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9 Chic, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Using Your Trusty LBD


You know how you pull out your black cocktail dress when you have no idea what to wear to a wedding/birthday/holiday party? Welp, she’s just as handy for Halloween. If you’re feeling stumped on a costume this year, consider dressing up as one of these nine pop culture icons using only your trusty LBD…and a few key accessories.

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Holly Golightly

Add: Oversized black sunnies, black gloves, blingy necklace, and hairpiece.

Stow your Halloween candy in a coffee cup and snack all night.

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Add: Purple tights, seashell necklace, headpiece.

Eric arm candy optional. 

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Black Swan

Add: Ballet flats, severe black eye makeup, strategically placed black feathers.

Evil ballerina > sweet ballerina.

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Posh Spice

Add: Smoky eyes, fierce stilettos, upper-arm bangle.

Bonus points for recruiting your pals to round out the squad.

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Amy Winehouse

Add: Dramatic cat-eye liner, bouffant half updo, fake tattoos.

Girlfriend had serious style. (Psst, that’s Gal Gadot paying tribute.)

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Cruella de Vil

Add: Red gloves, fur coat, cigarette holder.

Bonus points: You can bring your dog along. 

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Coco Chanel

Add: Tweed jacket, loads of pearls, a hat or headscarf.

And make sure you memorize her best quotes for added effect. 

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Wednesday Addams

Add: Pigtail braids, white button-down, black tights.

An oldie but a goodie: The littlest Addams lady is basically the crown princess of Halloween.

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Carrie Bradshaw

Add: Cocktails and your three best girlfriends.

Because naturally, you all forgot to plan costumes this year.

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