold rhinestones on the top and the bottom of the rhinestone. Since they were so tiny, we wet the tip of a pencil with tacky glue and used it to pick them up and attach it to the gold cuff.

 

DIy Egyptian Cuffs - Finished

Beautiful, isn’t it? Almost forbidden looking, these DIY Egyptian cuffs are not only eye-catching but almost look like  the real thing. Even though it’s actually made out of cardboard, others may guess that it is made out of metal and precious jewels.

 

DIy Egyptian Cuffs - Finished 2

You can design your DIY Egyptian Cuffs however way you wish with different colored jewels and patterns. We had a hard time choosing between red, blue or green rhinestones for these cuffs, since they all looked amazing against the gold. Try out any of these colors and see which one you like best! However we would definitely recommend making sure that the pair of cuffs match with the same design. You can also place these higher up on the arm, closer to your shoulder, or even around your ankle. These cuffs are not just limited to the wrists. And while you brainstorm about how you would like to wear your DIY Egyptian cuffs, let’s take a look at our top Egyptian costume picks from our wonderful collection!

 

Jewel Of the Nile Costume

Jewel of the Nile

 

Egyptian Cuff - EgyptianCostume2

Cleopatra

 

Queen of De Nile

Queen of De Nile

 

The age of the Pharaohs and Queens may be long gone, but people continue to keep their memory alive through this day. Much fascination still surrounds the mysterious ancient Egyptian queens and remnants of their world exist only through relics and buried treasure. If you have always been curious about the seductiveness of Cleopatra and the wisdom of Nefertiti, Halloween is the perfect time to celebrate their memory and emulate their elegance and allure. With these enchanting DIY Egyptian cuffs, you can look like the Queen of the Nile in no time. So what did you think of this tutorial? Will you trying these out at home? Were you a fan of using macaroni in this tutorial? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

And of course, we would love to see what awesome Halloween DIYs you have come up with! Don’t hesitate to send us pictures of any of our DIY tutorials that you have created via email at customerservice@ilovesexy.com, and we may post it up on our Instagram at @ilovesexycom. Check back again next week for an all-new DIY tutorial that will help get you pumped up for Halloween!

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Sexy Pirate Costumes for a Jolly Halloween 2013

With an abundance of movies and books coming out over the past few years, pirates have never been more prominent in popular culture. Although most only exist in lore and legends, most of us cannot resist a good pirate story.  With incredible tales of hidden treasure, ghost ships and sea monsters, pirates represent the desire for thrills and adventures that most of us can only dream of. Halloween is the one time of the year where everyone can indulge in their fantasies and that includes transforming into the sword-wielding swashbuckler they all wish to be.  And here at iLoveSexy, our Pirate Collection offers over seventy selections to choose from, making it one of our largest categories on our dynamic website. With so many choices for sexy pirate costumes, there is truly something for each customer. That’s why we have compiled our top picks for sexy pirate costumes for this year’s Halloween. And for even more gorgeous options, you won’t want to miss our amazing slideshow at the end of our blog entry!

Sexy Pirate Costumes - Pirate Beauty Costume

Pirate Beauty

A classic pirate costume at its best, the Pirate Beauty outfit is fierce, daring and worthy of captaining her own ship. Complete with an open-front bustle dress and corset detailing, this outfit is for no ordinary tavern wench. The costume set also includes a striped mini underskirt for a hint of peek-a-boo action and glimmering skull belt, for a sexy yet commanding look.  With this costume, you will look like you are ready to sail the seven seas!

 

Sexy Pirate Costumes - Pirates of the Caribbean Costume

Pirates of the Caribbean

For the most dangerous pirates of them all, those who wear our infamous Pirates of the Caribbean costume are sure to make it into legends and storybooks. Featuring a form-flattering brocade corset with a lace under-dress and thigh highs, this outfit is criminally sexy and perfect for looting ships. Are you savvy enough to wear this at your next Halloween event?

 

Sexy Pirate Costumes - Spanish Pirate

Spanish Pirate

And for those who have a thirst for adventure, our Spanish Pirate costume is every bit as romantic as it is bold. Whether you’re hunting for treasure or fighting off sea monsters, this alluring costume has it all. This costume set offers a lovely sweetheart neckline dress with gold ribbon lacing, an attached black and gold vest, flouncy flared skirt and buckled belt. And best of all, it also includes a cheeky feathered hat, detachable ruffled sleeves, belt and pouch. Complete your costume by brandishing a sword and you’ll be the bonniest lass at any Halloween party!

