It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the season of the witch, also known as a time to truly be your darkest and most decadent self. This is the one night a year where a girl can be as slutty, demonic and diabolical as she wants and no other girl can say anything because they’re probably doing the same thing.
In honour of All Hallow’s Eve, We’ve curated a list of our editors’ favourite DIY Halloween ensembles (so far) that look cute, aren’t basic and are easy to recreate.
Dionne wasn’t the main character of Clueless – her outfits, accessories and crazy funky hats were. Truly the peak of 90s style with an acutely unique edge, Dionne is a chic approach to Halloween. She has plenty of outfits to choose from but the pinnacle is her monochrome chequered co-ords which will draw in your very own, hopefully less annoying, Murray.
“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.” Celebrate your curves by channeling the most exaggerated, sensual cartoon of all time. ‘Why don’t you do right’ and opt for a sleeveless red dress, full length purple opera gloves, a red wig, purple eyeshadow and … a push up bra.
Another cartoon who is too sexy for the human world – quite literally. While the film itself is a fever dream that’s difficult to get through (to say the least), the concept of cartoons who can’t have sex with humans is admittedly intriguing. What’s even more intriguing is Holly herself, boasting proportions more unrealistic than your average Instagram model and a dalliance with none other than young Brad Pitt. To get the look, invest in a wig and a cleavage-bearing white dress (she has multiple, so feel free to take artistic liberties).
Sexy Scary Clown
Less character-based looks like this gift you the freedom to experiment with your outfit since it’s really the makeup that makes the statement. There’s so many tutorials for this seductive scary clown look that only require some face paint – or even eyeliner.
While technically a couples costume, the look is also fierce enough to work on its own as a more dressed up version of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Masquerade/ Katherine Pierce
Really, all you need is a black lace mask and a dress to match. A very easy and last minute style, it also means you don’t have to worry too much about eye makeup.
The key to surviving the night as a walking contradiction (ahem, a mermaid with legs) is to get a skirt with some form of slit or a beach cover up that looks like a mermaid tail. Add a crown and eye jewels to be the most extra sea queen you can muster.
Fallen Angel/ Black Swan
You’ll never feel as ethereal as when you have a pair of faux feather wings strapped to your back and a jewel pendant on your head. Caution: you will find stray feathers in your carpet for the next month no matter how much you vacuum.
Technicallyyy, you can wear this at any point in the year and automatically look more elegant than everyone around you. But if you feel like 50s headscarves are too OTT for everyday wear, this is your chance to indulge in your editorial fantasies. With minimal effort, you’ll look like a Hollywood starlet summering in Florence on the arm of her fifth husband.
Cat eye sunglasses are optional but preferred.
Okay, this may seem basic. But it’s open to interpretation. So if you leave some of your outfit at home or opt for a Victoria’s Secret inspired robe, you’ll leave everyone agape.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what you wear; as long as you down as many shots as you can stomach and eat as many boys as you want. Just make sure you get back home before you turn into a pumpkin.