DIY 13 Best Female Icons Halloween Costumes

After watching Wonder Women, I knew I wanted to do a female icon series for Halloween! ๐Ÿ™‚ Soย I have dressed up as 13 of the best and most fun female icons, rated them from easiest to most difficult to create (1-4), and explained how I made each of them so you can recreate the looks if you’d like. Hopefully I give you some great ideas! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Let me know which one you like the most, and if you have any suggestions for me to do next year! (Spoiler: Rustin and I will probably do a couples series next year! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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1-) MARILYN MONROE

(3-Fairly Difficult) Oh gosh this one was so fun to do! I wore a $3 skater dress from H&M, turned it backwards and cut out the tags so it would be lower in the front. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wore a string of pearls, painted my nails red, added a mole on my cheek with eyeliner, and wore a fluffy white coat to add glamour and heat (cuz I’m always cold ๐Ÿ˜‰ )! The reason this one was sort of difficult is because it took about 30 minutes to do this to my long blonde hair. (If you have dark hair, go for the wig! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )The way I did it was by taking about an inch of hair, winding it around my finger, and bobby pinning it up. Lots of bobby pins and hairspray for this look, but totally worth it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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2-BEYONCE

(2-Fairly Easy) For this look, I put on nude colored tights (a Queen Bey fave), a black leotard, and black heels. I also had to wear a brunette wig ($9 from Wal-Mart) but that was super easy! To get that tiny waist and fuller hips look, I tied a mini scarf around my middle (underneath the leotard) and clinched it tight! Be careful not to do it too tight though or it will hurt (duh haha). ๐Ÿ™‚

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3-RONDA ROUSEY

(1-Very Easy) I put on a black sports bra, black spanks, and some workout cloves (if you’ve got the real fighting gloves, that’s even cooler)! I cut out the letters “UFC” from white cardstock and taped it on the sports bra with fabric tape so it wouldn’t fall off as I moved around. I put a ponytail low in my hair so my shorter layers up top would fall out and make my hair look shorter from the front. Super easy and it was a hit! ๐Ÿ™‚

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4-) KATNISS EVERDEEN

(2-Fairly Easy) All black–leggings, sweatshirt or long sleeve top, and combat boots. I put my hair into a tight braid and wound up the ends so it would look shorter. I used my brother’s real bow-and-arrow (with the tips off of the arrows) for this shot, but I only took the stripped arrows with me (fastened with a leather belt to my back) when I went around because the bow was so heavy (and maybe illegal haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). A toy bow and arrow set would be great too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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5-)DAISY DUKE

(2-Fairly Easy) I already had everything I needed for this look: cowboy boots, short denim cutoffs, a vest (or you could use a flannel), and a cowboy hat. Vwahlah! Hair in piggy tails for the cuteness of it and you’re set! ๐Ÿ™‚

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6-AUDREY HEPBURN

(2-Fairly Easy) I wore a black dress, long black gloves ($3 from Wal-Mart), my hair in a top knot with bangs out and swooped to the side, a bling-y bracelet bobby pinned in my hair because I didn’t have a tiara, and lots of pearls (even over top of the gloves). This was pretty simple, and I felt very elegant when I wore it to my friend’s Halloween get together. ๐Ÿ™‚

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7-)CATWOMAN

(1-Very Easy) Similar to Katniss, I wore black legging, black heels, and a black bodysuit. The only thing you’ll probably have to get for this one is the cat mask which I got for $10 at Toys-R-Us as I shopped for my little siblings christmas presents (I start getting stuff early ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). But I’m sure you can get a mask like it anywhere that sells costumes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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8-)CLEOPATRA

(4-Difficult) This was the most difficult costume because of the make-up. I actually got the new Mummy on Redox and was so inspired by Sofia’s make-up, that I knew I wanted this to be my first look of the season! I used Urban Decay eyeliner for my eyes and my “tattoos.” For those “tattoos” I just drew teeny little random symbols in a straight line from my lower lip to my belly button. I got the wig for $10 at Taylor Maid. The clothes were just strips of material I draped around me. I wore a bikini top and spanks and pined the material all around till I was happy with how it looked. ๐Ÿ™‚ So fun to do!

