Where do you shop for Halloween costumes? Do you create your own or buy one?
I’m a DIY Halloween costume kind of girl. I start with what’s in my closet and then shop thrift or party stores for accessories. Dramatic make-up, crazy masks, or cheap wigs go a long way to complete any creative ideas.
Lingerie, when worn as outerwear, is a great place to start when designing your Halloween costume. It doesn’t mean you need to go super-sexy, either. Underbust corsets can be worn over dresses, or with long skirts, or under capes. There are plenty of ways to style rompers, robes, and full corsets to capture an era or theme. You can add fashion stockings, gloves, and masks that can later be paired with everyday styles or used in boudoir play. At the very least, it stretches the dollars you pay out to put together an original costume.
Here are six lingerie websites, some with dedicated costume departments, you may want to check out this year:
Bluestockings Boutique. This LGBTQIA+ friendly store takes pride in offering eco-friendly and sustainable lingerie to customers. You’ll find a wide variety of pieces, from bras to binders, including some great separates ideal for adorning any costume.Tempest Romper by Toru & Naoko Available in Sizes XS-XXL via Bluestockings Boutique
Hips & Curves. This plus-size lingerie website carries bras, shapewear, sleepwear, and dress-up and fantasy pieces. It has an extensive collection of leather corsets, bloomers, and petticoats—-in sizes up to 6X.
Kiss Me Deadly. This UK lingerie brand carries a fascinating collection of retro-themed glamor bras and knickers, girdles, suspenders, gowns and robes, and even swimwear. If you aren’t familiar with the Kiss Me Deadly brand, you should be.Sheer Black Grace Robe Available in Sizes S-XL via Kiss Me Deadly
Leg Avenue. If you’re going for an erotic character or sexy outfit, this is the website to visit. Their boudoir lingerie is pretty bawdy, but you’ll also find a ton of costume accessories from which to choose.Studded Garter Dress Available in S-M via Leg Avenue Warrier Armor Bustier Available in S, M, L via Leg Avenue
Trashy Lingerie. The one and only Trashy Lingerie, based in Los Angeles, and is one of my favorite stores to visit at this time of year. It’s the destination place for those who shop Halloween costumes. You’ll find all the little extras you’d ever need, too. Plus, they produce their original designs locally.Zipper Deep V Edy Corset Available in S-XL via Trashy Lingerie Corazon Stretch Corset Available in Multiple Colors, Sizes S-XL via Trashy Lingerie
What Katie Did. Need a bullet bra or vintage style stockings to go with your 40s or 50s themed ensemble? What Katie Did is the place to visit. You can also shop for luxury everyday vintage-inspired lingerie designs.Kaftan Dressing Gown Availalbe in Two Colors, One Size via What Katie Did Hollywood Romper Available in Black or Peach, Sizes US 4-12 via What Katie Did
What about you? Where do you shop Halloween costumes? Which of these pieces, if any, would you wear?