11 Halloween Costumes You Can Make With Bodysuits, From Beyoncé to a Ballerina

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Halloween gives you the chance to embody a new character, even for a brief moment. Take, for example, Megan Thee Stallion, who recently paid homage to the popular Japanese manga series "Sailor Moon" in a custom uniform mirroring the main character Usagi Tsukino's costume. She wore a blue-and-white corset and pleated skirt for a performance, illustrating how you can step into another identity for a special occasion.

If you're into creating your own costumes, rest assured — you don't have to splurge on a look to nail a specific theme. In fact, when it comes to our Halloween getups, combining existing closet staples often leads to unexpected pairings that work well for the holiday. Take inventory of what you currently have. Whether it's a little black dress, fun printed pajamas, or a pink matching set, consider creative ways to repurpose certain pieces.

One garment filled with limitless Halloween costume potential? The bodysuit. Many of us already have this versatile one-piece sitting in our drawers, so why not use it for a one-and-done costume? Today's fashion trends will provide a wellspring of ideas if you need some thought starters. A soft pink bodysuit can be styled with matching patent leather jeans to achieve a Barbiecore-inspired look. You can also tuck a lavender bodysuit into a light blue pleated skirt to exude Kawaii vibes. Or, take a cue from Megan Thee Stallion and wear your striped bodysuit with a mini skirt to mirror Sailor Moon's uniform.

Ahead, get more inspo on how to transform your bodysuit into a full-fledged costume.

Additional reporting by Marina Liao

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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: A Matrix Character
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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: A Matrix Character

The look: Just Cavalli Vegan Leather Mock-Neck Bodysuit ($570)
Pair it with: Black leather pants, high-heeled boots, and a whip.

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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: Barbiecore-Inspired Playboy Bunny
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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: Barbiecore-Inspired Playboy Bunny

The look: Nasty Gal Feather Trim Satin Corset Bodysuit
($26, originally $52)
Pair it with: Matching pink knee-high socks, bunny ears, and white Mary Jane heels.

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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: Poison Ivy
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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: Poison Ivy

The look: Windsor Poisonous Fatale Halloween Bodysuit ($55)
Pair it with: Green velvet ankle boots, a string of fake poison ivy leaves, layers of jewelry, and a red wig.

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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: Black Swan
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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: Black Swan

The look: Madewell Turtleneck Bodysuit ($50)
Pair it with: A fluffy black jacket, sheer tights, and ballet flats.

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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: A Sailor
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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: A Sailor

The look: Musier Paris Dido Viscose Blend Jersey Bodysuit ($74)
Pair it with: A white pleated skirt or pair of shorts, a sailor hat, and a silk neck scarf.

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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: A Pumpkin
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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: A Pumpkin

The look: Out From Under Marianne Seamless Long Sleeve Bodysuit ($45)
Pair it with: Orange-colored bottoms and a pumpkin cutout tacked on the front of your bodysuit.

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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: A Ballerina
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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: A Ballerina

The look: Fleur du Mal Eco Luxe Jersey Bullet Bodysuit ($35)
Pair it with: A pink tulle skirt, sheer tights, and beige lace-up flats.

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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: Skeleton
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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: Skeleton

The look: Forever21 Skeleton Graphic Bodysuit ($25)
Pair it with: Matching jeans or tights with black knee-high boots.

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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: Beyoncé in "Single Ladies"
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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: Beyoncé in "Single Ladies"

The look: Susana Monaco One Arm Bodysuit ($158)
Pair it with: A microphone and black peep-toe pumps.

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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: A Leopard
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Halloween Bodysuit Costume Idea: A Leopard

The look: Under It All Printed Mesh Bodysuit
($68)
Pair it with: Spotted leopard ears, black tights, and black flats.