Halloween is close. Dangerously close, even, and let’s face it: Some of us are just looking for an excuse to show ourselves off with sexy Halloween costumes. There’s nothing wrong with that, even. If anything, it’s nice to have one night out of the year where you don’t have to be quite as self-conscious as usual. Grab a drink and put on something silly!
On the other hand, tossing on lingerie and a pair of bunny ears is starting to lose its allure, but what’s a girl to do? As it turns out, there’s an entire world of cute, attractive Halloween looks you can cop to flatter your figure and show off some sex appeal without resorting to revealing any of Victoria’s secrets.
Our 5 Sexy Halloween Costumes
1) Superheroines are super in
With Wonder Woman crushing the box office this year and the past decade offering up a solid swath of strong women to model a costume after, suggesting something super this Halloween is terribly easy. Whether you want a costume from a supporting Wonder Woman character modeled after proper historic armor or just need an excuse to break out the leather catsuit to put on your best Catwoman impression, now’s the time to try!
Just don’t go for the Halle Berry version of Catwoman. She’s still trying to recover from that disaster.
2) Daenerys Targaryen is, surprise surprise, always popular
I know, I know. Telling you to dress up like a character who has sparked a shocking number of improperly named children might seem like cheating. On the other hand, she wears more than her fair share of outfits that compliment her femininity without compromising her quiet strength.
3) Nearly anything from Thierry Mugler’s early fashion work
Here’s one to catch you off guard. Thierry Mugler is a French fashion designer with a long and colorful history of combining odd influences in his work, ranging from the cool and classy styles of neo-noir to the strikingly outlandish touches only the animal kingdom can offer.
You’ll want to skip his ready-to-wear collections and look for his earlier designs, especially his work from the 90s. Half of his models look like circus ringmasters who could stand in any scene in A Clockwork Orange and not raise an eyebrow and there’s nothing quite like spinning some gender empowerment into your sexy Halloween costumes to shake up expectations.
4) Classic Disney princesses
We’re still riding out the end of the latest wave of 80s and 90s nostalgia, so if you’ve ever fancied dressing up like Meg from Hercules, heads will turn your way for sure! Then again, you could always try for Mulan if you find armor sexy. We won’t judge! The Disney costume route offers many options!
Classic pop culture icons
Going for Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe might seem like cheating, too, but there’s a reason their looks have become pop culture cornerstones. They were women with troubled pasts and difficult home lives who were able to exude confidence, class and sex appeal no matter what they wore, just as you’re trying to do now. Might as well model your sexy Halloween costumes after proper trendsetters, right?