For some people it’s a no-brainer to dress up as the most popular characters from summer’s top blockbusters or their favorite icons ripped from the tabloid headlines. But for others who’ve graduated on to more sophisticated Halloween costume pastures where cleverness trumps popularity and more importantly, palsy budgets trump those $100+ costume sets, you might what to look towards your favorite fast-fashion shops. If the likes of Topshop and ASOS aren’t on your list yet, you might be missing out.
While they’re not bereft of their own cheesy Halloween items like skeleton bodysuits and fake vampire teeth, some of our favorite fast-fashion shops have pretty stylish Halloween edits. And unlike whatever elaborate monstrosities you’ve put together in the past, you can actually wear these Halloween buys again and again.
This year, celebrate Halloween in style and shop fast-fashion stores ahead for some fashion friendly haunts.
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What To Expect: If you didn’t know H&M made its own costumes, here’s your heads-up. On top of ready-to-go looks, the Pretty Spooky store also carries costume enhancing headbands and themed tees.
H&M Costume, $39.99, available at H&MPhoto courtesy of H&M.
Store: Urban Outfitters
What To Expect: Urban Outfitter’s Halloween shop is always a winner. Between its consistent churn out of epic character onesies to cute cat ear headbands (this Bob Ross costume set takes the cake, though), there’s sure to be a creative costume you can spin out of its shop every time.
What To Expect: If being a little extra on Halloween is a competitive past time for you, welcome to ASOS’ Halloween edit. Tights with glow in the dark cats, rainbow-colored wigs, face jewels; ASOS’ offerings are not for the low-key holiday attendee.
ASOS Halloween Blood Drip Cut Out Midi Dress, $40, available at ASOSPhoto courtesy of ASOS.
What To Expect: If subtlety is more your Halloween speed, then drop by Topshop. Topshop’s Halloween shop touts costume finishing touches like animal print boots, cute adorned headbands, and even an editorial on how to do Halloween “the fashion way.”
Store: Forever 21
Forever 21 City of Angels Camo Jumpsuit, $39.9, available at Forever 21
What To Expect: For an added fashion flair, stop by Zara. It’s custom Halloween shop features a plethora of black dresses, glittery tops, and accessories that will add just the right zhuzh -ed up touch to any costume.
Zara Combined Pleated Dress, $69.9, available at Zara
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