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Halloween offers the rare opportunity to play dress up for a night, and let your sartorial imagination run wild. The problem? It can be quite expensive to buy a head-to-toe costume that you’ll only wear for a couple of hours. Fortunately, we’ve found a way around it: shopping your closet. The everyday items you love to wear can come in handy on Halloween, if you use a little creativity.

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From a sexy soldier to a 2014 version of Aaliyah, there are a myriad of costumes that will get people talking without costing you an arm and a leg. Don’t believe us? Check out these five costumes that make great use out of your everyday wardrobe.

Look #1: Minnie Mouse // Windsor skirt / Nine West shoes

Pair a Reiss tank top with a Windsor tulle skirt and Nine West shoes. Finish your look with a RedValentino clutch, a Disney headband, an Anne Klein pearl necklace, MAC Cosmetics lipstick and Spirit Halloween gloves.

Get The Look: Minnie Mouse


Look #2: Aaliyah // Flexin sports bra / Converse sneakers

Style a Moschino bomber jacket with a Flexin sports bra, Tommy Hilfiger boxers, J. Crew jeans and Converse sneakers. Accessorize with Forever 21 earrings, Saint Laurent sunglasses, Essie nail polish, Beats by Dre headphones and MAC Cosmetics lipstick.

Get The Look: Aaliyah


Look #3: Cat // ASOS romper / Steve Madden boots

Match up an ASOS romper with Steve Madden boots, a Charlotte Olympia clutch, Bridgat lace mask and Too Chic gloves. Round out your look with Urban Decay eyeshadow, NARS lipstick, a Charlotte Russe headband set and Bobbi Brown liner.

Get The Look: Cat


Look #4: Devil // Lipsy jumpsuit / Zooshoo pumps

Spice up your Lipsy jumpsuit with Zooshoo pumps, a Kenzo clutch, Iman Cosmetics lipstick, YSL nail polish, ASOS devil mask and Party Bell accessory kit.

Get The Look: Devil


Look #5: Soldier // Balmain jacket / Two Lips pumps

Throw a Balmain jacket over P.A.R.O.S.H. top and Chiara Fashion jeans. Add some glamour with Two Lips pumps, Ray-Ban sunglasses, a Borsalino hat, Gucci lipstick and Make Up For Ever makeup.

Get The Look: Military



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