Steering clear of sexy fill-in-the-blank guises, long gone are the days when you could shamelessly slap on a pair of ears and dub yourself a mouse (ahem – Mean Girls). For fashion fans, the spook-inducing night of October 31st is yet another excuse to play dress-up in unique and uncharacteristic ways. Rather than turn to traditional tired and tested day-of-the-dead disguises, approach this sartorial challenge like every other and look to the catwalk to provide you with haute Halloween costume inspiration. No tricks required.
Decked out in a three-piece pinstripe suit worthy of Al Capone's approval, do it gangster style this Halloween like Yohji Yamamoto.
Show you've got brains and can come up with a creative costume dressed as Dorothy’s first friend in Oz, the scarecrow, complete with straw-like fringe and a bewitching hat from Donna Karan's spring show.
Celebrate the fright night dressed like a member of everyone's favorite freaky family and put Wednesday Addams at the forefront of fashion a la Valentino.
Relive the roaring 20s as a fabulous flapper dressed to the nines in a beaded, fringed gown like the one on Oscar de la Renta's fall runway.
Rock ‘n' Roller
Finally have your Almost Famous spotlight moment in this rock band borrowed getup from Versace's Fall 2013 runway.
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Take part in all the family fun of the Brady Bunch dressed as Marcia, inspired by Tory Burch's preppy 70s spring collection.
Before the clock strikes midnight on October 31st, transform yourself into belle of the ball a la Jenny Packham's Cinderella-inspired gauzy gown complete with enchanting jewels.
Set yourself apart from your fellow earthlings when trick or treating in an out-of-this-world costume idea taken from Jeremy Scott's colorful collection.
Do Disney with an edge just as The Blonds did at their spring show, sending out a 21st century Tinkerbell to serve as Peter Pan's grown-up gal pal.
Achieve bohemian babe status this Halloween as the flower child of the 60s, the haute hippie, seen at Anna Sui's spring show.