While certain Halloween costumes risk catching a chill on your evening out, there are plenty of well-known characters you can be that require piling on the layers. Whether it’s a cartoon known for their signature cocoon coat/long cape or a celebrity who’s partial to wearing cozy pieces (i.e., Billie Eilish’s designer tracksuits or Ariana Grande‘s oversize hoodie), your shopping will be minimal when it comes to DIYing any of the looks ahead.
One method of dressing warmly on Halloween involves starting with a key item and researching some recognizable costumes that depend on that piece. For example, if you have a big, glamorous furry coat to utilize, you may want to consider being Chanel Oberlin from “Scream Queens” or Margot Tenenbaum from “The Royal Tenenbaums.” If your go-to fall jacket is shearling, Penny Lane from “Almost Famous” or Britney Spears‘s iconic “Dump Him” street style moment could be calling your name.
On the other hand, it can be easy to stay in character while piling on accessories to keep you snug. You can wear a palm-print maxi dress over nude tights and a long-sleeved bodysuit to emulate Jennifer Lopez’s renowned Versace moment at the Grammys without anyone questioning what you’re going for. And you could trade in your spandex sports set for a colorful nylon tracksuit with high socks and still pull off the ’80s workout enthusiast with ease.
Ahead, scroll through over 40 ideas for staying warm on Halloween when the temperature drops.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano