13 It Girl–Approved Halloween Costumes

Coming up with a Halloween costume that hasn't been done a million times and that you're excited to put together is a bit of a tall order, but it can be done. So how does one find the perfect Halloween costume—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, otherwise known as the It girls of the fashion world. To give you a jump start, we did some celebrity research, and we're sharing an assortment of creative ideas from Alexa Chung, Adwoa Aboah, Kate Moss, and more. Below, you'll find everything from fashionable spins on classic costumes to inspired takes on movie characters.

Get a head start on your Halloween costume by bookmarking these supremely stylish ideas. Plus, shop the essentials you need to re-create each creative look. Check out our 13 fashionable Halloween costumes below. 

Rita Ora
Rita Ora halloween costume


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The costume: Alexandra Medford from The Witches of Eastwick

The essentials: Silk robe, slip dress, black calf boots

Adwoa Aboah
Adwoa Aboah Halloween costume inspo


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The costume: Troll

The essentials: Green wig, statement coat, blue heels, blue face makeup

Alexa Chung
Fashion Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas Alexa Chung Mermaid


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The costume: Mermaid

The essentials: Sparkly skirt, swim top, pink wig

Kate Moss
Fashion Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas Kate Moss


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The costume: Morticia Addams

The essentials: Black dress, black coat, red lipstick

Poppy Delevingne
Fashion Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas Poppy Delevingne


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The costume: Harley Quinn

The essentials: Bomber jacket, fishnet tights, pink blue hair dye

Gabrielle Union
Fashion Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas Gabrielle Union


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The costumes: Race car driver

The essentials: Checkered driver suit, sunglasses, sandals

Zoë Kravitz
Fashion Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas Zoe Kravitz


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The costume: Modern vampire

The essentials: Red robe, pajamas, vampire teeth, sunglasses, slippers

Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski Cleopatra Halloween Costume


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The costume: Cleopatra

The essentials: Shimmery gold dress, black wig, choker necklace, dark eyeliner, sandals

Lupita Nyong'o
Fashion Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas Lupita Nyong'o


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The costume: Dionne from Clueless

The essentials: Black plaid miniskirt and matching blazer, white T-shirt, red cardigan, black tights, black mini bag, ankle boots

Madison Pettis
Madison Pettis Halloween costume Beyoncé


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The costume: Coachella Beyoncé

The essentials: Denim shorts, yellow sweatshirt, sparkly silver boots

Rihanna Skeleton Halloween Costume


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The costume: Skeleton

The essentials: Black leather pants, leather gloves, a corset, black pumps, sunglasses, skeleton face makeup

Dascha Polanco
Dascha Polanco Vivian Ward costume Pretty Woman


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The costume: Vivian Ward from Pretty Woman

The essentials: Black over-the-knee boots, blonde wig, cutout dress, hoop earrings, red lipstick

Kendall Jenner
Fashion Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas Kendall Jenner


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The costume: Fembot

The essentials: Feather dress, feather heels, gloves, nude lip, blonde wig

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.