What better place to turn for Halloween costume inspiration than American Horror Story fashion? This infamous television show has an aesthetic of its own. From witches in the swamps of New Orleans to inmates at a Catholic asylum in 1960s Massachusetts, the fashion of AHS has a little something for everyone. It’s kinky, iconic, and unsettling: a perfect Halloween trio. AHS is so popular Hot Topic launched a whole collection of trendy new Goth styles based on the show’s fifth season, Hotel in 2005. Ever wondered how to rock a lore hat or dress to the nines in Murder House fashion? Walk with me and discover the best American Horror Story clothes to inspire your Halloween outfit this year.
What is an article on AHS inspired outfits without Tate Langdon’s iconic Murder House costume? Not everyone is prepared for the kind of attention a shiny black latex coverall will attract. If you think you can handle it, more power to you.
It isn’t hard to find a sultry maid costume in one of those pop-up Halloween stores. It’s the ideal erotic costume. These American Horror Story clothes come with a twist. Add some gory eye makeup to remind everyone all is not quite what it seems.
This Halloween, dress up as an inquisitive lesbian reporter. A tweed skirt suit, well-coiffed hair, and mini-notepad will keep you undercover in pristine Asylum fashion. Add a cursive ‘L’ lapel pin for some extra detailed AHS fashion.
AHS inspired outfits with wigs? F*** yes! The weight of this look lies in the gross, stringy wig. A black suit and bow tie with a white collared shirt is classic banquet wear. Add a wig and a one-eyed doll and suddenly, you’re a Coven fashionista.
You may have noticed that black is the staple color of American Horror Story fashion. Yet, even in a palette of grays and blacks, Fiona’s Coven fashion stands out. Black dress, black sunglasses, black gloves, and a black umbrella. All she’s missing is the lore hat.
KYLE SPENCER (ALIVE)
While it may be tempting to slather on the blood and disfiguring makeup, be good. You’ll make a sexier frat-boy in a fraternity polo shirt and khakis holding a red Solo cup. Coven fashion can be sexy for the boys as well as the witches.
This freak is a darling in name only. Defiant and deviant, use this AHS inspired outfit only if you want to be the main attraction. Women with a nice long beard don’t get much sympathy, but they sure get plenty of stares.
TWISTY THE CLOWN
Dirty up an innocent white clown costume and put together your own set of unnaturally point teeth. Freak Show fashion is all the rage this year even without the AHS inspiration. Dress like a demented clown, but please don’t act like one.
When you have a Hotel full of American Horror Story outfits, it can be tricky to choose just one. Why not choose the most elegant? Rule centuries of guests on Halloween night in a violet dress and silver gloves. You won’t regret it.
Don’t know how to pronounce Croatoan? In dirty, bloody peasant clothes brandishing a butcher’s cleaver, anything you utter will haunt the neighbors. American Horror Story clothes aren’t always the most fashionable, but they sure are creepy.
Who knows what lies buried in the fashion of AHS? From new trending styles to decrepit petticoats, there’s something for everyone. What spirits will you conjure in your American Horror Story fashion this Halloween?
— Scarlett Price