Halloween is officially five days away and we're scared sh*tless. Not because of all the creepy decor, but because we've still got no freaking idea what we're going to be and last minute costumes never work out. You either resort to something totally lame (Tom Cruise from Risky Business? Again? Really??) OR spend the equivalent of a couple week's worth of Starbucks on something tacky and store-bought. And for the fashion set, nothing is scarier than being forced into dorky, cheap polyester. So this year, we're changing the game. Rather than wasting our money at chintzy Halloween stores, we've decided to take pieces already in our closets, add accessories, and create our own one-of-a-kind costumes.
Playboy has officially given up on nudity (no, really
), and with that, we're taking a modern approach on the classic Playboy Bunny costume. This one's perfect for anyone ready to give up on the excessively skimpy Halloween costumes from years past and requires just two pieces: your cutest romper and a pair of lacy bunny ears
Queen of the Nile
For a babe who ruled Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra's white maxi dress
and gold jewels
feel pretty damn current. Unfortunately the Queen of the Nile missed the Instagram craze by about two thousand years--so with no photographic evidence of what she truly looked like, we're going off Elizabeth Taylor's interpretation.
Some of the most iconic film-inspired fashion happened when present-day It Girl Sienna Miller played OG It Girl Edie Sedgwick in the movie Factory Girl. Have a majorly mod moment this Halloween by pairing a striped, '60s-inspired shift dress
with a leopard swing coat
and statement earrings
. Don't forget the frosty white shadow and a killer cat eye.
Vampires suck (blood), but this VDV version of a vampire costume does not. Stray away from teenybopper, Twilight-inspired getups and put a vampy twist on this time-tested Halloween classic. A lacy, Victorian-inspired dress
paired with fangs and a gothy velvet choker
make this one of the easiest costumes ever. A pair of statement-making ankle booties
wouldn't hurt either.