You know you're gonna need a Halloween costume, and you know you wanna look drop-dead fabulous, right? Let's get the party started early with 11 (easy!) ideas :)
ANNA DELLO RUSSO: Duh, do you think it's a coincidence her H&M collection--with oversize jewels and cheeky sunnies inspired by the queen of street style herself--arrived in stores in October!? It was practically made for fashion lackeys who want to dress up as their idol!
BETTIE PAGE: If we learned one important lesson from Mean Girls, it's that Halloween is the ideal excuse to bare it all. If that's your bag, get yourself a pair of black sheer thigh-highs, some elbow-length gloves, clip-on bangs, and a vintage slip and call yourself the perfect pinup girl.
PSY: Show of your Gangham Style in a bright sport coat, a bow tie, sunglasses, and a pair of saddle shoes. The most essential element of this costume is, of course, your moves!
IRIS APFEL: She's the grand dame of society fashion, and this is probably the one day of the year you won't look crazy copying her style. Go for enormous oversize frames (punch the lenses out of some gas station sunnies!), a simple white wig, and more jewelry than you ever imagined humanly possible. A brocade coat from your grandma's closet will probably help your cause, too.
JACKIE KENNEDY: Early and late Jackie are equally chic, but we've always had a thing for her pillbox hat era. Scour your local Salvation Army or thrift store for a double-breasted suit, then accessorize with hugely oversize sunnies, short white gloves, a strand of pearls, and of course, a hat.
TERRY RICHARDSON: Consider your lazy boyfriend dressed for Halloween--a red plaid flannel, a camera around his neck, and omnipresent thumbs up are all he needs to be the in-demand fashion lensman.
CHER HOROWITZ: You knew you were holding onto your minibackpack and argyle skirt for a reason, right? This is it, ladies! Put on some knee socks and practice saying "As if!" in your best Beverly Hills drawl all night.
HONEY BOO BOO CHILD: Start on eBay, where the perfect 80s prom dress--hot pink taffeta, covered in crystals--can easily be your pageant look. Then fire up the curling iron, grab yourself a bottle of Mountain Dew, and let the Go-Go Juice take over.
LUCILLE BALL: If you'd rather wear something that's feminine and pretty flattering, you can't do better than the original comedienne. Your local thrift store will have a fit-and-flare dress in a polka dot or check pattern; all you need to add is a red wig and a bandana around the top, bright lipstick, and a surprised smile.
MAGIC MIKE: If your guy has abs, this is the perfect time to flaunt 'em.
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