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20 Super Chic Halloween Costume Ideas

From fashion legends to pop culture icons, we've rounded up the best Halloween costume ideas.
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These chic and iconic costumes will surely steal the show at any party.

Anna Wintour

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Be the fashion industry's most powerful woman for a night.

The essentials: Fringe bob wig, chunky crystal necklace, pitch-black sunglasses, and the Manolo Blahnik Callasli

Karl Lagerfeld

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Channel the Chanel creative director's edgy look.

The essentials: A powdered ponytail, thick aviator sunglasses, high starched collar, stacks of rings and necklaces, and Choupette

Iris Apfel

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Turn fashion fans' heads and dress up as the 96-year-old style icon.

The essentials: Short white wig, blue eyeshadow, red lipstick, and oversize everything!

Queen Elizabeth

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Why not be the longest-reigning monarch in British history?

The essentials: A satin dress, short white wig, sash with Royal Family Orders, and of course, jewels fit for a queen or a monotone outfit with a flower adorned hat

Holly Golightly


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Portray the romantically troubled protagonist and her nonchalant demeanor.

The essentials: A tiara-adorned updo, your best LBD, layered pearls, and a coffee-croissant combination

Marie Antoinette

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Transport yourself back to the Age of Enlightenment when extreme extravagance reigned supreme (at least in Versailles).

The essentials: A powdered wig and face, satin and pastel galore, and jewels the could cost you your head

David Bowie

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The rock legend's many personas make for a great costume.

The essentials: Some red hair spray, face makeup, and your craziest outfit

Margot Tenenbaum

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The adopted literary genius' sullen style is an easy pick for Halloween.

The essentials: A fur coat, Lacoste dress, red barrette, Hermès Birkin, and a cigarette

Cleopatra


Elizabeth Talyor's 1963 portrayal of the Queen of the Nile is our favorite incarnation.

The essentials: Dramatic eye makeup, opulent fashion, and Liz's sultry demeanor

Andy Warhol

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Grab your 15 minutes of fame by dressing up as the pop art figure.

The essentials: Artfully messy white hair, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, a black turtleneck, and Campbell's Tomato Soup

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Patrick Bateman

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Come as Bret Easton Ellis' ax-wielding yuppie murderer.

The essentials: Slicked back hair, a navy suit with a red tie, clear raincoat, and an ax

Indiana Jones

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Bring out that inner adventurer and dress up as archaeologist and college professor Indiana Jones.

The essentials: Fedora-style hat, brown leather jacket, a braided whip, and a relic of your choice

Ina Garten

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Dress up as the Hamptons' Barefoot Contessa. "Now, isn't that just fabulous?"

The essentials: Short black bob, oversize denim shirt, and definitely no store-bought items

Bonus: BYOJ = Bring Your Own Jeffrey

Violet Crawley

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Play Downton Abbey's sharp-tongued matriarch.

The essentials: All Victorian-violet everything and be ready with the Dowager Countess of Grantham's devilish oneliners.

Joan Holloway

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Come as Mad Men's feisty Sterling Cooper office manager.

The essentials: Red fringed updo, '60-inspired figure-hugging dress, and a commanding presence

Alex DeLarge

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Dress as the ultraviolent yet charming character from Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.

The essentials: Bowler hat, false eyelashes, white shirt and pants, and a cane

Dorothy Gale

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All together now, "there's no place like home!"

The essentials: Braided pigtails, a gingham dress, sparkly ruby red shoes with socks, a wicker basket, and Toto

Alfalfa

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Win Darla's heart and come as Alfalfa from The Little Rascals.

The essentials: Industrial-strength hair gel, button-up shirt, suspenders and a bow tie

Don Vito Corleone

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Dress as the founder and head of the Corleone family.

The essentials: A sharp black tuxedo with a rose

Frida Kahlo


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Immerse yourself in the colorful life of the Mexican self-portrait artist for a night.

The essentials: Rose-adorned braided hair, heavy amount of eyebrow pencil, and an eclectic combination of warm printed/colored clothes

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