Thrift Thursdays, Happy Halloween

Hello Everyone,

I ‘m back with another edition of thrift Thursdays for all my budget fashionistas out there. If you are one of those individuals that regularly get into the theme of Halloween, you may know how expensive it can be to find that perfect costume. However, it does not have to be that way, if you keep these three words in mind: creativity, vision and confidence.

This year I decided to be a nurse, but with a twist. The average nurse costume on Halloween is usual quite sexy, I went for a different approach, paying tribute to the early pioneers of the profession. No make up, and no glamour. Everything was thrifted or we already had it in our closets. Full credit goes to my little sister for this costume, it’s actually hers but I loved the concept. You can also add red dye or paint your face to make the coustume scarier.

Please also check out these other ladies, to see how they celebrated halloween on a budget
Being zhenyaMicheNout, & Martyna

Doctors and nurses during WW1
Doctors and nurses during WW1- (source)

WW1 nurse outfit for Halloween

Outfit Information:

Everything is thrifted except, the boots: Guess

Hat: DIY



  1. Nout
    October 31, 2013 / 6:53 pm

    I absolutely love your costume. It's very original and can be made scary or just left as is. You get tired seeing all the "sexy costumes" out there so it's nice to see women's costumes that aren't necessarily that. Plus keeping it thrifty is always great! xo

  2. Adeola (The Mane Captain)
    November 1, 2013 / 12:07 am

    wow, that's a beautiful costume. I like "educational" & historical costumes over meaningless scary ones.Did you get the outfit from Value Village?

    • SincerelyMissJ
      November 1, 2013 / 2:18 am

      The costume pieces were brought at salvation army, and then the white apron and white vest was a diy out of two shirts we got there. The black skirt also from there, and the black dress shirt was found in my sister's closet.

  3. Manhattan Image and Style
    November 1, 2013 / 12:11 pm

    Love it! Great costume!Dianawww.ManhattanImageandStyle.comNew Blog Post: 5 Ways to Improve Your Memory

  4. gretchen b
    November 8, 2013 / 1:18 am


  5. CynthiaCM
    November 26, 2013 / 2:25 am

    Great costume! I assume this is supposed to be circa 1910s??

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