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Christmas aside, Halloween simply must be one of the most exciting holidays of the year. Granted, we may not receive presents, but the ability to dress up and be someone else, anyone else in the world just for a night can surely be considered a gift. In the last few years we have become incredibly creative, fashioning the most elaborate costumes, and while some of the recent trends featured silly, kooky and quirky ideas, we believe it’s time to put the fashion factor back in Halloween costumes.

After all, if you can be absolutely anyone, why not use every ounce of your creativity to put together something truly magnificent?

The ultimate bombshell

The ultimate bombshell

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She may be a cartoon character, but that doesn’t minimize the fact that she is still one of the sexiest women we’ve ever seen. Heidi Klum isn’t only preceded by her reputation as the best Halloween party host, but is also the unrivaled queen of original and elaborate costumes. The one that has certainly secured her rein for at least another year is the amazing Jessica Rabbit.

Yes, it is known that when it comes to this holiday, Klum pulls all the stops to ensure her costumes are spot-on, but for us mere mortals a body-hugging sequin red dress with a thigh-high slit paired with red hair to match, along with of course some mad makeup skills and purple latex gloves will certainly capture Jessica’s essence.

The style and the gloom

The style and the gloom

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The more traditional types among us simply can’t help but resist the call of the gloom which Halloween is all about. Still, there is absolutely no reason why dark and scary can’t meet the stylish and sexy. If this is the route you’re considering, look no further, The Craft provides all the inspiration on how to channel your sensually wicked vibes.

In order to put together an ensemble that will be the true embodiment of Nancy, you’ll need to scout for some amazing women’s gothic clothing for starters. Multitudes of chokers and chains are absolutely mandatory along with black pointy lace-up shoes. The hair can be messy, and as far as makeup goes – the darker the better. Eyeliner, black lipstick, everything just slightly smudged, and of course, don’t forget your scary smoldering gaze.

Gentlemen prefer blondes

Gentlemen prefer blondes

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Ah, the nostalgic yearning for the era gone by. When in doubt, old Hollywood is always a good idea, and who better to represent the era but the one and only Marilyn Monroe. However, steer clear of the traditional ‘white dress over an airshaft’ moment, the costume has been overdone. Instead, look for some of Monroe’s iconic and classic roles, such as Lorelei Lee. Not only is it simple, but it’s also the epitome of all things Hollywood.

All you need is a peachy-pink sleeveless floor-length gown with matching gloves. Diamonds would be great, but fake jewelry will definitely do the trick, as long as you have your blonde wig on, red on your lips and diamonds on your mind.

The baddest of them all

The baddest of them all

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The film may not have gotten rave reviews, but one Margot Robbie has certainly captured our hearts. She took Harley Quinn and made it her own, and sure, this might be the most coveted costume at the moment, but that shouldn’t deter you from dressing up like the baddest girl in all of Gotham. Make no mistake, this costume entails plenty of effort, but luckily, you can at least easily acquire all the clothing items.

As for hair – temporary hair dye in blue and pink, or a wig if you’re not a blonde. To capture the essence, the bat is a must along with stick-on tattoos and smudgy makeup. If you have a Joker to your Harley it’s all the better, but even on your own, you’ll be the talk of the party.