Unique Halloween Costume Ideas Based On Your Sign That No One Else Will Be Wearing

In the age of Pinterest, thinking of a creative DIY Halloween costume can be a huge challenge. So, sometimes it's best to choose a theme that feels super familiar and go from there — after all, the more you know about it, the more authentic you can make your costume. If you're into astrology, then what could be more familiar than a creative astrology Halloween costume based on your sign? It's a fun way to show off your personality within your look, and it's also unique because it takes a little bit more creativity than just copying the outfit of your favorite movie character (not that those costumes aren't awesome too!).

Depending on what your sign is, coming up with the right costume can be a little tricky. Some astrological signs have symbols that make things easier (like a Leo, represented by a lion), but others have symbols that are, uh, slightly more complicated (I'm looking at you, Libra). Luckily, if you're looking for ideas, we've already done most of the work for you. While you might need to buy a few costume accessories, you should have most of the items on hand. Plus, with horoscope costumes, an impressive makeup look can go a long way — YouTube is full of tutorials for really cool astrology makeup tutorials. Show off your personality this year with these Halloween costumes based on your sign:

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1. Aries (March 20 - April 20) - Ram

The Aries sign is represented by a ram, which makes sense since an Aries is a bold, confident force of nature. To dress as a ram, wear brown leggings and a brown top to start. You'll definitely need horns, and clogs with shearing fur make a nice alternative to uncomfortable costume hooves.

What you'll need:

Brown crop top, $4, Boohoo | Brown leggings, $17, MandCo | Brown clogs, $70, 6PM | Ram pendant necklace, $51, Neiman Marcus | Aries astrology studs, $107, Wolf and Badger | Ram horns, $24, Amazon

2. Taurus (April 20 - May 21) - Bull

A Taurus is represented by a bull, which, as it turns out, is not super easy to make into a wearable costume! So, cheat a little bit — a Chicago Bulls top or bodysuit will get the point across, especially if you add horns and a fake septum piercing. This is actually a really cute look (minus, you know, the horn headband).

What you'll need:

Chicago Bulls bodysuit, $52, Nordstrom | Black jeans, $65, Topshop | Black ankle boots, $25, Charlotte Russe | Bull pendant necklace, $35, Zappos | Faux septum ring, $7, Hot Topic | Bull horn headband, $7, Amazon

3. Gemini (May 21 - June 21) - Twins

The Gemini symbol is twins, because Gemini's truly have two different personalities, and you never know which one will come out. The easiest way to go as a Gemini is have a friend dress as your twin in the same outfit. But even if you don't have someone, you can keep it simple with a Gemini shirt and something like this awesome two-face makeup tutorial. The hat (it says "cute but pyscho") is a fitting touch.

What you'll need:

Gemini shirt, $26.99, Etsy | Jeans, $39, Dorothy Perkins | White sneakers, $45, Keds | Two tone tote bag, $22, Zaful | Cute but psycho cap, $12, Kohl's

4. Cancer (June 21 - July 23) - Crab

If you're a Cancer, you're in luck — dressing like a crab is not super difficult! Go for an all red ensemble, and if you're into being a little silly, get a crab hat like this one (it's more authentic!). For a cute addition, get some fish net, then do a little crafting to drape it over your shoulders like a shawl.

What you'll need:

Red top, $32, Chicwish | Red jeans, $37, JcPenny's | Red sneakers, $75, Yoox | Seashell bag, $27, Dolls Kill | Decorative Fish net, $5, Amazon | Crab hat, $7, Amazon

5. Leo (July 23 - August 23) - Lion

A Leo is another sign that makes for an easy costume, and it's also an excellent excuse to wear a tutu. Brown tights and a tan shirt make up the "body" of a lion, while a gold or light brown tutu can be "fur." Add some lion ears and a tail, some cool lion makeup, and boots — you'll look comfortable and adorable.

