10 Ways to Wear Chokers this Halloween
It’s the year of chokers and collars, and what better time to sport 2016’s hottest accessory trend than Halloween? Whether you’re a choker-loving princess or vampire type, we’ve compiled list of 10 stylish choker-incorporated costumes, and there’s sure to be something for everyone. Get inspired by your favorite celebrities, 90s cult classic movie personalities, classic cartoon characters and more. Read on for easy costume ideas using clothing and jewelry items that are already a part of your daily wardrobe, plus some of the best accessorizing tips and tricks to help you transform into your chosen alter ego this Halloween.
Have a happy, safe and fashion-forward Halloween!
No celebrity has made a bigger splash this year than the Queen B herself. In April, she dropped her visual album Lemonade, and her fans went nuts! One of the hit songs on the album was Formation, which she performed at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show and named the title of her 2016 worldwide tour. You can effortlessly transform into Sasha Fierce this Halloween with Beyonce’s Formation look. Start with a black lace dress or a lace skirt beneath an off-the-shoulder peplum top, a wide-brimmed black hat, and a dark purple or maroon lip with long braids. Pile on the silver and gunmetal statement necklaces and bracelets with sparkling, elegant bangles like our Glam Bangle Set & Lyndia Bangle Set. The base necklace should be a thick, shiny choker, and our Kylie Choker is a great option. Boost the dramatic metallic effect with a long silver statement necklace like our Noble Necklace. Complete the look with the Camilla Crown Earrings which possess a gothic feel and are not overwhelming. Finally, practice your catwalk strut and those hip-hop dance moves!
Undoubtedly one of the most popular Halloween costumes this year is Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad. This highly anticipated film with a superstar cast premiered in August and became a sensation. The film generated over $744 million worldwide making it the 8th highest grossing film of 2016. Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie, is described as a funny, scary and crazed psychiatrist turned super villain. Channel your creepiest Harley Quinn this Halloween with a wild-eyed demeanor and rebel-punk accessories. Harley is seen throughout the movie sporting edgy and spiky jewelry styles like Amrita’s Studded Bangle & Studded Stretch Bracelet, and a full fingered ring like our Rosaline Ring. Throw on some mismatched earrings like our Star & Moon Stud Earrings and the Alexandra Beaded Choker in champagne. Grab a tatted-up baseball bat and no one will want to mess with you!
One of the most classic and iconic Halloween costumes is Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The novel was turned into a film in 1961 and is still beloved by many. Holly’s character, played by the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, is a New York City socialite with a free and fun-loving spirit. She enjoys the finer things in life and can always be found eating breakfast outside of Tiffany’s on 5th avenue. This costume is simple and relies heavily on glamorous, classic accessories. Start with a simple fit and flare black dress, slip on some gloves, sweep your hair into a bun with a tiny tiara, and voila! All you need is some show-stopping pearl and crystal jewelry to complete the look. Our Baronial Evening Necklace screams sophistication. Finally, our Monica Stud Earring are big enough to make a statement, and when they catch the light, you’ll shine as bright as a twentieth-century socialite!
Team Rocket's Jessie
Every kid growing up in the 1990s dreamt of becoming the world’s greatest Pokémon master! This year, because of the recent release of Pokémon Go, the series has reached peak popularity again. This Halloween, we expect to see countless Pokémon characters such as Pikachu, Ash, and Missy. Stand out by dressing up as Jessie from the villainous Team Rocket (bonus: turn it into a couple’s or group costume by teaming up with a James and a Meowth!). This costume is fairly easy to replicate. You’ll need a white mini-skirt, white turtleneck crop top, a black crop camisole to wear underneath, and black thigh-high boots. Jessie is never seen without her emerald green earrings, making our Hampton Stud Earring your must-have Jessie accessory. Want to add some fashion-forward style to your costume? Try layering the Marta Lace Choker in white over your turtleneck! You’ll be ready to “catch ‘em all,” all night long!
