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6 Movie & TV Character Halloween Costumes You’ll Actually Want To Wear


The beginning of the fall season calls for sweater shopping, movie binging, and brainstorming ideas for the perfect Halloween costume. Whether you plan on going all out or opting for something a bit more subtle, you shouldn't have to sacrifice your personal style when it comes to choosing a Halloween look. Thankfully, The Zoe Report has carefully curated the best movie and tv character Halloween costumes that will make dressing up a breeze (no matter your plans). Ahead, six pop culture-inspired costumes you'll actually want to wear this Halloween.

Dionne From Clueless

It's likely you have a friend (or two) who's already dressed up as Cher Horowitz in recent years. Rather than wearing the iconic (but, frankly, overdone) yellow-plaid suit, go as Cher's equally fashion-forward best friend, Dionne, instead. The character has plenty of outfits worth copying throughout the film, but the easiest to emulate is her black-and-white two-piece set paired with a red cardigan, black shoes, and knee-high socks.

You probably won't have a lot of luck finding Dionne's very-'90s top hat, but feel free to make the look your own by adjusting the ensemble to your personal aesthetic. Finish off the look with red lipstick and you're good to.

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Check Tailored Blazer Two-Piece


This co-ord set is perfect for Dionne, but also works separately for work, going out, or casual daytime activities. Wear the blazer over a vintage, graphic t-shirt and jeans and pair the look with patent-leather booties and gold jewelry.

Semi-Fitted Button-Front Cardi for Women

Old Navy

This '90s-inspired fitted cardigan is simple, comfortable, and totally back in style.

Anata Knee High Boot

Marc Fisher

Stay warm on Halloween night by wearing these knee-high boots over wool socks or tights.

Thigh-High Over-Knee Socks


Give any shoes the illusion of ultra-tall boots with these thigh-high socks.

1461 Glitter

Dr. Martens

These classic Dr. Martens with a sparkly twist are 100% Beverly Hills High School-approved.

Billie Jean King From Battle Of The Sexes

Billie Jean King's rise to fame as an athlete and all around hero in the feminist movement was recently depicted by Emma Stone in Battle of The Sexes. This Halloween look is just as comfortable as it is easy to achieve. If you play tennis, you may even have some of the most important components of the outfit already hanging in your closet — just add some round glasses and a '70s hairstyle to complete the look.

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Doubles Dress

Outdoor Voices

Dance the night away in this breathable dress, which was designed with sweat and movement in mind.

Pleated Tennis Skort


Pair this pleated tennis skirt with your favorite white tank top and sneakers.

Superstar Shoes


Add a little color to your all-white sneaker collection with these pale-green striped Adidas tennis shoes.

Margot Tenenbaum From The Royal Tenenbaums

Gwyneth Paltrow is no stranger to trend setting. In fact, her character in Wes Anderson's early 2000s film The Royal Tenenbaums possessed a unique style that's practically made to be a Halloween costume. All you'll need is a striped, collared dress, a fur coat, and an on-trend red hair clip.

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Lapels Faux Fur Coat


Skip the real fur and opt for this faux take on Margot Tenenbaum's iconic overcoat.

UO Striped Button-Down Polo Dress

Urban Outfitters

Once Halloween is over, wear this striped mini dress with ankle socks, chunky sneakers, and a denim jacket.

Maximas Silky Hair Clip


Style your hair in a deep side part, and pin one side back with this sleek clip.

Villanelle From Killing Eve

BBC America

Villanelle from BBC's Killing Eve is arguably one of the most glamorous assassins to grace the small screen. To mirror her epic pink look, pair a tulle dress with chunky boots, and pull your hair back into a slick bun.

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Short Dress

Vanessa Scott

Thus tutu-inspired frock is ideal for channeling the powerful character.

Maxwell Boots

Sol Sana

You'll want to wear these studded boots year round. Pair them with a floral midi dress and a denim jacket for a transitional fall-to-spring outfit.

Diane Keaton as Annie Hall

Diane Keaton's quirky style in the cult-classic film Annie Hall makes for a clever and extremely simple Halloween costume. Wear a white button-up, wide-leg khakis, a sweater vest, and of course, a tie.

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Belted Paperbag Pants

Forever 21

These wide-leg, belted trousers are an elevated and updated version of Annie Hall's khaki pants.

The Wide Leg Crop Pant


This staple piece will last you for years to come. Plus, it retails for under $70.

Cable Sweater Vest


It's understandable if a sweater vest isn't usually your taste, but this option is an easy and affordable addition to make your costume that much more authentic.

Classic Navy Satin Dot Tie

The Tie Bar

Don't fret if you aren't sure how to tie this piece properly, that's what YouTube is for.

Olivia Pope From Scandal

Consider your Halloween costume officially handled, Olivia Pope style. The famous Washington D.C. big shot is known for her polished ensembles, but don't forget your glass of red wine and bowl of popcorn.

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Relaxed Twill Trench Coat

Kate Spade

This twill trench looks like it was pulled directly from the costume department of the hit ABC show.

Daisie Pointy-Toe Pump

Steve Madden

If you don't already have a pair of pointy-toe suede pumps on deck, these will most definitely do the trick.

Medium M.A.B. Tote

Rebecca Minkoff

This structured tote looks like it was made to carry around case files, government secrets, and anything else Olivia Pope may need.