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5 Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by Style Icons

Halloween Style – Halloween is only two weeks away, and if you are planning on going to a costume party, time is running out to come up with the perfect outfit. Never mind dressing up as a typical witch or ghost; find inspiration in some of the most memorable fashion moments from the last century. Check out our list of five fashionable Halloween style suggestions below ranging from Marilyn Monroe to Cher as inspiration.

Inspiration: Louise Brooks / Flapper

An actress and dancer known for her work in the silent film era, Louise Brook embodied the flapper look with bold metallics, drop-waist silhouettes and stylish feathers. Do your best 1920s look in a fringed dress and embellished shoes for your Halloween costume.

Inspiration: Marilyn Monroe / 50’s Bombshell

Marilyn Monroe made an iconic fashion moment in the film, “The Seven Year Itch”. In the romantic comedy, Monroe wore a white cocktail dress, posing on top of a subway grate where the wind blew up to show off her legs. For this Halloween, why not channel the original blonde bombshell in red lipstick, strappy heels, and of course a retro-inspired halter dress?

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Inspiration: Audrey Hepburn / Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn is another actress who was well-known for her style. The film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” features the iconic little black dress, elbow-length gloves and oversized sunglasses. This Halloween, show off your inner Hepburn in the classic look.

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Inspiration: Twiggy / Mod

An icon of the sixties, Twiggy’s modeling images serves as almost a template to mod style. Shift dresses, bold colors and go-go boots are the inspiration behind this Halloween look. Wear a checkered dress and retro sunglasses for a swinging sixties costume.

Inspiration: Cher / Hippy Chic

Legendary singer Cher has quite a few memorable style moments, but her seventies looks offer their own unique take on glamour. This Halloween, show off your best hippy chic look with a fringe top, flared pants and bold headpiece that is sure to turn heads.

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