Forget about the fairy wings and witches' brooms this season, and give this Halloween a more stylish approach with a costume that is a little bit more fashionable.
Halloween has ancient Celtic roots, when people celebrated the festival of Samhain (it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth on this day). They would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.
By 43 A.D., the majority of Celtic territory was conquered by the Romans, therefore two festivals of Roman origin (Feralia and Pomona) were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.
By the 9th century the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands, and the evening before known as All Hallows Eve, was later renamed to Halloween. Over the years, Halloween evolved into trick-or-treating, costumes, sweet treats and carving jack-o-lanterns activities celebrated all around the world.
Even though Halloween was not celebrated in colonial New England because of the rigid Protestant belief systems, flooded with new immigrants during the second half of the nineteenth century, American Indinans’ beliefs and customs soon meshed with the different European ethnic groups’ ones, and a new American version of Halloween — that we celebrate today began to emerge.
As 31 October approaches, it's time for the fashionistas who don't want to sacrifice style, to start the festive season with pieces from the wardrobe mixed with something unique yet part-appropriate for Halloween.
We guarantee you look to fashion bloggers, celebrities and social media fashionistas for a lot of things, from vacation outfits, or wedding dress ideas, to casual street style tricks. They are inspiration, they set the trends and do it bigger, so when it comes to Halloween, there is no surprise their costume ideas are just as creative and style-wise phenomenal.
Celebrity Halloween Costumes
From the red carpet to the street fashion, this selection of outfits that we made for you is classic, creative, and, at times, straight-up hilarious. Of course you can go the more traditional route, but the true is, when it comes time to take your Halloween selfie, you deserve to stand apart from all the other "basic witches".
And there is no other night in the year as Halloween when it comes to extrabold and playful style.
If you want to perfect the juggling between an impeccable style, flair and whimsical fun that is ideal for the magical holiday that is Halloween, get inspired by our stylish costume ideas in the slideshow below.
HALLOWEEN EVIL PUMPKIN GRIN LEGGINGS available at GearBunch
SKELETON SUGAR SKULL LEGGINGS available at GearBunch
HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN LEGGINGS available at GearBunch
FLESH AND TORN LEATHER LEGGINGS available at GearBunch
REALISTIC SKELETON WITH ZIPPER LEGGINGS available at GearBunch
CRAWLING SPIDER LEGGINGS available at GearBunch