Sink your Halloween fangs into this: you don’t have to splurge on your costume this year.
Yes, you don’t have to shop for that costume you’ll only wear for that one party. So hold off spending on costumes or a new outfit; Instead, make it fun with special effects makeup, exaggerated hairdos and wigs, Style Theory outfits, and maybe, a prop or two.
While Halloween outfits are all about adhering to the party dress code and staying accurate to the details to nail that signature look, don’t get lost in the translation. Get creative and be inspired by the Infinite Wardrobe fashion pieces to achieve a stylish yet Halloween party-appropriate look.
Whether you’re inspired by eccentric film families or cult favourites, here are some looks that we love to try this Halloween:
1. Costume ideas for singles
For geek chics:
Geek chic is always popular with a plethora of pop culture references. Rent a white oversized shirt or structured ivory coat to go as Dr Fujita of Maniac (Netflix original series) or Mia (you may or may not need a Vincent Vega companion) of Pulp Fiction!
Radiate your strong female persona by going as your favorite on-screen character. Scream #GirlPower like Beth Harmon from The Queen’s Gambit or Princess Diana from The Crown, and dig their all-powerful and elegant wardrobe of tweeds, collars, and striking prints.
For edgy trendsetters:
If adventure is your thing, you might want to consider heroines from our beloved superhero narratives. Pick a flattering jumpsuit that will highlight your silhouette and go as Black Widow from the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Wanda from the same movie franchise.
For Wes Anderson fans:
Can’t get enough of Wes Anderson’s pastel colour palettes and art nouveau aesthetic? Try going as Margot Tenenbaum of The Royal Tenenbaums or Suzy of Moonrise Kingdom with her classic binoculars and convent-girl style for that ultimate fashion statement.
2. Costume ideas for couples and besties
For dreamy romantics:
Leave that Bonnie and Clyde combination behind and go for famous onscreen couplings that bring a whole new meaning to couple wear. Our favorites are none other than the Oscar-nominated films for Best Costume Design: La-La Land and The Great Gatsby. Cop Mia Dolan’s iconic and sweet yellow dress and black tap shoes combo, or recreate Daisy’s glamorous Art Deco-inspired look from The Great Gatsby.
For adventure-seeking partners-in-crime:
Elevate your best friend status by going for matching looks. Pick up an action packed vibe by sporting Kate and Ani’s modern streetwear style from the Japanese-set Netflix series Kate, or go for bright coloured jackets and pleated skirts inspired by the Wilson sisters (or Kevin and Marcus Copeland, you’ll never know!) from the classic comedy White Chicks.
3. Costume ideas for squads
For fans of uniformity:
You know the saying: Two’s company, three’s the perfect Halloween squad. Put together a coordinated ensemble and you’re guaranteed to make an entrance at any Halloween party. Go for matching track jackets like the players of the hit Korean series Squid Game, or opt for zip-front jumpsuits as first seen on Denver, Tokyo, Rio, and the rest of the La Casa De Papel squad.
For chick flick aficionados:
Whether it’s matching schoolgirl plaid outfits or ‘90s slip dresses and feather boas, the Clueless ensemble is easy enough to replicate while you’re out rollin’ with the homies. Don’t forget to accessorise with headbands, big hats, and if you like, a thick Valley Girl accent.
For vintage lovers:
If your squad’s feeling a tad bit nostalgic, take a trip down memory lane and bring trends from the past back to life. Loud prints such as stripes and oversized shirts and jeans from the sci-fi series Stranger Things will give you that ‘90s aura you’re aiming for.
We’ve done the brainstorming for you – now it’s your turn to get up, get dressed, and party the spooky night away. Rent and receive your Halloween outfit in 2 working days with the Style Theory Apparel Subscription today!