13 Halloween Costumes You Can Pull Off Year-Round

by Summer Arlexis

What's a girl to do with a sexy sailor or Wonder Woman costume post Halloween? Most likely nothing (unless you're down to casually show up for your 9 to 5 dressed as a superhero in November). When there are plenty of Halloween costumes you can wear year-round, there's no need to splurge on a getup that's good for one night only. Besides, all of the effort spent on a costume you're only going to wear once is so not worth the space it'll take up buried at the back of your closet for all of eternity.

Now there's certainly nothing wrong with going all out with a unique and elaborate costume — in fact, I applaud those who stray from the overdone sexy nurses, black witches, and furry animals with headband ears. However, it may be difficult to incorporate such Halloween-specific costumes into your everyday wardrobe. Luckily there are plenty of amazing costumes you can make from your own clothes or flip into an outfit for a workday or date night if you do decide to make a Halloween purchase. You'll be turning heads all year round with these costume ideas.

1. Wednesday Addams

Cheryl Long Sleeve Collar Bodycon Dress, $26, Boohoo

In all black with some braids you'll be easily recognized as Wednesday. However, you probably have her everyday outfit hanging in your closet already!

2. Elle Woods

Having a Shindig Hot Pink Midi Dress, $54, Lulus

Whimsy Wrap Dress by Kiyonna, $98, Lane Bryant

So maybe you wouldn't always go head to toe pretty in pink like Elle, but pieces of her wardrobe are definitely functional in the real world.

3. Marilyn Monroe In The Seven Year Itch

Unique Vintage 1950s Style Ivory Midtown Halter Swing Dress, $74, Unique Vintage

There's no denying that Marilyn's white halter dress can function as a regular outfit! Just add your favorite leather jacket and booties for everyday wear.

4. Sandy From Grease

Lily Off The Shoulder Crop Bardot Top, $10, Boohoo

Lara Coated Tube Jeans, $44, Boohoo

I'm sure you've spotted plenty of similar looks on your casual Friday night out!

5. Olivia Pope from Scandal

Once Upon a Thyme Coat in Almond, $150, ModCloth

Women's Bi-Stretch Twill Trouser Pant, $21, Target

All hail the most work-appropriate costume ever.

6. 1920s Flapper

Contemporary Beaded Drop Waist Dress, $45, Forever 21

Joanna Hope Fringe Lace Dress, $68, Simplybe

Silver Sequin & Feather Stretch Headband, $14, Unique Vintage

Um, yes. A sequin dress canbe an every day thing.

7. Clueless

'7 Days Waiting' Cher Yellow Tartan Baazar & Skirt Set, $95, Big Cartel

'3 Weeks Waiting' Dionne Black Checkered Blazer Set, $95, Big Cartel

Grab your closest gal pals for this best friend costume idea and you can all look like total betties post Halloween.

8. Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly

Lady Love Song Dress in Black, $90, ModCloth

Four-Strand Pearl Necklace, $20, Charming Charlie

Extra Long Black Gloves, $12.99, Party City

If an LBD isn't a regular year-round staple, then we don't know what is! Plus, it's likely you'll be able to DIY this Holly Golightly costume with an LBD you already own!

9. Cookie From Empire

Leopard Print Bodycon Dress, $15, Forever 21

Leopard Print Surplice Bodycon Dress, $20.99, Wet Seal

Leopard Print Satin Fedora Hat, $7.99, Candy Apple Costumes

Any of Cookie's signature (usually animal print galore) looks can work well in your everyday life. Plus, I smell the potential for the best couples costume if you can snag a Lucious to play along!

10. Katniss Everdeen

Bethany Festival Mac, $16, Boohoo

SONOMA life + Style Twill Utility Pants, $29, Kohls

Boys Toy Bow and Arrow Accessort, $7, Target

You can even rock Katniss' signature side braid year-round!

11. Jessica Rabbit

Club L Tie Back Sequin Maxi Dress with Thigh Split, $86, ASOS

Truly You Eyelet Plunge Front Maxi, $80, ASOS

Maybe you won't rock these to work on a regular basis, but they'll certainly come in handy for winter weddings or holiday parties you have to attend post Halloween.

12. Sim

Remove the plumbob (yes, the diamond floating above a Sim's head has a name and it's DIYable) and you're back to your same old self! No purchases necessary.

13. Catwoman

Marti Basic Long Sleeve Disco Catsuit, $35, Boohoo

Catwoman Mask, $24.99, Halloween Megastore

Just ditch the mask and cat ears and you've got a basic jumpsuit you can dress up or down. Who knew Halloween costumes could be so versatile?

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