Over the last few years, we’ve been working hard to build up our archive of fancy dress ideas for people on a budget. Say you didn’t HAVE a budget, though. Say money was absolutely no object when it came to finding a Halloween costume, and you could buy whatever you wanted. Say you were a fashion victim, for instance. What would you buy? Well, luckily fashion designers have come to our rescue YET AGAIN (where would we be without them?), and so, with our tongues inserted firmly in our cheeks, we proudly present some fancy dress ideas from high-end fashion designers. (And yes, we DO realise the designers in question aren’t marketing these as “Halloween Costumes”, they’re just hopping on board the spooky train and hoping it’ll sell: our question is, WILL they? And who to? )
We’re starting off with…
Fancy Dress Ideas from Charlotte Olympia…
No one does Halloween like Charlotte Olympia. Well, no one except Rick Owens, that is, and we don’t think he’s actually TRYING to scare us. This year, the Queen of Quirk brings us creepy accessories galore, in the shape of jack o’lantern clutches and slipper shoes, to bat-tastic pumps and a fang-tastic (sorry, we can’t seem to help ourselves) handbags. The fang clutch in the centre of the image is £995 alone, and the other items start at £395, which seems like quite a lot for what is, essentially, novelty wear. Have you ever wanted pumpkin-themed feet? Now’s your chance!
An actual “fancy dress” from Vika Gazinskaya
It’s a wizard’s costume. OBVIOUSLY. All you need is a pointed hat and you’re good to go. Of course, given that the dress is £1,925, we shudder to think how much the hat would set you back…
McQ Alexander McQueen brings The Birds up to date…
McQ sweater, £205
Halloween is the perfect time to indulge in a spot of classic Hitchcock. This McQ sweater takes all of the fuss out of your ‘The Birds’ inspired costume. And most of the fun, now we come to think of it.
Halloween handbag from Olympia Le-Tan
Olympia Le-Tan ‘Dracula’ bag, £1,035
Olympia Le-Tan’s book bags are a fashion classic. This Dracula clutch is released just in time for spooky season, and will “only” cost you £1,035!
So: spotted any high-end Halloween items out there? Think the high prices are scary enough on their own? Tell us about them!