She may be part of the Gossip Girl crew, but in real life, Taylor Momsen is the farthest thing from preppy. At 17 years old, the actress-slash-singer has already made a strong stance for her hardcore rocker look. And it's one that would be fun to recreate this Halloween. All you need is a platinum blond wig, a slashed tank, thigh-high tights ($8), clunky platforms, maroon lips . . . and a tough chick attitude!
Since we gave love to the Black Swan, it's only fair that we spotlight the white swan, too. Let this pristine shot from BCBGMaxAzria's Holiday 2010 catalog serve as inspiration for anyone who seeks a fashiony, serene look this Halloween. Here are some pieces you'll need: a white tutu ($22), textured white top, an intricate headpiece ($9), and white tights. The rest you can improvise, but we recommend satin gray pumps and a rhinestone necklace for extra pizazz! Click on the items above to get the look.
Hot on the heels of Vogue's masquerade-themed 90th anniversary party, Shopbop has put together an assortment of its most avant-garde, macabre-inspired pieces — and I am thoroughly obsessed with all of them. The featured looks would be just as amazing at a swanky holiday soiree as they would for this year's Halloween costume! Click through for my 10 favorite gothic-glam picks.
Military-chic is a huge Fall trend, but with just a few tweaks and additions, it can easily turn into your next Halloween costume. Ready for battle? Throw on an army green shirt ($220) — preferably with patches on it, lace-up boots ($120), a military hat, a dog tag necklace, and anything else military-inspired you can find. The key is to pile it all on — you don't want to look like you would on a normal stylish day. Click on the items above to get the hot military babe look.
We have Mad Men to thank for its ladylike influence on Fall trends, but if you care to take it to the next level, channel the '60s-era femme for a Fabby Halloween. Think full skirts on dresses ($60, originally $109), satin fabrics, pencil skirts, and a tie front blouse for a perfect, retro-sultry vibe. Then, finish with luxe little details: bows on pumps, crystal jewels, and oversized stud earrings ($14). Click the items above to get started!
If decadent dressing is more your thing, Sex and the City 2's trip to Abu Dhabi has plenty in the way of inspiring a very Fabby Halloween. Channel the girls' exotic belly-dancer-meets-city chic with gold jewels ($112), a turban-style head piece ($60), and luxe, desert-resort-inspired separates. Reminisce with more of the girls on Abu Dhabi vacay, then click the items above to shop your costume! I can hear the decadence calling . . .
Photos courtesy of Warner Bros.
Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, doesn't come out until December, but that doesn't mean we can't embody the brooding, beautiful ballerina for Halloween. While we won't be able to score the Rodarte-designed wardrobe, we can re-create it via a black tutu ($352) and black ballet shoes ($20). Consider getting your Black Swan makeup done by a professional, and don't forget to watch the trailer to help you get in character.
It's time to start brainstorming for your very own Fabby Halloween! This year, we're kicking it off with Katy Perry's sequin-injected California Gurls look. To get the candy-girl's whimsical look, start with a pink bustier top and high waist denim shorts ($20, originally $44), then add your own Fab embellishments with glittery sequins and candy — rainbow lollipops are key. Finish the look with a pair of stripe knee-high socks ($24 for three, originally $30) and sneakers, or a pair of red or white heels to up your flirty factor. The more candy-color and glitter, the better! Get inspired and click the items above to shop the look.
I hate the saying, "All good things come to an end." Halloween is tomorrow — no, it's eternal (like vampires). Luckily, in the world of fashion, every day can be spent "dressing up." Now, it may not be as a Wild Thing, Sassy Sorceress, Cirque du Freak, or Anna Wintour, but it's your journey — you have my permission to dress to impress every day, even if it's extreme. Lady Gaga, anyone? We much enjoyed bringing you costume ideas all month, we hope they helped! Relax, there's still time to whip something together. Here's a flip through all our ideas. I already have two friends who decided on the cute funkiness of The Flintstones, I think that was the winner for '09. Happy Hallo!
If you're in a pinch for a Halloween costume, both for time and for money, and want to be able to recite a really great line throughout your spooky evening, consider being a Working Girl.
Now is prime time for an ode to this '80s power chick flick: shoulder pads are in. We all have the office basics for this, but insert the largest shoulder pads you can find into your blazer. Tease your curls, wear your pearls, and slather on the red lipstick. Bonus funny points for wearing white sneakers instead of sexy black pumps. "I have a head for business and a body for sin."