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Halloween Costumes That You Can Take From the Studio to the Streets

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Halloween is only a day away and that means its time to get serious about finding the perfect costume. A lot of you dancers need costumes that are both fun and functional so that you can go straight from the dance class to the streets, without missing a beat. Here are nine of the most creative, yet versatile ensembles that'll allow you to enjoy Halloween festivities without compromising your dance training.

Degas Ballet Dancer

This is a super simple DIY costume that almost any dancer can assemble. All you need is a tutu of sorts and a black choker. You can add flowers or ribbons, or even do your makeup to look like Degas' impressionist painting. Google "degas ballet dancer" for more creative takes on this timeless costume that'll look as good at a Halloween party as it does in your dance class.


Red Emoji Girl

Who doesn't love the red emoji dancer? You can't go wrong with this sassy get-up. Put your own stamp on the costume by making the costume as elaborate or simple as you like. A red leo with short wrap skirt paired with a flower and fan would be perfect for a ballet class. Wear a fun red dress for less formal dance classes. Just be sure to practice the famous red emoji girl stance for all those Instagram posts your friends will want you to pose for.


80's Aerobics Girls

Get inspired by all those #flashbackfriday posts and flash all the way back to the eighties. The big hair, bright colors, and crazy patterns will definitely be a crowd pleaser. What's even better is that as dancer, you probably already have a lot of these items in your closet at home. Pair a leotard over some crazy leggings and add your favorite leg warmers and you've got an awesome Halloween costume that was practically made for dance class. (Bonus points for adding scrunchies and a fanny pack to the mix.)


The Seven Dwarfs

You and your girl squad can really embrace your friendship with this group costume. Oversized t-shirts and beanies are easy to find in stores and won't cost an arm and a leg. You can take things further by adding a beard or fun little props (like a shovel) from The Dollar Store.


Superheros

Everyone loves a hero and there are so many to pick from these days. You can fly solo with your cape, or get a group of your dance buddies together and create the Justice League or The Avengers. Either way, superhero costumes were practically made for the dance floor thanks to the spandex styled costumes out there.


Thing 1 & Thing 2

Grab your BFF, a red leotard, and a blue skirt and you've got the makings of two of the greatest literary characters since Fred and George Weasley. 😉 Thing1 & Thing2 are some of Dr. Seuss' most mischievous and active characters, which means you'll have no problem coming up with versatile creations that'll allow you to have as much fun in dance class as these two naughty characters did in "The Cat In The Hat."


M&Ms

Solid colored leotards with the signature white "m" will have all of your friends wishing they would have thought of your genius halloween costume. The best part about this costume is that you don't have to pick between the trick or the treat because you can do all the tricks you want (grand jete, penche, Italian fouetté) while being the best treat around. 😁


Banana Split

There's nothing like a "punny" Halloween costume, especially when it's dance-inspired. With a hilarious costume like this you'll be the life of the party/dance class! Just be sure to pair (🍐) this look with a sense of humor and some clever puns for the best results.


Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dumb

This original costume idea will get you and your besty all the LOLs. The hardest part will be deciding who's Tweedle Dee and who's Tweedle Dumb. Shout out to these Miami City Ballet dancers who prove that you can be just as festive in the studio as you can trick or treating through your neighborhood.

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