5 Halloween Costumes That Start With Your Wardrobe Staples

5 Halloween Costumes That Start With Your Wardrobe Staples

October 31, 2018

There are lots of things to love about Halloween: cheerfully carved pumpkins, nostalgic memories of childhood trick-or-treating, and (of course) lots of candy! But this playful holiday can present one big challenge: picking a costume. With Halloween celebrations on the horizon, you might feel spooked—or maybe just stumped—by a lack of creative costume choices. Should you make a last-minute order from Amazon and pay too much for that Wonder Woman outfit, or just cut a few holes into an old sheet and brush up on your spookiest ghost impression? This year, we’ve got a better idea. We took a peek into our closets to create five simple costumes that start with your wardrobe staples.

 

  1. Wild Wild West: We recently called out Western boots as one of this season’s best shoe trends, and western wear of all kinds has taken the runway by storm in 2018. If you’ve already got a pair of cowboy boots, you’re on your way to a costume inspired by pop culture hits like Westworld and Godless. Try pairing your boots with a vintage prairie dress, simple braids, and lots of chunky turquoise jewelry for a super-stylish cowgirl getup.

 

  1. Woodstock Flashback: If your closet is filled with vintage finds, flashback to the 60s with some hippie style. Get the look with an embroidered tunic, a colorful dress with dramatic bell sleeves, or a floor-dusting tie-dye skirt for a costume straight out of Woodstock. Finish the look with a flower crown and some round sunnies, and then practice your best peace sign for Halloween photo ops.

 

  1. Stylish Scarecrow: Cozy plaids are an autumn wardrobe essential—and the starting point for a sweet scarecrow costume. Pair a plaid dress with a frayed straw hat and some simple makeup (we love this tutorial) for a look that comes together in mere minutes.

 

  1. 90s Vibes: If you’re a fan of Clueless, My So-Called Life, or other early 90s classics, go grunge for Halloween. Start with a plaid dress or your trusty flannel shirt, then add ripped jeans, motorcycle boots, and a choker for the definitive 90s look. (Bonus points if you’re brave enough to try the decade’s iconic—and misguided—lip liner trends.)

 

  1. Classic Cat: Our final costume concept takes on another major trend for 2018—animal prints! Take a walk on the wild side in a cat costume that starts with an animal print dress, like this leopard number. Pair your exotic print with simple shoes and tights in solid black, so the dress is the star of the costume. To finish the look, draw on a few whiskers and add a headband topped with cat ears.

 

How are you celebrating Halloween this year? Leave us a comment and share your creative costume ideas!

 

 



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