A Casual Option for Halloween: skull cutout top

23 October 2014

I was trying to think of some sort of Fangirl Fashion that might work for Halloween — as it’s coming up next week… but decided to go a slightly different route. Rather than something from fandom, I wanted to put together something that you could wear for Halloween that wasn’t really costume-y, but still would look good.

skull cutout top

There are A LOT of DIY tutorials out there on the googles if you’d like to learn how to make this top. I sort of wish I had a plain shirt or sweater big enough so I could do this myself. I’ve also seen some cool ones that look like ribcages as well.

For this, I know I’m on some sort of floral kick, but really… I like the juxtaposition of the floral with the giant skull. For the skirt, a nice flowy one will do. I paired the skirt with a clutch on a thin chain and simple black flats. And with the other, I might be committing another fashion sin, but leggings as pants. If the top is long enough, it works. The purse is a slightly adorned not-quite hobo style, and I added in black combat boots… but I’m not sure I’m sold on those for this outfit yet.

What’s would your casual Halloween outfit look like?

  • B.

    I love that sweater! I have a dress from Hot Topic that has a rib cage on it! Plus my boots of course!

    • I haven’t been to a Hot Topic in ages, but in looking at their stuff recently, I’m happy to see they’ve continued with some great fandom stuff. I might have to check them out again. (Luckily the bus on my street runs straight to a mall!)

  • I still want to try my hand at making a sweater or shirt like that, but I’m always afraid I’d mess it up royally. I’ve always loved the juxtaposition of floral and badass/gothy. That’s basically my style in a nutshell.

    • I have that same fear. Or, well, any time I attempt a craft thing, the cats want to help…. which usually means a bigger mess. At least they don’t have opposable thumbs.

  • This is super cute! I love the floral leggings. I would have no idea what to wear underneath that sweater though, lol. I guess even if the answer was nothing, there would probably still be people wearing less since it’s Halloween.

    • Layering tees! Actually, tanks would work well for this. Either white or some fun burst of color. Or, if you don’t do the floral leggings, you could do a floral shirt under. 🙂

  • I’m going as Meg… from Family Guy. I had a pink t-shirt, jeans and appropriate shoes sooo I just bought a pink beanie. Figured it was casual, I would be comfortable and well, I’d fit the part. 😀

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