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Bring out your inner fashionista for Halloween

As Halloween nears, everyone is looking forward to finding a creative costume but buying a costume runs the risk of running into a dopple-ganger. Creating your own costume is a more unique option and can also help to save some money. Here are a couple of fashion-forward costume ideas that show off your sense of style.

Fashion Icon Inspired
There are so many fashion icons that have influenced style and created a trademark look of their own that is easily recognized, making for a perfect Halloween costume. You can embody the biggest names in fashion including designers, models, creative directors, and editors.

You can rock a bob and giant black sunglasses with a tweed dress in honor of the Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. Another option is paying homage to the late Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld with an all-black outfit, black sunglasses, black fingerless gloves, and of course the ponytail.

Runway Ready
Everyday styles are inspired by the runway and you can use Halloween as your chance to rock styles from the runway. Halloween is the perfect opportunity to wear more eccentric styles that can’t be pulled off every day.

You can dress as a punk version of Marie Antoinette from the unique Moschino Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week. This collection is more costume than a runway and provides an edgy inspired Baroque period costume including cake dresses.

Upgraded Traditional Costume Character
This costume option is for the lovers of crafting and DIY to create your own fashion-forward spin on a traditional Halloween costume. You can create your own version of a traditional Halloween character while adding some extra unique touches for a couture costume.

Instead of a costume out of a bag, you can find more cute options that you can re-wear and bring the character together with detailed accessories. One of the easiest options to upgrade a costume is through a nice cocktail dress that you can wear again on your next night out.

You can also elevate your costume with makeup and styling your hair or a wig that will also improve your makeup and hair skills. There are an endless number of tutorials on YouTube for glamour and horror makeup/hair options.