A recent Bing-commissioned survey of over 2,000 Americans revealed it's goind to be a "do-it-yourself" (DIY) kind of Halloween this year. According to results, no less than 40% of customers are abandoning store-bought outfits for a Halloween DIY costume.
The number of these Halloween DIYers has seen nearly a fourfold increase over last year's 12 percent.
Bing, the Decision Engine recognizes the need for time- and money-saving tips from styling experts.
To help in this end, Bing Shopping partnered with celebrity stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, who have created costumes for Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Will and Jada Smith and their kids, to offer guidance on how to easily create a unique look that fits your budget, fashion sense and DIY skill level, revealed Microsoft.
Here are some ideas shared by the two stylists:
- Rock stars' signature styles are often defined by what they wear on stage. Pictueyour favorite artist's most identifiable look from a performance or music video, then break it down.
- Another great costume strategy is to pick a time period. Whether it's the '20s, '60s, '80s or whatever, there are countless ways to impress the ghouls.
- Everyone remembers J.Lo's daring palm-leaf dress from the Grammys. Or Rihanna's red-carpet tuxedo. If you want to be memorable this Halloween, go totally glam.
- If you're still feeling uninspired, get real -- as in reality TV. Love them or hate them, some of the "regular people" from docu-shows like Jersey Shore have become just as recognizable as movie stars and famous rockers.
For additional tips and tricks from Zangardi and Haenn and Halloween inspiration, visit http://www.BingHalloween.com.
Update: Rob and Mariel are back with tips to pull together amazing (and affordable) Halloween costumes. Check out their tips in the following videos. Use their looks and tips as inspiration, and you"ll be good to go!
"If you want to get more personalized tips or advice on your costume ideas? You can talk with with Rob and Mariel live via Twitter on Wednesday, October 19th from 12-1 PM Pacific/3-4 PM Eastern," Bing team announced.
To participate, all you"ve to do is follow @Bing, @robzangardi and @marielhaenn. Simply tune in and tweet out your questions and commentary with the hashtag #BingIt.
The team said, "As an added bonus, you"ll be getting two $50 gift cards to go towards your costume fund."