Katy Perry as Daria's Jane Lane. Jessica Simpson in pigtails and a leather corset. Rihanna toting a tiara and scepter. It's November 1, y'all. The Catholic Church and other Christian denominations observe this as All Saints' Day, but perhaps a bit more widely spread, this is also the day you thumb through everyone's Halloween Facebook/Twitter/Instagram photos regardless of whether you and your friends spent the day in costume or in your PJs by candlelight, crossing your fingers for your power to come back #Sandy. To make it easier for you, we rounded up some favorite (and flagrant) celebrity costumes from All Hallows' Eve.
Oh, shiz! *looks at watch* Halloween is, like, right now, and if you still don't have a costume yet, you might be freaking out. Don't worry, though—we've got some super quick costumes you can put together from pieces that are sitting in your apartment right this second. Whether you've been procrastinating, forgot, or are just plain lazy, we're SURE you can pull something totally awesome together before dusk hits. C'mon girl, let's go! Time's a wastin'.
THE MORTON SALT GIRL
If you own a solid yellow dress/coat/shirtdress/tunic/basically ANYTHING of this variety, you can be the super 'dorbs Morton Salt Girl. It's simple: Slip on the dress (the one shown here is from Modcloth), grab a (preferably) white umbrella (like this ElieBrellas wooden handle one), pick up some Morton Salt from your local grocery store, and BAM! You've got a costume. Extra points if you have white tights and yellow flats to finish the look.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! A few days ago, we hooked you up with a full flipbook of celebrity costumes from over the weekend, but the actual day is finally here, and there's just one star's All Hallows' Eve dress that we really want to break down into nitty gritties: Miley Cyrus as Nicki Minaj. It's a rare and wonderful occurence when one of our favorite celebs masquerades as ANOTHER of our fave stars and one we get majorly amped about (see last year's Battle of the Halloween J.Los). Naturally, we HAD to take this opportunity to unpack Miley's Nicki-inspired look.
Lucy Hale's technicolor unicorn costume.
Photo: MTV News
Having Halloween on a Wednesday means that the holiday festivities have the potential to stretch out over an entire week. Not only does this mean candy, candy, and MORE candy, but it also means that you have the opportunity for not just one but many costumes. You may have rocked your showstopping Halloween look on Friday or Saturday past, but there is still ACTUAL Halloween to worry about. If you need some inspiration, celebs are a great place to look for costume ideas. We especially loved Lucy Hale's technicolor unicorn costume, complete with horn, rainbow mane and furry boots. This look is part "My Little Pony" and party candy raver, and avoids the "sexy" costume cliche by virtue of being so totally over the top. Lucy is committed, and we're into it.
Victoria Justice in her Halloween shopping creation.
In her new movie Fun Size, Victoria Justice plays a girl forced to babysit her brother on Halloween instead of going to the coolest party, where she was, of course, invited by the cutest guy. In an adorable Dorothy costume, Victoria and her brother get into all kinds of spooky holiday hijinx and hilarity ensues. MTV News' Christina Garibaldi took Justice shopping for Halloween costumes, and in the video that you can watch below, you'll see that the star is 100% in the Halloween spirit. Between a unicorn mask, feather boa, and some really hair-raising werewolf gloves, the actress puts together a look that might not be winning any costume contests, but is certainly hilarious. Watch the video after the jump!
If you live anywhere on the Atlantic coastline, you've undoubtedly heard talk of the impending "Frankenstorm" also known as the "Snor'eastercane" — a weather monstrosity of epic proportions which is currently threatening the United States' east coast with floods, high winds, and upwards of a BILLION dollars worth of damage. News hot topics are always the perfect fodder for Halloween costumes, so what better thing to be on Halloween than the very thing that's encroaching on your good time? Plus, West Coasters and those of you living in Central and Mountain time, can absolutely also take part as news of the big storm spreads across the nation (whether you're wearing the costume ironically or not is your call). Here are two ways — one solo and one group effort — you can embody the All Hallows' Eve weather buzzkill with your costume!
Dress as Frankenstorm for Halloween.
Photo: Courtesy of Spirit Halloween/Costume Craze/Turtle Contacts
GET IT?!? Two Halloween staples — monsters and superheroes — combine here for one hilariously relevant costume idea. Pick up the Frankenstein makeup and monster effects in the same place as the essentials for one of the X-Men series' most badass heroines, and BOOM! Insta-costume.
