the ultimate guide to halloween dressing that holds up after november first!

by jazzi mcgilbert

When The Shining holds a permanent spot on your top 10 movie list, oxblood lipstick is your go-to shade even on Sunday mornings, and to top it all off you work for a fashion mag, people naturally assume you're cuckoo for Halloween dress-up. But for me that's only half true. I love the Halloween part; eating candy until your mouth sticks shut and watching late-night horror programming until your eyes bleed. But while they say spirits roam freely on All Hallows' Eve ("they" being American Horror Story), my inner--and outer--fashion-girl tends to take a breather. I play dress-up all year round, so come party time I let my friends get into character while I plot something festive to wear with minimal effort (and no costume rental fee). For the others like me out there, take this opportunity to go crazier than usual with our hair and makeup but consider opting for a costume comprised of pieces that won't have you turning into a pumpkin after midnight on November 1st--whether it's a '60s shift to make you look like a member of the Mod Squad or a pair of round glasses to channel Daria. The (newly revamped) #NYLONshop is here to help! We've rounded up our favorite pieces and looks below

orange shift dress / unif hellraiser flats / kreepsville eyeball hair ties / a-morir adict sunglasses / eugenia kim cat beret / OCC black dahlia lip tar / vinca usa black cat earrings << click to shop!


round glasses / green jacket: 3.1 philip lim or BDG (on sale here!


dalmatian nail wraps / peplum dress, $96 / faux fur


makeup forever lashes / T3 flat iron / white eyeliner / <


sephora microsmooth foundation powder / white topshop collar /

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