3 Costumes You Can Wear After Halloween

Halloween is that one time of the year we can dress up like something we're not (naughty witch included) and get away with it. But, come November 1, that costume gets shoved to the back of the closet, making it both a waste of space and money. With that in mind, we tapped stylist extraordinaire Mel Muoio to curate three costumes based on three very iconic faces: Yayoi Kusama, Daisy Buchanan, and Beyoncé — hello, girl power!
The best part? Muoio assembled these looks using clothing from some of your favorite stores — not a costume shop. So, whether you want to be a splashy artist, a '20s heartbreaker, or pop princess, you can wear these pieces all season long without looking like you're out of place. A sartorial bang for your buck? Now, that's what we call a real treat.
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beyonceBeyoncé: The Queen of Pop
Beyoncé is known for her sex appeal, but you can tone it down after Halloween and still look street-style worthy.

The bedazzled booties make for a "booty-licious" costume, but match them with a plain pair of skinny jeans, and you’re ready to hit the town like Mrs. Carter. Swap out the bodysuit for a bulky sweater and those leggings will become your casual best friend this season. And, guess what? You can wear a bodysuit to the office. Just make sure to pair it with a blazer so someone doesn’t alert HR.

Clockwise from top left: Sephora Collection False Eye Lashes, $10, available at Sephora; MSGM Stretch Leggings, $222, available at ModeWalk; NBA New Era Brooklyn Nets Flat Brim Hat, $34.99, available at NBA Store; T&J Designs Gold Three Ring Cuff, $32, available at Fashion Union; Sam Edelman Melina Bootie, $249.95, available at Nordstrom.


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daisyDaisy Buchanan: Roaring ‘20s Heartbreaker
The glamour and elegance of legendary character Daisy Buchanan is something every stylish gal aims for. But, thanks to this costume’s versatility, you don’t always have to be dressed in head-to-toe Gatsby garb to turn heads.

Try wearing this dress with a fitted blazer and a pair of leather booties for a night out. Skip the skirt and sport these Mary Jane stems with a pair of jeans instead. And, of course, the cocktail ring is perfect for every chance you get to sip a proper French 75.

Clockwise from top left: Anthropologie Deco Feather Clip, $15, available at Anthropologie; H&M Chiffon Dress, $49.95, available at H&M; Forever 21 Cocktail Hour Faux Gemstone Ring, $6.80, available at Forever 21; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Blood Red, $34, available at Sephora; VC Signature Hanh Pump, $225, available at Nordstrom.
yayoiYayoi Kusama: Splashy Artist
This legendary artist (obsessed with polka dots) has inspired many — most notably, Marc Jacobs. So, anything goes when it comes to mixing-and-matching.

Add a touch of playfulness to a solid-colored dress by slipping on those fun tights. Try wearing the little polka-dot number with a jean vest, or wear as-is with a pair of riding boots. The killer flats speak for themselves, so simply slip them on with a pair of skinnies and a sweater, and you’re set for the remainder of the fall season. As for the wig, well, that can be fun to wear to brunch, too.

Clockwise from top left: Beck Sondergaard Audrey Hepburn Polka Dots Scarf, $125, available at Madison Los Angeles; Mango Polka-Dot Cotton Dress, $59.99, available at Mango; Topshop Sheer Dot Tights, $16, available at Nordstrom; Halloween City Charm Red Wig, $29.99, available at Halloween City; Loeffler Randall Pointed Toe Flats, $295, available at Bloomingdales.
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