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9-) DORA THE EXPLORER

(1-Very Easy) Okay, this one was a very fun–not very serious–female icon. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I used the cleopatra wig for this one and just took out the gold pieces. After that, it’s cake. Pink shirt, orange shorts, yellow socks, white tennis shoes, and a purple backpack. So easy, fast, and fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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10-)BELLE

(4-Difficult) This one was hard to achieve because I had to find a fluffy yellow dress from the thrift store. But find it I did. The dress I found was only pale yellow and huge on me, but I saturated that sucker, pinned it and it turned out pretty cool. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also wore that same brunette wig ($9 from Wal-Mart) and put a yellow ribbon around a bun I created in the back. ๐Ÿ™‚ Children stared and it was great! ๐Ÿ™‚

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11-)TAYLOR SWIFT

(3-Fairly Difficult) For this look, I wore a red kimono I already had and taped gold tape down the front of the kimono and around my wrists and ankles. I slicked my hair down behind my ears and bobby-pinned it. And I played with a snake arm bracelet. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was pretty easy for me, but I don’t know if I’m weird for already having this red kimono haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

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12-) KHALEESI

(3-Fairly Difficult) Like I did for the Cleopatra outfit, I draped material around me. For the top, I actually wound the material around a necklace around my neck (you can also use a ribbon). I got this dragon from Wal-Mart for $9. I braided the sides of my hair and left the rest down and wavy.

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13-)WONDER WOMAN

(4-Difficult) Oh boy this one was a blast! This was actually part of my couples costume with Rustin (he was a vey handsome Thor ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) when we went to a party together. I made this whole thing because I thought is would be fun–it was…haha…but boy was it harder than I thought. I actually don’t know how to use a sewing machine (so undomestic–oh well haha) so this is hot glue, safety pins, and a whole lotta prayers that it wouldn’t fall apart as we played murder in the dark! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha but it was fun to do and fun to be! ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a great time this Halloween season! Let me know what you think! Girl power! ๐Ÿ˜‰

XOXO Chani Natasha

Sisters in Fall Leaves

I have been dying toย show you all my darlingย baby sisters! With all these ridiculously amazing leavesย and the temperature teasing us (is it shorts and a tee or sweater weather?! depends on the hour, and I’m good with either ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), I thought it was the perfect time to bust out these baby girls! ๐Ÿ™‚ Aren’t they adorable?! I’m crazy about them!! (Not pictured: sissy Sasjkaย & bro Braxton–love them both infinity too!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

First of all, I want to BRAG HUGE because of these deer shots I got–haha–okay they really aren’t that great. Butย the deer let meย get SO CLOSE! I said “Hello, Bambie, sweeties. Relax, I’m a friend.” ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ (haha!! I’m crazy)ย in a high pitched, sing-song voice and they LITERALLY walked toward me! I even got the shot of the three of them together,ย so I told the girls they were probably sisters like us. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, you know how candy corn packaging says “Made with Real Honey” on it? I read the ingredients, and honey is actually the 2nd to lastย ingredient, just before the food dye. What?! Hahaha! Oh well–can’t stop, won’t stop. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope you all are enjoying this season! Some years ago, I made friends with these sisters from Australia, and they were so pumped to see what Halloween was like in America. I am interested in how everyone celebrates the magical garishness that is October. Let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚

XOXO Chani Natasha

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Newport Beach

I am OBSESSED with all things nautical! So Newport Beach and allย its docks and boats had me falling in love! ๐Ÿ™‚ I had salt in my always wild hair, sand sticking to my ocean wet bikini, and quarters in my backpack for all the meters. Is it just me or is the sun sweeter in California? It kissed me just the right shade in all the right spots! ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought I’d share my Newport Beach playlist with you. All these songs can be found on Spotify. ๐Ÿ™‚

I Choose You (Sara Bareilles); Your Song (Rita Ora); Surfboard (Cody Simpson); Thunder (Imagine Dragons); 18 (One Direction); Romantic – NOTD Remix (Stanaj, NOTD); Vanilla Twilight (Owl City); Royals (Madilyn Bailey); Love Like Woe (The Ready Set)

Also, here’s the link for Sperry’s Boat Shoesย because they made me feel like a sailor! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Love you! XOXO Chani Natasha

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Olde English Bulldog Puppies !!!

Hello my insanely awesome friends!! I am so excited to tell you all about this most favorite shoot I did with these little angels! ๐Ÿ™‚ My sweet cousin Deniseย breeds Olde English Bulldogs, and I got to do a shoot with this new little litter. ๐Ÿ™‚ I nearly died. It was the most fun, sweet, crazy little shoot ever!

They were so rambunctious when we started (they loved tugging on my braid and pulling the ribbons off of each other ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), but after they played (all over me and each other ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) for like 20 minutes, they got so tired and fell to sleep. It was the cutest thing ever. They are such cuddle bugs and I could not get enough of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

It was so funny because I showed upย with heels and my hair all curled, but about 5 seconds after I met these little ones, the shoes came off and–typical Chani–I was downย on the ground in theย wet grassย with them! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am such a sucker for animals–and baby animals?? I’m obsessed!! Sorry Denise, but I might not let you ship these sweeties out, because I might just sneak a little basket into your yard, load them up, and introduce them to my house–where they will stay forever! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Love you all!! See you soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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4th of July!!

