Put down the Trump mask or Hillary wig and white pantsuit. Political costumes were so last Halloween and sexy maids were really never anything but tacky (no shame if you went there, though. We were all young once!). Instead, put together a truly iconic creative Halloween costume you’ll never regret with these ideas from stylists and artists.
The famed creative director for Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous fashion label is known for his brilliant and intricate designs. But Karl Lagerfeld’s uniform is the epitome of simplicity and easy to pull off, noted stylist Aisha Jones, owner of Aisha Jones Media and creator of Style Recipe Cards. Throw on a black suit, white shirt, black skinny tie, big sunglasses and black fingerless gloves. Rock Lagerfeld’s ‘do by finding a gray wig and pulling the faux hair back into a ponytail.
Kathleen Thometz, owner of Doodle Art & Design, often suggests that her students allow their Halloween costumes to imitate art. The Monochromatic Study is one of her favorites. Inspired by Picasso’s “Blue Period,” where he painted everything one color, wearers can pull it off by dressing head-to-toe in their favorite color. Bonus points for popping on a colorful wig, Thometz said. In case people just “don’t get it” (something artists frequently must deal with!), “carry a little picture frame with one of his monochromatic pieces of art as a point of reference.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s fans, rejoice. Looking the part of the iconic Holly Golightly is easier than getting your SO to spring for a Tiffany’s diamond, said personal stylist and blogger Susan Padron. You likely already have the pearls, LBD and stylish shades. Just find a fake long cigarette (most party stores should have ‘em) and put hair up in a bun and you’re good to go.
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