Love it or hate it, no one can dispute that the Simpsons is one of the most influential television shows of all time. It is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and the longest-running American scripted primetime television series. After 28 seasons and more than 600 episodes, these characters have become globally known. Lisa Simpson is a classic character to dress up as for Halloween. All you need is an orange strapless dress, orange flats, a killer yellow wig and a pearl choker like our Baroque Collar Necklace. Now, “if anyone wants me, I’ll be in my room!”
With the announcement of Angelina Jolie reprising her role in the upcoming Maleficent 2, you’re sure to see a few people channeling their favorite misunderstood revenge-filled villain this Halloween. Maleficent was originally released in 2014 and was a box office hit! The film grossed over $758 worldwide and won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design at the 87th Academy Awards. Capture Maleficent’s look with a black dress and cape, black wings, her signature horns, and our Jenna Lace Choker. Contour your facial makeup using a lighter base shade than normal, and exaggerate sharp lines under your jaw and cheekbones. Draw on arched eyebrows and paint your lips and nails a bold red. (Bonus: colored contacts give this costume an extra authentic look!)
While many films have been made about the life of Marie Antoinette, the most popular and iconic is Sofia Coppola’s adaptation starring Kirsten Dunst, which won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. When dressing according to Marie Antoinette’s style, the emphasis is on extravagance. Stick to a pastel pink dress, a lot of taffeta, and be sure to show off your jewels! Our Antoinette Choker and Bella Crystal Earrings are the ideal choice because of their sparkling, decadent appearance. Now, “let them eat cake!”
Romy and Michele
If you haven’t seen the 90s cult classic Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, you don’t know what you’ve been missing (it inspired Jessica Alba’s Halloween costume last year)! The movie premiered in 1997 and stars big names such as Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, and Alan Cumming. This ultimate 90s comedy tells the story of two lifelong best friends who have yet to achieve success in life and their decision to create fake careers to impress their former high school classmates. It’s the classic story of the “blonde leading the blonde.” So grab your bestie and dance all night in these simple costumes. Romy’s outfit requires a shiny blue spandex dress with a silver band trim. Pair it with a pair of chunky silver shoes and a small, silver, glittering purse. Romy keeps her jewelry simple with a silver and blue watch and a small crystal choker similar to our Zara Choker. Michele’s costume is perfect for the ultimate girly-girl. Start with a light pink spandex fit and flare dress with a feather boa trim (you can glue this on). In order to accessorize like Michele, you’ll need light pink chunky sandals, a sparkling pink purse, and a thick crystal encrusted choker like our Nicole Choker. Pair it with the Sweet Princess Drops and Butterfly Enamel Cuff in pink and you’ll be ready to convince everyone you invented Post-Its!
One of the most timeless and scary Halloween costumes is a vampire. In recent years, vampires have become more and more popular in television and films, such as The Vampire Diaries, Twilight, and True Blood. Whether you’re dressing up as a particular vampire personality or simply your everyday run-of-the-mill bloodsucker, a medieval style choker necklace makes for the perfect dramatic addition to your costume. Try a bold red lip with a pair of blood-stained fangs and our Pipa Lace Choker with its lace detailing and ribbon closure. Complete the look with our Gabrielle Earring in black and you’ll be the best-dressed vampire at the party!
The White Queen costume from Alice in Wonderland is making a comeback this Halloween after the 2016 release of Alice Through the Looking-Glass. The beautiful and kind-hearted queen, played by Anne Hathaway, wears a Cinderella-style white tulle dress with pearl trim, delicate ruffles, and gold thread detailing. Her dark features and burgundy lip color create a striking contrast against her pale skin and light colored hair. Her crystal double strand choker can be replicated perfectly when layering our Iman Collar over a thin piece of lace, or our Beaded Fringe Choker on its own holds a beautifully dramatic effect. For a bonus accessory, find or make a Vorpal costume sword! Happy Jabberwocky hunting!