Quick and Clever Halloween Costume Ideas
Modcloth Going Tulle Be Lovely Skirt in Gold
Transform into one of Degas’ ballerinas by slipping into this golden tulle skirt. Sweep your hair up in a bun, add a pale fitted tee, and top it off with your favorite ballet flats (don’t forget to wrap ribbons around your ankles). To make the leap into everyday, pair it with an angora sweater and pretty jewelry.
To buy: $38, modcloth.com.
Featured October 2013
Loft Marisa Straight Leg Crepe Tuxedo Pants
Capture the look of Count Dracula: Wear this evening classic with a crisp white button-down and a fancy brooch at the collar, then add a cape and fangs. Also available in tall and petite sizes.
To buy: $70, loft.com.
Forever 21 Traveler’s Charm Necklace
Ordinarily this charming layered necklace brings bohemian mystique to your outfit. But wear it with a printed headscarf and a maxi skirt, and it completes a beguiling fortune-teller guise.
To buy: $7, forever21.com.
Zara Round Neck Dress With Seams
Become a bewitching bat in this trapeze-style black dress. Using safety pins, secure black fabric to the middle of the back. Then, attach each end of these “wings” to each middle finger with an elastic hair tie. Later, this forgiving viscose-blend LBD can be jazzed up with kitten heels and sparkly earrings.
To buy: $120, zara.com.
Gap Essential Striped Long-Sleeve T
Paired with the right pieces, your weekend go-to takes on another life. Add jeans, a red beanie, and black-framed specs, and you’ll be hard to miss as Where’s Waldo. Also available in blue.
To buy: $25, gap.com.
Boden Leather Pencil Skirt
Turn the leather pencil skirt you’d wear with a silky blouse into a fierce Cruella De Vil costume. Simply add killer heels, a fitted black turtleneck, and a faux-fur scarf. The final touch: Go overboard with the dry shampoo to achieve her signature streak. Also available in tall sizes.
To buy: $268, bodenusa.com.
Susana Monaco Caitlin Dress
Swing into the 1920s with a Great Gatsby–inspired beaded dress. Perfect the Jazz Age siren look by accessorizing this viscose style with fishnets and glamorous jewelry. Later on, you could wear it for New Year’s Eve with a velvet blazer and opaque tights.
To buy: $67, 6pm.com.
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