american horror story: coven halloween costume

If you haven’t been following Miranda over at Spooky Little Halloween, you’re seriously missing out. She is an awesome chick, her blog is absolutely loaded with Halloween goodies, plus a kick ass newsletter and e-zine. For Halfoween this year we decided to guest post/blog swap with one another, so check out her “Costume in my closet” post below! You can also wander over to her site and read my blog about visiting Salem over Halloween on a budget. Enjoy!! <3

What kind of Halloween costumes are lurking in your closet? Probably more than you’d think! I’m not talking about store-bought Halloween costumes or even handmade costumes you spent too many hours creating to discard. What kind of costumes could you make from the clothes you wear every single day?

It’s a question I ask myself often, actually. Partly because I believe every day should be Halloween, but mostly because coming up with a killer Halloween costume shouldn’t be difficult. It should be as simple as walking into your closet!

And that’s exactly what I did to come up with my American Horror Story: Coven-inspired costume I wore to a local museum event recently. (One that would be perfect for wearing around Witch City this Halloween season too!)

I may be in the minority, but I loved AHS: Coven. Since New Orleans is just a day trip away for me here in Houston, I spent the full season daydreaming of attending Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, wearing gorgeous black dresses and strengthening my Seven Wonders power.

But really…I just wanted to wear all those dresses and hats.

As a Halloween blogger, I’ve acquired quite the collection of black dresses over the years, so I knew putting together a Coven-inspired costume wouldn’t be hard. I’d just need the right combination of items. I went digging through my closet to see what I could find.

Here’s what I came up with:

american horror story: coven halloween costume

I modeled my costume after the one Zoe wears as the girls of Robichaux Academy parade through the streets of New Orleans:

american horror story: coven halloween costume


It’s not an exact match, I know, but I made sure the look hit the high points: black hat with a stiff brim, flowing black dress that goes past the knee and black boots.

One of my favorite things about costumes from your closet is they don’t have to be identical. (Trust me, I’ve stressed out about costumes being picture perfect over the years…and it isn’t worth it.) As long as you are picking up on the key details of the character you’re trying to recreate, you’d going to be successful.

I ended up wearing my costume to an event at a local museum, and my friend Shelia was kind enough to snap a few photos of the costume in action!

american horror story: coven halloween costume

american horror story: coven halloween costume

Dressing as the girls from AHS: Coven would be a simple group Halloween costume to pull together last-minute too! Any combination of black hats and dresses will do…but you’ll each have to bring your own bitchcraft attitude. 😉

american horror story: coven halloween costume

american horror story: coven halloween costume

So think about some of your favorite TV shows, movies or books and let me ask again…what costume is lurking in your closet?

Miranda Enzor is the Houston-based writer, blogger and Halloween lover behind Spooky Little Halloween, the blog celebrating October 31st all year long. She celebrates her favorite day of the year by hosting her annual party, Halloweenie Roast, and is addicted to pumpkin guts, witches’ brews, skulls and all things spooky. Visit her blog at

  1. Candace Jedrowicz

    I just popped over from Miranda’s live feed to read her guest post! I loved your guest ghoul post on her blog! Great ideas I certainly wouldn’t have thought to try! Salem is on my bucket list, so I started following you on social media when Miranda mentioned you a while ago.
    I think her Coven costume is adorable! And I’m actually thinking about what’s in my closet!
    Thank you for this post!

    1. I love what Miranda wrote, her costume is perfect! If you do recreate it, be sure to tweet pics of it to me @witchcityguide! I’d love to see. You’ll have to make it into Salem at some point…there is no place like it! <3

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