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Great Gatsby-Inspired Halloween Costume

I love the style from the Roaring Twenties — it was an era of decadence and exuberance. And thanks to the blockbuster movie The Great Gatsby, Gatsby-inspired costumes are one of the top 10 trends this Halloween. Simply add a sparkly flapper dress and a polished little bob, and you’ll be channeling your inner Daisy Buchanan in no time. Best of all, the ’20s art deco trend is all the rage right now, so with just a quick trip to the mall, you’ll be able to pull off this look.

Here’s how you can get your own Great Gatsby-inspired Halloween costume.

  • Look for a Flapper Dress 1 of 10
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    The '20s were all about dresses with dropped waistlines, so start off by looking for dresses with this detail (like this one from Macy's for $159). I love the sparkle, and it's sure to work beyond Halloween ... say, a fab New Year's Eve party. 

  • Flapper Dress 2 of 10
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    This fringe dress from Rachel Roy ($129) would work perfectly for your Great Gatsby-inspired costumes. Plus, you'll want to twirl in it all night! 

  • Great Gatsby-Inspired Dress 3 of 10
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    Here's another great option to get Daisy's look. 

    Available here.

  • Add Pearls 4 of 10
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    Don't forget to pile on the pearls, from necklaces to bracelets. This one is a steal for only $22.  

    Available here.

  • Look for a Short Bob Wig 5 of 10
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    Back in the '20s, flappers chopped off their long hair into neat, polished little bobs. Get the look with this wig (it also comes in black).  

    Available here

  • Add an Embellished Headpiece 6 of 10
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    This embellished headpiece from David's Bridal ($24) is the perfect accessory to add some glamour to your look. 

  • Look for Mary-Jane Pumps 7 of 10
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    Mary-Jane pumps were seen all throughout the movie and were the shoes of choice back in the '20s. These would go nicely with your Great Gatsby look. 

    Available from ModCloth, $37

  • Add some Sparkly Shoes 8 of 10
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    Or add some glamour with these rhinestone embellished heels.  

    Available here.

  • Fake Cigarette Holder 9 of 10
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    This fake cigarette holder helps complete your look. 

    Available from Party City ,$4.99

  • Add a Jeweled Clutch 10 of 10
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    Add a jeweled clutch, like this one.

    Available from DSW, $29 

Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.

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