DIY Wes Anderson Halloween Costumes | Simple outfits put together at the thrift store; presented by alaskaknitnat.com

Wes Anderson thrift store costumes

It’s T-minus 12 days till Halloween and if you haven’t pre-ordered your costume then that means you’re like me and you leave it to the last minute, thrift stores and luck.

In Anchorage, one of the best places to build your own costumes is the Bishop’s Attic on Gambell. This place is ’80s costume heaven (and keep it in mind for those ugly sweater parties during the holidays).

And this week’s theme is definitely thrift store appropriate. We’re dedicating the week to all things Wes Anderson.

So here are three Wes Anderson costumes that are easy to slap together with a visit or two to your local thrift shop and some rummaging through your closet.

1. Suzy from “Moonrise Kingdom”

DIY Wes Anderson Halloween Costumes | Simple outfits put together at the thrift store; presented by alaskaknitnat.com
Photo Credit: Josh Koonce via Compfight cc

From the thrift store:

  • Knee-length dress
  • White, long-sleeved dress shirt
  • Beret

DIY Wes Anderson Halloween Costumes | Simple outfits put together at the thrift store; presented by alaskaknitnat.com

This outfit was easy to find at the thrift store. I recommend washing the beret before wearing. And if you’re able to use your own pea coat you’ve just created a perfect Alaska-friendly costume (yay for staying warm!)

Accoutrements:

  • Binoculars
  • Retro suitcase
  • Pea coat
  • Knee-high socks
  • Saddle shoes

2. Dudley from “The Royal Tenenbaums”

DIY Wes Anderson Halloween Costumes | Simple outfits put together at the thrift store; presented by alaskaknitnat.com
Beautiful artist’s rendering photographed by Will Laren on flickr.

From the thrift store:

  • Retro t-shirt
  • Cargo shorts
  • Safari Hat
  • ’80s glasses

DIY Wes Anderson Halloween Costumes | Simple outfits put together at the thrift store; presented by alaskaknitnat.com

This costume needs no additional elements. It’s perfect. But some Croakies couldn’t do any harm.

3. Team Zissou from “The Life Aquatic”

DIY Wes Anderson Halloween Costumes | Simple outfits put together at the thrift store; presented by alaskaknitnat.com
By John Lester (Flickr: Zissou)

DIY Wes Anderson Halloween Costumes | Simple outfits put together at the thrift store; presented by alaskaknitnat.com

This is the simplest costume I was able to find at the thrift store. Just have a look in the uniforms section of the shop and grab some hospital scrubs. Top it off with a red hat and you’re solid. Go the extra mile and print off this free logo and tape it to the shirt.

If you have a spare few hours this week, knit yourself a Zissou cap using my free pattern.

Zissou Hat | A free knitting pattern from Alaska Knit Nat

And stay tuned for more Wes Anderson delights this week from me, akshopgirl and TessieStyle.

DIY Wes Anderson Halloween Costumes | Simple outfits put together at the thrift store; presented by alaskaknitnat.com

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