Stylish Halloween Costume Inspiration

Stylish Halloween Costume Inspiration

 
 

So you're too mature to be a pumpkin. Maybe you've done the sexy [insert animal with ears here] too many times. Being a zombie feels tired. And though you may have a witty topical idea in mind, you're in no mood to answer a million "Wait, what are you?!" queries this year. That said, you still want to celebrate and look good in the process. So get your creative juices flowing with these fashion-inspired ideas.

 

Flapper

Channel the roaring, glamorous 1920s with a sparkly dress. Then pile on jewelry — long pearls, a dangly chain, fringe earrings. Finish off with a festive clutch and metallic heels. Don't forget to learn the Charleston.

 
 

More Flapper Inspo

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Wild Thing

Feel that jungle (or desert) fever with tons of textured pieces. Use a black and white reptile-inspired dress as your backdrop. Then grab a tribal-inspired necklace or jungle-inspired earrings. And flash some leopard or zebra with a clutch. Make sure this song is on your playlist.

 
 
 

Other Wild Things

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Queen of Hearts 

Think of this as the fashion-y twist on the classic cartoon. Stick to the red, black and gold palette and start with a cool dress decked out with dramatic details. Frame your face with striking drop earrings and add a rhinestone clutch or maybe some retro sunnies. You can even rock a queen of hearts playing card as a nametag of sorts. Final touch: swipe on some red lipstick, Helena Bonham Carter-style.

 
 
 

Heart-y Alternatives

 
 

 
 
 
 

DJ

Tap into your inner night-owl. Try a dress with hints of neon — bonus if it gets even brighter as lights go down. Then wear all the leather you can find — a cool hat, a studded clutch, a leather jacket. Grab some over-the-ear headphones and "air scratch" on your imaginary turntable.

 
 
 

Or Spin It These Ways

 
 
 

 
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Bohemian

If you've ever used the words "classic," "conservative" or "structured" to describe your personal style, stun your friends with a flower child look. Nail it with a 1970s era knit dress, a necklace or earrings with organic-like stones, a slouchy bag (bonus if a couple of boho masters designed it) and some aviators.

 
 
 

Different Boho Chic Looks

 
 

 
 
 
 

Mermaid

Get your Arielle on with a fish scale dress. Add jewelry inspired by the sea like a swirly necklace, earrings with seaweed-colored stones, or an Ursula-like bracelet. Make serious waves with a fishing net wrapped all around you.

 
 
 
 

We've Got Mermaid Galore

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Barbie™

Of course we couldn't leave out our amazing stock of Barbie™-inspired pieces, courtesy of Moschino's Spring 2015 collection. Pick the pieces that speak to you (we love the vintage vibe of this top and skirt), then get all dolled up in pink with sunnies, iPhone case, nails and lips. Cap it all off with perfect pointy pumps.

 
 
 

More Barbie™ World

 
 

 
 
 
 

Shades of Grey

Tip your hat to this of-the-moment book-turned-movie and wear 5, 10, 25 or 50 shades of grey (props to you if you hit that top number). Knock out a few of those shades in one go with a grey patterned dress. Pair with accessories that have an element of danger: a choker, studded hoops, a chain and sparkle minaudiere. Prop up with cuffs and a mask for extra shock value.

 
 
 

Some Additional Shades