Halloween Costume Inspo: 3 Ways to Channel Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding
To say that it's been a big year for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be the understatement of the century. The two lovebirds made their first official appearance with Queen Elizabeth, attended Trooping the Colour together, and took their first official joint trip to Scotland — oh, and they got married, too! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding was certainly one for the books, as royal family fanatics from all over the globe tuned in to see them tie the knot at St. George's Chapel in England (and, of course, to admire Meghan's stunning wedding gown).
Needless to say, Meghan and Harry have been the It couple of 2018, which is precisely why we're expecting a surplus of tributes to the royal duo during Halloween this year. To make your life a little easier, we tracked down everything you and your partner or BFF need to emulate Meghan and Harry on Oct. 31. We specifically focused the costume inspiration on three big moments surrounding their historic marriage — their engagement photocall, wedding ceremony, and wedding reception. Read on to see all the items you should stock up on if you're looking to channel the Duke and Duchess of Sussex this Halloween, and get ready to be part of the classiest twosome during your Halloween festivities.
Engagement Photocall Harry and Meghan
Meghan and Harry gave us major heart eyes when they celebrated their engagement by stepping out for a picture-perfect photocall at Kensington Palace's Sunken Gardens last November. Can you believe it's almost been an entire year since the exciting occasion?
Meghan proudly showed off her gorgeous engagement ring, complete with three giant stones, while smiling from ear to ear alongside her husband-to-be. I mean, wouldn't you be as giddy as a schoolgirl if your man personally designed a ring like that just for you?
If you and your partner are looking to channel Meghan and Harry's newly engaged glow this Halloween, one of you will need a white trench coat like Meghan's, to be paired with a green dress and neutral lace-up heels, while the other should wear a crisp blue suit, navy blue tie, white button-down, silver cuff bracelet, and black shoes. And if you really want to get into character, keep waving at your friends as if they're the paparazzi during your Halloween festivities.
Oliveti Sterling Silver Gold Plated Cushion CZ Engagement Ring
Paul Jones Long Sleeve Button Down Dress Shirt
Jacob Alexander Men's Slim Width 2.75" Solid Color Tie
Wedding Ceremony Harry and Meghan
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex couldn't contain their happiness during their wedding ceremony — and understandably so! They were surrounded by their loved ones, close friends, and 1,200 lucky members of the public as they exchanged "I dos" in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Meghan wore a stunning white gown by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy for her big day, while Harry suited up in the frock coat uniform of the Blues and Royals.
After the ceremony wrapped, Prince Harry threw on his military hat and a pair of white gloves for a carriage ride around the Windsor Castle grounds with his new wife. But they shared a romantic smooch on the chapel stairs first!
So how exactly should a duo go about recreating Meghan and Harry's iconic wedding day ensembles? You'll need a modest white dress (preferably one with a bateau neckline and long sleeves), lengthy veil, sparkly, Disney princess-worthy tiara, and white heels to look like Meghan, whereas anyone looking to dress like wedding day Harry should wear something that resembles a military uniform. Bonus points if the Meghan lookalike of your twosome carries a small bouquet of white flowers, and the Harry wannabe sensually bites their lip at any point during the Halloween shindig, just like the Duke of Sussex did on the altar.
Some Items You'll Need to Look Like Wedding Ceremony Meghan
I.N.C. Men's Side Stripe Cropped Knit Pants
I.N.C. Men's Side Stripe Cropped Knit Pants ($45, originally $60)
Of course, the duo didn't simply walk to Frogmore House for the reception — they arrived to the party in style, rolling up in an old-school, light-blue Jaguar. Meghan flashed a smile at the cameras and showed off her "something blue," an eye-catching, square gemstone ring that belonged to Princess Diana. It perfectly coordinated with the sky-colored hue of the car, if we do say so ourselves.
To imitate this Meghan and Harry look for Halloween, you'll most notably need a floor-length white gown and snappy black tuxedo. Worried your fellow Halloween partygoers won't recognize you as the royal newlyweds? Try arriving to the festivities in a light-blue car like the one they drove in. That'll really sell it!