How To Use A Black Dress For An Awesome DIY Halloween Costume!

Halloween is creeping up and it’s time to find the perfect costume. Instead of buying a costume from a party store, we suggest using fashion’s biggest staple, the black dress, and create your own unique costume instead! If you don’t have a black dress for the look you are going for, this gives you an excuse to buy one! The dress you choose can be worn to various occasions after Halloween, not ending up a waste of money like most costumes are. Plus, constructing your own costume is more fun! Based on your view of the character or object you are acting as, you can put an extra personal touch on the costume by choosing your own accessories or accent pieces.

For a glamorous costume, we love the idea of going old Hollywood and living the life of the magnificent Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” for an evening.

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Dressing up as “Holly Golightly,” a young New York socialite who falls in love with a man in her apartment building, is super easy and elegant! With a long, plain black dress and some embellishments, you can put this costume together in no time and look ultra glamorous!

Audrey Hepburn DIY Halloween Costume Idea

Audrey Hepburn DIY Halloween Costume

For a more traditional costume idea, let’s go back to the days of the 1920’s and pretend like you are a flapper going to hang out at a speak easy for a night! Any black dress with sequins or fringe is perfect for this ensemble. Long strings of pearls, feather accent pieces, and an awesome pair of Mary-Jane style heels make this costume fun and sexy!

Flapper Girl Costume Purchased From A Store

Flapper Girl Costume Purchased From A Store

Flapper DIY Costume With Dress Style 9296

Flapper DIY Costume With Dress Style 9296










Sometimes it’s fun to play evil characters on Halloween, however they usually do not have the prettiest costumes. We think a great costume idea would be to dress up like an evil ballerina like “The Black Swan!” It is a perfect way to use a black dress for Halloween and it is a sure show stopper!

Natalie Portman as "The Black Swan"

Natalie Portman as “The Black Swan”

To embrace the look of The Black Swan we love Dave & Johnny style 9271 for its feathered top and jeweled embellishments at the waist. Blush Prom style 9651 is also a great little black dress for this costume with its lace beaded bodice and short chiffon skirt. Make-up is KEY to play this role, so be sure to paint dark smokey eyes and bold crimson lips. A dark tiara and ballet flats of your choice make this ballerina ready to dance!

DIY Black Swan Halloween Costume

DIY Black Swan Halloween Costume

If you don’t have a black dress, Halloween is a reason to buy one! Of course, these are just a few ideas, but with all the dresses we have, many on SALE, the possibilities are endless! With the holidays around the corner, your dress can be worn again in no time. For your next Halloween party, be the center of attention and create a unique costume with a fabulous black dress! Feel free to comment and tell us about some of your black dress costume ideas! Trick or Treat!