8 Sexy Halloween Costumes You Can Make With Lingerie

There are plenty of valuable life lessons in Mean Girls, but when October hits and everyone starts planning their Halloween costumes, there's one quote that pops to mind: "Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it. The hardcore girls just wear lingerie and some form of animal ears."

Halloween slut-shaming aside, the movie taught us that making a last-minute costume is pretty damn easy, as long as you've got a stocked lingerie drawer. Whether you're strapped for costume options or want something sexy on a budget, your nice nightgowns or bra and panty sets can save you. All you'll need is a few accessories (not just animal ears) to pull off several creative costumes. Read on for a little inspiration.


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Start with: Your favorite leopard-print bra (or slip) paired with a black skirt

Finishing touches: Cat ears, drawn-on whiskers, a leopard-print midi skirt.
The Upside Leo Leopard-Print Stretch Sports Bra$69.00 Buy
Urban Outfitters UO Sabrina Printed Mesh Slip Dress$59.00 $29.99 Buy


Start with: A pale pink nightie, preferably with feather or pom pom detailing.

Finishing touches: Elbow-length satin gloves, frosty makeup, voluminous hair.
Fredericks of Hollywood Femme Fatale Costume$79.50 $39.75 Buy
Shirley of Hollywood Vintage Lace Garter Chemise Set$39.00 Buy


Start with: A strappy body harness (Pro Tip: Look for a stretchy one for max comfort.) and solid white underwear.

Finishing touches: Spooky skeleton makeup, striped sheer tights.
Nasty Gal Tie Me Down Elastic Harness Bralette$30.00 $15.00 Buy
DKNY Plunge Bralette$32.00 $14.97 Buy


Start with: A red nightgown

Finishing touches: A pair of devil horns, fishnets (red or black), red heels, and a pitchfork
Yandy Opulent Red Babydoll Set$27.95 $15.95 Buy
Forever 21 Lace Trim Slip$19.00 $16.00 Buy
Lovehoney Plus Size Red Lace Push-Up Basque Set$39.99 $27.99 Buy

Beyoncé In "Single Ladies"

Start with: A black bodysuit

Finishing touches: Black heels, smoky eye makeup, and two of your closest friends.
Iris & Ink Kaari Stretch-Jersey Turtleneck Bodysuit$55.00 Buy
ASOS Body In Mesh With Seam Details$29.00 Buy


Start with: A white nightgown, or a white longline bra and tutu

Finishing touches: Wings, a halo, dainty jewelry.
Oh La La Cheri Valentine Soft Cup Babydoll Chemise & G-String Thong$43.00 Buy
Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises Lace Balconette Bra & Brief Set in White$56.00 Buy
ASOS Ella Lace Padded Longline Triangle Bra$26.00 Buy

Freudian Slip

Start with: Any slip dress and a name tag that says, "Hello my name is...Freud"

Finishing touches: A book on psychology
Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Chantilly Lace & Satin Slip$49.50 Buy
CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR Black Petal Lace Chemise$68.00 Buy
Ashley Graham x Addition Elle V-Neck Microfiber Babydoll with Lace$55.00 Buy


Start with: A black nightgown or bodysuit and add a tulle skirt and pointed hat

Finishing touches: A broomstick and colorful wig
Savage x Fenty Women's Satin and Lace Bodysuit$84.00 Buy
H&M Super Push-up Nightgown$29.99 Buy

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