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32 Dresses To Use For Costumes That You'll Also Want To Wear When Halloween's Over

Spooky season investments are the best kind.

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1. A Veronica number just in time for the new Riverdale season and the bewitching hour.

Get it from Hot Topic: sizes XS–3X for $39.92 or plus sizes 0–5 for $43.92
Hot Topic

Get it from Hot Topic: sizes XS–3X for $39.92 or plus sizes 0–5 for $43.92

2. A Wednesday Addams classic that, tbh, you're going to wear over and over again during normal life, too.

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Promising review: "Bought this dress for my Wednesday costume. Very skeptical but I loved it! I'm 5'6" and 150 lbs. and 34C bra size. I got a medium and it fits perfectly I could have bought the small because it was just a bit loose on the waist but at the end it still looked amazing! Oh and the material of the dress is stretchy and very nice, not cheap at all! Definitely a dress a can wear to the office so I'll be using again." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors, sizes XS–2XL).

You may also be interested in a Wednesday Addams wig or a short-sleeve version of the dress!

3. Or a Madeleine frock to cop the easygoing style of the ~original~ cool French girl. Now you just need a yellow hat and red scarf!

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors, sizes 4–12).
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors, sizes 4–12).

4. An angelic option in burgundy, black, or white so you can play it good or evil.

Amazon

I own this dress in black (read my review!) and it looks just as cool IRL.

Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in three colors, sizes S–XL).

5. A Dalmatian print in case you're ready to make nice with Cruella de Vil for one night a year.

Get it from Boohoo for $25 (available in three color combos, sizes S–M).
Boohoo

Get it from Boohoo for $25 (available in three color combos, sizes S–M).

6. A pretty babydoll in several color combos so you can dress up as an actual doll. Creepy ventriloquist-chin lines up to you!

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in six colors combos, sizes XS–XL).

7. A denim dress that'll serve as the perf cowgirl base so you can finally put that red bandanna to use and find an excuse to learn how to lasso.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL).And check out a longer dress you could wear to the office that goes up to size 22!
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL).

And check out a longer dress you could wear to the office that goes up to size 22!

8. A zebra-print frock for being, well, a zebra.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $12 (available in sizes 2–8).And check out a similar orange zebra dress.
Nasty Gal

Get it from Nasty Gal for $12 (available in sizes 2–8).

And check out a similar orange zebra dress.

9. And a leopard-print choice so everyone in your pack can coordinate. Or you can hang solo, put a bone in your ponytail, and call yourself Pebbles.

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL).
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL).

10. A Ms. Frizzle lookalike as a lazy way to teach a lesson about the solar system. Or the effect of ethanol now that you found a DD for The Magic Schoolbus. Or you could just be Rick and Morty.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in 36 patterns, sizes XS–5XL).

11. A tourist T-shirt you could adapt for a Raoul Duke look.

Get it from Dolls Kill for $32 (available in sizes S–L).
Dolls Kill

Get it from Dolls Kill for $32 (available in sizes S–L).

12. A baseball tee in a million different colors to rep your favorite team — or make up one.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 19 color combos, sizes S–3XL).

Wanna complete your look? Get a solid color dad cap and baseball Keds.

13. And a bodycon football jersey begging to be personalized with numbers, team names, emoji, whatever.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven colors, sizes 4/6–20/22).

14. A groovy velvet look you could use to pass off as Austin Powers with some fake teeth or Blair Waldorf with a headband.

Get it from ModCloth for $175 (available in sizes 0–24).And check out more Anna Sui x ModCloth dresses.
ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $175 (available in sizes 0–24).

And check out more Anna Sui x ModCloth dresses.

15. Bib overalls you can wear as a farmer or go with a group and break out into a rendition of "Come on Eileen."

Seriously, marry anyone on the spot who gets you're dressed up as the Dexys Midnight Runners. They're a keeper!Get them from Urban Outfitters for $69 (available in two washes, sizes 0–14).Check out a polka dot version from Amazon and plus-size options from Target and Hot Topic.
Urban Outfitters

Seriously, marry anyone on the spot who gets you're dressed up as the Dexys Midnight Runners. They're a keeper!

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $69 (available in two washes, sizes 0–14).

Check out a polka dot version from Amazon and plus-size options from Target and Hot Topic.

16. An ~official~ Barbie gingham frock ready for costumes, picnics, and beyond!

Get it from Unique Vintage for $118 (available in sizes XS–XL).And check out more options from the Barbie collection.
Unique Vintage

Get it from Unique Vintage for $118 (available in sizes XS–XL).

