When Halloween rolls around, some people turn to horror and gore for costume inspiration. But for me, the most exciting part of the holiday is that it offers an opportunity to try out an iconic, non-spooky style. I'm not about the scary stuff (and I'm sure I'm not the only one.) So, every October, I dig myself a pretty deep Internet hole, and go searching for the best celebrity looks to emulate for my Halloween costume.
From retro fashion looks, to free-spirited boho looks, there are so many styles to experiment with — especially if you're like me and wear mostly black everyday. Let Halloween be the one day that you let yourself really branch out. Try a style that's so unlike your own, your friends can't even recognize you. Try a look that's so not you, that it becomes a part of you after Halloween.
For instance: one year I wore a pair of glitter go-go boots and ended up actually incorporating them into my wardrobe. I basically used Halloween as an opportunity to test out something that I've always wanted to be cool enough to wear, and once I wore them, I felt like I could own it. So consider dressing up as a celebrity style icon this year who isn't afraid to wear what you are afraid to wear. Who knows — it might end up in your wardrobe, too:
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Perhaps one of the closest thing to a living paper doll, Naomi Campell can pull off the wildest fashion and make it look totally tame and chic. Gingham on gingham? She nails it.
Sarah Jessica Parker
You don't need a pair of Manolos to dress up as Sarah Jessica Parker. It's really more about the vibe. She's not afraid to mix and match, because the key is really confidence — OK, fine, and also an awesome pair of shoes.
Retro, doe-eyed fashion icon Twiggy has a look that's perfect for Halloween, because it's so identifiable. If you get it right, people will know exactly who you are.
Bella has made a name for herself this year with her rainbow, punk rock, unicorn fashion sense that she's not afraid to play around with.
Kylie might be of of the only people in the world who can make a giant t-shirt look chic. If you want to be comfy this Halloween, this is your dream costume.
It's a little bit Coco Chanel, it's a little bit Karl Lagerfeld — say what you will about the woman, but she's definitely got a strong style going on.
Miley has taken on so many styles, and they all seem to be iconic. But my favorite is probably her most low-key: No one watched that "Malibu" music video and didn't decide they needed a new cozy ivory sweater.
Best known for her big hair, and big ... boots, Dolly Parton is one fierce force that makes pink look powerful and glitter look sharp.
The queen of scarves and turtlenecks has a artistic and slightly androgynous style that's so iconic and, more importantly, so comfortable. It's also the perfect fall, metropolitan look.
Known for her bold statement pieces, plunging necklines, and eclectic style, this caramel-tressed supermodel is a worldly force who can get away with wearing way more jewelry than anyone else.
This supermodel has a gift for making high fashion look laidback. Her effortless American style back in the day was worn-in and authentic looking.