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Halloween 2017: Ideas from Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” video

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….Almost. Halloween is coming! This year comes with the bonus of the new “Look What You Made Me Do” video from Taylor Swift. I’m no psychic, but…I’m predicting there will be a lot of creative interpretations of the video this Halloween.

The video, which I know, I know, you’ve already watched 35 times to try to get all the references (I did too, it’s fine), has a rather dark theme that is perfect for Halloween inspiration. Here are some ways to incorporate LWYMMD into your Halloween festivities this year.

  1. Make Some “Look What You Made Me Do” themed Halloween decorations.
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    Decorate the yard with some fake tombstones that have names from the video on them. You’ll need two. One should read “Here Lies Taylor Swift’s Reputation” and the other should read “Nils Sjoberg.” Here’s a tutorial for how to make homemade decorative headstones. You can buy some and write the names on them, or browse Pinterest for other DIY headstone options. For those with power tools, painting wood cutouts might work well. You can also get custom foam headstones made for you online here. Give extra candy to the kids who get the reference.
  2. Throw a “Look What You Made Me Do” themed Halloween/ Tea PartyScreen Shot 2017-09-15 at 9.00.39 PM.pngThe ground rules are as follows. Everyone has to come dressed as someone or, something from the music video. Serve hot tea (but don’t spill it). Decorate with snakes and tombstones (see above).
  3. Choose a “Look What You Made Me Do” inspired costume: The video offers so many choices for what you could be that will be easily recognizable. Here’s a quick brainstorm to get you thinking of ideas.
    1. Zombie Taylor  (Wear a light blue dress like the one below and zombie makeup. If people don’t get it, you’re still a zombie). 
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    2. A group costume of the different versions of Taylor (Stay in character and argue all night).
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    3. Taylor and her back up dancers (DIY some black “I ❤ TS” crop tops).
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    4. A cute and inexpensive option
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      Buy a plain white t-shirt and some Sharpie markers. Write the names of Taylor’s friends on it in permanent marker. On the front write “Junior Jewels.” Use a reference from Google images when you’re making the shirt to make it look as much like the real thing as you can. If you have bad handwriting or, you’re not very artsy, enlist a friend. Wear some big glasses, and you’re good to go.
    5. Taylor in the black “Rep” shirt with a group of dead Taylors.
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      For this option, you might be able to use a ballet or gymnastics outfit that you don’t mind adding the letters to. Print out the word “Rep” so that you can use the letters as stencils/guides. This one will take a little effort to create, but if you’re crafty should be doable.
    6. Bathtub Taylor-Cover a strapless dress in crystals or anything that sparkles, wear bright red lipstick.
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    7. Go as the Paparazzi
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      Don’t be surprised if people give you their phones and ask you to take photos all day…
    8. Make a “Blind for Love” cat hoodie and wear cat ears.  (Michael’s or A.C. Moore will sell letters or, use fabric paint). If you want to make this a group costume, friends could go as the cats in monochromatic outfits in the background and carry stacks of fake money.
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    9. For something cute and a bit quirky, go as the actual “Reputation” airplane. Dress as an airplane and paint the word “Reputation” on the side in red.
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