The Halloween Inspiration Board: Carmen Sandiego

I bought a long, red trench at a thrift store a couple years ago, and, without fail, I get called Carmen Sandiego every time I wear it. Dressing up as your favorite educational villain is simple if you already own a red trench — or want to buy one to wear on days other than Halloween. And if you’re not into forking over 50 bucks for a coat you’ll wear once, the Salvation Army is always a good place to start your search.

  1. Downturned Canvas Fedora Hat, $27.98,
  2. Colebrook Belted Trench Coat, $53.99,

Pair Carmen’s signature red hat and coat with a black shirt, gloves, and pants (or wear the trench with nothing underneath for “Sexy Carmen Sandiego”), and you’re ready to scamper around the globe.