Disney characters, the Wizard of Oz, and classic characters like Frankenstein's monster and Dracula are perennial costume hits.
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Messaging a new match can seem scarier than any horror movie. How do you catch their attention? Is a simple "hey" too casual, or not casual enough? How many emoji should you add? It's enough to freak anyone out.A half-serious, cheesy pickup line can take away the pressure and show your sense of humor at the same time. Whether you go silly, sweet, or just really out-there, maybe your message will land you a new "boo." (See? You're already getting in the spirit.) Looking for a socially distanced date or some sexy texting banter in time for Halloween? Check out these spooky lines to land a match before the big night."I'd never ghost you — not even on Halloween." Why it works: It's earnest, yes. But reassuring. Just try to keep your word. "Want to see a horror movie? I'm looking for someone to hold me during the scary parts."Why it works: For one thing, it can lead to an actual IRL hangout. You're making plans, and getting a little flirty while doing so. "I don't have a costume, can I go as your date?"Why it works: Cheesy? Yes. Cute? Definitely. "You make my heart beat faster than a haunted house."Why it works: Knowing you have someone else's heart pounding is just plain flattering. "Are you a ghost? You've been haunting my dreams all night."Why it works: It's a little much, but very on theme. "I 'witch' you'd go out with me."Why it works: It leaves and opening for them to respond: "Only if you buy me a brew." "Went trick-or-treating, but I didn't get any Hershey's. Can you share some kisses?"Why it works: This works best if you've already had a few make out sessions with the person you're sending it to. From there-forth, it's endearing and adorable. "Will you zom-be mine?"Why it works: Because unlike zombies, the art of the pun is not yet dead. "This might be (candy) corny, but will you go out with me?"Why it works: It definitely is corny, but strangely effective if the person doesn't have too wry a sense of humor. "I'm a ghoul for you."Why it works: This works best if you've already been volleying some Halloween jokes or puns back and forth via DM. "Will you be my boo?"Why it works: It's straightforward and on theme. "I found this great couple's costume, want to dress up as the other half?"Why it works: This works best when used ironically on a first message, or when you've been dating for a while. It can be fun when played correctly, but I ordinarily wouldn't break it out on someone you've been dating less than a month unless it's clearly a joke. "You're bewitching."Why it works: Everybody loves a compliment. "You must be a zombie, you're drop-dead gorgeous."Why it works: If their love language is "words of affirmation," they'll probably love this. "It's spooky how hot you are!"Why it works: Again, who doesn't love compliments. "I'd sit in a pumpkin patch with you any night."Why it works: Honestly, you'll get extra points for invoking the Charlie Brown nostalgia. "Talking to you makes me feel like I'm under a spell."Why it works: Let's get real. It's one thing to praise someone's looks. But it means so much more when you note that you like talking to them, or can compliment something that's more than skin deep. "If Pennywise had you in that sewer, I would've climbed in immediately!"Why it works: You're basically saying you'd do anything for them. Just make sure they've seen Stephen King's It. "You don't have to worry; I'm all treats, no tricks."Why it works: No one likes to be hoodwinked! "You should dress up as a vampire — you can bite my neck any time!"Why it works: We here at Refinery29 advocate for asking for what you want in bed. And this is a great way to kick that habit off. "I know what you should be for Halloween: mine."Why it works: It's a clever twist on the classic Valentine's Day "be mine" troupe. "You're sweeter than any Halloween candy."Why it works: It'll make them blush. "I'm not dressing up as a ghost, but you can get under my sheets."Why it works: A saucier line, but it might make them chuckle... especially if they've already been imagining joining you under your Egyptian cottons. "Your costume looks great on you! It'd look even better off you."Why it works: This one is bold. Only break it out with someone who seems equally into some dirty flirty chatting. Still, it's a twist on a classic, and might make them smile. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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Halloween inspiration often comes in waves based on current pop culture moments. Back in 2017, it was all about Left Shark, and then last year you were probably bobbing for apples with four Kim Kardashian look-alikes at the company Halloween party. Of course, this year things will look a lot different, but you can still expect plenty of Zoom-friendly costumes as we celebrate Halloween safely during a pandemic. With careful attention paid to everything happening above the neck, you've got to get the hair right to portray any pop-culture icon and make it convincing through a laptop screen.So, to make your life a little easier, we recommend planning your costume around the hair. Whether you're planning to buy a wig or just styling your own strands with accessories, we have all your Halloween hair inspiration ahead. These looks range from Cher's waist-length black hair to a platinum Xtina with colored streaks, but each one is a recognizable Halloween classic. CherCher's look is all about jet-black, pin-straight hair parted right down the middle. Hairstylist Harry Josh let us in on the secret to Cher's iconic hairstyle: an ironing board. "She used to actually iron her hair on an ironing board to get it that straight and smooth," Josh told us. Now, we have flat irons, but you get the gist.Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.Madonna It's impossible not to have a bomb Halloween when you're channeling the best of '80s punk via Madonna. You'll need a big tulle hair bow, wax texture spray, sparkly eyeshadow, an oversized denim jacket (worn backwards, of course), and every piece of chunky jewelry you own.Photo: Michael Putland/Getty Images.Donna SummerSoft fluffy curls, indigo eyeshadow, some high drama blush draping, and a glossy berry stained lip — and you've got a costume that disco dreams are made of.Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.Marilyn MonroeTo really pay homage to Monroe's signature blonde hairstyle, you'll probably need a wig. Or, if you already have the color, you can take a cue from Lady Gaga and grab the Velcro rollers to recreate her iconic curly coiffure. Either way, red lipstick is a must.Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images.Janet JacksonName a more iconic box braid hairstyle than Janet Jackson's high pony in Poetic Justice... we'll wait. Don't forget to stock up on headbands and hats to accessorize the look.Photo: KMazur/WireImage.Jackie O.Jackie Kennedy Onassis invested time into her hair. To get that signature bouffant, you could run to your local Drybar with this White House photo for inspiration. Or, opt for an at-home blowout. After you add volume with a round brush, make sure you have have some hot rollers on hand to help with perfecting those curled-under ends.Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images.Audrey HepburnWith a high ballerina bun and a teeny tiara, you can easily recreate this Breakfast at Tiffany's look. Bonus points if you already have wispy baby bangs.Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images.Tina TurnerIf you're going '80s, Tina Turner's hairstyle is the perfect look. To get in the mood, jam out to "What’s Love Got To Do With It" on repeat as you tease your hair (or wig) to the max.Photo: Francis Apesteguy/Getty Images.Christina AguileraA hair icon of the early 2000s, Christina Aguilera made us beg our moms for a crimper and colored hair extensions. And if this inspiration isn't doing it for you, look back at how Kylie Jenner styled Xtina circa Halloween 2016.Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.SadeThe signature Sade look consists of a slicked-back rope braid, gold hoops, and a turtleneck. Some things are timeless for a reason. To recreate her hair for Halloween, stop in at the beauty supply store to get a faux pony.Photo: Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.Jane BirkinJust got new face-framing fringe? Then, you won't have to do much to pay homage to one of fashion's finest. Obviously, bangs are a must for this one. High-waisted jeans are also strongly encouraged.Photo: REPORTERS ASSOCIES/Gamma-Keystone/Getty Images.SelenaOn stage, Selena Quintanilla typically left her long black hair down, but she's often memorialized by her red-carpet appearance at the '94 Grammy Awards (after winning for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album). There she sported a stunning updo with piece-y curls framing her face and her signature red lip, of course.Photo: Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images.Twiggy If your hair is blonde and short, channeling Twiggy is totally doable with a little styling mousse, a side part, and mascara dotted across your lower lash line.Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.Diana RossDiana Ross has rocked many different hair looks over the years. The only requirement: The hair must be big. Everyone — from Yara Shahidi to Rihanna — is wearing voluminous curls inspired by the music icon, but none can touch the fabulous, high-glam that Ross made famous. For this look, you'll need an Afro pick and a mic to carry around.Photo: Harry Langdon/Getty Images.BeyoncéMost Beyoncé costumes involve stilettos and a leotard, but don't forget the golden-blonde waves — and a small wind machine (or fan) to really nail the look.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.Like what you see? 