Halloween is approaching!

If you couldn’t tell from my last post, I am getting excited for Halloween! I love the decor, the spookiness, and of course, dressing up. What’s better than being able to put on a costume and be someone else for the day? My friend Maryssa throws a fabulous annual Halloween party in Brooklyn, aptly named the Werewolf Bar Mitzvah. Now that I’m only an hour from New York, I can finally attend this year, which means I need to come up with a costume.

While I like to dress up, I don’t really like to break the bank — that’s why I try to find and use items I already have or I know that I’ll wear again. Check out these  interpretations on a few classic costumes using items I know you’ve already got in your closet.

witch costumeBlood is the New Black, dolly fringe dress |Edge of Urge, rolling bones earrings | Urban Outfitters, moonstars cuff |Amazon, witch hat

pirate costumeAmerican Apparel, knit sweater dress | Oriental Trading Co., eye patch | Shopbop, anchor necklace | Michaels, foam pirate hat | Hive and Honey, wire cuff

fortune tellerFree People, tapestry turban | Honey and Hive, teardrop earring | Minkprint, rose print maxi skirt | I Like It Here Club, in the mood ring |Urban Outfitters, lovers tarot tank

Make sure to check out some of your favorite retailers for inspiration. American Apparel does a great job highlighting Halloween on their site. Their clothes and accessories can be pretty unique, which makes them great for costumes. They’ve got great examples (in gif form no less) and they’re also running a costume contest.


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