Halloween’s coming up, and for those that love a chance to dress up but want to avoid cat ears and fake fangs at all costs, it’s time to think outside the box when it comes to costume ideas. If you’re a movie lover, there’s plenty to work with when it comes to creative costumes – some of which can be achieved with items already in your wardrobe. Here’s 5 of the best movie inspired fancy dress ideas for you to try out this year.
Everyone’s favourite mob wife, Mia Wallace is one of the coolest and easiest halloween outfits to put together. For Mia’s laid-back 90’s look, simply pair a white shirt with some black cropped trousers, flat shoes, a choppy black wig and a slick of red lipstick. If you want to add a gory finishing touch, recreate Mia’s overdose moment with a syringe, some fake blood and some washed out makeup.
Wonder Woman has always been a popular choice when it comes to fancy dress, but with the recent release of the successful new DC film, channelling your inner Diana has never sounded more fun. There’s plenty of great Wonder Woman costumes available online and in fancy dress shops for this option. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you could even mix it up with a halloween inspired twist on the look – zombie Wonder Woman anyone?
The go-to halloween look for pale dark haired girls everywhere, Wednesday Addams is one of the most foolproof costumes to pull off. For this you’ll need to layer a simple black dress over a white collared shirt, throw on some black tights and shoes, and either plait your existing hair or wear a wig for authenticity. Then either do some simple makeup or give yourself a ghostly pale face and some DIY eye bags and you’ll be looking the part in no time.
For those with a penchant for 90’s throwbacks, the Craft is the perfect movie to look at for some halloween inspiration. The best thing about this dress up idea is that it’s super easy to achieve, and you might already have the right items lying around your wardrobe. For a more general witchy look, dress in a plaid skirt, white blouse, black cardigan, knee high socks and black boots, and make sure to accessorise with plenty of long silver necklaces. If you want to single out one character in particular, Fairuza Balk’s character Nancy is the most fun and Halloween-worthy to emulate, if not just for the chance to really play around with some gothic makeup!
One of the least spooky picks of the bunch, dressing as Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holly Golightly is perfect for those who want to maintain a bit of glam this halloween. You have a choice between dressing in Hepburn’s classic LBD, sunglasses and pearls ensemble, or her famous PJ’s look. To be extra unique, the latter is probably the best and most fun option of the two. To recreate Holly’s sleepy style, buy yourself an oversized men’s grandad collar shirt, some tassel earrings (which are a big trend at the minute) and try and hunt down a replica of her blue sleep mask for the finishing touch.