A Fashion Week Halloween Costume Is Just The Shamless Cultural Reference You're Looking For
Ah, parting is such sweet sorrow. With the closing of Paris Fashion Week, the S/S 2015 runway presentations are officially over. Given that the theme of this years RTW shows was basically "stone-cold freak with a Peter Pan complex," this fashion month gave us plenty of memorable moments that we couldn't forget if we tried. Naturally, a Fashion Week Halloween Costume is in order.
Think about it, guys. Plenty of the shows this year sported looks that are basically pre-made trick-or-treat ensembles. Jeremy Scott essentially sent a pack of candy ravers down the runway, styled with the help of Miley Cyrus' necklaces made from stocking stuffers At the Moschino show, Scott continued his costumey takeover with an entire collection of Barbie clothes for full-sized people. Who could forget the gargantuan bows affixed atop the models' heads at Sibling, or the unturned baskets repurposed as hats at Vivienne Westwood. Then, there was jewelry made from feminine products at Meadham Kirchoff, which we simply can't unsee.
Whether or not any of these trends will catch on IRL, they certainly gave us a myriad of costume ideas. So, without further ado, here's your guide to dressing like Fashion Week for Halloween this year. After all, everyone loves a shameless pop cultural reference costume. Just ask the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Recreate the Sibling Oversized Hairbow
No Halloween costume is complete without a precarious object on your cranium To recreate this look, you may have to go DIY rogue. Follow this handy tutorial below using about a yard of organza, and you should come pretty close to the above product.
Incorporate One Piece From the Moschino's Barbie-Themed Show
Your costume can't ignore the Moschino barbie-themed show, because it's basically the most recognizable reference from this year's presentations. This leather vest from Astr is like, totally apropos.
Candy Raver Accessories From Jeremy Scott/ Miley Cyrus
Is there any collaboration that emblematizes the circus of questionable taste that was this year's fashion week more than Jeremy Scott's endorsement of Miley Cyrus' foray into found-object jewelry? The answer to that question is a resounding no. This gummy bear necklace from Etsy captures her "Dirty Hippie" accessory dilettantism.
Get yourself a funky bag...
From bags shaped like ham, to milk carton purses, to teddy-bear backpacks, everyone and their mother was carrying a high-quirk purse to fashion week this year. This furry critter bag from Etsy should approximate this trend well. Not to mention, it'll further the theme of "schizophrenic '90s child" that you're going for.
Get some shades, obvi...
Every fashion person needs dark sunglasses, because revealing your eyes is so not on trend. Sunglasses like these ones from AJ Morgan should do the trick.
Make a sign that says "I'm Anna Dello Russo, PHOTOGRAPH ME!"
Even if your outfit looks like it was styled by a toddler, people will photograph you if you're Anna Dello Russo.
Put 'em all together, et voila! Sashay, chantay, panther on the runway.