Trying to come up with Halloween costume ideas? If you don't really want to dress up, you can just wear in the latest catwalk fashion. Several designers are turning to the morbid imagery of skeletons in their collections. Oddly enough, the end result is often one of beauty, although some argue it promotes unhealthy body image by glorifying the prominence of bones, as mentioned in Cowbag's “eating disorder-inspired fashion” article.
Skeletons began coming into style after the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, each new movie spurring another cult skull and cross bones frenzy. Since then, several designers who have found inspiration from bones, creating pieces like the x-ray style apparel featured here. Above are pieces by Givenchy, Rodarte, Alexander McQueen and Ohne Titel as seen on Style.com.
The slideshow below highlights some more skeleton inspired pieces by innovative fashion designers.
Look Like a Cannibal
Badass Ethereal Accessories
Art Meets Merchandising
McQueen Bones Exhibitor for Puma
T-Shirt Collection With Dead Animals Characters
Jewelry on Skeletons
Morbid Way to Sell That 'Diamonds are Forever'
Crystal Cashmere Skull Sweater for $2500
Skull Bracelet Carved From Bone
Crystal Fishbone Sandals
Giuseppe Zanotti Footwear
Macabre USB Jewelry
Memory Skull Rings
Skeleton Luggage by Alexander McQueen
Bad Ass Biker Helmet
Vertebrae Spine Necklace
X-Ray Collection by Ronald Abdala
Vivienne Westwood 2009 Bone Designs
Designer Skeleton Watches
Marc Jacobs Skull Watch
Eating Disorder Inspired Fashion
‘Sexy Anna Rexia' Dress