Hey babes!! I hope you have all been having the time of your lives this summer! ๐Ÿ™‚ I certainly have been!! ๐Ÿ™‚ This 4th of July was so incredibly fun! I’ve always been a nut about this time of year! I grew up in hot little town, so stripping down to a bikini from school clothes or church clothes to run around outside and backflip into the pool was my jam! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I seem to have not changed very much haha ๐Ÿ™‚

On Friday night, my boyfriend and I went with his fam to the Stadium of Fire–which was so awesome! Hunter Hayes somehow singing just to me,ย Brian Reagan making me laugh my head off, and a firework show that burned inside me like a bass drum–it was awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I saw Amber Fillerup Clark–and hugged her–duh ๐Ÿ˜‰ She’s such a doll!

We pooled and tanned and barbequed and fireworked like crazy! I always buy like 500 packs of sparklers because I am obsessed, and I’m training my younger siblings to be obsessed with fireworks too ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I’m a very good big sister) haha! ๐Ÿ˜‰

On the actual 4th (because this is a days-long celebration!) my boyfriend and I went to Park City. We loaded up on ice cream, sprawled out on a blanket, and cuddled together to watch fireworks. ๐Ÿ™‚ย It was magic!

Much more fun to come as summer spreads its long legs here in Utah, USA. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

XOXO Chani Natasha

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Memorial Weekend at the Lake

Hello my good-lookin’ sweetheart friends!! I hope you all had the time of your lives over the holiday weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚ I definitely did!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I spent the weekend lakeing ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have loved lakes ever since I was a little kiddo! My family had a houseboat at Lake Powell, wave-runners, a speed boat, the whole nine-yards, and we would spend days out on the lakes in UT and AZ just having a blast. Andย I still love lakes soooo much!!

I took the kayak out and thought I could get some sun if I laid down on it for a minute (my arms were so burned out!!) but–DUH–Memorial Weekend drew so many people to the lake that I totally crashed into this parked boat! Haha!! The family was so nice though and joked with me as I rowed away embarrassed. ๐Ÿ™‚ We took out the boat & wave runners, played in the sand, and ate our weight in fruit! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, I am getting better and better at wake surfing which I am totallyย proud of!!ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

And guys–the funniest thing–I just got a Go Pro (AHHH!!)ย so Iย totally tookย 500 million action shots, but I suck so bad that they all turned out soย super super far away (I’m a teeny speck in all of them! haha!). So I need to watch some tutorials on that!! (I’d love advice on Go Pros if you’ve got it!!)ย It was such a fun weekend, though,ย and I can’t wait to do it again!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Let me know what you did over the break!! I always love hearing about the fun things you do!! Plus, it gives me ideas!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

XOXO Chani Natasha

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8 things I always get at the grocery store

A bunch of you have asked me what kinds of things I eat. First of all, I eat out A LOT! (I seriously need to hire a chef–I LOVE food made for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I will make of list of those places I go, and the healthy options there in a later post. ๐Ÿ™‚

But in this post, I thought I’d list theย 8 things I always get at the grocery store. ๐Ÿ™‚

1-) YOGURT I love the Chobani brand because it has so much protein in it! Rustin and I always put fruit and granola inย our yogurt.ย Parfaits–yummy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

2-) ROTISSERIE CHICKEN I have this thing about cooking chicken–it grosses me out, so I have to have it already cooked. Haha!

3-) SNAP PEAS & CHERRY TOMATOES I have to have little veggies to snack on. I’m like a little kid at church–if it’s not a Ziploc of veggies, it’s a Ziploc of Lucky Charms. ๐Ÿ˜‰

4-) EGGS I love to make either scrambled eggs with cheese and milk, or omelets with green peppers and ham! (Gosh, I’m getting hungry writing this!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

5-) CEREAL My pantry is ALWAYS stocked with cereal! It’s just so easy!! My favorite kinds are Honey Bunches of Oats, Life, and Cinnamon Chex.

6-) APPLESAUCE, PINEAPPLE ORANGE JUICE, FRUIT, ETC. I’m such a fan of these carby treats! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love fruit any which way it comes. Rustin knows when we get dessert that I always want the fruity kind of whatever it is. ๐Ÿ˜‰

7-) WATERBOTTLES My idea of aย “cold one” is an icy fresh bottle of Arrowhead that was in the freezer for just the right amount of time haha! ๐Ÿ˜‰ HEAVENLY!

๐Ÿ˜Ž ASPARAGUS On a singles’ trip to Lake Powell a couple years ago I discovered the greatest thing ever: baked asparagus covered in olive oil and garlic salt. It’s Rustin’s favorite thing that I make–haha! Maybe I should cook more! But it really is awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

So there you have it! Myย 8ย things I always buy at the grocery store! As you can tell, I’m still getting the hangย of domesticity.ย Haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ย I hope you all are having a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

XOXO Chani Natasha

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