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Simon Doonan's Target Halloween costumes are terrifying

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September

simon_doonan.JPGI'm in the thick of trying to brainstorm a Halloween costume. It's my favorite holiday, and as the weeks tick by, I'm feeling intense pressure to come up with something brilliant. I thought I might be Snooki (I'm the right height), but then I realized everyone and their sister is going to be Snooki this year. I feel so lost, so confused, so depleted of hair bump...

Anyway, I wandered through Target's Halloween section looking for inspiration. I think the fun of Halloween is assembling a get up from the ground up, so I would never buy a costume in a bag. But I still wanted ideas.

That's when I saw a chintzy red dress marked "A-List Celebrity." I almost choked. Sure. Yeah. Angelina Jolie would DEFINITELY wear this glittered piece of crazy. IN AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE. Just as I was about to snap a photo of it to tweet for all the world to see, I caught the name on the package. Simon Doonan! He's the creative director at Barney's New York, and a bonafide fashion dude! He knows actual A-List celebrities! WHAT?

His collection for Target is called Costume Couture by Simon Doonan. It includes such gems as "Diva Witch" and "Pumpkin Punk Rocker." As you can imagine, these are not high-end fashion garments. They're prefab Halloween costumes. They look, uh... kinda cheap.

It's great that Target is so committed to working with the fashion world to democratize designer togs for the masses.  But I have to think people interested in fashion will be hitting up their local thrift store for a seasonal treasure hunt, not grabbing a polyester shirt that says "Evil Paparazzi."

Deal Diva Stephanie

Photos: Simon Doonan, Getty

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 1:38pm]

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