A Spookful of Sugar: 7 Easy Steps to a Mary Poppins Costume This Halloween

Photo by: Mandi Johnson
What You Need
-White silk daisies and little red flowers
-Black straw boater hat
-Red bow with a safety pin to attach it
-White blouse
-Gray or black blazer
-Long black ... more 
Photo by: Mandi Johnson
What You Need
-White silk daisies and little red flowers
-Black straw boater hat
-Red bow with a safety pin to attach it
-White blouse
-Gray or black blazer
-Long black skirt
-Black pumps- the more Victorian-styled the better! less 
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Wed, Oct 16, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
A few years ago, I was working my way through college by nannying after school. I thought I was a pretty cool nanny, but as amazing as I was, I couldn't hop through sidewalk sketches into imaginary worlds, my snapping fingers never cleaned up any bedrooms, and I couldn't sing quite as beautifully as Mary Poppins could. But I could still pretend to be as practically perfect as Mary Poppins, at least on Halloween. I looked into my closet, which was embarrassingly full of thrifted '70s clothes, and I surprisingly found pretty much everything I needed for a Mary Poppins costume- all that was missing was a hat. I put together the entire outfit using things I owned or found at the thrift store, and you can too! Check out my instructions in the slideshow below.


-By Mandi Johnson



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