Do you need some last minute inspiration for Halloween ? Legendary vintage store Screaming Mimi's hosted a costume design competition for Pratt fashion design students this holiday.
The famous East village shop has been the go-to source for stylists, drag queens, collectors and hard core fashionistas since 1978. It counted Cyndi Lauper as an ex - employee and clearly contributed to her early look.
The fashion design contest was to design a costume for the theme of "Under the Sea". The eight finalists included Elizabeth Gee, Deanna Parlagreco, Jean-Baptiste Riviere, Sophia Roces, Victoria Tom, Cindy Tran, Yadira Nelson, and Anthony Williams. You can see the retro influences in their costumes that are reminiscent of vintage Coney Island Mermaid parades or the prom from Back to the Future.
The judges of the costume competition included editors Lynn Yaeger from Vogue, Mickey Boardman from Paper Magazine and Screaming Mimi's owner Laura Wills.
If you want an on-trend, one of a kind look as your Halloween costume, head on down to Screaming Mimi's for a Pratt Institute creation. Or, if you feel like your own stylist, put together something incredible with treasures you find there yourself.
photos from Screaming Mimi's