8 Halloween costume ideas that will make you the coolest girl at the party

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You have no idea what to wear for this Halloween? Then be inspired by the following eight super ladies from TV/films to find your perfect outfit. Added to each character, you will find some links with my personal suggestions for the costume. Let the spookiness begin!

1. Eleven


Do not be misled by Eleven's elfish complexion, she is a badass and needs her Eggos. Stronger than Batman will ever be, she rocked 'Stranger Things' and destroyed her enemies as if they were puppets. Eleven's look is the perfect mixture of preppy girliness and effortless coolness. Try to find a pink babydoll dress, put on a denim jacket and retro knee socks. Then put on the most vintage looking trainers, buy a cheap blonde wig, put some fake blood under your nose and voilà you will be the coolest kid on TV. Also, try to work on your authentic angry face, it might need some time but it pays well.


  1. Babydoll dress: http://www.oliveclothing.com/p-oliveunique-20160824-038-pink-mesh-collar-detail-dress-pink
  2. Denim Jacket: http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-denim-girlfriend-jacket-in-astrid-mid-stonewash-blue/prd/6415234?iid=6415234&clr=Midwashblue&SearchQuery=denim%20jacket&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=218&gridsize=3&gridrow=4&gridcolumn=2
  3. Knee Socks: https://www.drop-in.de/women/accessoires/socken/1685/skatersocks-skater-socken-oldschool-sportsocken-weiss-schwarz-rot?sPartner=gbase&number=22-074&gclid=CM2P2M-v3M8CFUlmGwodlcYEtw



2. Wednesday Addams

     
                                 
Unlike Eleven, you will have to work on your cool "I don't care" face for weeks, then burn down some things, stop talking to people and avoid the sun for years. You will still not manage to be as cool as Wednesday Addams. She is the epiphany of Halloween costumes and will never get old. Find a black velvet dress, braid your hair, use white makeup to look pale or simply add dark shadows under your eyes and let the magic of Wednesday happen.


  1. Velvet dress: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Killstar-Wednesday-Addams-Velvet-Sleeve/dp/B00Y02FYGY/ref=sr_1_99?ie=UTF8&qid=1476481266&sr=8-99&keywords=black+velvet+dress
  2. White face paint: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Large-Snazaroo-Painting-Compacts-Colors/dp/B002ROGI2Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1476481454&sr=8-2&keywords=white+face+paint


3. Michonne


                                     

No other person will ever be able to fight zombies off like Michonne. Started off as the badass who talked with her samurai swords only, Michonne fought her way to the hearts of every Walking Dead fan. Being a good person who went through a lot of shit and therefore shows no mercy, your Michonne style should represent these mixed feelings. Find everything that looks anything like army-coloured clothes you would only wear if a zombie apocalypse broke out. A simple pink top with a black biker waistcoat, skinny black jeans and army boots should be perfect for this costume. Do not forget the Katana. Please beware, however, only go for the full Michonne look if you can actually rock the Dreadlocks and appreciate its real beauty. And NEVER even think about painting your skin darker because that is unacceptable and incredibly racist. (A no-go!)

  1. Pink top: http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0398934005.html
  2. Biker waistcoat: http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0233622002.html
  3. Skinny high waist jeans: http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-ridley-high-waist-skinny-jeans-in-clean-black/prd/6554807?iid=6554807&clr=Black&SearchQuery=black%20skinny%20jeans&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=293&gridsize=3&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=2
  4. Army boots: http://www.drmartens.com/uk/p/womens-boots-virginia-darken-suede-hazil
  5. Katana (Fake): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Walking-Dead-00580-Roleplay-Michonnes/dp/B00MOHTPJE/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1476480484&sr=8-4-fkmr0&keywords=katana+fake


4. Lydia from Beetlejuice


                                      

If a person embodied the sadness of a 'The Cure' song, it would certainly be Lydia from Beetlejuice. With her romantic view of the world, she is definitely one of a kind. To be Lydia, you should listen to Eighties Goth Rock and prepare yourself for the darker side. Also, do not think you are getting crazy because you are seeing ghosts - that will happen occasionally. Put on the darkest clothes you have in your wardrobe, wear vintage capes and black hats. Then find a black wig and cut a ridiculously short fringe in it and put it on. Try to look dead by adding bags under your eyes. A warning: Never say the word 'Beetlejuice' three times in a row or else you will get in serious trouble.


  1. Black hat: http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-skinny-band-felt-floppy-hat/prd/4177477?iid=4177477&clr=Black&SearchQuery=black%20hat&pgesize=36&pge=1&totalstyles=138&gridsize=3&gridrow=2&gridcolumn=2
  2. Black dress: http://www.asos.com/free-people/free-people-say-you-love-me-lace-panel-maxi-in-black/prd/6041755?iid=6041755&clr=Black&SearchQuery=&cid=7610&pgesize=14&pge=1&totalstyles=50&gridsize=3&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=3
  3. Black Halloween wig: https://www.amazon.co.uk/YOPO-Halloween-Women-Cosplay-Costume/dp/B00KXVY7N2/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1476521903&sr=8-4&keywords=black%2Bwigs%2Bfor%2Bwomen&th=1


5. Lady Mary Crawley


                                    


The magic of Downton Abbey is undeniable. Being an English aristocrat in Edwardian times must be the coolest thing ever. Lady Mary Crawley is a strong female character with a world of her own. She has servants, the coolest parents you can imagine and a cold heart that will make the boys swoon. She is the most beautiful diva of British TV and her elegance is only exceeded from her timeless beauty. To rock the English aristocrat look, you will have to spend more money for a proper vintage dress. Then, of course, you have to add long gloves and an impressive hair style. Try to watch many Youtube tutorials about etiquette and high-class behaviour. Be also prepared to talk in a proper English accent, so you're better off listening to Stephen Fry and drink Earl Grey tea every day.