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We're quickly closing in on Halloween, and if you're still without a costume (or any ideas, for that matter), allow us to suggest dressing as a '70s female fashion icon. Not only were the 1970s a decade packed with groundbreaking style moments — from tie-dye to corduroy — but the beauty looks continue to inspire trends even to this day.Throwing a virtual Studio 54 disco? Channel Diana Ross with extra-long eyelash extensions or full Bianca Jagger brows. Or, if you just got curtain bangs, take a hippie, bohemian approach and dress up as Farrah Fawcett or Stevie Nicks. Either way, scroll through for your easy and style-forward costume guide, ahead. ImanIf your costume party is happening over Zoom, consider a makeup-forward look, like fashion model Iman's iconic amethyst-toned smoky eye and ruby-red lip gloss.Photo: Arthur Elgort/Conde Nast/Getty Images.Stevie NicksIf you recently went blonde and have a '70s-inspired shag haircut, dress as Fleetwood Mac front woman Stevie Nicks. For makeup, you'll need eyeliner and a dusty pastel shadow.Photo: Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images.Bianca JaggerYou can be the iconic queen of Studio 54 with the help of brow gel, nude lip liner, and hair accessories — namely a black birdcage veil and feathered cap.Photo: Mike Lawn/Getty Images.Diana RossPull disco inspiration from the Diana Ross and her most classically high-glam beauty look, championed by loads of mascara on her top and bottom lashes.Photo: PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images.Farrah FawcettActress and fashion model Farrah Fawcett was most well known for her blonde feathered hair, infused with bangs and lots of layers. For makeup, you'll need lip gloss and pink blush.Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images.Beverly JohnsonOf her many Vogue cover appearances, supermodel Beverly Johnson was styled to the nines in '74, with a perfectly-coifed bob, bronzed blush, rosy lipstick, and the chicest autumnal turtleneck.Photo: Francesco Scavullo/Condé Nast/Getty Images.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?We Tried Glow Recipe's New Cleansing Balm FirstThe Best Makeup To Buy On Amazon Prime DayByredo Makeup Is Finally Here — & It Is Stunning
Stars swapped trick-or-treating for elaborate looks.
Mom-of-four Stephanie Pokorny uses her crocheting skills to make incredible Halloween costumes for her kids. So far, she has turned her kids into movie characters like Harry Potter, Slimer from "Ghostbusters," and Pennywise from Stephen King's "It."
Halloween is not canceled this year — because while our kids may not be trick or treating as usual, there's still plenty of spooky fun to be had, starting with dressing up in adorable costumes. With less than a week before All Hallows' Eve, we're starting to see social media posts from celebs who are […]
If your family is as crazy about Halloween as mine is, you might still be hoping for some miracle to make all your favorite spooky activities suddenly safe again. But alas, if we're to trust the CDC (please do), it looks like Halloween trick-or-treat cancellations are part of our "new normal." We'll just have to […]
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With Halloween just days away, it’s no wonder that every brand under the sun (or, you know, fog and rain) is releasing its take on spooky, costume-ready collections. Yandy is, unsurprisingly, offering a series of questionable costumes, including “I Voted” pasties and a look inspired by the college admissions scandal, while Dolls Kill released sparkly alternatives perfect for a last-minute Euphoria costume. At Zara, though, the Halloween collection isn’t meant to be packed away on November 1 but, rather, worn all year long. In the new Halloween section of the Spanish brand’s website, you’ll find a selection of velvet mini dresses, metallic pants, and fringe dresses that are more reminiscent of Fashion Month's best runway looks than anything that goes “boo!” in the dark. Even so, with the right styling, each piece in the 30-piece collection can be as much a David Bowie costume as a New Year's Eve ensemble, or, for that matter, a look to wear on Saturday night — that is, a Saturday night not during COVID-19. That’s because, in addition to elbow-length elbow gloves, a chain-link bra top, and a black-and-white collared dress made for Wednesday Addams, the collection also includes some of today’s most sought after trends, from knee-high riding boots to puff-sleeved mini dresses. Ahead, see for yourself how Zara made the most of Halloween this year by clicking through our favorites from the holiday edit. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Zara Velvet Mini Dress, $, available at ZaraZara Limited Edition Jewel Top, $, available at ZaraZara Limited Edition Dress, $, available at ZaraZara Low Heeled Leather Tall Boots, $, available at ZaraZara Fringed Velvet Mini Skirts, $, available at ZaraZara Long Leather Gloves, $, available at ZaraZara Draped Dress With Open Back, $, available at ZaraZara Sequin Pants, $, available at ZaraZara Slouchy Heeled High Shaft Leather Boots, $, available at ZaraZara Combination Dress, $, available at ZaraZara Buckled Cape, $, available at ZaraZara Faux Leather Oversized Blazer, $, available at ZaraZara Printed Mini Dress, $, available at ZaraLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?7 Halloween Costumes Inspired By Euphoria19 Popular Halloween Costumes To Wear In 2020Zara Just Announced Its First-Ever Lingerie Line
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The costume includes legendary horror characters such as Dracula, a witch named "Blair," the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and The Invisible Man.
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Lauren Mancke has dressed her kids as the Rose family from "Schitt's Creek," among many other characters.