Half the battle of putting together a fantastic costume is coming up with the idea itself. That’s where we come in. We put together 12 stylish suggestions that are all treat and no trick.
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Annie Hall from Annie Hall
If your fall wardrobe looks the menswear department, suit up as beloved tomboy Annie Hall with a black vest, tie, and slouchy trousers.
English Linen Tie ($60) in Vintage Navy
Michael Jackson from “Thriller”
With a red motorcycle jacket in your wardrobe, you’re already halfway to one killer Michael Jackson-by-way-of-“Thriller” costume. Just make sure to throw on a pair of black skinny jeans (or red leather pants!) and brush up on your zombie dance routine before the big party.
Libby Leather Moto Jacket ($795) in Red
Skinny Jeans ($70) in Black
Penny Lane from Almost Famous
If we could, we’d dress like everyone’s favorite “Band Aid” all year long. Instead, we’ll settle for one night outfitted in her signature look: a shearling coat, flared denim, and round sunglasses.
Salome Round Sunglasses ($235) in Copper
Faux Shearling Coat ($70) in Cognac
Stacy Distressed Bell-Bottom Jeans ($242) in Light Indigo
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Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums
You don’t have to filled with melancholy or chain smoke to be the not-so-stable adopted sister of the Tenenbaum clan. Just grab your faux fur coat, a shirtdress, and slap a barrette in your hair, and voila!
Soft Faux Fur Hooded Coat ($382) in Brown
Short Dress ($58) in Dark Blue
Sparkle & Shine Bobbi Set ($20) in Red/Hot Pink
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Holly Golightly from Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Every woman has a little black dress hanging in her closet, making Audrey Hepburn a costume classic. To complete the look, accessorize with a strand of pearls and tiara—bonus points if you can mimic her famous updo.
Hermione Folded Layer Dress ($370) in Black
White Round Graduated Pearl Strand Necklace ($325) in White
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Cher Horowitz from Clueless
As if! Like we would really wear something from Judy’s. Luckily, two major trends for fall—backpacks and plaid—are an essential part of Cher Horowitz’s look. Just be sure to finish your preppy ensemble with a thin headband.
Mini Skirt ($198) in Yellow
Montana Backpack ($395) in Black
Covered Headband ($25)
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Joel Goodson from Risky Business
White button-down? Check! White socks? Check! Black wayfarers? Check! Tom Cruise dance skills? Now, that’s on you.
Original Wayfarer Sunglasses ($150) in Black
Clean Oversixed Button-Up Shirt ($48) in White
Socks ($7) in White
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Sandy Olsen from Grease
Channel your inner Sandy (the rebel Sandy, that is) with an off-the-shoulder crop top, leather leggings, and a serious red heel. Trust us, you’ll be the one that everyone wants!
Dana Off Shoulder Crop Top ($40) in Black
Vegan Leather Pants ($148) in Black
Encore Monroe Suede Pumps ($695) in Red
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There are many ways you can pay homage to the princess of grunge on All Hallow’s Eve, but our favorite requires only three key pieces: a slip dress, tattered tights, and a tiara.
Lace-Trim Slip Dress ($295) in Military/Black
Distressed Tights ($14) in Black
Crystal Round Tiara ($20) in Silver
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A nod to Mr. Lagerfeld is sure to have your style savvy friends raving. Grab your favorite work blazer, a white bowtie blouse, and finish with some baby powder to achieve his iconic white locks.
Angelina Tuxedo Jacket ($500) in Black
Sleeveless Pussybow Top ($251) in Cream
Baby Cure Cornstarch Powder ($4) in Magnolia Petals
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For the pop culture fanatic, Miley Cyrus is a no-brainer. Show off your twerking skills in a fitted tank, short shorts, and combat boots.
Womens White Raw Tank ($45) in White
Spike 8 Eye Boots ($350) in Black
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Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction
If you prefer something simple, style a white button-down with black cropped trousers and go as Pulp Fiction’s Mia Wallace. Note: an ability to do the twist is required.
The Oversize Shirt ($185) in Polo White
Cropped Straight Leg Pants ($80) in Black