Halloween is probably one of the most entertaining holidays around. Rather than leaving all the fun to children, adults finally get to dress up and indulge in as much candy as they goddamn want — it’s practically a rule! The only thing you need to make the experience even better is the right costume, but picking something to suit you can be a little tricky. Sure, you can splurge on an expensive ensemble at a specialized costume shop, but then you’ll get something you can only wear once. Instead of that, why not put together something that’s a bit more versatile and that looks so good you can wear it all year round?
Don’t think it’s possible? Then let us show you some fantastic ideas that will both sate your inner fashionista and make a totally practical Halloween costume.
Sandy from Grease
We’ll take any excuse to buy ourselves a leather jacket, and luckily Olivia Newton-John’s character is so iconic that anyone will recognize it. With a short leather jacket, an ultra-tight pair of skinny jeans, leather pants, or even leggings, and a shoulder-baring shirt you’ll look hot and entirely memorable. Don’t forget to cinch in your waist with a thick belt, put on a pair of red heels, some hoop earrings, and curl your hair to give it some naughty volume. Easy costume full of totally wearable garments.
80s disco queen
First step — volume! You’ll want to tease and curl your hair and make it look big and puffy, and then after that, it’s all about finding a pair of sassy bell bottoms (which are currently super trendy), a tacky-looking blouse, and a pair of chunky, heeled boots. Feel free to utilize glittery makeup and accessories, and put on a fun headband to complete the look.
Proper Stepford Barbie
This is really fun to wear and it gives you an excuse to wear a great suit or a prim little fit-and-flare dress. Demure, polished, and above all proper is what you’re going for here. Grab some white heels, a pink 60s-inspired dress, and tie a cute apron around your waist. Wear a neat blonde wig, and complete this outfit with a pearl necklace, a pink headband, lace gloves, and a little pink lipstick.
Sultry beach babe
It’s unlikely that you get to wear your bathing suit as much as you’d like, and Halloween can actually be the perfect opportunity to show it off once again, particularly if you’re going to an indoor pool party. Grab some delectably sexy one piece swimwear and go for a beach babe look with a pair of glamorous heels to make you look even hotter. Or even better, be a Bond girl or a Baywatch lifeguard. From Halle Berry and Ursula Andress to Pamela Anderson, you can really bring in that sensual allure and feel completely seductive all night long.
Pulp Fiction character
Cheap, easy, and still totally memorable — Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction is another character with a style that’s easy to copy, and all you need is a slightly oversized white button-down shirt, a pair of simple black pants, and a short-haired brunette wig. Go around barefoot, keep a fake cigarette in your hand as a prop, and you’re done with the look!
Ah, to be Marilyn for at least one night. If you don’t already have it, this gives you an opportunity to buy a really sexy new dress. Grab the iconic one — white, halter-neck, and ending just below the knees. Pick something that’s well-fitted in the waist, grab a pair of white heels, and a blonde curly wig. The final step is makeup, so make sure to practice the look because it’s one of the most iconic things about Marilyn and you should get it just right.
With Rihanna’s new holiday collection launching, you have an excuse to pick up a few things and get that space glow makeup to match your outfit. The only thing you need to do is to put a bunch of metallic garments on — silvery leggings, jacket, and a pair of disco boots, and then the rest is in makeup. While these garments look insane together (which is perfect for Halloween), you can easily wear them separately throughout the year and add some fun to your wardrobe.
Effortlessly cool rockstar
Okay, this one’s mostly about the attitude because the outfit is ridiculously easy. Leather jacket, skinny jeans or leather pants, a rock band shirt, and smudged smokey eyes. You want your hair loose and stylishly messy, and make sure to wear a belt with chains and maybe a studded bracelet. The last step is sunglasses, and after that, all you need to do is lounge around and look cool.
As you can see, Halloween can be glamorous, fashionable, and really easy to enjoy. Put together an outfit full of cool garments and you’ll have a ton of things that you can wear even when the holiday is over.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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