Halloween’s just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to put together an amazing costume that will have all your friends talking—and possibly even asking, “Where did you get that?” Because for us fashion types, this ghoulish holiday is a chance to take some serious sartorial risks, all in the name of dressing up, of course. And who better to inspire us than our favorite on-screen characters, whether it’s a current TV starlet or a ghost from the past. With the right inspiration and a little ingenuity, you can put together an inexpensive yet impactful costume without going the cheesy party-store costume route. Here are some ideas you can shop right at your local Westfield Center:
THE INSPIRATION: OLIVIA POPE FROM SCANDAL
Confession: Since I was a little girl, I’ve always gravitated towards pretty Halloween costumes that let me dress up and wear makeup. No fake blood or scary masks for this princess. If you can relate, than Olivia Pope is your muse: She’s everyone’s favorite fashion icon on TV for her sophisticated and polished wardrobe. To channel her look for Halloween, pick a stylish coat or trench, elegant hat and her signature gloves. The best part is you can wear all these pieces long after the last piece of Halloween candy has been eaten.