It's Official: These Are the Most Iconic Halloween Costumes

Iconic Halloween costumes


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We know you’re already starting to plan what you’ll be wearing for Halloween this year—since it's next week and all—and if there’s a chance you’re looking to wear something that everyone will recognize, we’ve got you covered. Sure, there are plenty of pop culture costumes you could be thinking up right now, but sometimes you just want to wear some truly iconic Halloween costumes, and we’re here to support your efforts.

Don’t get us wrong: We love having the most original (and sometimes obscure) ideas when it comes to Halloween, but if you haven’t already worn these cult-favorite costumes, why not go for them now? If anything, you won’t have to explain your ensemble to anyone, and that’s a huge bonus if we’ve ever heard one. Go ahead and don your Cher Horowitz plaids and rattle off your favorite lines from Clueless or put on those pearls and head to Tiffany for breakfast. When you’re wearing these iconic (and fashionable) costumes, you just can’t go wrong.

Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City

Carrie Bradshaw iconic Halloween costume


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No one will ever forget this amazing tulle skirt Carrie Bradshaw wears in the opening credits, and they won’t forget your costume, either.

This ballet-pink tank is so pretty.

Nisi from B.A.P.S.

BAPS Halloween costume



Plan on going all out this Halloween? You won't go wrong with one of the chic (and bold) looks from one of the B.A.P.S. characters.

A cropped jacket will not only complete your costume, but it'll also keep you warm.

Nothing like a bright orange jumpsuit will make you stand out.

Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

Mia Wallace Pulp Fiction



This one is a no-brainer considering you definitely have a white button-down and black trousers sitting somewhere in your closet. 

You can’t go wrong with a classic button-down.

Finally, trousers you can live in.

Sandy from Grease

Sandy Grease Halloween costume


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We’ll never get tired of the final costume Sandy wears in Grease, one of the most tried-and-true Halloween costume ideas ever.

We’ll never get tired of these faux-leather leggings.

Cher Horowitz from Clueless

Cher Horowitz iconic Halloween costume


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As fashion lovers, we’ll take any excuse to scream, “You don’t understand. This is an Alaïa!"

Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill

Gogo Yubari Kill Bill Halloween costume



Gogo Yubari's school-girl costume is a classic look you can put together in minutes—just don't forget the mace.

You'll want to wear this blazer after the festive night, too.

This plaid miniskirt will always a good go-to piece for Halloween.

Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

Blair Waldorf iconic Halloween costume


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If you’re looking for a chic and fashionable Halloween costume this year, you can’t go wrong with Blair Waldorf. Just don’t forget your headband!

It wouldn’t be a Blair Waldorf costume without a headband.

Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

Princess Tiana The Princess and the Frog Halloween costume



If you love the old-school style from Disney's The Princess and the Frog, go as Princess Tiana this Halloween.

This dress has both an old-time feel while still feeling current.

A simple apron can complete your costume.

Annie Hall from Annie Hall

Annie Hall iconic Halloween costume


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Love menswear? Channel a complete Annie Hall outfit with a vest, trouser pants, and a tie.

Wear these over the weekend or to the office.

The Girl from The Seven Year Itch

Marilyn Monroe iconic Halloween costume


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Who could ever pass up the opportunity to wear Marilyn Monroe’s most iconic outfit? We sure can’t.


Catwoman Halloween costume



If you're in the mood to wear an undeniably fierce Halloween costume, a chic Catwoman costume will do just the trick.

Wear this for a Catwoman costume or any other feline-related look for the night.

You'll get so much wear out of this versatile faux-leather bralette.

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn iconic Halloween costume


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If you love a timeless Halloween costume, there’s nothing like channeling Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You’ll look chic all night long.

This dress will go with literally anything.

Who doesn’t want to be wrapped in pearls?

You’ll have a Halloween to remember in these iconic costumes.

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

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