How to (Easily) Copy Barbie's Most Iconic Looks This Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, there are always the classic cat, devil, witch and angel costumes—but we almost never see a swarm of Barbies, amirite?

Well, there may be a good reason for that—how easy is it to really replicate her looks?

Up until recently, it's been tough, as some of the Mattel icon's staples have been intricate, hard to copy designs. But that's where Unique Vintage—a retro-inspired store in Burbank (near L.A.)—comes into play.

The brand, founded by former pharmaceutical sales rep Katie Echeverry, collaborated with Mattel to launch the Barbie x Unique Vintage line last month. The collection of real women's apparel is inspired by actual 1950s and 1960s Barbie fashions. The fall line is a precursor to an upcoming anniversary collection set to launch in time for Barbie's 60th birthday next year.

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While these ensembles will set you back a little more than your average Spirit Halloween costume—they range from $88 to $198—it's not like you can't wear them again. And, sold in sizes from XS to 4X, you don't need to Barbie's measurements to rock these stylish pieces.

We recently attended a Consumer Product Events preview at RockSugar SouthEast Asian Kitchen in L.A., where were lucky enough to get a firsthand look at the featured items before anyone else, and boy were we amazed with what the line has to offer. In addition to the beautiful ready-to-wear pieces, accessories ranging from high heels, to rings and necklaces are aplenty.

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Have you decided which Barbie you're going to be this year?


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