Hello, Spooky Season!

It’s time to embrace fall flavors (it’s PSL season, too), pumpkin décor, and the opportunity to push the boundaries of your fashion creativity for Halloween! Dressing up this month can be extra fun and well… just extra.

If you get to dress up for dance class at your studio, or if you just want a danceable (but still iconic) Halloween look, I am here to give you some inspiration! It’s time to raid your dancewear drawer and get creative because all these looks are made from–well, of course, dancewear. These three looks are my go-to Halloween costume ideas for in and out of the studio this season!


Be as fierce as a feline this Halloween with this super easy and totally on-trend look. This costume can also be fun as a group costume with your dance besties–someone queue up “Cheetah Sisters” from The Cheetah Girls Movie!

“You know, we call ourselves the Cheetahs because the cheetah is the fastest, fiercest feline in the jungle.”
– Galleria (Cheetah Girls Movie)

To achieve the cat look you will simply need a cheetah print leotard, “cat ears” (headband form with a few bobby pins works best for staying in place while you dance) or scrunchies with two buns, and a black eyeliner pen to draw some whiskers on both cheeks! I also added a heart-shaped “nose” and some cat-eye eyeliner for flair.

Cheetah Outfit Essentials

  • Royal Couture Cheetah Velvet Leotard
  • Black Stirrup Tights
  • Cat Ear headband or Scrunchies
  • Black Eyeliner Pen


This magical costume is really adaptable, so don’t be afraid to incorporate your own style! From ombre to sparkles and simple to over-accessorized (VSCO girls, grab your scrunchies), there’s room to add whatever you want to be as unique as an actual unicorn.

“Rainbows remind us that even after the darkest clouds and the fiercest winds, there is still beauty.”
– Katrina Mayer

For the base of this costume, you’ll want to pull out your most colorful (or even rainbow!) leotard and accessorize with unicorn ears and a horn (You can use a pre-made one like this or easily DIY your own with craft foam). Don’t forget to add some shimmer, shine, and glitter to this unicorn look! A flashy highlight and even some glitter in your hair can go a long way.

Unicorn Outfit Essentials

  • Royal Couture Triple Dip-Dye Rainbow Ombre Velvet Leotard
  • Pink tights
  • Unicorn ear/horn headband
  • Pink scrunchies
  • Tulle
  • Glitter

Barbie Ballerina

Come on, Barbie! Let’s go party! This costume is cute, flexible, and PINK PINK PINK! Honestly, what more could you ask for in a costume that you can also dance in? There’s even room for some more frilly dance accessories like tutus, bows, and fun updo hairstyles.

“Pink isn’t just a color. It is an attitude!”
– Miley Cyrus

Have some fun and find all the pink dancewear items in your closet, grab a pink bow or make one out of ribbon, and put on your favorite tutu! From there you can accessorize to your liking, adding jewelry that suits your style and lipstick colors you love! I paired my doll-like look with my Royal CoutureXShowstopper leotard and my satin pink pointe shoes for ballet class.

Barbie Outfit Essentials

  • Royal CoutureXShowstopper Velvet Leotard in Showstopper Pink
  • Pink tights
  • Large pink bow
  • Pink pancake tutu
  • Gold earrings
  • Glowy highlighter
  • Ballet shoes or pointe shoes

Trick or treat? What are you wearing this Halloween? If you decide to try any of these looks, tag me (@royalcouturexo) and Showstopper (@goshowstopper) on social media with the hashtag #RoyalCoutureXShowstopper and show us how you style your dancewear fashion outfits into the perfect studio costumes.

Christy Lyn

P.S. Get the look! All of the leotards pictured above are from my dancewear line, Royal Couture! If you want to shop these crushed velvet looks (including our new hand-dipped ombre leos perfect for the unicorns at heart) for your own dance wardrobe, check out RoyalCoutureXO.com!

Previous articleThis Casting Call is Super(califragilisticexpialidocious)
Next articlePRETTYMUCH and CNCO’s Spanglish Collab is A Must-Listen Track
Christy Lyn is a ballerina, model, designer, and choreographer. She started dancing at a very young age and currently choreographs and trains in multiple styles of dance with a focus in ballet. Her choreography work has debuted at the Lincoln Center in the Youth America Grand Prix Gala, “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow.” Christy walks and dances in fashion shows for national and international designers at LAFW and NYFW. She is also the unstoppable designer and founder of the chic dance fashion brand Royal Couture.