You've all probably figured out that Halloween gives me life. But sometimes it's hard to come up with a killer costume (pun intended!) at the last minute. Never fear, dancers! Here are four iconic dance costumes to help inspire your last minute dress-up frenzy.
Inspiration: Titania from Sir Fredrick Ashton's The Dream
Gillian Murphy and dancers from American Ballet Theatre (photo Andrea Mohin/The New York Times)
Do you have an old practice tutu? Use fabric paint, a few fake flowers and some glitter to turn yourself into the queen of the fairies.
Inspiration: The ladies of murder's row in Cell Block Tango
(Photo via Chicago the Musical on Tour)
You might not have a full fishnet body stocking, but there's no doubt you have the black basics (and the #squad) needed to pull of this sizzling group costume. Just add red lips and a high pony for Fosse perfection.
Inspiration: Audrey Hepburn "expressing herself" in Funny Face
Still from Funny Face
The dance scene from Funny Face is another classic that only requires basics (though it might be hard to capture Hepburn's particular je nais se quoi). TBH, your hip older sister probably already has the black loafers, skinny jeans and turtleneck you'll need.
Ok, so this isn't exactly iconic...YET. It's another great group costume. Just dig through your mom's old clothes and keep a sharp eye out for neon, yin-yangs, windbreakers and sports jerseys.
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