13 It Girl–Approved Halloween Costume Ideas

Coming up with a Halloween costume that hasn't been done a million times and that you're excited to put together and wear for a night is a bit of a tall order, but it can be done. So how does one find the perfect Halloween costume idea—you know, the one that's equal parts unique, alluring, and impressive? 

The answer is simple: By turning to our seasoned panel of experts in everything cool, the It girls of the fashion world, of course. To give you a jump start, we did some celebrity research ourselves and we're sharing an assortment of creative ideas from Alexa Chung, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, and more, including everything from fashionable spins on classic costumes to inspired takes on movie characters. Get a head start on your Halloween costume this year by bookmarking these supremely stylish ideas. Plus, shop the essentials you need to re-create each creative look. 

Check out 15 fashion girl–approved Halloween ideas below. 

Gigi Hadid


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The costume: Girl Scout

The essentials: Urban Outfitters Classic Bandana ($10); park ranger hat; suspenders; trousers; lace-up boots

Behati Prinsloo



The costume: Character from the masquerade scene of Eyes Wide Shut

The essentials: Statement mask; matching lingerie set; cape

Alexa Chung



The costume: Nun 

The essentials: Nun habit ($9); black dress

Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor and Laura Love



The costumes: Skeleton (de Cadenet Taylor) and cheetah (Love)

The skeleton essentials: Black and white makeup ($6); black jumpsuit

The leopard essentials: Leopard ears; leopard turtleneck; black skinny jeans

Julia Restoin Roitfeld


Billy Farrell

The costume: Tina Turner

The essentials: Tina Turner Costume Wig ($26); bodycon lace dress

Joan Smalls and Candice Swanepoel


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The costumes: Leopard (Smalls) and Elvira (Swanepoel)

The leopard essentials: Face paint; statement red dress

The Elvira essentials: Face paint; all-black outfit; black corset

Kate Moss


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The costume: Masked maiden

The essentials: Glittery costume mask; silky gold slip dress

Mara Hoffman and Pamela Love


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The costume: Unicorns

The essentials: Ravesandbeyond White Unicorn Feather Mohawk ($189); gowns

Poppy Delevingne



The costume: Margot Tenenbaum

The essentials: Faux-fur coat; hair clip

Kate Moss



The costume: Morticia Addams

The essentials: The Addams Family Deluxe Morticia Wig ($13); all-black outfit

Mary-Kate Olsen


Patrick McMullan

The costume: Moon

The essentials: Silver Metallic Cream Makeup ($4); beaded dress