And check out more options from the Barbie collection.

17. A cocktail dress you can jazz up with a red lip as a dangerous black widow and then wear to a holiday party later this year.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 12 colors and styles, sizes XS–2XL).
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 12 colors and styles, sizes XS–2XL).

18. A striped plunge into taking on the Beetlejuice (or referee) motif.

Get it from Missguided for $15 (available in sizes 0–6).
Missguided

Get it from Missguided for $15 (available in sizes 0–6).

19. An embroidered frock to wear as an actual princess gown now and then grace everyone with your dang presence with afterward as royalty in a less-than-subtle disguise.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in three styles, sizes XS–XL).

Or here's a lighter embroidered option. Just add a pretty tiara!

20. An adorable Minnie dupe you can also wear the next time you venture to a Disney park.

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Get it from Amazon for $18.69+ (available in 41 other patterns, sizes XS–3XL).

21. An on-trend prairie dress to get your Little House on the Prairie or Oregon Trail on in a totally comfy way.

Get it from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 0–16).Check out a similar maxi and a shorter take on the trend.
H&M

Get it from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 0–16).

Check out a similar maxi and a shorter take on the trend.

22. A metallic mini that'll help you play an alien or Zenon. Oh and it'd look amazing at the club.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL).
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL).

23. A ~sharp~ shirt dress featuring your fave Disney villainess who's major contouring inspo. (People will think it's a fashion metal band shirt the rest of the year.)

Get it from Lauren Moshi for $158 (available in sizes XS–L).
Lauren Moshi

Get it from Lauren Moshi for $158 (available in sizes XS–L).

24. A lacey smock dress to pair with a fringed shawl and loose waves in an homage to the queen herself, Stevie Nicks.

Get it from Boohoo for $20 (available in three colors, sizes 4–12).
Boohoo

Get it from Boohoo for $20 (available in three colors, sizes 4–12).

25. A Morticia gown to lure in all the ladykillers.

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You could totally rock this on the reg. I have confidence in you!

Get it from Amazon for $17.36+ (available in sizes S–L).

26. A velvet maxi that'll provide an on-trend Elvira lewk that'll feel a lot less risque than the original.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five colors, sizes S–XL).
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five colors, sizes S–XL).

27. Or a ~legit~ Elvira maxi from her capsule collection if you don't wanna fool with a thigh-high slit.

Get it from Pinup Girl Clothing for $248 (available in sizes XS–4XL).
Pinup Girl Clothing

Get it from Pinup Girl Clothing for $248 (available in sizes XS–4XL).

28. A plaid shirt dress as a lazy AF way to channel the Brawny man. Or a scarecrow. Or a lumberjack. Imagine the possibilities!!!!

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Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in seven color combos, sizes XS–XL).

29. A ballerina one piece that'll fulfill your Black Swan needs without turning into a monster while sourcing a tutu *and* bodysuit.

Get it from Forever21 for $19.90 (available in sizes S-L).Also check out a more modest version from ModCloth in sizes up to 4X.
Forever21

Get it from Forever21 for $19.90 (available in sizes S-L).

Also check out a more modest version from ModCloth in sizes up to 4X.

30. A collared frock with a cinched waist to create all kinds of ~spirited~ ensembles.

I own this dress in another collar option and love it! Really all their clothes are wonderful. And they have lots of vegan harnesses if you need some goth accessories.Get it from Deandri for $43 (available in sizes XS, S, 2XL-5XL).
Deandri

I own this dress in another collar option and love it! Really all their clothes are wonderful. And they have lots of vegan harnesses if you need some goth accessories.

Get it from Deandri for $43 (available in sizes XS, S, 2XL-5XL).

31. A dreamy disco frock can come in handy come holiday party season.

Get it from Torrid for $40.90 (available in plus sizes 1/2–3/4).
Torrid

Get it from Torrid for $40.90 (available in plus sizes 1/2–3/4).

32. A T-shirt dress Karen would be into for a Halloween costume. If only it were tighter, shorter, and lower cut....

Get it from Dolls Kill for $25 (available in sizes XS–2XL).And you can also get it in a mouse version, duh.
Dolls Kill

Get it from Dolls Kill for $25 (available in sizes XS–2XL).

And you can also get it in a mouse version, duh.

Now just add some costume-making accessories and you're set!

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