Spooky season is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to start thinking about your Halloween outfits. Whether you’re heading to a party, dressing up for a night out or just want to up the scare factor from the comfort of your sofa, finding the perfect costume is no easy feat, especially if you want to stay away from the more predictable styles like the classic black cat or skeleton.
Thankfully, we’ve done the hard work for you, hunting out the best costumes sure to send a shiver down your spine, from celebrity-inspired looks to halloween outfits using a classic LBD. And even better, these styles are super easy to re-create. Using items from your wardrobe and a few fun accessories, it’s never been simpler to transform from casual to creepy without the stress. Read on if you dare…
Ensure all eyes are on you in a Medusa costume this Halloween. Headwear is key for styling this Grecian inspired look, so braid your hair or tie it into a slick low bun and add a golden snake headband. Etsy has loads of great headband options for a sss-eriously chic look.
Complete your costume by pairing with a gold dress or jumpsuit. Maxi dresses, wrap or draped styles will tap into the Grecian vibe as will a pair of lace up sandals, sliders or heels to finish the look.
Cruella De Vil
She’s an iconic Disney villain with an unrivalled sense of style. Okay, so maybe she stole a few puppies but we’re pretty sure she wouldn’t have gone through with the whole coat thing in the end, right? Recreate Cruella’s luxe look in a black dress or red midi dress and a faux fur coat. Can’t get your hands on a Dalmatian print one? A cream faux fur will look just as good or try a polka dot scarf for an inspired feel. And don’t forget a black and white wig to mimic Cruella’s signature hair do. Divine darling!
Looking for Halloween outfits that are all about the drama? Take inspo from the Queen of Halloween, Vanessa Hudgens, in a gothic bridal inspired look. Start by pulling out your favourite black maxi dress: lace or tulle fabrics will give a gothic feel but fabrics like satin and classic cotton will work great too. To pull this look off successfully it’s all about the accessories, so pair with a black lace veil or train.
And don’t forget your bouquet, after all, it is your wedding day. Just don’t be surprised if nobody wants to catch it when you throw it at the end of the night…
For a costume that looks like you made way more effort than you did look no further than a savvy pirate ensemble. For this look, layer a waistcoat or corset over a white boho blouse. Ruffle and puff sleeved styles are best for instant buccaneer chic. Wear with a simple pair of black shorts or peg-leg shaped trousers and some black boots.
To accessorize, a printed head scarf is a must and don’t forget to load up on gold jewellery. Any good pirate has a chest full of gold to choose from so think hoop earrings, chunky rings and layered necklaces to show off your loot.
The Scooby Gang
If scary isn’t your style why not dress up as the best monster catching squad around? Nope, not the Ghostbusters or Buffy and co, we’re of course talking about Scooby Doo and the gang for these Halloween outfits.
The great thing about these looks is you can invest in items that can work in your wardrobe once Halloween has passed. A bold orange knit or, lilac mini dress will look great re-styled for brunch outfits for added cost-per-wear. Also, be sure to get your friends involved too so the full Scooby gang is represented. Just no meddling, kids.
Say hello to Tinkerbell’s evil twin sister, the perfect Halloween costume if you want to make a statement. There’s no need to be subtle with this look, after all fairies are all about the attention, so put on a sparkly sequin dress and of course a pair of fairy wings. For added sass, channel the Y2K trend by adding butterfly or flower clips to your hair, or, put your hair in a high bun and take inspo from your childhood by spritzing with glitter hairspray for added sparkle.