 

So what did you think of these sexy pirate costumes? Do any of them make you wish to dress up as a charming buccaneer this year? Personally, we just can’t get enough of these outfits, which is why we are also adding our Sexy Pirate Costume video for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

 



Lethal, vicious yet bewitching, the female pirate is sure to stand out at any Halloween event. Not only is she known as a brilliant navigator of the high seas, she is also unapologetic and takes what she wants from the world. Having an enormous beard isn’t a requirement for being the baddest pirate this Halloween. All you need is one of these enchanting sexy pirate costumes and a sword to look like the most captivating ruffian anyone has ever seen. Browse around our website at www.ilovesexy.com for even more sexy pirate costume choices and other collections as well. What will be your adventure this Halloween?

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DIY Top Hat for Halloween Circus Costumes

Come one, come all! Growing up, one of our fondest memories was going to the circus. Entering the circus was like entering into a fantasy where wonders of the world dazzled us with magic tricks and the impossible became possible. Jugglers, clowns, and acrobats from all around the world had us in awe while a single ringleader captivated our attention with charm and charisma. This week at iLoveSexy, we would like to bring the circus to your workstation with this amazing DIY Top Hat tutorial. Large top hats may be out of style but a small top hat placed strategically on one side of the head looks simply enchanting with a hint of cheekiness. If you’re looking for something cute to match with Halloween costumes this year, this DIY top hat makes the perfect head accessory. We would say that this is one of our easiest DIY tutorials to follow along yet, because most of the steps involve gluing and cutting. And perhaps a little spray painting if you want to get fancy like we did. But stick around, try it out and of course, scroll down to the end of the tutorial for some spectacular picks from our exclusive Circus Collection! Let’s get started on our DIY top hat!
 

DIY Top Hat - What You Will Need

 

What you will need:

Stiffened felt (you should be able to find this at your local craft store such as JoAnn or Michael’s)
Black spray paint
Gold spray paint
Faux flower(s)
Red ribbon (sheer)
Black ribbon
Black lace
Gold trim
Black feathers
X-Acto Knife
Hot glue gun
Scissors

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 1

1. Remove your flower from the stem. It should slide off with ease but if it happens to be attached with hot glue, then feel free to cut it off the stem with your scissors.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 2

2. Lay your flower on top of some scratch paper. In an area with proper ventilation, begin spray painting your flower with the black spray paint. You may need 2-3 coats of spray paint, so wait around half an hour in between coats.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 3

3. After your black spray paint has dried, lightly spray the gold spray paint on the top of the flower. Be careful not to spray too much, since you want just a light wash of gold for a washed-out, vintage look.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 4

4. Use an object that is circular in shape and with a pencil, trace a circle into the stiffened felt. You will be cutting out several circles and these two will serve as the brim of your top hat. We measured the diameter of the large circle and it comes out to 5 inches.

 

DIY Top Hat -  Step 5

5. Trace a second circle of equal diameter. Inside that circle, trace a smaller circle that is even from all sides, forming a doughnut.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 6

6. Use your scissors and cut out the two circles you have so far.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 7

7. Using your X-Acto knife, cut a slit in the middle of the circle. This step is not mandatory, but we highly recommend it for more control and precision for your cutting.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 8

8. Insert your scissors into the slit and cut out the small circle out from the larger circle.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 9

9. Using your doughnut shaped circle, trace two small circles. These two circles will serve as the top and bottom cover to your hat portion and are about 2.65 inches in diameter.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 10

10. After you have finished cutting everything, you should have one large circle, one doughnut shaped circle and two small circles.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 11

11. Trace two straight lines into the stiffened felt, about 4.5 inches apart.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 12

12. Cut along the lines as neatly as you can. This will serve as the body of your hat portion.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 13

13. Dispense hot glue along the edge of one side of the felt strip. Glue that end to the other end as neatly as you can, allowing for a small overlap of fabric. This should form a cylinder.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 14

14. Dispense hot glue on the edge of the cylinder in sections to attach the small circle. After you have finished gluing around the whole cylinder, make sure the small circle is secure. Repeat this step for the other side of the cylinder.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 15

15. Taking your X-Acto Knife again, cut two small slits about 1.5 inches apart in the center of the large circle.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 16

16. Dispense hot glue onto your doughnut circle and attach it to the large circle.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 17

17. Loop your ribbon through the slits you have made and adjust accordingly. The ribbon will be used to tie the top hat to your head.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 18

18. Place hot glue in sections around the inside of your doughnut circle. Attach the cylinder securely and this should form your top hat. And now it’s time to decorate!

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 19

19. For our trim along the top hat, we glued the gold trim to the center of the sheer red ribbon. After that, we glued the ribbon to the hat, again in small sections.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 20

20. This is how your top hat should look like so far.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 21

21.  Don’t forget about your lovely lace and flower! Cut out a small piece of lace and hot glue it to the back of the flower. This will really give your top hat a romantic, weathered feel.

