Halloween is about a week away, so now is the time to buckle down and decide what—or who—you’re going to be. For the fashion girls who don’t want to sacrifice style, there’s nothing better than a costume you can mix with pieces from your own closet, and maybe even wear again in the future. From the timeless Diana Ross to Karl Lagerfeld and his cat, Choupette, get inspired by the following chic costume ideas—even if you’re having a Zoom party.
Idea: Holly Golightly
An easy, last-minute classic is always Audrey Hepburn’s iconic Breakfast at Tiffany’s look. All you need is a little black dress and some pearl and rhinestone accessories.
Idea: Blair Waldorf
The queen of the Upper East Side will forever remain a source of inspiration and daydreaming for the sartorial set. We just can’t escape her influence. For Halloween, all you’ll need is a glamorous purple dress and all your favorite brand-name shopping bags.
Idea: Mean Girls
We’re still trying to make fetch happen, and it can be achieved this Halloween. Whether you opt for Regina, Gretchen, or Karen, you’re definitely going to need a classic pink sweater.
Idea: Kaia Gerber & The Matrix
This chic Halloween costume is bound to be a fashion girl favorite, especially a New York fashion girl. You probably already have these sleek black items in your wardrobe if you’re a city dweller, but if not, shop the key trench below.
Idea: Margot Tenenbaum
There are endless movie costume opportunities to choose from, but Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in The Royal Tenenbaums remains one of the most glam of all. And even better, it gives you an excuse to buy a new faux-fur coat for the season.
Idea: Naomi & Kate
The fashion icons who never stopped influencing every sartorially inclined girl’s life. Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell—the perfect pair. Dress up with your IRL BFF with either of these numbers, but we find the sheer maxi to be the most fun.
Idea: Chanel Oberlin
Just like Gossip Girl, Scream Queens is yet another fictional show brimming with sartorial inspiration. Our favorite of the cast, Emma Roberts as Chanel Oberlin, is always decked out in bubblegum pink. Pair a ruffled blouse with a miniskirt, then add a rhinestone headband.
Idea: Iconic Glamour
Eartha Kitt will forever be a star in our eyes, and in the world’s eyes. All you have to do to conjure her glamorous appeal is wear a sparkling dress and keep a little sparkle and spice in your eyes.
Idea: ’70s Diva
You can never go wrong when being inspired by singer, actress, and record producer Diana Ross, the creator of high-class diva looks. For Halloween, opt for a super-shaggy coat to throw over your shoulders.
Idea: Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette
Grab your significant other or BFF and go as fashion’s chicest duo: Karl and his beloved cat, Choupette. The key piece to use from your own wardrobe? A sheer beach cover-up, or the one we found below.
Idea: The Olsen Twins
It takes two to go as fashion’s favorite twins. All you need are some oversized clothes (preferably in black), black sunglasses, and Starbucks cups in hand.
Idea: A Modern Princess
Royal or not, we’re still obsessed with all things Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and we doubt that’ll ever change. Grab your favorite sophisticated pieces to replicate her look this Halloween.
Idea: The Ultimate Fashion Icon
Go bold or go home as one of fashion’s most recognizable faces. All you need are some round oversized glasses and an overload of statement jewelry, and you’re ready to do Iris Apfel proud.
Idea: Cher and Dionne
Thanks to fashion’s ongoing ’90s nostalgia, our favorite Clueless looks are extremely on trend this season. Whether you’re more of a Cher or Dionne, you can re-wear your checked skirt and blazer throughout the fall.
Idea: Vivian Ward
Controversial but classic, Pretty Woman will forever be one of our favorite films. Luckily, these days it isn’t that hard to find the perfect cutout bodysuit for cosplay akin to Julia Roberts’s Vivian Ward.