H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N: a magical holiday where you can dress up as whatever or whoever you want to be.
*(let’s not forget about all of the Halloween themed treats and the 50% off Chipotle meal you get on this special holiday)*
As October 31st creeps on in, so will your anxiety for lack of costumes because let’s face it– you are currently swamped with 500 tests, papers and projects, and the last thing on your mind is “what am I going to be for Halloween this year?”
Well for those of you who don’t shop at Party City or Spirit Halloween everyday in your life, the best and greatest alternative to spending hundreds of dollars at specialty stores lies right inside your closet. Shocking right? I know, you may be thinking about how you really don’t want to repeat that one outfit you wore for that one event, but trust me, no one will ever notice because: a) it will be dark wherever you go and b) you’ll have the greatest accessories to go with your costume to complete the look.
the little black dress is a classic for a reason… it never goes out of style AND it acts as a versatile costume piece.
It is great by itself, but is even better when you can use it to transform into someone else. Take out your LBD on Halloween and let your imagination roam.
Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
You will need: a stack of pearl necklaces, gloves, cigarette holder, a pair of classic black pumps
Perfect if: you are looking for a chic costume with little to no effort
You will need: a flared dress or black tutu, white pantyhose, black crown, a fierce makeup artist
Perfect if: you are a dancer and own thousands of leotards and tutus
You will need: stack of pearls, pillbox hat, oversized sunglasses and anything Chanel
Perfect if: you want something easy to replicate, but want to try something new
You will need: red lipstick, pearl/long chain necklaces, gloves, feather headband, your best strappy heels
Perfect if: You love Chicago or The Great Gatsby
robber/referee/waldo & wenda
Whether it is black and white or red and white, the number of costumes you could make with any striped piece are endless. If you are one of the blessed who can rock the striped pants, plz be sure to show them off during Halloween.
You will need: black bottoms, black and white horizontal striped shirt, a pair of low rise converse, and of course your stash bag
Perfect if: you have a big group that all want to dress the same
You will need: a black and white vertical striped top or bottoms, knee high socks, a whistle
Perfect if: you want to be able to dress your costume up or down
Wenda and Waldo
You will need: a red and white striped top, red and white beanie, round glasses, a cane
Perfect if: you have a boyfriend/girlfriend
You will need: a red and white striped top, black bottoms, hoop earrings, a pirate hat, an eye patch
Perfect if: you own all of the Pirates of the Caribbean DVDs
Slip on your leather jacket and you’re immediately a little more badass. This year for Halloween, channel your inner punk royalty, biker chick or even Sandy from Grease to spice up everyone’s favorite holiday.
You will need: you favorite punk rock band tee, leather pants, high heel ankle booties
Perfect if: you have a Ramones t-shirt lying around
Biker Meets Chic
You will need: aviators, leather bottoms, combat boots (and a motorcycle if possible)
Perfect if: you’ve always wanted to channel your inner badass but don’t know how
You will need: an off the shoulder black top, black skinny jeans, red heels
Perfect if: you’re a huge Grease fan
Countdown to Halloween: 8 Days
Let the madness begin.