Halloween With Style

Vogue Paris got in the Halloween spirit for their October 2010 issue by doing a Masquerade themed photo shoot. With the creepy costumes and untamed hairdos, these models are ready to hit the streets for an unforgettable Halloween look. So how can you channel Vogue Paris this Halloween? For one skip over those packaged “sexy” costumes and opt for a more unique costume. Buy a bob wig and channel your inner Anna Wintour. Or throw on a long fur coat, long blonde wig and hit the streets as Rachel Zoe. Take your Halloween idea and give it a fashion twist.

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A peacock is a popular and cute Halloween costume. But a lot of the pre-made peacock costumes you find at costume stores look cheap and ridiculous. Instead show your style and bring fashion to your Halloween costume. The key to the peacock costume is the peacock feather. So incorporate them as much as you can. You can buy a dress with a peacock feather pattern on it or if your more daring stick with a simple black dress and sew (or glue) on peacock feathers on your bottom. Next is your hair. Peacock feathers are fairly popular in accessories so it shouldn’t be hard to find peacock headbands or hair clips. Or be more creative and make them yourself. Finish it with some feathered earrings, tights and cute heels. You will be the most fashionable peacock on Halloween.

The black cat is a popular symbol for Halloween. You could always opt for that “sexy” cat costume from Victoria Secret but I say do it with style. Start with a pair of black leather leggings (Forver21 $10.80) or a pair of black sequins leggings and your favorite black pumps. Next a black long sleeve shirt (I’m sure you already have one in your closet) and a black faux fur vest. Buy a headband with cat-ears or whip out your hot glue gun and make one yourself. Fur is popular this season so it should be easy to find fur accessories to spice up your costume.  Finish it off with some dramatic cat-eye makeup, black nail polish and red lips. You will have all other girls purring with envy over your fashionable and unique costume.

A witch is a very popular Halloween costume. Most people opt for those sexy pre-packaged witch costumes but this year why not be a sexy witch with style! Take out that sexy black dress out of your closet as the base for your witch costume. Pair it with a pair of lace tights or even better spider web tights. Then add a cute pair of black boots or black pointed toe heels. Add a little edge to your costume by throwing on a leather jacket. Accessorize with some spiked jewelry or spider earrings. Don’t forget a witch hat, it’s what makes the costume. Cute choices are mini witch hats, you can find a lot like the ones pictured at Halloween stores. Complete the ensemble with some sexy smokey eye make-up and a witch themed manicure. Your witch costume will be a great stylish and edgy.

This Halloween my friends and I have opted for a fun group idea. We will be hitting the streets this year dressed as your favorite cereal box characters. This fashionista will be going as Toucan Sam with style. Instead of buying a Toucan Sam costume I’ve decided to make my own costume and give it a fashion twist. First I bought a simple sleeveless dress from Forever 21 (only $12.50). The top of the dress is white so I am dying it blue to look more like Toucan Sam. The bottom of the dress (which is black) I will be covering with blue feathers of a variety of shades. Inspired by the Masquerade shoot I will be wearing a feathery purple/yellow/green/blue mask. For my hair I am going for a wavy, messy look with feathers clipped in. To keep myself warm I will be wearing yellow tights (just like Toucan Sam’s legs) and yellow flats. Unfortunately I don’t have the costume finished or else I would show you pictures to help you understand. Hopefully you get the idea.

So hopefully these costume examples will give you great motivation to do this Halloween with style. Skip the boring pre-packaged option and make your own unique costume couture.

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