If there is one accessory that is the undisputed queen of fall, it’s simple boots. Summer is the time for mules and classic loafers, but as Honeycrisp apples arrive at the farmers markets and crisp leaves start to crunch underfoot, we put away our open-toed shoes and instead pull out our boots in all shapes, sizes, materials, and colors.
Halloween hits at peak fall, which is prime boot season. That’s what makes the footwear the perfect accessory for any Halloween costume. Boots will keep you dancing all night while providing the perfect accent to the costume of your choice. Whether they’re over-the-knee, ankle, or come in a bold shade of red, there’s a costume for that. From Lydia Deetz to Vivian Ward and Daenerys Targaryen, some of our favorite characters wear this simple fall staple, and so can you in these costumes with boots.
Bella Hadid won Halloween with her Lydia Deetz costume. Since I will be wearing the same costume this year, I’m glad to already have a pair of combat boots waiting in my closet.
The solution for not completely freezing in a minidress on Halloween? Over-the-knee boots, which happen to be a key component in the iconic Vivian Ward dress from the opening scenes of Pretty Woman. We also like Dascha Polanco’s addition of a practical coat here.
Cindy Crawford shows us that the hero piece of a flight attendant costume is a pair of white boots.
Slouchy boots are a key piece of Daenerys Targaryen’s most iconic outfit. Spoiler alert: If you’re still mourning her dramatic end in Game of Thrones, bring her back to life with this costume.
We all have a pair of black booties in our closets, so why not use them to transform into Uma Thurman’s iconic role as The Bride in Kill Bill. Variations of this look can also work as a race car driver.
You can still look on trend this Halloween with one of the season’s most popular shoe styles: cowboy boots. An easy way to put a costume together? Thelma and Louise. Just grab a friend and a pair of jeans.
Red boots are a bold way to make a statement whether you’re wearing a costume or not. For the former, try dressing up like Stefflon Don did as a devil at the Kiss Haunted House Party.
Ankle boots are arguably the quintessential fall shoe style, and Serena van der Woodsen provided plenty of inspo for a costume that you can likely pull out of your closet right now.