Halloween is the night you get to don a new persona by simply putting on a costume. For one evening only, you can be anyone you want: desert queen, bubbly high school prom star, or 1920’s flapper. While you’re putting the look together, remember that you can assemble a great disguise from pieces you already own. Or, you can buy with an eye toward wearing one or two new items again and again.

A Halloween party calls for fashion that’s fun and unique. The trick is to treat yourself to fashion that you’ll love. This holiday is a great excuse to splurge on a statement accessory. Give yourself an expensive perfume that signals your theme, such as gardenia for a flapper or desert rose for a desert queen. Steal a style from these pop culture heroines:


The Great Gatsby: Daisy Buchanan
The central piece of this 1920s look is a dropped waist dress. Score that, and you are more than halfway to recreating the vibe of an F. Scott Fitzgerald heroine. Add a pair of Mary Jane heels, a beaded headband and drop crystal earrings. Daisy Buchanan would be proud of her bee stung lips. You may want to skip the rouged knees and keep the rest of your makeup natural. If your hair style does not lend itself to marcelled waves, think about securing a wig in a short bob cut.

Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen
Go straight to your Coachella closet and rummage through your stash of floaty, feminine music festival dresses to bring Game of Thrones heroine Daenerys Targaryen to life. The queen would trek through the desert in knee-high beige boots. Her best accessory may be her dragon, but that pet may be hard to find at your local Petco. Focus instead on her jewelry, such as pearl rings and vaguely Celtic necklaces. Copy her braids if you have long hair, and if not, think wavy blonde wig.

Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion: Romy and Michele
The ‘90s are back! Get ready to rock Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion with pieces such as platform shoes and chokers that you can wear after Halloween. You already may have the palest pink lipstick and blush pink clutch purse. Now get out there and find a shiny metallic pink chemise that you can shortened into micro mini length. Take along your BFF outfitted in a sky blue copy of your ensemble, and presto! You ARE Romy and Michele.