Halloween is almost here, and where better to draw ideas for female costumes from than the big screen? Movie characters are some of the world's most recognizable people and a great place to steal a few ideas from.
Here are some of the best ideas for female movie star Halloween costumes, ranging from sexy to scary, from old to new.
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Audrey Hepburn plays that darling Holly Golightly that captures the audiences for being quite brazen and très fou. Her iconic Givenchy dress can be mimicked by nearly any clingy black jersey dress, some black kitten heel pumps, a 60's updo, cigarette holder, diamonds and a nameless cat.
Alicia Silverstone as Cher in Clueless (1995)
With so many outfits to choose from for Cher, the best seems to be that red dress, you know the Alaia, It's like a totally important designer. Carry a 1990's mobile phone, some shopping bags, a big hat and matching red shoes to complete the look.
Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994)
You'll already have everything at home you'll need for Mia Wallace...well almost. Find a white button down shirt and black pants. Get yourself a black bob hairstyle wig and dribble blood from your nose, like in the scene during the overdose. If you're extreme, look for a plunger and attach it to your shirt.
Vivien Leigh Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939)
Dressing as Scarlett O'Hara could be pretty expensive, but you can be savvy about it. If you don't want to purchase a petticoat, purchase some netting (think ballet tutu) and some green velvet fabric and make a homemade dress. A hat can be covered with extra fabric and attach a feature to it.
Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars (1977)
Whether you choose the slave costume or the white cloak, it's fairly easy to make a Princess Leia costume or even find one in a store.
Mena Suvari as Angela Hayes in American Beauty (1999)
This one has to be the easiest and most likely the cheapest and barest option. To be Angela Hayes in American Beauty, make a trip to your local florist and glue rose petals to a bikini.
Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers in Black Swan (2010)
For this one, you'll need to be heavy with the makeup. A black tutu, wings, pink tights, and a crown are all you need for this one. For makeup, paint your face white first before working on the eyes.
Judy Gardland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Bring back the pigtails you hated wearing in grade school and the red slippers you've always wanted. Costumes are readily available at Halloween costume stores but a blue tablecloth can work for this one to make a dress. Carry a basket and a stuffed brown puppy and voila, Dorothy!
Linda Blair as Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist (1973)
If you're opting for something scary and movie-related, one of the best and most classic of all costumes is Linda Blair's character in The Exorcist. Wear a battered nightgown and white face paint with some red scratches. Stain the nightgown with green dye or perhaps carry around a can of pea soup.
Marilyn Monroe as The Girl in The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Last but certainly not least, the infamous Marilyn Monroe costume. A white dress is all you need for this one...just make sure you wear some underwear!