DIY: Halloween Pumpkin Painting

We love Halloween at Aerie! Haunted houses in our conference rooms, pumpkin spice latte breaks, and of course, pumpkin picking! This year we put our carving tools away and opted for an unexpected alternative to pumpkin carving – pumpkin painting. Read on below to learn how our team created 3 easy no-carve pumpkin DIY ideas to help you make your Halloween extra BOO-tiful!

DIY Pumpkin Painting - Halloween at Aerie

What You’ll Need

Multi-surface paint in a vintage finish

Spray paint in the color of your choice (we love gold metallic tones!)

Painter’s tape

Paintbrushes in various sizes

A dropcloth or newspaper

Fun stickers

Loose glitter

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Vintage White 

Our first pumpkin painting idea is simple and classic. Our team used a 2fl oz bottle of multi-surface acrylic craft paint to cover the entire pumpkin except the stem. We used 1 flat brush and 1 small brush to paint carefully around the top.

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Voila! Now the white pumpkin gives you a sort of blank canvas to design anything you would like – continue reading to see what we did to complete the look.
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Leaf It Be 

We painted another one of our pumpkins classic white, let it dry for 2 hours, and added one more very simple step. Using stickers purchased at a local craft store, we embellished the white surface to make one very chic pumpkin!
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Preppy Pumpkin 

Our last pumpkin DIY is a bit more difficult and will take more time. Use 1.5″ painters tape to create 2-3 chevron lines across the circumference of your pumpkin.
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After you finish taping your pumpkin, use a can of spray paint to color the tape-free sections. We chose gold because of the metallic finish, but feel free to try any color!

8 Let your now spray-painted pumpkin dry for at least 30 minutes. Very carefully, peel off the tape. 9

You did it! Be sure to show us your pumpkin creations with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter.

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We can’t forget about the lil’ pumpkins! We sprayed a few with gold or white spray paint and added some sparkles for extra glam!

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Sitting pretty on our new blanket scarf15 - Instagram

Which pumpkin design is your favorite? Comment below!
16Happy Halloween, Aerie girls!

xoxo,

Aerie

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Halloween Costumes Inspired by #AEOSTYLE

Can you believe Halloween is this Friday, October 31st, already?? Some of you have been planning your costumes for a while now but for the rest of you procrastinators (us included), we’ve got a few #AEOSTYLE ideas just for you inspired by some of our favorite musicians, emoji’s and more. Take a look at what we’ve put together and rock one of these costumes this year.

Ladies: 

AEO_HALLOWEEN_LOOKS_WOMENGet The Look: Twin Emoji
Waffled Bodycon Dress
Scrunched Ballet Flat

Get The Look: Katness Everdeen
Hooded Military Jacket
Real Soft Favorite Scoop Neck T-Shirt
Kick Boot Pant
Rugged Lace Front Boot

Get The Look: Lorde
Don’t Ask Why Maxi Tank Dress
Cropped Mock Neck T-Shirt
DV by Dolce Vita Caprice Bootie
FJALLRAVEN Kanken Backpack

Gents: 

AEO_HALLOWEEN_LOOKS_MEN

Get The Look: Running Emoji
Legend Crew T-Shirt
Loose Jean
Dr. Marten Core 1461 Oxford

Get The Look: Peeta Mellark
Legend Crew T-Shirt
40Weft Cargo Pant
Bed Stu Patriot Boot

Get The Look: Pharrell Williams
Plaid Button Down Shirt
Legend Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Suede Boat Shoe
Skinny Jean

Tell us what you are dressing up as for Halloween this year in the comments below.

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Throwback Thursday: Halloween

Throwback Thursday: Halloween

We love a good #ThrowbackThursday at the American Eagle Outfitters Home Office. We wanted to celebrate Halloween by sharing some of our childhood Halloween photos. We hope you enjoy our trip down memory lane just as much as we did!

 

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Caren I., Merchant Order Specialist, as a duck at 4 years old.

 

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Courtney B., Senior Creative Visual Coordinator, as a puppy at age 1.

 

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Rachel K. (left), Associate Footwear & Accessories Buyer as Superwoman at age 3.

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Cassie P., Social Media Marketing Coordinator, as a genie at age 4.

 

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Janelle H., Women’s Wovens and Outerwear Assistant Buyer, as grapes.

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Katie B., Aerie.com Associate Buyer, as Snow White at age 5.

 

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Andrew G., Aerie Web Designer, age 4 as Superman.

 

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Morgan H., Marketing Research & Testing Coordinator at age 3 as a fairy princess.

 

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Laura K., AE.com Accessories & Footwear Buyer at age 5 as a unicorn.

 

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Jamie S., AEO Copy Director, as a flapper girl at age 11.

 

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Stephanie N., International Marketing Manager as a vampire at age 9.

 

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Tara W., International Marketing Coordinator as a Hulu Girl at age 8.

 

American Eagle Outfitters Throwback Thursday Halloween

Stephanie N., International Marketing Manager as a clown at age 5.

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Get Inspired: #AEOStyle Icons

Get Inspired: #AEOStyle Icons

Get inspired by scary awesome #AEOStyle icons from our favorite Halloween movies.

 

Carrie

American Eagle Outfitters Halloween #AEOSTYLE icons

 

Get the look:

1) AEO Rose Gold Studs

2) AE Pointelle Knit Scarf

3) AE Lace Paneled Handkerchief Dress

4) AEO Studded Ballet Flat

 

Frankenstein

 

American Eagle Outfitters Halloween #AEOSTYLE icons

 

Get the look:

1) AE Tweed Blazer

2) Slim Straight Jean in Black

3) Timberland Earthkeepers Tremont Boot

4) AE Legend Crew T-Shirt

 

Teen Wolf

 

American Eagle Outfitters Halloween #AEOSTYLE icons

 

Get the look:

1) AE Varsity Jacket

2) AE Plaid Button Down Shirt

3) PF Flyers Center Hi Sneaker

4) Original Boot Jean

 

Wednesday Adams

American Eagle Outfitters Halloween #AEOSTYLE icons

 

Get the look:

1) AE Fit & Flare Sweater Dress

2) AEO Rugged Lace Front Boot

3) AE Girlfriend Shirt

4) AEO Leather Belt

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