1 October 2009 by Queen Bee

Editorial Note: Please please please don’t be a slutty bunny, slutty cop, or any other slutty (fill in the blank). It’s so crass and unoriginal. Now, that’s not to say you can’t be cute, just be classy!

Since it can be tough to save money on a costume, you can help yourself out by (1) planning ahead and (2) making smart purchases. By smart purchases, I mean picking pieces you can wear on other occasions.  Perfect example: Flapper Girl.

flapper girl halloween costume

Take a fringe dress

From bebe.com

From bebe.com

And finish it off with some cute accessories.

From unique-vintage.com

From unique-vintage.com

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From unique-vintage.com

From unique-vintage.com

You could go for a royal look from Milanoo, a long dress…

Charming Purple Coffee Mermaid Trumpet Satin Scoop Royal Dress

Gorgeous Silver Grey Mermaid Trumpet Taffeta Sweetheart Royal Dress

Or, short dress.

Pretty White Ball Gown Taffeta Strapless Royal Dress

Sweet Yellow Ball Gown Silk Like Satin V-neck Royal Dress

Or, with the resurgence of 50s fashion, you could easily turn a vintage dress into a Pin Up Girl costume.

From unique-vintage.com

From unique-vintage.com

Or what about a Flamenco Dancer?

halloween costume flamenco dancer

All you’d need is this dress

From modcloth.com

From modcloth.com

…a pashmina

From amazon.com

From amazon.com

…and a chic flower for your hair.

Purple 15*10*4cm Flower Decoration Feather Bridal Hair Flower

pink-flower-feather-prom-hair-accessory

If you like the convenience of a “costume in a bag” and don’t mind spending money on something you’ll wear only once a year, here are a couple cute options from Spirit.

From spirithalloween.com

From spirithalloween.com

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From spirithalloween.com

From spirithalloween.com

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From spirithalloween.com

From spirithalloween.com

 

As for me, I’m going as a Girl in a Mask because I got an amazing mask that I just have to wear! :)

What are you going to be for Halloween?

6 responses on “Halloween- Recessionista Style

  1. ggflower says:

    I love the idea of dressing up fancy for halloween. It’s a great way to try out a new look or get outrageous with your old prom look.

  2. carmen.bites says:

    Carmen loves the flamenco dress!

  3. Eyeliah says:

    Cute ideas, I’m about to put up my Halloween post too. I am so eccited about my costume this year. :-)
    .-= Eyeliah´s last blog ..Links à la Mode: IFB Weekly Roundup =-.

  4. Wow! I LOVE the flapper idea – it’s such a good way to look classy for Hallowe’en!
    .-= Confessions of a Fashion Editor (Amy)´s last blog .."Make Do & Mend"? Not so ‘Vogue’? =-.

  5. Lilly says:

    Hi PromMafia,

    I like this post! Especially the pink flamenco dress and the shiny heels^^. The design of your blog is cool!
    Lovely Greetings,
    Lilly :D
    .-= – Lilly´s last blog ..Shopping analysis II =-.

  6. LOVE the idea of resurrecting fashion from past decades!!! We also wrote about some vintage-inspired halloween ideas: http://fashionableearth.org/blog/2009/10/27/vintage-halloween-ideas/

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