Have you started thinking about your Halloween costume yet? With the spooky holiday just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning and shopping. While most costumes revolve around clothing, there are a few special options available for those of us that would rather base our costumes on our fabulous jewelry collections. Below we’ve compiled a list of the best Halloween costumes that let you show off your jewelry. Which one will you choose?
Holly Golightly from Breakfast At Tiffany’s
The iconic Audrey Hepburn character is famous for her slinky Givenchy LBD, but let’s be real - it was her jewelry that stole the show. To recreate Holly Golightly’s fabulous breakfast outfit, you’ll need a layered pearl choker, sparkling stud earrings, and a mini tiara to hold your high updo in place. You’ll get bonus points for oversized sunglasses and an extra-long cigarette holder.
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Lorelei Lee from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Marilyn Monroe sang the iconic song ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’ in this 1953 film. The song title alone should be enough to make any jewelry lover want to dress up as Marilyn’s character Lorelei Lee. You’ll need a hot pink ball gown and matching gloves, deep red lipstick, and as many diamonds as you can find. Lorelei wore stacks of diamond bracelets as well as a matching diamond necklace and earring set in the famous musical number.
Who wouldn’t want to be a queen for a day? Dressing up as the legendary Egyptian pharaoh will require a flowy dress, a generous amount of black eyeliner, and a ton of bling. Ancient Egyptians viewed gold jewelry as a symbol of power and status, so royalty were always decked out in layers of sparkling jewels. Complete your Cleopatra costume with plenty of gold and turquoise jewelry: chunky chain necklaces, cuff bracelets, chandelier earrings, and an ornate headpiece.
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Princess Jasmine from Aladdin
We don’t know what we’re more jealous of - Princess Jasmine’s magic carpet, or her stunning jewels. Channel the Arabian princess with a turquoise two-piece outfit and plenty of gold jewelry. The original animated Jasmine was famous for her chunky gold earrings and necklace, while the new live-action Jasmine wore a more intricate selection of gold and turquoise jewelry.
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Madonna In The 80s
The ultimate pop diva was famous for her extravagant layered jewelry when she rose to fame in the 80s. She was a fan of mixing textures, like pearls, leather, and gold. Madonna was often spotted wearing Catholic rosary necklaces in her layers during this flamboyant decade. Get out your hair curlers and lace corset, then go wild with your jewelry to become Madonna from the 80s.
The Roaring 20s were famous for their decadent parties and lavish fashions. Women of the era loved to showcase their glamorous side with extravagant furs, glitzy dresses, and layers of jewels and pearls. To dress up as a 1920s flapper you’ll need a slip dress, strands of pearls, luxurious drop earrings, and stacked bracelets. A sparkling headband and feather boa also wouldn’t go amiss for a flapper costume.
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Consider this a more refined version of a flapper. Coco Chanel found fame in the 1920s, but her style was more minimal than the average socialite. To dress up as the legendary designer, find an elegant tweed suit or LBD and accessorize with generously layered pearl necklaces and matching button earrings.
This mystical occupation requires a psychic ability and a whole lot of jewelry. Fortune tellers are famous for their glitzy layered necklaces, stacked bracelets, hoop earrings, and oversized rings. Just add a boho dress, a shawl or turban, and a magical crystal ball to turn yourself into a fortune teller.
Pirates sailed the world in search of precious gems and other treasures, so it’s no wonder that their leaders were often decked out in extravagant jewelry. Embellish your costume with gold chains, drop earrings, and leather bracelets. Make your costume extra convincing by using jewelry that features skull, anchor, or coin charms.
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Writer: Maria Polansky