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7 Fashion-Inspired Halloween Costumes That a Million Girls Would Kill For

We’re busy people. Halloween always sneaks up on us and we’re left to select from the overplayed sexy maid or creepy Teletubby group costumes. Negative. This year, we conjured up some scary-fierce getups that are easy to assemble and don’t cost more than a Gucci knockoff at Zara.


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Coco. Anna. Yayoi. Even if you’re not in the fashion world, you probably know, and respect, them. And, since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we pay tribute to them and other icons that inspire us to put our best fashion foot forward. Of course, they’re not true depictions—we created some punny twists for our stylin’ treats. That’s all.

 

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

PHOTOS: AARON K. YOSHINO

 

Materials

  • Gucci logo T-shirt (Blank Canvas can create a faux one for less than $10)

  • Low-hanging pants

  • Lion mane (we used a gold boa)

  • Baller chains

 

Instructions

Throw on T-shirt, pants and chains. Add lion mane. Walk with swag.

 

Man Repeller

Man repeller

 

Materials

  • Leandra Medine-inspired outfit

  • T-shirt

  • Aerosol can

  • Flyswatter

  • Toy men figurines

  • Anti-man logos

 

Instructions

Glue figurines onto fly swatter. Print out anti-man logos and glue them on aerosol can and T-shirt. Put on outfit. Accessorize with man-swatting swatter and back-off-boys repellent.

 

Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin

Yayoi Kusama pumpkin

 

Materials

  • Colored T-shirt

  • Black vinyl sticker sheets

  • Circle cutters, various sizes

  • Hole puncher

 

Instructions

Cut/punch out vinyl holes of various sizes. Place them in patterned, Kusama-esque rows on T-shirt. Pre-game by eating tons and tons of Halloween candy so your body becomes a pumpkin. 

 

Fashion Roadkill

Fashion roadkill

 

Materials

  • White T-shirt

  • Stiletto

  • Fake wound adhesives

  • Black paint

  • Fake blood

  • Shredded jeans

 

Instructions

Stamp stiletto print on shirt. Create slashes on shirt. Place blood on shirt. Apply fake wounds on face and arms. Act as if you’ve been trampled on the runway by a thousand long-stemmed models who are very hangry.

 

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

 

Materials

  • Black dress

  • Pearl necklaces

  • Cocoa packets

  • Used cocoa tin

  • Ribbon

  • Mini marshmallows

  • Thread

  • Needle

  • Hot glue gun

 

Instructions

Thread marshmallows to make faux pearl necklaces in varying lengths. Recycle a cocoa tin (which shouldn’t be a problem during the holidays) and glue ribbon to the sides of the can to create purse straps. Put on black dress. Pin cocoa packets to dress. Layer on real pearl and marshmallow necklaces. Take one accessory off before leaving the house, as Coco would say.

 

The Devil Wears Prada

Devil Wears Prada

 

Materials

  • Devil horns

  • Prada logo T-shirt (Blank Canvas can create a faux one for less than $10)

  • Black pants

  • Red stilettos

  • Red lipstick

 

Instructions

Combine outfit with horns and tail. Throw on pumps, lipstick and your best, boss-babe face.

 

J.Crew: The Ultimate Last-Minute Costume

J. Crew

 

Materials

  • BFFs

  • Hello My Name Is stickers

 

Instructions

Write JAY on stickers. Stick them on a group of friends. Travel together.

 

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