5 Last-Minute Black Dress Halloween Costumes!

Friday, October 31, 2014


I'm so excited for this holiday! I love dressing up, but it always give me anxiety and sometimes I have to pull something together at the last minute.

Today I thought I'd share five easy, last-minute costume ideas you can make using a black dress. I know we've all got a black dress in our closet and this one I use - from H&M, is only $25 and a staple.

Hope you all enjoy!

Cruella de Vil

Cruella de Vil by eaperry featuring a black dress

First up was Cruella de Vil. All you need is a big fluffy coat, red pumps, white hair spray, black tights, and red lipstick. For her signature cigarett holder, just tape together two pens! Add a stuffed dalmation for fun then get to spraying one side of your hair and work on being mean!

Bumblebee Halloween Costume

This is an easy one! All you need is antennae from the store, yellow duck tape, yellow rainboots (or any shoe you prefer!), and black tights. Just cut out strips of the yellow duck tape and put them horizontally on your dress to achieve the bumblebee look!

Orphan Black Costume

Orphan Black Costume by eaperry featuring a biker jacket

One of my favorite shows is Orphan Black and it's really easy to use a black dress to become a clone. First off, the show literally has 'black' in it, so it's a funny play on words too. You just want grungy black clothing items. I grabbed combat boots, a black leather jacket, and black tights. Once you've got all that on, get your hair all messy and then get some super intense black liner going on. The final touch is to grab some nametags from any office supply store and write 'Hi my name is.... clone #19' on it. You can choose whatever number you want. The point is, you're one of the many clones!

Black Cat Costume

Black Cat Costume by eaperry featuring a black cat costume

This one doesn't need much explanation, and it's a standard Halloween costume for everyone. You basically just need cat ears, but I added some more black clothes, a tail, and black makeup for the nose and whiskers!

Bitten by a Vampire Costume

Bitten by a Vampire Costume by eaperry featuring jessica simpson shoes

Lastly, this is the easiest costume ever. All you need to do is take red lipstick and make two little incision marks (like a vampire would bite you, duh) on your neck and voila! Now you're 'bitten by a vampire' and you're ready to go!

Are you guys going to use a black dress for your Halloween costume?

xo Emily


  1. Always go for black for Halloween! :) Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know where you're following and I'll follow right back! xo


  2. i'm working on a last minute costume at the moment as well...great ideas!

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  3. I love Cruella de Vil look. Great and useful post :)

  4. I like that you have made this one dress worm for so many different outfits! I was a little late to the whole halloween game so I didn't dress up but I'll be keeping this in mind for next year for sure x

  5. I love the Cruella de Vil costume idea. Those red shoes are gorgeous!

  6. Such quick and easy ideas!


  7. What a great post! :)
    Antonella :)