Through the Decades: Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner which gives us little time to think of costumes. Use items already in your closet to mimic a fashionable look from your favorite decade.

The ‘20s

Channel your inner Fred Astaire and Humphrey Bogart by putting on the classiest of suits. The ‘20s were all about well-tailored clothing to fit the “gentleman’s aesthetic." A sharp suit jacket and dress pants will have you snapping your fingers and doing the Charleston.

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Shirt: Massimo Dutti
Pants: Massimo Dutti
Blazer: Zara
Tie: The Tie Bar

The ‘50s

‘50s fashion was all about being demure, elegant and classy like Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Put on a classic red lip and a pair of flowing shorts that accentuate your waist. Most importantly, walk around confidently and command the room you’re in with this graceful look.


Shirt: H&M
Shorts: Thrifted
Shoes: Aldo
Glasses: Ray Ban
Belt: Thrifted

The ‘60s

Get on your ‘60s Jane Birkin vibes with a turtleneck sweater and a button-up corduroy miniskirt. To finish the look, put on some Twiggy-inspired makeup and a thick velvet headband.


Shirt: Club Monaco
Skirt: Aritzia
Headband: Club Monaco

The ‘70s

The ‘70s were about having fun and dancing the night away in funky pants and tight shirts. Start your disco look with a pair of light blue flares and a tight top. Complete the look with a retro trucker jacket and you’re ready to have “Night Fever” with the Bee Gees.


Shirt: Brandy Melville
Jeans: L Train Vintage
Jacket: Topman

The ‘80s

The ‘80s were big and colorful with unique style icons such as Boy George and David Bowie confidently displaying their individuality in the spotlight. Have fun with this colorful look with bold patterns and unconventional clothing pairings.


Sports Bra: Victoria’s Secret PINK
Skirt: Mo&Co
Jacket: Asos
Shoes: Converse
Socks: Forever 21

Have fun with your costume on Halloween and at events like the Horror Film Festival or the Dog Costume Party, which you can find more about in our previous article!

Written and Directed by: Alicia Gill
Models: Justin Chow, Olivia Sidoti, Ashley Chan, Austin Hall, Chloe Kwan
Photographed by: Alicia Gill and Justin Chow

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