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Homemade Halloween Fashion Icons: Part 2

Here are three more of my favorite fashion icon costumes: Bill Cunningham, Karl Lagerfeld, and Iris Apfel.  Like yesterday’s Vogue editors, these costumes are pretty easy to pull together with a few simple items costing less than $15. Make sure you click through for more photos and all the details! PS – See our costumes for Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, and André Leon Talley here.

Fashion Icons Halloween Costumes: Bill Cunningham | Oh Happy Day!Fashion Icons Halloween Costumes: Karl Lagerfeld | Oh Happy Day!Fashion Icons Halloween Costumes: Iris Apfel | Oh Happy Day!

Click through for more photos and all the details…

Bill Cunningham // We dressed Bill in his classic outfit (blue windbreaker, red tie) and made sure he wore a classic camera around his neck. The costume’s not complete without a bike!

Materials Needed: Red Tie, Newsboy Cap, Blue Windbreaker, White Shirt, Camera

Fashion Icons Halloween Costumes: Bill Cunningham | Oh Happy Day!

Karl Lagerfeld // Karl is known for his signature white hair (which we made sure was tied back in a ponytail) and black suit. We added black sunglasses, a brooch, and fingerless gloves to complete his iconic look!

Materials Needed: White Wig, Fingerless Gloves, Clip-On Tie, Brooch, Sunglasses, Suit

Fashion Icons Halloween Costumes: Karl Lagerfeld  | Oh Happy Day!

Iris Apfel // I love Iris’ colorful wardrobe – so it was fun to recreate her look. Most important to her look is her short white hair and thick rimmed round glasses. Then we added a colorful shirt and lots of bright accessories (rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets.)

Materials Needed: Blonde Short Hair Wig, Colorful Accessories, Big Round Glasses, Patterned Jacket

Fashion Icons Halloween Costumes: Iris Apfel | Oh Happy Day!

All photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction & Styling by Fergi Johnson for Oh Happy Day

  1. Meg

    October 9, 2013

    SO GOOD.

  2. Mai

    October 9, 2013


  3. Suus

    October 9, 2013


    Suus from the blog Food Bandits

  4. Jesse

    October 9, 2013

  5. Jessica S.

    October 9, 2013

    Jo, these are hilarious! And what’s really amazing is the way you actually managed to get the children to CHANNEL these icons. That kid’s not just wearing a Lagerfeld wig and glasses – I can truly feel Lagerfeld emulated through the photo!

    They’re tiny models, in-training… 🙂

  6. Leith

    October 9, 2013

    Too much! Too cute!! And Karl Lagerfeld would be the BEST costume! – Leith

  7. maggie

    October 9, 2013

    That mini-Bill is too cute!! The bike is the best part.

  8. Laura Smith

    October 9, 2013

    You guys are funny! Love Iris Apfel!

  9. Brimful

    October 9, 2013

    Oh my gosh…this is brilliant! Bill Cunningham is my favorite :). I wonder what he would think of this…he’d probably say in that voice of his, “It was mahhhvelous!”.

  10. Globetrotting Mommy

    October 9, 2013

    These are just adorable!!! The kids, costumes and poses are all perfect.

  11. cintya

    October 9, 2013

    Omg these are adorable, had me smiling from ear to ear.

  12. Haydee

    October 9, 2013

    These are incredibly cute and creative for littles. Love them. I think Iris is my favorite:)

  13. Jordana @WhiteCabana

    October 9, 2013

    Ha ha. What a sweet collection of costumes. Nicely done!

  14. Chelsea

    October 9, 2013

    Too cute! x

  15. WhishParty

    October 9, 2013

    I have loved this whole series – your creativity is so inspiring!

  16. This girl loves to talk

    October 10, 2013

    ha I read Advanced Style and love the Iris Apfel outfit (and being in Australia I had never heard of her before I started reading advanced style a few years back)

  17. laurie at laurie jones home

    October 10, 2013

    I think Karl is my favorite of all!! This was so fun!

  18. Birdy& Bambi

    October 10, 2013

    I love, love, love the Iris Apfel one!!!

    Love from Germany and some great news:


  19. bettina

    October 12, 2013

    A friend told me about these costumes. I think they are cute to look at! my friend was a little upset as she finds it unfair to dress kids only to amuse adults.

    I don´t totally agree, but I do see her point and I ask myself what is in these costumes for the kids, as they surely do not know any of the celebritys. isn´t the whole fun of dressing up the idea of “being someone else”? if you don´t know the person you are cosumed to be, there surely is no fun in it!?

    my kids (6 and 3) love dressing as a fire man and a butterfly or cat.
    (sorry if my english is not so correct, I am dutch and german)

  20. Joanna

    October 18, 2013


  21. ButtonsMcd

    October 19, 2013

    I love these! But I confess, I was hoping for a tiny Anna Piaggi!

  22. Diana

    October 21, 2013

    These are the best Halloween costumes ever! I absolutely adore the Bill Cunningham and Iris Apfel costumes! Fabulous ideas.

  23. VisualTherapyNY

    October 22, 2013

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