Apparently Halloween is less than a week away. I am just as surprised as you are. I still think it is August, but that is a problem for another day.
Instead, this post is about a much more common problem: find the perfect Halloween costume.
I am going to lay down a couple of ground rules:
Don’t be a sexy anything. Please. If alluring is a byproduct of your costume that is completely appropriate. But a sexy cop? Just say no.
Make your own costume. Don’t buy it. Sure buy elements, but if you go out and buy the whole thing chances are it will look cheap and someone else may be wearing it. The exception of course is costume rentals, because those pieces are typically unique and quite impressive.
Consider your environment. Going to a costume party where you will be dancing the night away? May want to consider that before attempting to wear a narrow mermaid tail.
Now for those of you still at a loss for what to wear, I suggest grabbing the closest issue of Vogue. That’s right. Turn to photography and fashion editorials. Often the worlds created in these shoots are beautiful and mystical. What better place to draw some inspiration for the perfect Halloween costume?
To get you started, here are three images that would undoubtedly result in magnificent costumes—if you were so inclined!
Do you have plans to dress up this year? Share your Halloween costume in the comments!
1) Steven Meisel for US Vogue September 2007.
2) Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Italia February 2011.
3) I do not have the source info– if you know it please share!