 

DIY Top Hat - Step 22

22.  Place a  thin strip of hot glue along the bottom boning of the black feathers. Stick them behind the flower and now you are done!

 

DIY Top Hat - Finished Product

This could not be more of a perfect time to say, “TA-DA!” Wouldn’t you agree? No one would be able to tell just how simple this DIY top hat was to make, because of all the beautiful little trinkets used to decorate it. You can find all sorts of arts and crafts goodies at your local craft store and can decorate according to the color and design that you want. You don’t have to go out and buy the exact same materials as we did when decorating and we highly encourage you to go a little crazy with decorating your top hat. Besides, you know what they say. A circus isn’t a good one without a little bit of craziness. And now that we have our lovely little top hat, let’s take a look at a few of the gorgeous Halloween costumes you can match them with.

 

Ring Mistress

Ring Mistress

 

Vintage Cigarette Girl

Vintage Cigarette Girl

 

Big Top Show Stopper

Big Top Show Stopper

 

Le Belle Harlequin

Le Belle Harlequin

 

When it comes to the circus, there is much more than meets the eye. The circus is a place full of mystery, wonder and excitement. And what better way to relive your fondest childhood memories than to dress up as a circus performer? A clown, cigarette girl, ringleader–there are so many choices! Which one of these circus costumes was your favorite? Did you see any circus costumes that you liked in our collection? What did you think of the tutorial and will you be attempting this at home before Halloween comes along? We love to see comments so please leave us your thoughts in the comment box below!

Please let us see what awesome Halloween DIYs you have come up with! Don’t hesitate to send us pictures of any of our DIY tutorials that you have created via email at customerservice@ilovesexy.com, and we may post it up on our Instagram at @ilovesexycom. Check back again next week for an all-new DIY tutorial that will help get you pumped up for Halloween!

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Sexy School Girl Costumes Rule Halloween 2013

A little bit naughty, a little bit innocent–that is what the sexy school girl is all about. Ever since  Britney Spears burst onto the pop music scene back in the 90s, every woman wanted to channel her inner school girl. With short, plaid skirts, crisp white shirts and knee high socks, sexy school girl costumes are playful yet seductive and always get an A plus with all the boys. We all have a little bit of a sexy school girl in us and what better time to express it than during Halloween?  With so many costumes to choose from, having to narrow it down to just one or two choices may seem daunting. However, here at  iLoveSexy, we offer thousands of costumes in many different categories, making it easy for you to make your selection. As one of our hottest, best-selling categories, our School Girl Collection boasts a wide array of costumes, perfect for all your party needs. To give customers an idea of the gorgeous outfits we carry in our collection, we have decided to share them with you. For additional outfits, stick around towards the end of the post for a special slideshow!

Classic School Girl
Classic School Girl

Nothing quite beats the classics, does it? This Classic School Girl costume is simple yet irresistibly flirty and will certainly earn you some extra credit.  Featuring a stretchable, tie-front, midriff top and frisky little skirt, this sexy school girl costume is sure to turn heads inside and outside the classroom. Don this outfit at any Halloween event and no one would be able to resist spending a little extra time in detention with you.

School Girl Tease

School Girl Tease

The School Girl Tease costume is the perfect little outfit for all the rebels out there. For those who want to unleash their inner bad girl this Halloween, this outfit is for those who aren’t afraid to break the rules in the classroom. This costume features a black, tie-front midriff top with a pink plaid collar and a matching pink, plaid skirt. Would you dare to rock this outfit?

 

Business School Girl Costume

Business School Girl

Smart and sexy never looked better with this lovely Business School Girl costume. For those who want to go for a more sophisticated yet unique route, this outfit is perfection. Featuring a short-sleeve mini dress with attached suspenders and a matching necktie, this costume really lets customers get down to business. Work your magic in this costume at any Halloween event and we can assure you, all eyes will be on you.

 

Did you like any of these costumes? Add some knee high socks and closed-toed heels to these sexy school girl costumes, and you’re all set to teach the lesson in how to be sexy. And these costumes don’t just end here since they are only a few of the selections in our catalog. Check out this video for an even bigger peek into our School Girl Collection!

 




So what will it be? Do you want to play a good girl or a bad girl this year? What was your favorite of the sexy school girl costumes featured in this blog post? Just because school is no longer in session doesn’t mean that you can’t look as charmingly sexy as a school girl. The sexy school girl will continue to be one of Halloween’s most popular costumes for many years to come and are always a hit both inside and outside of Halloween events. Take a look around our website at www.ilovesexy.com for more information on our many costume collections. We guarantee you that you will find something that looks too cool for school and perfect for your next Halloween party.

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