The best part about Halloween is the fact that you can be whoever you want to be for just one night. So why not choose one of your favorite movie stars? Live a life of glamour and fame for a night with one of CL’s DIY movie star costumes!
Marilyn Monroe as The Girl in The Seven Year Itch (1955)
There is no question that Marilyn Monroe’s white cocktail dress is iconic. Make all the boys swoon on Halloween with her style and confidence! Find an A-line white dress, preferably with a halter neckline, that hits right above the knees. If you have dark hair, buy a short, blonde wig and use a large-barrel curling iron to get the classic, retro waves. Shake out that hair, throw on some pearls and rock a pair of white high heels. And if you just so happen to walk past a fan, embrace that famous dress-blowing moment that Marilyn is so famous for!
Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers in Black Swan (2010)
Looking to be a little mysterious this year? Dream of being a ballerina when you were younger? Embrace Natalie Portman’s Black Swan outfit. The costume is quite simple: buy a pair of pink tights, a black tutu and a black leotard. Accessorize with large black wings, ballet flats and a faux-crystal crown. If you are feeling extra crafty, sew/glue on some black feathers to the wings to give it a swan princess feel. Finally, the makeup is essential. Start with a white-base to mimic Nina’s pale face. Add dark lipstick and create a mask with eye makeup.
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Audrey Hepburn’s classy black dress in the girlie flick, Breakfast at Tiffany’s makes for the perfect Halloween costume! Buy a clingy black dress with a high neckline- definitely re-wearable- and pair it with some sassy black kitten heels. Embrace the 60’s style with a coiffed hairdo – the higher, the better, – a cigarette holder and some faux-diamonds. You will be the most ladylike girl at the Halloween party.
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2011)
Just the idea that you can be as tough as Katniss for just one night is appealing. First off, you absolutely must wear your hair in a braid over to one side. It’s her trademark! Wear earth-tone colors for clothing and pick simple materials like leather and khaki. Put on a pair of hiking boots, carry a fake bow and arrow and buy a mockingjay pin on Etsy to complete the look!
With these costume ideas, you are sure to look like a million bucks on Halloween night. Don’t forget to match your style with tons of attitude and sass just like these Hollywood ladies! More of a TV buff? Check out Alli’s article on the Top 5 Reality TV Halloween Costumes.