DIY, FASHION

12 Ways To Transform An LBD Into A Halloween Costume

Halloween is just around the corner! If you’re stumped on costume ideas or have to come up with something last-minute, just reach into your closet and pull out your trusty LBD (that’s Little Black Dress). Used as a base, it’s amazing how versatile such a simple wardrobe staple can be, even on the spookiest night of the year! Here are 12 ways to transform an LBD into a Halloween costume:

12 Ways to Transform an LBD into a Halloween Costume

12 Ways to Transform an LBD into a Halloween Costume

1.  Cat

Start with: The Little Black Dress

Add: Black tights and shoes, a headband with ears, and a tail

Bonus points: Apply some kitty-inspired makeup, ie whiskers and a nose

2.  Holly Golightly from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Start with: The Little Black Dress

Add: Classic black shoes, a sleek updo, sunglasses, and a chunky pearl necklace

Bonus points: Elbow-length gloves and a sparkly haircomb

3.  Witch

Start with: The Little Black Dress

Add: The iconic pointed hat and a broomstick

Bonus points: Paint your skin green and you’ll be the Wicked Witch of the West!

4.  Vampire

Start with: The Little Black Dress

Add: A cape with a high collar, pasty skin, dramatic eyes, and red lipstick with a trickle of blood at the corner of your mouth

Bonus points: Complete the look with plastic vampire teeth

5.  Mary Poppins

Start with: The Little Black Dress

Add: A long coat, a white collared shirt with a red bow-tie or ribbon, an elegant updo, black heeled boots, a black boater hat, an umbrella, and a large quirky bag

Bonus points: Decorate your black hat with silk daisies and fake red berries, just like in the movie!

6.  Wednesday Adams from “The Adams Family”

Start with: The Little Black Dress

Add: A white collared shirt underneath your dress, black tights and shoes; part hair into two sleek braids

Bonus points: Black lipstick

7.  Ursula from “The Little Mermaid”

Start with: The Little Black Dress. Then check out this awesome DIY project!

8.  French Maid

Start with: The Little Black Dress

Add: Sheer tights, black shoes, a white apron, and a feather duster

Bonus points: Top it all off with a frilly white cap

9.  Minnie Mouse

Start with: The Little Black Dress

Add: A black headband with mouse ears and a bow, plus accessories with red/white/black polka dots (ie a cardigan, a scarf, shoes, etc.)

Bonus points: Mouse makeup and white gloves

10.  Flapper

Start with: The Little Black Dress

Add: An embellished headband, tights, heels, glitzy jewelry

Bonus points: A feather boa and gloves

11.  Cheerleader

Start with: The Little Black Dress

Add: A high ponytail or pigtails with ribbon, knee-high socks, sneakers, and pom poms

Bonus points: Use alphabet stickers to add the initials of your alma mater on the bodice

12.  The Black Swan

Start with: The Little Black Dress

Add: Black ballet flats, tights, a sleek bun with a tiara, dramatic winged eye makeup, and a deep red lip

Bonus points: Add ribbon laces to your shoes and you’ll really look like a ballerina

 

Got any other ideas? I’d love to hear them!

previous post

Leave a Reply