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7 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas For Fashion-Forward Partygoers

By Serena Solomon | September 26, 2016 2:10pm | Updated on October 31, 2016 10:21am

NEW YORK CITY — Halloween doesn't have to be all about spooky skeletons and wicked witches. It's also a chance to strut your stuff in an outfit that shows off your fashion sense. 

Here are seven cheap costumes that whether by design or happenstance (most likely happenstance), hit a current fashion trend:


Adult Medusa Highlow Costume
Price: $44.98

Rich green is one of the colors of the season, and metallic fabrics are also on-trend. This dress just happens to have both. The golden cape element adds a touch of the fabulous — just don't count on it to keep you warm. 


Egyptian Cleopatra Costume from Kanela
Price: $54.99

This dress definitely hits the cutaway trend. It resembles dresses we've been spotting at events from black tie dos to summer evening barbecues. And, as an added bonus, there's no need for accessories like a necklace.


Treasure Island Pirate Coat from New York Costumes 
Price: $79.99

This pirate coat with it bold buttons hints at the glitzy military coat trend started by French fashion house Balmain. The train also adds flair.  


Dark Goddess Costume from Ami Clubwear 
Price: $47.50

This Grecian-style dress has a front slit that's right on trend, and the gold belt adds a hint of glitz.


Buccaneer Pirate Outfit from New York Costumes
Price: $39.99

Who doesn't love an oversized white shirt? This one also latches onto the resurgence of 1970s trends with billowy sleeves and rope neck tie. 


Paratrooper Costume from Party City 
Price: $75

Women aren't the only ones who want to rock a jumpsuit this Halloween. This paratrooper costume comes with interchangeable patches and an adjustable black harness.


1940's GI Gal from New York Costume
Price: $49.99

If a full jumpsuit is too much for your fashion sensibilities, tone it down with this Army green dress to give your Halloween a bit of vintage glamor.