Last year, a girlfriend of mine and her now husband were Janelle Monae and Pee-wee Herman for Halloween. An unlikely pair, indeed, but both costumes were spot onand brilliant. That got me thinking... Pee-Wee is one of those perfect costumes: easy, fun, iconic while not overly costumey, and works for men or women. Heck, it even gives you an excuse to have a big adventure and ride around on a bicycle (Halloween Critical Mass, anyone?).
We put together a few stylish picks that work for a men's and women's Pee-wee. Chances are, you may have a lot of this stuff already, and if not, it should be easy enough to find at local thrift stores. Slick that hair, work on those quirky expressions and you'll be good to go.
1. H&M Men's Wool Jacket, $149
2. H&M Men's Suit Pants, $59.95
3. NARS Blush, $28
4. Red Band Collar Bow-Tie, $4.95
5. Reiss Women's Raffy Blazer, $425
6. Reiss Women's Esther Pants, $230
9. Victory Touring Cruiser, $249.09
10. Bass Women's Joyce Oxford, $44.99
Lily Ko (lily7x7 @gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.