Top 5: Halloween costume pieces that could double as fashion
With dozens of temporary Halloween costume stores popping up all over town comes yet another breed of store to scour interesting wardrobe additions for.
Sure, plastic gladiator sandals and glow-in-the-dark stick-on fingernails would never cut it in the real world. But the wacky retail spots can yield some surprisingly fashion-forward items. Below, a few costume pieces that could spice up an ensemble well after All Hallow's Eve.
Bloody trick or treat bag, $7.99. If you didn't see the word "bloody" in the name of this snappy duffel, it might bring to mind the iconic hand-painted bags of Stephen Sprouse.
Batman belt, $12.99. Welcome to my new favorite statement piece. Yes, it's meant to cinch a Batman unitard, but imagine this gold belt nipping in a slouchy, oversized sweater instead. Call it "Blade Runner"-chic.
Nerd glasses, $4.99. What passes for classically nerdy in Halloween costumes can be quite stylish in the real world. And while you wouldn't want to fill these flimsy specs with a real prescription, they're a great accessory for girls who don't wear glasses — but sometimes want to.
Hippie headband, $3.99. If I were affecting a hippie look for Halloween, this isn't the headband I'd choose. With its '80s-style plastic beads and braiding, it reads more Pat Benatar than Janis Joplin. But it's a cute accessory for modern day — and can double as a belt.
Photo credit for all: Spirit Halloween.