Around this time of year, the pressure to assemble the perfect Halloween costume — one that’s clever, unique, and yet still recognizable — might seem scarier than all the ghosts and goblins traditionally associated with the holiday. At ModCloth, though, we aim to take the fright out of fabricating a fabulous false front by staging our own mod masquerade for your inspiration!
You may remember going ‘Gaga’ over last year’s Modster Mash styletacular, and wondering ‘Gwen’ would we do it again? Well, have no fear, because some of our employees are back at it this year with more fashionable façades that were created using vogue vestments from our ModCloth vaults. So sit back, relax with a bag of candy corn, and enjoy this thrilling beautiful-creature feature!
Mandy as ‘My Way or the Holloway’
You don’t have to be employed by a Manhattan advertising agency to work this look. Just slip into the Red-y or Not Dress, pair it with the Yes I Twill Heel, then accessorize with the Whistle Stop Necklace, and you’ll look like the most stunning steno pool manager this side of Madison Avenue.
Anna as ‘Elaine the Ex’
If you’re afraid that there’ll be ‘no soup for you’ unless you style a costume in the likeness of your favorite character from a sitcom about nothing, then get a load of this guise. Don the ’90s-inspired Never a Wallflower Dress, lace up the Let’s Rock Boots, then throw on the Olive or Nothing Jacket, and yadda yadda yadda, you’re one comical copy editor!
Erin as ‘Sock Hop Sally’
Heading to the high school gym on October 31st to dance the night away to some old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll? Take a cue from this cute, 1950s-inspired ensemble. The Sweet Temptation Dress has all the swing a gal could want while doing the Twist, and the combo of Primary School Socks in Science Class and the Wind Beneath Your Wingtip will guarantee that you Stroll in style.
Amy as Dottie of Mod
Sure, there’s no place like home, but on Halloween, you should get out and have fun. And it won’t take much courage to leave the house when you concoct a costume as pretty as this one. Simply slip on the Sweet Jeans are Made of This Dress and the Second Generation Top, put your hair in pigtails with Sunday Drive Hair Clips, slip into the ruby So Very Cherry Heel, then carry treats in your Tasty Trio Tiffin Box in Circle, and your night will be full of fantastic adventures!
Hannah as ‘Riveting Rosie‘
If you marvel at the idea of casting yourself as a cultural icon, then you can’t go wrong by manufacturing this masquerade! Feminists everywhere will follow in your footsteps when you assemble a high-power ensemble from raw materials such as the Casual Chic Tunic, Pants of the Hour, Through the Wire Headband in Red, and Force of Nature Boot.
Molly as ‘Uncanny Nanny’
Unfortunately, a look this whimsical won’t magically assemble itself. But, by pulling just a few tricks out of your carpet bag — like the Pretty Pleats Skirt, Exception to the Rule Coat, Retro Revival Scarf, Bernadette Hat, Blue Button Beauty Boot, and, most importantly, the Duck, Duck, Umbrella in Red — you’ll create a costume that’ll float you fashionably through any festivity!
Theresa as ‘Mod Sailorette’
If your usual attire is already a little nautical by nature, then devising a disguise like this one will be a calm ocean breeze. Just draw from your treasure trove of thalassic threads and adornments, like the Shipshape Up Dress, Red Carpet Roll Out Wedge, Anchoring for Accessories Necklace, Weather Ad-visor-y, Hoop Deck Earrings, and SOS Brooch, and you’ll sail to a party in seaworthy style!
Angela as ’80′s Pop Princess’
It’s no hologram — this is the gem of a glamorous get-up that’s going to make you the star of any Halloween bash. Bask in the spotlight knowing that, after witnessing the fashion and fame of your truly outrageous Sweet Jamz Dress in MC, Doe Deere Heel, Gaga For These Gloves, Totally Wired Headband, Very Striking Earrings, and Be a Star Tights, nothing will ever be the same!
Stephanie as ‘Running Lola’
If you need an haute red herring in a hurry, this is the one to turn to — and you can take that to the bank! Simply follow these instructions in sequential order, and you too will have a dashing disguise in under 20 minutes: 1) Jump into the All the Livelong Day Jeans and the Racerback to Finish, 2) Outfit your feet with the Facets of Style Boot, and 3) Accessorize with the Can You Sparrow Some Change Belt for punky flair to match your fiery hair.
Kate as ‘Lorraine of Hill Valley High’
This costume is the density — uh, we mean destiny — of anyone looking to pack 1.21 gigawatts of retro charm into one ensemble! Give a nod to the 1950s with a black and white, checkered frock like the Salty and Pepper Dress and the matching If It Ain’t Got That Bling Heel to yield a future full of fun. And, in the event that you lose track of time, have the True Love Watch wrapped around your wrist.
Now here’s the part where a movie scrolls through the credits and everyone leaves the theater, but we hope that you stick around to let us know what you thought of the show! We delighted in coming up with these costumes, and we hope that they give rise to some cool ones of your own. Can you see any of our other items as potential pieces in your Halloween creations? Please do share…if you dare!