The weekend before Halloween is approaching, and, whoops, you forgot to buy your costume. Here’s an idea: That wedding dress that’s been hanging in your closet, take it out of the garment bag and use it! Let’s be honest, you’ve probably been dying for an excuse to wear it just one. more. time. Well, now’s your chance: A dramatic dress can easily double as a Halloween costume, in fact, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Below, seven Halloween bride costume ideas to frame around your wedding gown.
Sure, Tim Burton’s bride is undead, but she’s also kind of a babe. The flower crown, the pink lipstick, the wavy blue hair—these accessories alone are reason enough to go with this one.
Bride of Frankenstein
All you need is a hair crimping iron and some serious hair spray and you’re ready to go.
Another undead bride to consider—props if you manage to figure out how to draw on a zipper mouth.
Bride of Chucky
Throw on a leather jacket, a blonde wig, some deep maroon lipstick and voilà, you’ve just become a murderous doll who’s about to get married.
Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw
Who doesn’t want to be Carrie Bradshaw for Halloween? And if you don’t want to put a giant turquoise bird on your head, there are plenty of other bridal options from her famous Vogue photo shoot.
Royal fanatics can pair a plastic tiara with their best family jewels and head out dressed as Kate Middleton. Or if you’re feeling really adventurous, get creative and try to evoke Princess Diana’s poufy sleeved 80s wedding look.
Priscilla Presley Bride
Channel Mrs. Presley on her wedding day by teasing your hair into a bouffant, wearing a heavy-lined cat eye, and an ethereal boho bridal dress. Get your S.O. to go as the King and you’re all set.