  1. Vintage Edwardian Dress: http://www.adriannapapell.com/dresses/short-sleeve-cascade-beaded-gown-with-illusion-neck-889448679357.html?utm_source=eBayEnterprise&utm_medium=AffiliateTraction&affiliate_id=100377&click_id=1747342359
  2. Long gloves: https://www.amazon.co.uk/WOMENS-LADIES-WEDDING-ELEGANT-BURLESQUE/dp/B019PJ7XJW/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1476480427&sr=8-15&keywords=long+gloves
  3. Video tutorials for Etiquette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIj5Rt-7b9Ihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6wIjYMtdI4


6. Carrie


                                     

                                  

If you ever wondered what a combination of your period and supernatural powers can cause, then you definitely have to watch Carrie. With her mysterious powers and the seemingly missing eyebrows, Carrie is the No.1 Halloween costume choice and will always be spooky. To channel your inner Carrie just remember how nervous you felt on your prom night, add a bit of telekinesis to it and be surprised by a bucket full of pig's blood. Then you will feel the pains of Carrie and can use it to murder the dancefloor (literally). Find a long, blond wig, wear a seventies strap dress and put a tiara on your head. Then pour fake blood all over your body and get ready to slay!


  1. Strap Prom Dress: http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-wedding-cami-frill-maxi-dress/prd/6904160?iid=6904160&clr=Nude&SearchQuery=maxi%20dress&pgesize=36&pge=4&totalstyles=2894&gridsize=3&gridrow=10&gridcolumn=3
  2. Fake Blood: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fake-Blood-Kensington-Theatrical- Prosthetics/dp/B01AUV2CXQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476480241&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=fake+blood&psc=1
  3. Tiara: http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-winter-tales-hair-tiara/prd/6703274?iid=6703274&clr=Crystal&SearchQuery=tiara&pgesize=11&pge=0&totalstyles=11&gridsize=3&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=2

7. Hermoine Granger


                                        


Being a teenage witch is not easy. You're an emotional wreck and your schoolwork often seems to bewitch itself into the double amount of work. Lucky for you if you are as smooth as Hermione Granger. She manages to deal with daily teenage problems, always finds the time to get the best grades and besides saves the world with her best friends.  She is the person you should look up to if you want to be a better human being and obviously a better witch. To rock Hermione's look you should spend a bit of money to buy a Gryffindor school outfit, then add a pleated, black skirt and dark flats. Obviously, a good witch would never forget her wand but most importantly never neglect her books.


  1. Gryffindor school uniform: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hot-sale-Harry-Potter-Gryffindor-Uniform-Magic-Robe-cosplay-costume-with-badge-/230976429234?var=&hash=item35c7449cb2:m:mfgudwgnSn-Ltlf6XlDX_SQ
  2. Black ballet flats: http://www.newlook.com/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-shoes/black-velvet-strap-front-pumps-_381676501
  3. Hermione's wand: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hermione-Ollivanders-Potter-Noble-Collection/dp/B000BVYQ9Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1476480320&sr=8-2&keywords=hermione+granger+wand
  4. The New Harry Potter book by Joanne K.Rowling: https://www.waterstones.com/book/harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-parts-i-and-ii/j-k-rowling/jack-thorne/9780751565355


8. Buffy


                                    


No one can kick a vampire's ass like Buffy. She may not be the funniest among us but she is the chosen one, so who cares? To become Buffy you need to remember a few things: Even though you have all the powers on earth, you still cannot manage all things in life and so have to understand that you will make mistakes eventually. You will also always find a way to fall for dangerous guys and will have to fight them off at some point in your life. But you will also succeed and rock the worlds of your best friends. And Giles will be your mentor. In style choices, always go for the things that remind you of the 90's. Leather trousers, silky camisoles, everything velvet or fluffy, mules and platform trainers are perfect for the Buffy look. Also, try to get a strong attitude and don't forget your wooden stake to kick ass!


  1. Nineties Cami Top: http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/tops/burgundy-lace-trim-cami-_376364167?productFind=search
  2. The perfect Leather trousers: http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0408038001.html
  3. Mules in Silver: http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-highland-mules/prd/7018221?iid=7018221&clr=Silver&SearchQuery=&cid=4172&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=363&gridsize=3&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=2
  4. Funky Accessorizes: http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-faux-fur-short-hot-pink-cuffs/prd/6964328?iid=6964328&clr=Hotpink&cid=11991&pgesize=33&pge=0&totalstyles=33&gridsize=3&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=1http://www.asos.com/designb-london/designb-london-burgundy-velvet-choker/prd/6910931?CTARef=Saved%20Items%20Image
  5. Vampire Slayer Set: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dress-Gothic-Halloween-VAMPIRE-SLAYER-Accessory-BLOOD-GARLIC-STAKE-CROSS/dp/B00EBDA96C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1476480377&sr=8-2&keywords=wooden+stake+fake

P.S.: All pictures are by me.



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