Closet Costumes: Creating a Stylish Halloween Look

With Halloween next week, we are buzzing with party plans, trick-or-treat routes, and scary movie choices. But as the holiday quickly approaches, we find ourselves asking THE most important question of the season: what should I dress up as? It can be so stressful to not only pick something good but also not break the bank while doing it.

Have no fear! We at Nest have made a Halloween collection of our clothes that can be put together to create costumes that are fun, fashionable, and so easy. The best part about these costumes is they are made out of everyday pieces, so they're easy to assemble, comfortable to wear, and you don't have to sacrifice your style for the sake of the holiday.

This guide will show you how to match pieces for a memorable Halloween outfit. So scroll on down, dress it up, and hit the trick-or-treat streets with confidence and taste - you might even find a special discount at the end!


Rosie the Riveter

Need a strong costume to show your female pride? Who better than Rosie the Riveter! All you need is a button up, jeans, and a scarf to tie around your head. We kept her classic style by opting for our navy Naomi Button Up Top and darker Free People: Shark Bite Skinny Jeans. Top it off the traditional way with our Americana Printed Scarf to complete Rosie's patriotic look. 

Statue of Liberty

Stand for freedom as our very own Lady Liberty. Green will be your color of choice for this outfit. We opted for our Emerald City Jumpsuit because jumpsuits give off that classy vibe that Lady Liberty exudes. Pair with our Vista Striped Cowl Neck to stay warm and keep the green theme, the neutral Eyals Slingback Platform Wedge Sandals to give added height without distracting from the outfit, and DIY paper props. Click here to print the crown we used!

Mary Poppins

Dressing up like the beloved nanny will give you a practically perfect costume in every way. Begin with a classic white button up (we recommend our Lyon White Button Up) and tuck into a simple skirt. We love our Angie Tied Tencel Skirt for this because the tied belt, midi length, and neutral fabric combine with the button up top for an excellent British nanny look. Don't forget to accessorize! We suggest our Salvador Woven Bag as a tote and Sunrise Printed Scarf as an ascot. Bring along your umbrella and your costume game will fly to new heights!


You won't have to skip far down the yellow brick road to find a great scarecrow outfit--just come down to us on Soda Row! Our Arletta Gingham Top in Mustard has the perfect pattern and style for this look, and will go great with any denim you have. To aim for a the cute kind of scarecrow, we went with our Suzanne Button Up Denim Dress and Free People: Blackburn Chelsea Boots. Top it off with a straw hat and some fun makeup, and you'll find it doesn't take a brain to put this together.


This costume will be the one you want for Halloween! Show Greaser pride by going out in all black and throwing on your favorite leather jacket. We put our Monica Layering Turtleneck underneath a Free People: Monroe Hooded Vegan Jacket with black KUT Mia Skinny Jeans. Bring Grease Lightning by adding bold shoes and deep red lipstick.

Cruella de Vil

Create a perfectly wretched costume with a simple sweater and skirt look. Our Stacy Pom Pom Sweater will give you all the Dalmatian feels, and our Oliver Button Down Skirt is both classy and edgy--an excellent de Vil formula. Throw a delicious pop of color with our Roma Suede Mules in Blood Orange and you'll be cackling with glee all night long. 

Mamma Mia

You can dance, you can shine, you will have the time of your life dressed in this ABBA-approved outfit! You just need a graphic tee, wide leg overalls, and tons of fringe! The peace sign graphic on the Free People: Black Rose Tee goes great with our neutral Sheridan Corduroy Overalls and pops with the crowning piece of this costume: the JACK: North West Tassel Jacket. Glam it up with a pair of Lexi Sunglasses and Teal Tassel Earrings and embrace your inner dancing queen!


To celebrate the holiday, you can get all of these highlighted pieces for 30% off through Halloween, using the code BOO at checkout. Click here to shop the collection and curate your new favorite costume!