Halloween, But Make it Fashion

Three looks you can rinse and repeat

Halloween, But Make it Fashion

Words: Jabulile Dlamini-Qweshu | Photography: REX Features

Halloween is almost here – next Tuesday, October 31st, to be exact – and the costume party you’re invited to is likely to be this weekend already; the time to get your look together is now. 

Two key considerations, before you get carried away: you’re probably busy and the economy is doing some wild things right now, so you need to spend your money wisely.

A natural solution would be to create your look using pieces that would have made into your wardrobe anyway.

Yes, dressing up on some spooky tip is the tradition, but it’s not practical when you’re pressed for time and your finances are in shambles. So, how about recreating a notable fashion moment from popular culture?

As questionable as Carrie Bradshaw’s bold style picks were, her go-to slip dress picks were always on beat. The most iconic one yet is the nude slip dress (dubbed the “naked dress” by super fans) that she wore on her first date with Mr Bigg. This might be the greatest cheat as a Halloween costume, but what you can count on is that it will be a head-turner at this weekend’s party and every event after that.

Picture yourself escaping a shoot-out on a skateboard like Jill Munroe, on Charlie’s Angels 1976 'Consenting Adults' episode. Whether you are aware of the origins of this image or not, the thing we can all agree on is that it is unforgettable – and the look is timeless. All you’d need to add is the perfect wig and you're good to go.

Bonafide style icon of the ages, Princess Diana may have never set a fashion foot wrong in her lifetime. But she damn sure smashed all her marks out of the park when she wore this black Christina Stambolian dress to the Serpentine Gallery Summer Soiree in 1994. It’s said that the Princess pulled the (then three-year-old) sexy LBD out to remind her philandering ex (HRH Prince Charles) that she was still that b*tch, and it turned out to be her most spectacular look ever. This could be you...

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