So long, summer! Hello, Halloween! To celebrate everyone’s favorite day for playing dress up, we’ve conjured costumes inspired by 2012’s most stylish screen sirens.
The Ladies of Latex
Between Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in The Avengers and Charlize Theron’s vixenish villain in Prometheus, there are several reasons to love leather getups. Create the ultimate kick-ass ensemble with these pieces that can be worn again and again—separately, of course.
Shiny Tank Bodysuit in Lamé Black Matte ($34) from American Apparel
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Kardashian Kollection Women’s Faux Leather Leggings ($15.40) from Sears
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Pleaser Women’s Seduce-3000 Boot ($60–$69.95) from Endless.com
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Extra: Sequined Cat Eye Mask ($2.80) from Forever 21
For Julia Roberts in Mirror Mirror and Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman (Charlize really got around in 2012), bad girls definitely finish first. Whether you’re looking to crash a princess’s fairy tale or just make a splash ’round the punch bowl, our money is on her royal evilness.
Staring at Stars Full Tiered Chiffon Maxi Skirt ($69) from Urban Outfitters
Corset Poplin Lace Top ($59.50) from Victoria’s Secret
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Jane Tran Mesh Braided Chain Headband ($49.99) from Zappos.com
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Roaring Good Time
The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan is one serious troublemaker. Yet there’s no denying that she can rock a swinging fringed dress. Taking cues from Gucci’s spring ready-to-wear collection, she’s also right on trend.
FP One Vida Embellished Slip ($268) from Free People
(Yes, this dress is a splurge but well worth it when you rewear it for a Christmas party! Just add velvety red pumps.)
Triangle Bead Band ($73) from Free People
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We don’t condone violence, but if one has to slay 24 peers à la The Hunger Games, make sure it’s in this chic ensemble. Fighting to the death aside, adversaries will be powerless against a rugged ensemble done right.
Destructed Broken-In Straight Khakis ($49.95) from Gap
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Vintage-Style V-Neck Tees ($7.50) from Old Navy
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MINKPINK Enlisted Anorak Coat ($141) from Shopbop.com
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Madden Girl Gemini Booties ($79) from Macy’s
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Bear-ly Made It
For the last-minute trick-or-treaters, sometimes the simplest costume is also the cleverest. Combine girl-next-door comfort with a potty-mouthed teddy bear and voilà! Ted just took home best costume.
Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Scoop Neck Tee ($8) from Target
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AE Dark Denim Hipster Shortie ($36.95) from American Eagle Outfitters
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Gund Slumbers Brown Bear 17” Plush ($22.12) from Amazon
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