What you'll need:

Brown sweater, $53, John Lewis | Brown tights, $36, Title Nine | Brown UGG boots, $146, Stylebop | Gold tutu skirt, $13, Amazon | Lion headband and tail, $4, Amazon | Crown necklace, $21, Bling Jewelry

6. Virgo (August 23 - September 23) - The Maiden

A Virgo sign is represented by the Maiden, and the dates fall around the time of the harvest - the Maiden is typically holding a corn stalk. It's not exactly easy to dress as the Maiden when you have barely any idea of what it entails, so imagine a fun woodland woman as your costume. A gold slip dress and sandals do the trick. Get a little crafty with some autumn wreaths and make your own flower crown fit for a harvest maiden.

What you'll need:

Gold slip dress, $39, Sans Souci | Gold sandals, $17.90, Make Me Chic | Virgo scarf, $222, Italist | Fall wreath, $19, Kirklands | Corn on the cob earrings, $9, Unique Vintage

7. Libra (September 23 - October 23) - Scales

The symbol for a Libra is a set of equal scales, which is fitting since Libras are known for being fair, balanced, and gracious. Since it seems kind of impossible to dress as scales, we went for the balanced theme — and what displays that better than yoga? It's cute, easy, and extremely comfortable. Add some Libra jewelry and nail polish to make the look a little more obvious.

What you'll need:

Yoga tank, $20, Etsy | Yoga pants, $126, Mode Sportif | Sandals, $26, Zappos | Libra necklace, $83, Wolf and Badger | Libra earrings, $18, Novica | Libra nail polish, $18, Revolve

8. Scorpio (October 23 - November 22) - Scorpion

Scorpios are passionate and emotional, and are often referred to as one of the darker signs. They are represented by a scorpion, a deadly creature. That said, it seems fitting to wear all black if you're trying to dress as a Scorpio for Halloween. Add scorpion earrings for a nice touch and dark lipstick to really vamp it up.

What you'll need:

Black bodysuit, $189, For Love and Lemons | Vegan leather pants, $45, Nasty Gal | Black ankle boots, $33, Boohoo | Scorpion earrings, $27, Novica | Scorpio necklace, $18, Bling Jewelry | Dark lipstick, $26, Sephora

9. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 22) - Centaur

A Sagittarius is represented by a centaur, which is really not easy to make into a costume! You could get super creative and crafty and make your own centaur body/legs, but if you want to keep things simple, opt for these costume "beast" legs. Finish off with a bralette top, horns and a flower crown, and of course, a bow and arrow.

What you'll need:

Fur legs, $15, Amazon | Brown bralette top, $10, Pretty Little Thing | Bow and arrow, $14, Amazon | Woodland fairy horns, $9, Amazon | Sagittarius necklace, $18, Bluefly

10. Capricorn (December 23 - January 20) - Mountain Goat

A Capricorn is represented by a goat, and the easiest way to dress like that is to opt for an white. Goat ears and a tail are essential, and fringe booties almost look like hooves.

What you'll need:

White jeans, $112.50, The Out Net | White tee, $21.99, The Gap | Fringe booties, $90.30, Lord & Taylor | Capricorn necklace, $2.99, Aeropostale | Capricorn nail polish, $18, Revolve | White goat ears and tail, $8.55, Amazon

11. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) - Man Carrying Water Pitcher

An Aquarius is kind of difficult to find a costume for, but honestly, you could just carry around a water pitcher and call it a day. Get a little more creative, though, with scale leggings and a bralette top. And, of course, you can't forget the water pitcher, even if it's annoying.

What you'll need:

Metallic Leggings, $9, Boohoo | Black bralette top, $5, Charlotte Russe | Metallic sandals, $50, Singer 22 | Aquarius Necklace, $8, Overstock | Water pitcher, $25, Amazon

12. Pisces (February 18 - March 20) Fish

Who needs to dress as a mermaid when you could dress as a fish? The Pisces sign is represented by fish and is a Water sign, so it makes sense to take inspiration from the sea. Mermaid leggings and a shell bikini top are a perfect costume, and fish earrings and a shell bag are cute accessories.

What you'll need:

Mermaid bikini, $22, Boogzel | Silver heels, $125, The Real Real | Mermaid leggings, $30, Zarah Leggings | Shell bag, $50, Skinny Dip London | Fish earrings, $48, Belk