15 It Girl–Approved Halloween Costume Ideas

Aleksija Vujicic
·3 min read

Coming up with a Halloween costume that hasn't been done a million times and that you're excited to put together is a bit of a tall order, but it can be done. So how does one find the perfect Halloween costume idea—you know, the one that's equal parts unique, alluring, and impressive?

The answer is simple: By turning to our seasoned panel of experts in everything cool, the It girls of the fashion world, of course. To give you a jump start, we did some celebrity research ourselves and we're sharing an assortment of creative ideas from Alexa Chung, Adwoa Aboah, Kate Moss, and more, including everything from fashionable spins on classic costumes to inspired takes on movie characters.

Get a head start on your Halloween costume by bookmarking these supremely stylish ideas. Plus, shop the essentials you need to re-create each creative look. Check out our 15 fashionable Halloween costumes below.

Rita Ora

The costume: Alexandra Medford from The Witches of Eastwick

The essentials: A silk robe, slip dress, and black calf boots

Shop the key piece:

Topshop Ruched Side Bias Slip Dress ($62)

Adwoa Aboah

The costume: A troll

The essentials: Green wig, statement trouser, blue heels

Shop the key piece:

Villa Rouge Velocity Sandals ($135)

Alexa Chung

The costume: Mermaid

The essentials: Green sparkly skirt, shell bra, pink wig

Shop the key piece:

ASOS Embellished Slip Midi Skirt ($33)

Kate Moss

The costume: Morticia Addams

The essentials: Black dress, black coat, red lipstick

Shop the key piece:

ASOS Pleated Maxi Dress ($44)

Poppy Delevingne

The costume: Harley Quinn

The essentials: Bomber jacket, fishnet tights, pink and blue hair dye

Shop the key piece:

Oroblu Tricot Fishnet Tights ($22)

Gabrielle Union

The costumes: Race Car Driver

The essentials: Checkered driver suit, sunglasses

Shop the key pieces:

Forever 21 Checkered-Trim Cotton Tee ($13)

Karlie Kloss

The costume: Catwoman

The essentials: Long black gloves,cat ears, black dress

Shop the key piece:

Allegra K Elbow Length Opera Long Gloves ($13)

Joan Smalls

The costume: Minnie Mouse

The essentials: Red bodysuit, white tutu, Minnie Mouse ears

Shop the key piece:

Fashion Union Twist Front Long Sleeved Body ($11)

Zoe Kravitz

The costume: A modern vampire

The essentials: Red robe, pajamas, vampire teeth

Shop the key piece:

Seyante Waffle Shawl Collar Robe ($40)

Kendall Jenner

The costume: Fembot

The essentials: Pink dress, feather heels, blonde wig

Shop the key piece:

Brother Vellies See-Through Strappy Mules ($455)

Lupita Nyong'o

The costume: Dionne from Clueless

The essentials: Black checked suit, red cardigan, black tights

Forever 21 Glen Plaid Mini Skirt ($13)

Emily Ratajkowski

The costume: Cleopatra

The essentials: Shimmery gold dress, black hair wig, choker necklace, dark eyeliner

Mateo 14k Pearl Beaded Choker - 4mm Beads ($450)

Madison Pettis

The costume: Coachella Beyoncé

The essentials: Denim shorts, yellow sweater, sparkly silver boots

ASOS Esmerelda High Heeled Sock Boots ($23)


The costume: Skeleton

The essentials: Black leather pants, leather gloves, a corset, and skeleton face makeup

Commando Faux Patent Leather Perfect Control Leggings ($65)

Dascha Polanco

The costume: Vivian Ward from Pretty Woman

The essentials: Black over-the-knee boots, blonde wig, iconic Vivian Ward dress

ASOS Heeled Thigh High Boots ($72)

Now, try these Halloween costumes that scream Hollywood glamour.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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