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Is it just me, or is there an extra bit of anticipation leading up to Hallowe'en this year? After two years of shutdowns and scaled back celebrations, this spooky season is shaping up to be a return to normal. And that means costumes are back on, too!
When choosing a costume, we love to shop our closet or look for versatile styles that will work for Hallowe'en night and beyond. Check out some of our favorite classic Hallowe'en costume ideas, all using Lovestitch pieces that can be worn over and over again!
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A classic Hallowe'en costume, we like to take a Practical Magic approach to the tried and true witch getup. Think dreamy, a little bohemian, and ultra-feminine. The Alma Dress features romantic embroidery, delicate self-covered buttons, and a flowy tiered skirt. All you need is a broomstick and a witch's hat. Even better, try a Gigi Pip hat! The Alma Dress is a timeless style that will also work for the holidays, date nights, or parties.
Alma Embroidered Maxi Dress, $98
Another classic costume idea, there are many ways to interpret the fairytale princess. The Winslow Dress is the perfect blank canvas to work with; the short puff sleeves add a hint of fantasy, while the full flowy skirt adds drama. The side pockets will come in handy for the night, too! Add a crown, a cute heel, and you've got the look locked down.
Winslow Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress, $84
Little Red Riding Hood
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Little Red Riding Hood is always a crowd pleaser. And it's a surprisingly easy costume to pull off; once you secure the red cape it's really up to you how detailed you get. You could add a basket, even a little wolf plushie. The Abbot Mini Dress is perfect because it's simple and classic, and lets the cape shine. It's also one of our best-selling throw-on-and-go casual dresses, so you know you'll be reaching for this style post-Hallowe'en.
Abbot Mini Dress, $80
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An adventurer is a great excuse to break out some lace up boots and a comfortable romper. The Close To You Short Romper is the perfect shade of khaki, with a waist-defining belt and essential side pockets. Also, another great opportunity for a Gigi Pip hat!
Close To You Short Romper, $84
Have a pair of skates laying around? Tie them up, hang them over your shoulder, and add a party dress like the Sparks Fly Mini! This festive mini dress features an adjustable drawstring waist and sheer long sleeves. The ice blue chiffon and light-catching clip dot details make it the perfect two-in-one option for Hallowe'en and the holidays!
Sparks Fly Mini Dress, $80
Juliet (from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet, 1996)
This is the type of costume that will have people asking "why didn't I think of that?" The Baz Luhrmann/Claire Danes Juliet costume is instantly recognizable and surprisingly easy to pull off. Our Kiki Eyelet Dress perfectly encapsulates the original costume's simple yet dreamy effect. Add a pair of oversize wings and voila! You'll be ready for your Romeo.
Kiki Eyelet Maxi Dress, $84
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Do you feel like dancing, dancing, dance the night away? We love the disco costume because not only is it versatile, it's perfect for a late night on the dancefloor. The Everlasting Mini Dress features a light-catching tonal stripe. Add some platform heels, a little shimmery disco make-up, and you'll be ready to boogie woogie all night long.
Everlasting Mini Dress, $80
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Perfect for a couples or a friend costume, the Angel/Devil combo is a classic. The angelic Time Will Tell Dress features feminine flutter cap sleeves and pretty eyelet & lattice trim details. Add wings and a halo and you're ready to go! Better yet, add a handmade flower crown for a unique, rustic approach.
Time Will Tell Maxi Dress, $98
Feeling more naughty than nice? The Talia Midi Dress features an ultra-sexy open back with lace-up detail. A pair of devil ears and a pitchfork will complete the look.
Talia Lace Up Midi Dress, $72
We couldn't talk about Hallowe'en costumes without mentioning a cat! Or a mouse, a bunny, pretty much anything that involves ears and face makeup. The Into The Night Jumpsuit is a classic romper that is comfortably laid back yet refined. The scooped neckline adds a flattering touch, and the side pockets are sure to come in handy.
Into The Night Jumpsuit, $84
Happy Hallowe'en! 🎃