It happens to the best of us. Maybe you just got a text about a witchin’ Halloween party or Walking Dead marathon, but didn’t have time to costume shop. With a few choice styles from Stage, you can pull together a killer last-minute costume now and get plenty of wear out of the pieces later. Here are 5 ideas that are easy, fun and guaranteed to win best costume.
Be a standout cat with a purr-fect kitty costume that doesn’t look like everyone else’s. Play up your wild animal instincts with a leopard or cheetah print skirt, bold red top or sweater, and combat boots. A glam cat-eared cap ties the look together, making you the fiercest feline at any spooky shindig.
Channel your inner Sherlock with a British plaid shirt, slim-cut pants and lug-sole loafers you can sleuth in. Toss on a dark trench coat and a houndstooth plaid blanket wrap to keep warm while you’re secretly in the shadows. Scope out the usual suspects with a feminine take on a Baker Boy cap and a magnifying glass. No one’s pulling the wool over your eyes with this spy-ready look.
Take me to your leader
Get ‘despicable’ with a ‘Wominion’ costume by pairing denim overalls and a bright yellow shirt, and adding a cute Minion lunch kit to pull it together. A few more accessories like a conductor’s cap and glasses instead of goggles round out the look, and you’ll show ’em who the true villain is.
Zombie apocalypse on your mind? Throw on some ripped jeans, a destructed tee, and combat boots, ‘cause you’re fighting for your life—but not without a swipe of drop-dead red lipstain. Stop by the pharmacy for fake blood and a bag of chips on the way, and you’re ready to slay the night away with the undead.
Twiggy with it
Swing into the sixties with a floral shift dress, black tights, metallic round toe flats, and poppin’ accessories like groovy earrings or oversized shades to get you into a mod mood. Make your face a focal point with some seriously dramatic false lashes, and show everyone you’ve got flower power.
Working with pieces that translate seamlessly from costume party-ready to your daily wardrobe will give your savvy shopper status a creative edge – though, maybe leave the Minion lunch kit to the kids after the party’s over. Happy Halloween!