Margot Tenenbaum DIY Costume + Hair & Makeup Tutorial

In Wes Anderson’s film, The Royal Tenenbaums, Gwyneth Paltrow plays Margot Tenenbaum, an adopted literary genius, who’s in love with her brother, never smiles, smokes like a chimney, and has an overall lack of care for life. She is my favorite character Gwyneth Paltrow has ever played, and she’s one of the easiest last minute Halloween costume ideas you can whip up from items you may already have in your closet.

In the film she wears a striped Izod/Lacoste polo dress in various colors, a long vintage fur coat, burgundy penny loafers, white gloves, a red hair barrette, and carries and Hermes Birkin bag. But I didn’t have any of these items except for the loafers and the gloves. But what I did have was creativity!

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Margot Tenenbaum Hair and Makeup Tutorial

DIY Margot Tenenbaum Halloween Costume

I DIY’d this little dress from my husband’s old polo shirt… and YES, it’s FAR TOO SHORT to actually wear, unless you’re going for a “sexy Margot” because it’s Halloween, and then FOR SURE it will work.

But by simply adding a pair of cuffed skinny jeans {or keeping the coat on for the entire night} it’s doable. OR you can spend $145 on a new Lacoste Polo dress.


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Margot Tenenbaum Hair and Makeup Tutorial

DIY Margot Tenenbaum Halloween Costume

Happy Friday Lovecats!

I love October! Don’t you just LOVE October?! It may be my favorite month of them all!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Priyanjana

    October 4, 2013 |

    I love October tooo!

    so many festivities !

    if you wanna add some to that list check out my “festival called life ” for October on my blog

  • holly

    October 4, 2013 |

    haha so cute! love the reference to a “slutty margot”

  • Erna Eiríksdóttir

    October 5, 2013 |

    Love Margot too, and very well done costume! You could totally get a cheap polo from Old Navy or a thrift store in the same colour and add a ruffle to make the dress longer, it would be more of a tennis dress but would safe like 130 dollars!

  • alina

    October 8, 2013 |

    Spot on! Great Halloween costume idea! xo

  • Nikki

    October 8, 2013 |

    Oh my gosh!! This is killer!! I love you even more for choosing a Margot Tenenbaum look.

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