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7 Ways To Transform Your LBD Into This Year’s Best Halloween Costume

Looking for some costume inspiration? Try your wardrobe for size!

By Alexia Dellner, 03 October 2016
7 Ways To Transform Your LBD Into This Year’s Best Halloween Costume

It's the most versatile piece of clothing in your wardrobe and now with Halloween just around the corner, the classic little black dress is coming to the rescue yet again. 

Whether you're going for cute or creepy, all you need is your little black dress, a few accessories and some inspiration to complete your Halloween look.

Is there any occassion the LBD can't handle? A job interview, a dinner date, meeting the in-laws, a last-minute wedding guest outfit - a simple black frock is every woman's secret weapon. Make your favourite black dress work even harder by using it as the base for your Halloween costume this year. 

Whether you'd rather not spend any money on an outfit that you'll only wear once, or you're short on costume inspiration, don't fret. Simply dig out that LDB from your wardrobe and get ready to wow with these creative Halloween costume ideas. It doesn't matter if you're going for a cute or creepy style, all you need is your little black dress, a few accessories and some inspiration to complete your Halloween look.

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

This Halloween costume idea couldn't be simpler and is the perfect solution for those heading to a Halloween party straight after work. To create this look, simply don your favourite LBD, add some big sunglasses and a string of pearls, sweep hair up into a bun and that's it! Bonus point for sporting long, black gloves and accessorising with a coffee cup and a croissant. 

A black cat

 

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Cute and furry or mean and scary - the choice is yours and it's all about how you accessorise this look! For an ultra no-fuss option, just team your LBD with some black gloves, a pair of adorable cat ears, and draw on whiskers with some black eyeliner. Simple! 

Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations

Not the nicest of characters, a Cruella De Vil costume wouldn't be complete without your little black dress, some bright red lipstick and an animal print coat. To really embrace the Disney villain's look, get a black and white wig, too! 'If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will…'

Wednesday Adams from The Adams Family

 

Saima cosplaying her spirit animal. #wednesdayadams#cosplay

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Want to relive your goth days? Layer your LDB on top of a white collared shirt, braid your hair into two plaits, and proceed to look miserable all evening - the perfect Wednesday Adams costume!

A vampire

 

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Looking for a simple yet scary costume idea? Go as a vampire! Dress head to toe in black, use make-up to give yourself a grey complexion and red lipstick to give the illusion of fangs. Black cape optional.

Posh Spice

 

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Probably the easiest costume ever (but also one of the most stylish) , all you really need to pull off this look is your little black dress, some heels, and a bit of lip gloss. Oh and don't forget to flash a peace sign and shout 'girl power!' at regular intervals. 

A Witch

 

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It's a classic for a reason! A witch costume is all about the accessories - wigs, make-up, brooms, hats - add whatever you like to make your look as scary or elaborate as you like! 

Pick up your little black dress and more Halloween costume ideas from George at Asda