Sure, it’s been done before—but you really can’t go wrong with a look from the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s got everything a perfect Halloween costume could want: sci-fi themes, horror movie gore, cross-dressing, and fishnets. Plus it will give you an excuse to Time Warp all night long!
The most popular Rocky Horror look has to be Dr. Frank-N-Furter; this evil-genius transvestite oozes sexuality and wears a corset with such confidence, he would put Dita Von Teese to shame! To channel the look, you’ll need something like the Villa Satine Push-Up Bodice or a corseted top with matching garter panty like the Hausu style from The Lake and Stars. The Villa Satine Lace Cuffs are the perfect way to adorn your arms, and of course you’ll need stockings (we love the ones from Gerbe, like the Sensitive Stockings or Paris By Night Stay-Ups). Finish things off with red lipstick, pearls, a black wig, and the desire to create the perfect man-toy.
For a less obvious choice, I love the idea of going as Janet Weiss, the sweet and (initially) innocent heroine. You’ll need a lovely white bra (the Celeste Strapless Plunge Bra is my favorite pick), paired with a white half-slip and a curly hairdo. And if you can find a Brad to sport some white briefs and be your date, you’ll be the cutest couple in Transylvania!