The Fashion Girl’s Guide To Halloween Costumes

Andrew Toth

Ah, Halloween—time and time again, you vow to plan an elaborate ensemble but still always find yourself scrambling for the nearest pair of feline ears to serve as costume in the 11th hour. It’s an all-too-common scenario, and thus everyone understands a great costume requires planning. To serve up some fresh inspiration (and to kick-start the process), we’re looking to It girls from Gigi Hadid to Allison Williams for DIY-friendly get-ups to sport for the spooky holiday. Click through to the looks ahead, and shop the pieces you need to nab best-dressed at this year’s Halloween soirée.

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Gigi Hadid, "Sandy from Grease"

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Channel the sexy greaser look à la Sandy in Grease by pairing high-waisted black leggings with an off-the-shoulder crop top and an edgy biker jacket. Complete your costume with red pointed-toe pumps and a bold lip, and style your hair extra curly and voluminous.


Allison Williams, "Belle from Beauty and the Beast"

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Be a Disney princess for the night in Belle's signature look, with a blue midi and a ruffled shirt to layer underneath. We promise this dress will be a worthwhile style investment you can wear for multiple seasons. If you don't want to spend big bucks on the dress, we suggest searching for a vintage version. Accessorize with a basket and a ribbon bow in the hair.


Beyoncé, "Janet Jackson"

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One of the most iconic looks from the legendary pop star, Janet Jackson circa "Rhythm Nation" is the coolest throwback. Mix a military jacket with combat trousers, and then pull a high ponytail through a ball cap and get ready to feel the beat.


Miranda Kerr, "Swan Lake"

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For this gorgeous costume that never goes out of style, pair a white tulle skirt with a bodysuit (which can be worn with denim later for an on-trend outfit) for the ballerina vibe. Adorn yourself with a feathered headband, and you'll be the fairest swan of them all.


Jasmine Tookes, "Tomb Raider"

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Emulate the gaming character Lara Croft (made famous by Angelina Jolie in the movie version) by donning a black bodysuit, denim shorts and tough combat boots for the ultimate bad-ass result.

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Poppy Delevingne, "Harley Quinn"

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Transform into the kooky criminal from Suicide Squad by putting on a white bodysuit, a satin bomber and ripped fishnet stockings. Complete the costume with lace-up booties, and make sure your makeup is on point with splashes of blue and pink on either side of the eyes. Don't forget the blond-colored pigtails and bat.


Taylor Swift, "unicorn"

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Ditch your usual cat ears for a quirky unicorn horn. Dress in head-to-toe white with a fuzzy knit and jeans, and throw on a pair of wings for good measure.