The Halloween Costume of 2019 is….

VSCO Girl!

That’s right. Possibly, no one else has thought of it yet. Believe you me, there will probably be 11 “Elevens” at your party. Plus, the more you are NOT a VSCO Girl (not that there’s anything wrong with that), the funnier you are going to be. Sk sk sk sk!

So, as the diagram above shows, and the video explains it’s not going to be hard to replicate the VSCO Girl look…or talk…because homogeneity is working in your favor here. And i oop!

The downside is you’re going to have to spend a lot of money unless you can raid the wardrobe and accoutrements of a well-off teenage girl.

Or you can try and cheap it out…but I think NO ONE WILL BE FOOLED.

And can we be real for a sec? This is not an “aesthetic.” Agh! Use that word again and I’m slapping you on the back your neck! This is a fad. Kids who all wear the same things the other kids are wearing for five minutes are engaging in fads. Aesthetic is a philosophy that deals with nature, art and beauty. Higher plane stuff. Not benign consumerism.

So let’s get back to being fun. (Your neck is safe now.)

We’re talking scrunchies, scrunchies, did I say scrunchies, and yes, maybe a couple of scrunchies.

The shell necklace, the over-sized t shirt (or really tiny t shirt), the tight jeans (or little shorts or enormous sweats), the birks or the crocs, the messy bun or hair brushed to over one side (guys, you might need a wig for this). What is it with the constant hair-flipping, is it like some kind of primate signaling instinct? I digress. The lip gloss, the selfie phone thingie, the iced coffee plastic cup with A METAL STRAW SO YOU CAN SAVE THE SEA TURTLES or a hydro flask. With lots o’ stickers.

But if you really want to step up your game…and it’s Halloween, so you know, you gotta step up your game…you’re going to need that little bit extra. But what? What could bring that party prize home?

You know like how they love those white fairy lights in their bedrooms. So you could get a battery-pack string and drape yourself with one of those. Or spray everybody with rose water. I don’t know. Think outside the box.

Oh. em. gee. Did I just say “think outside of the box” for a look that is so conformist, it is basically “basic”? How’s that for irony!

Camp it up and have fun because by the time this blog is posted, the VSCO Girl look may be history…

Disclaimer: Okay, true confession: I do talk and laugh like a VSCO girl, which is a little tragic in a woman of my advanced years. And when my sister and I talk, we sound EXACTLY like this. I mean, I did the sk sk sk sk thing all year and was just unaware. I was VSCO before VSCO was cool. And my sister is all about saving the turtles but she heard that someone gored themselves with a metal straw so now she just takes paper ones everywhere which is just out-VSCOing the VSCO-ettes. I don’t even USE straws anymore. Hardly. And I blog. But not on Tumblr. I am SO basic, I need to dress up this Halloween as myself.

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
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