Halloween Costumes Inspired by TV Classics and Movie Characters

So, it’s THAT time of the year and it’s only expected we’ll instantly spiral into the costume-craftsmanship mood. Although, while the whole costume-picking/sewing drill tends to be very exciting, it can be a bit dreary, too; admit it – how many times have you been tempted to simply buy a pair of black cat ears and call it a day, but then decided to go through the whole costume sewing bradawl anyhow? Tons!

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If you feel like you’ve exhausted all of your ideas in the previous years, there’s no reason to worry; the easiest place to draw inspiration this year is right in front of you — your computer screens and TV.


Think Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Pulp Fiction, Gossip Girl, Family Adams, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Keeping Up with The Kardashians, James Bond, Great Gatsby, and plenty other very inspiring movies and characters you can rely on for your upcoming costume adventure!

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A simple floor-length (yet very elegant and above all – gorgeous) LBD paired with neat black gloves and a tiara – will make for a fantastic Halloween costume. A cateye makeup and mauve lips to channel elegance, fabulous Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses for added chic and an exaggerated cigarette holder will make you ooze Audrey in a marvelous manner. Hey, just don’t forget to add a luxurious piece of statement jewelry around the neck. Audrey wouldn’t!


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Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction

For all of you fierce, impossible-to-tame ladies, Uma’s character in Pulp may just be your best go for the upcoming Halloween. Go for a bob wig with blunt (shorter) bangs, a clean cut above the shoulder and a killer red lipstick to add drama. Leather skirt and boots paired with a laid back shirt and a cigarette lit should be the outfit choice to go with. Obviously, you can go for anything else from her clothing opus in the film, that is – go for something that will ooze edge and confidence, just as it did in the movie.


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Kim Kardashian in Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Kim’s long been the 21st icon of curvy women so if you’re in the mood to be all kitsch for the upcoming Halloween celebration, go for a full dark hair, mid-back wig to give yourself that Armenian hair riches, a lot of makeup (there are plenty YouTube tutorials on how to do it) and as tight clothes as possible, just to emphasize the hourglass figure. Opt for pencil skirts (leopard), revealing bustier and heels so high the room may as well start spinning, and you are good to go.  If possible – add a fake butt to the picture – that’ll put you on the Kardashian map instantly!


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There’s no point in imitating Kim lately as her style has evolved to impeccable. Go for the kitsch Kim from mid 2008-2009, and you’ll be recognized right away.

Christina Ricci in Addams Family

Channel the quirky in you by copying Wednesday Addams’s style; there’s probably nothing as simple to copy and yet – the effect is spectacular! Go for very long black braids on the sides and a center parting. Make sure you do your makeup “dead” –to give yourself that ghostly, spooky vibe – the paler the skin, the better. Then, add drama with dark pencil around the eyes and brush up your brows in an arch. No jewelry needed or accessories at all. Wear a black knee-length skirt and upgrade the look with white school girl socks. Black no-heel sandals with a strap are there to complete this mysterious yet fabulous look!


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Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby

Channel the phenomenal feminine flapper fashion through your Halloween costume by copying Carey Mulligan’s dress code in TGG. With her elegant evening dresses (often cut in low waist and knee-length), jewels for ornaments, feathers, fringe and lace she was the lady of the floor – and so will you. Just browse through 1920’s fashion and you’ll be inspired in a second!


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We hope our editors pick helped and that your on-point inspiration for that upcoming Halloween costume party isn’t that out of reach.

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