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Halloween gives you the chance to embody a new character, even for a brief moment. Take, for example, Megan Thee Stallion, who recently paid homage to the popular Japanese manga series “Sailor Moon” in a custom uniform mirroring the main character Usagi Tsukino’s costume. She wore a blue-and-white corset and pleated skirt for a performance, illustrating how you can step into another identity for a special occasion.
If you’re into creating your own costumes, rest assured — you don’t have to splurge on a look to nail a specific theme. In fact, when it comes to our Halloween getups, combining existing closet staples often leads to unexpected pairings that work well for the holiday. Take inventory of what you currently have. Whether it’s a little black dress, fun printed pajamas, or a pink matching set, consider creative ways to repurpose certain pieces.
One garment filled with limitless Halloween costume potential? The bodysuit. Many of us already have this versatile one-piece sitting in our drawers, so why not use it for a one-and-done costume? Today’s fashion trends will provide a wellspring of ideas if you need some thought starters. A soft pink bodysuit can be styled with matching patent leather jeans to achieve a Barbiecore-inspired look. You can also tuck a lavender bodysuit into a light blue pleated skirt to exude Kawaii vibes. Or, take a cue from Megan Thee Stallion and wear your striped bodysuit with a mini skirt to mirror Sailor Moon’s uniform.
Ahead, get more inspo on how to transform your bodysuit into a full-fledged costume.
— Additional reporting by Marina Liao