What do you want to be for Halloween? Would you ever consider renting a Halloween costume? While buying a Halloween costume from a thrift shop is a great idea, if you rent a Halloween costume, that’s a smart use of your time and money.
I have an affiliate relationship with Rent the Runway, which has ideas on how to emulate some of the most swoon-worthy female icons from past decades. The company also rents dresses and accessories for weddings, proms and other special occasions.
Using dresses and accessories that you can rent from Rent the Runway, you can create a costume to be:
- Glamour girl Marilyn Monroe
- Swinging 60s modster Twiggy
- 70s songstress Diana Ross (Did you know that Diana Ross is Blackish actress Tracee Ellis Ross’s mom.)
Below is a picture of all three costumes, followed by pictures of one of these ensembles broken out. I’ve included links right to Rent the Runway to make it easier for you to rent a Halloween costume.
Rent a Halloween costume
For a Twiggy inspired vibe, add a pair of sparkly boots with these mod-pieces:
BOUTIQUE MOSCHINO Jeweled Shift
RJ Graziano Gold Sun Burst Earrings
Elizabeth and James Accessories Wooster Sunglasses
Rent the Runway also has ideas for Halloween costumes you can rent and that are inspired by your favorite TV shows. These include “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards” and “Stranger Things.”
Don’t procrastinate too much longer to rent a Halloween costume. Rent the Runway usually delivers your dress one to two days before your event, and Halloween is this Monday.
Also, Rent the Runway offers same-day delivery to most of Manhattan and next-day delivery everywhere else in the U.S., as long as you place your order before 3pm EST the day before you’d like your rental to arrive.