Fright night costumes you can totally wear post-halloween
Whether your costume style is movie star or monster-under-the-bed, Halloween is one of the best holidays on the calendar for hosting parties, dressing up and eating waaaay too many treats. Planning your costume, on the other hand, can be anything but fun. First you have to think of an idea, then find all the elements to make up your look and spend hours getting ready on the night... not to mention paying for a costume you'll never wear again!
What if this year, your costume was easy to put together, not too embarassing and didn't spend the rest of its life in the back of the wardrobe? We've put together five Halloween costumes using pieces you can wear time and time again. Sure, maybe the whole outfit won't work in real life (we're looking at you, Britney) but separately these pieces can be incorporated into any timeless wardrobe – think boyfriend jeans, black midi dresses and bow blouses.
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Channel your inner Audrey with a chic black dress, pumps, pearls and sunglasses you'll wear again (probably during party season!).
Image via Vogue.
Pictured, clockwise from top right: Mimco Botanica Headpiece, Carla Zampatti Onyx Crepe Screen Siren Gown, Forever New Imogen Pearl Layered Necklace, Wittner Hermano Pumps, Forever New Petra Pearl Rope Necklace, Oroton Minerva Sunglasses from OPSM, Kitten D'Amour 3/4 Black Satin Gloves.
Rihanna went from performer to fashion designer with her hugely successful FentyxPuma line. Be like Riri in a tracksuit, finished off with her makeup line Fenty Beauty, available at Sephora.
Image via @badgalriri on Instagram.
Pictured, clockwise from top left: FentyxPuma Cropped Sweatshirt, City Beach Redemption Gold Chunk Chain, Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper from Sephora, Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Lumizer from Sephora, FentyxPuma Unisex Leadcat Slides, FentyxPuma Fitted Panel Sweatpant.
Britney and Justin at the 2002 VMAs
We all know that red carpet look! It's a popular Halloween costume every year, but try giving it a spin with wearable denim vests, skirts, jeans and shirts.
Image via Daily Mail UK.
Pictured, top to bottom: Sheriton Shoes Karla Heels, sass & bide Mighty Sword Skirt, Katies Denim Vest, Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick from Mecca Maxima, Sheike 6th Sense Belt, colette by colette hayman Cluster Stud Earrings, Forever New Kelsey Cup & Ball Chain Choker.
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
How can you not love Dorothy? Recreate her look (with your own twist) with the gingham trend and hot red heels.
Image via Silverscreen Modes.
Pictured, clockwise from top left: Farage Norah Dot Blouse, Wanted Shoes Temple Heels, Blue Sky Kids Land Tuxedo Bow Tie, MINKPINK Locals Only Gingham Dress from David Jones, Sportsgirl Round Woven Tote Bag.
Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World
Most of us have a pair of boyfriend jeans, a band tee and a flannel shirt in our wardrobe, which just so happens to be the perfect costume for Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World.
Image via Telegraph UK.
Pictured, top to bottom: Ray-Ban Eyeglasses from OPSM, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers from General Pants, Insight Elaine Mom Jean from General Pants Co., Superdry Milled Flannel Shirt, Decjuba Avant Garde Band Tee.