11 Halloween Costumes Inspired by the Royal Family
They say the key to success is to dress for the job you want—unfortunately, if the job you want is "being a member of the royal family," there's really just one day a year you can get away with it: Halloween. From elaborate looks to last-minute styles perfect for procrastinators, this year, make the most of your opportunities by taking a page from the British royal family's book.
Queen Elizabeth II's Signature Style
Her Majesty isn't only the Queen of the U.K.—she's also the queen of iconic royal style. Her matching coat and hat combos in bold, eye-catching colors have become the monarch's signature look, which also makes them perfect for an instantly recognizable Halloween ensemble.
Veiled Kelly Green Hat
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Elizabeth isn't one to shy away from a daring hat, and neither should you—all you need is a dress or coat to match, and you can consider your look complete.
Meghan's Deal or No Deal Days
Long before she was the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle made a name for herself opening those famous silver briefcases on the hit game show Deal or No Deal. Consider this costume a litmus test for your royal-loving friends—true Meghan fans will understand.
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Throw on your favorite cocktail dress, get your hair in bombshell shape, and don't forget your most essential accessory. Bonus: This baby will hold way more Halloween treats than your standard clutch.
Princess Eugenie's Wedding Day Look
The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara Replica
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Not everyone's grandmother can lend them a 93.7-carat emerald tiara, but with a long white dress and the right piece of costume jewelry, you can certainly still pull off this majestic wedding look.
Prince George's Adorable Schoolboy Attire
Whether you're looking to costume the whole family as Cambridges or just want to pay homage to this dapper young royal, this example of George's go-to outfit of collared shirt, shorts, and high socks will look positively precious on would-be royals of all ages.
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Not only does George's look bring an instant fun factor to any costume party, that fact that it's made from closet staples like Oxford shirts, sweaters, and dress socks is also perfect for the guy who procrastinates picking out a costume.
Kate's Coatdress-and-Hatband Combo
Kate may be a duchess, but when it comes to sporting stylish coatdresses, she reigns supreme. Lately, she's also taken to styling her all-in-one frocks with a twist on the traditional chapeau, opting instead for an elegant, modern hatband.
Padded Velvet Headband
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For maximum Duchess style, choose a luxe hair accessory with some heft and wear it angled forward on the head to make everyone at the party look twice to decide whether you're wearing a headband or a hat.
Princess Diana's Collegiate Shoutout
There are dozens upon dozens of iconic Diana fashion moments to choose from, but if you're looking for pure bang for your buck this Halloween, it doesn't get much better (or comfier) than her famous Harvard sweater and biker shorts workout look.
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Odds are you have most everything you need to pull off this costume already in your gym bag, but to really boost the recognizability, a white Harvard sweatshirt is a must.
Her Majesty's Favorite Hounds
It's no secret that Queen Elizabeth is a dedicated dog lover and her numerous corgis clearly hold a special place in the monarch's heart. So what better way to pull off an under-the-radar royal costume (or, dare we suggest, an out-of-the-box couple costume paired with the Queen?) than by dressing as one of her favorite pooches?
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This cozy corgi onesie earns points for ease, comfort, and pure adorability.
Princess Beatrice's Butterfly Headpiece
Members of the royal family all have exceptional wedding hat style, but when it comes to over-the-top toppers, nobody does it quite like Princess Beatrice.
Custom Feather Butterfly Hat
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From her famous/infamous hat at Will and Kate's wedding to the butterfly-covered number she sported to Autumn Philips's nuptials, Princess Beatrice's costume that definitely won't get lost in the crowd.
Kate's Engagement Style
Kate Middleton has been making style waves ever since she came into the public eye after she and William started dating, but the fashion frenzy really took off after the couple announced their engagement in 2010 with Kate wearing a gorgeous blue dress that perfectly complemented her 12-carat sapphire engagement ring.
Kate Middleton Engagement Ring Replica
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It may not have come from Princess Diana's jewelry collection like Kate's did, but paired with a navy wrap dress this ring will definitely bring some royal flash to the occasion.
Princess Anne's Sunglasses
Princess Anne's always been a snappy dresser, but it's her accessories game that's truly statement-making. The Princess fearlessly pairs edgy, athletic sunnies with many of her elegant royal looks for a modern mix that we could all take tips from.
Drift Polarized Sunglasses
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Anne likes her sunglasses sporty, which makes them not only perfect for pairing with your chicest suit for an instantly recognizable look, but also makes them handy for the other 364 days of the year when you're not dressing up like a royal.
Prince Charles's Kilt
Charles may be the Prince of Wales, but he always honors Scottish tradition when the family visits their favorite spots in the Highlands by wearing a classic kilt.
Scottish Men's Kilt
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Style your kilt in true Charles fashion with a jacket, vest, and tie for a look that's business on the top, Scottish on the bottom.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors