With each season of American Horror Story comes a new anthology tale, a brand new macabre setting, new campy characters and potential musical numbers, and of course, fantastically spooky costumes. From a retro asylum, to modern New Orleans meets Stevie Nicks, to a swampy 60s circus, American Horror Story has drawn inspiration from each season’s time period and themes to create absolutely breathtaking pieces. We’ve spoken with Lou Eyrich, the show’s costume designer and frequent Ryan Murphy collaborator, about the influence Coven‘s witchy style had on the runway and streets, and now we are pleased to announce that you, dear horror fans, can wear American Horror Story-inspired fashion for yourself, with Hot Topic’s brand new collection!
The American Horror Story collection features five different pieces inspired by costumes and characters from the show. Each one is directly inspired by a season of the show: Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, and the upcoming Hotel. Two of these outfits were unveiled at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, including the bellhop dress inspired by the new Lady Gaga-starring season.
The 5-piece American Horror Story collection for Hot Topic includes:
- Murder House Maid Dress, $79.50
- Asylum Dress, $79.50
- Coven Witch Coat, $89.50
- Freak Show Big Top Dress, $79.50
- Hotel Bellhop Dress, $69.50
The collection will also include American Horror Story tees, accessories, gifts, and more. And to kick off this new collection, Hot Topic is running an Instagram contest from September 15 through September 29 where you can enter to win your favorite piece from the brand new collection. Official rules and entry details can be found here starting September 15: hottopic.com/AHSxHT.
The Hot Topic American Horror Story Collection will be available September 28 exclusively at select Hot Topic stores and online at hottopic.com, with an online presale starting September 15. American Horror Story: Hotel returns October 7, 2015 on FX — stay tuned for our weekly recaps!
Check out a closer look at Hot Topic’s American Horror Story collection in the gallery below, and let us know which piece is your favorite in the comments.
Rachel Heine is the Editor-in-Chief of Nerdist. Chat with her about spooky shows, Halloween, and witchy fashion on Twitter @RachelHeine.