+ Green Face Paint: Green Cream Makeup ($1.99)
+ Monster Effects: Monster FX Kit ($9.99)
+ Storm Costume: Adult Storm Costume ($53.89)
+ Wig: Vampire Vixen Wig ($19.99)
+ White Contacts: White-Out Contact Lenses ($49.99)
Two styles from the new Halloween Converse collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Converse
Converse has already rolled out several editions of designer Chucks, teamed up with musicians like M83, and remained an integral part of the Hollywood style star uniform...yes, even on the red carpet. It seems like the sneaker giant has transformed its classic slim silhouettes into pretty much everything already, but now the Chuck Taylor All Star is getting yet ANOTHER makeover just in time for Halloween. Converse teams up with a crew of San Francisco artists like Alán González and Kris Mestizo for a spooky-cool collection that's too good NOT to wear year-round.
Actual Halloween is still exactly one week away, but the beauty of having All Hallows' Eve fall on a Wednesday is that you get TWO weekends to celebrate! Whether your spooky festivities are kicking off this coming weekend, or you're saving it all up for the proper fright night, we have some easy peasy costume ideas inspired by some of our favorite fashion plates that require extreeeeeemely minimal effort on your part, but are sure to be #totesamaze. Let's get started!
Dress like Karl Lagerfeld for Halloween.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of Forever 21/SolidColorNeckTies.com/Zumiez/Party City/MotoSport
Karl Lagerfeld is not only a chic, high fashion Halloween option, near-replicating his luxe minimalist, heavily tailored steez for the purposes of this holiday is actually not that difficult nor does it have to be super expensive. You can cop almost all of Karl's stark black and white pieces at your nearest Forever 21, put your hair in a ponytail (COVERED in white hair spray), and finish it off with a pair of sunglasses and fingerless leather gloves.
+ Blazer: Double-Breasted Blazer ($27.80)
+ Shirt: Pleated A-Line Shirt ($22.80)
+ Sunglasses: Jack Martin Frisky Business Sunglasses ($12.95)
+ Pants: Essential Pintucked Ankle Trousers ($24.80)
+ Tie: White Solid Tie ($4.95)
+ Brooches: Layered Rhinestone Brooch in Gunmetal ($6.80) and Rhinestone Frond Pin ($9.80)
+ Shoes: Studded Oxfords ($22.80)
+ Fingerless Gloves: River Road Hollister Shorty Fingerless Gloves ($13.59)
+ White Hair Spray: White Hair Spray ($2.99)
Guys, Katy Perry may be the master of Halloween. Like, she's been on an All Hallows' Eve kick ever since the beginning of the month, and we see NO signs of her slowing down. We're not mad though—she's always sporting the most on-point Halloween game (if that's a thing), and it's reallllyy beginning to get us into the spooky spirit. Just a couple weeks ago we spotted her wearing a mix-and-match witch, ghoul and jack-o-lantern mani (PRESH) and this week she went ALL. OUT. in a vampire costume with matching nail art for her blood sucking-themed birthday bash at the Magic Castle in L.A. She got decked-out in the most dead-on (heh) Victoria-era ensemble complete with a bell-sleeve white lace dress covered in gold crosses. She finished the look with a giant, bejeweled spider necklace (LOOK AT THAT THING), a gold crown, fiery red contacts, dark burgundy lipstick, fangs, and, of course, killer nails.
EmotiStyle as toast for Halloween.
Photo: via Emotistyle
"Sexy" Sesame Street Halloween costumes may be a thing this year, but C'MON, guys...we can do so much better than that! After all, Halloween is all about flexing those creative DIY muscles, and wearing next to nothing in your scantily clad bunny outfit? Ehh...not exactly mindblowing (insert Mean Girls quote here). In a stroke of internet magic this morning, we discovered an amazingly awesome music video with the exact same message...and some rad dance moves to boot. The brilliantly-titled "Things You Can Be On Halloween Besides Naked!!!" comes courtesy of New York-based comedians EmotiStyle and is basically a hilarious how-to dress guide while still keeping your clothes on. Zipping through clever AND covered-up costume ideas like phone chargers, toast, and Louis CK, the outfit options in the clip are accompanied by zingers such as “You can just be a nurse. You don’t have to be a sexy nurse.” #Truth. So because we're obsessed (and wanted to pick their Halloween-y brains), we tracked down EmotiStyle's Shamikah and Molly to talk about the problems with costume shopping, Halloween dos and don'ts, and why fashion dreams rarely come in a plastic bag. See what they have to say after the jump!