It’s no secret that we all love Halloween. I mean, what’s not to love about sweets, scares, and (most importantly) stellar looks? It’s prime time to serve an all-out fantasy and celebrate your love from all things grim and wicked. However, it’s hard to hand over your credit card for a costume you know you’ll only wear once. Good news: this fall, the stores are full of items that are primed for pulling double duty. If you’re still not sure how you’re dressing up this year, run out and pick up a piece you can work right back into your fall wardrobe—then build a costume around it. The following five picks are perfect intersections between costumey and casual.
This Pepaloves Bat'll Do Long Sleeve Shift Dress from ModCloth is serving up spookiness with vintage vibes. Available in sizes XS-L, this dress features a quirky hand-drawn bat print and a buttoned keyhole in the back.
Style it for fall: Wear it with knit tights and brown booties.
It’s the season of the bodysuit!
In this Bat Your Lashes Sheer Bodysuit, available in sizes 4-6, you can stay out on the dance floor all night long. Consider pairing with this PrettyLittleThing Halloween Bat Headband for a cute look, or this Vampire Bat Venetian Lace Applique Halloween Eye Mask for a more mysterious look.
Style it for fall: Sport it over a black camisole or bralette with leggings or jeans. Add a leather jacket for some edge!
Wear it as a costume: Grab some fangs and a Halloween makeup kit—you’ll have the whole “sexy vampire” thing down pat.
This Truly Madly Deeply Halloween Pocket Tee just might become your favorite thing to wear every October. I mean, just get a load of that pocket! Made in sizes XS - XL, this tee is cute and festive without looking like a Halloween costume.
Style it for fall: Rock it like your favorite crop top—we like to pair ours with something high-waisted.
Wear it as a costume: Pair it with a pumpkin hat for a totally adorable Jack-O-Lantern look.
A costume accessories kit can basically transform any standard bodysuit into a totally cohesive costume. Take, for example, the Cotton Spandex Short Sleeve Scoop Back Bodysuit by American Apparel: this form-fitting bodysuit is available in sizes XS-XL, features a scoop neckline, high-cut legs, and a bikini-cut bottom, and is an endlessly versatile fashion option.
Style it for fall: Wear it with tights, a skirt, and nice tall boots to keep your fall fashion game on point.
Wear it as a costume: Pair this red bodysuit with any devil costume accessory kit for Halloween. Boom. Can’t go wrong with a classic!
Is Halloween your favorite holiday because you get to flex your epic makeup muscles? Well, you’re in luck: fall fashion comes chock full of LBDs that are sure to make the perfect canvas for your skills—such as this ASOS HALLOWEEN Skeleton Hands Corset Waist Scuba Mini Dress, available in sizes 0-14.
Style it for fall: Sport this spooky dress to a pumpkin patch with a black wide-brimmed hat.
Wear it as a costume: Go bare-bones—literally—and use your makeup know-how to transform into a living skeleton!