There’s no shortage of fashion inspiration on TV and the silver screen. Acclaimed shows have amazing performances and plot lines, sure, but on top of that, the set design and costumes are key to help transport the audience and immerse them to the story.
This costume season, pop culture-inspired outfits are the next big thing for Halloween dressing. You’re in luck because we’ve got a whole bunch of fabulous TV show and movie character costume ideas to get you started.
RACHEL CHU IN CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Rachel Chu in Crazy Rich Asians is hands down an empowered woman―one with a style that’s a combination of down-to-earth, feminine and edgy all at the same time. Channel Rachel’s spunky energy with this pink floral dress. Who knows, you may just catch the eye of a crazy rich and handsome guy as well.
ELLE WOODS IN LEGALLY BLONDE
In the courtroom, the classroom, and the closet, Elle is a true icon. And this Halloween, you too can achieve the same level of fashion greatness by rocking an Elle Woods signature outfit. Add a pair of stilettos and you're good to go.
PRINCESS DIANA IN THE CROWN
More than 25 years after her tragic death, Princess Diana is still fondly remembered by practically anyone. Her charisma and her fashion sense are undeniable. Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s engagement announcement was such a well-remembered moment, captured on camera and recreated on The Crown. Get inspired and style this striking blue flounce dress with a scarf for a memorable classic look.
ANNA DELVEY IN INVENTING ANNA
She may be an infamous scammer and serial liar, but she did whatever she did ever so fashionably. When the event calls for it, Anna can wear more head-turning ensembles that represent her impressive scammer-chic style. Take inspiration from her vacation dress and opt for this shift dress with semi-sheer neckline detail to draw attention.
DREA TORRES IN DO REVENGE
Plaid uniforms are reserved for the ultra-elite. Bring some mean-girl attitude and channel Drea Torres from Do Revenge. Make the look more sophisticated and polished for Halloween with this plaid shift dress.
ELEVEN IN STRANGER THINGS
While she’s not too busy saving the world, Eleven is exploring her fashion sense and her character has gone through a whole style evolution. Dress like Eleven for Halloween or any day of the week and take a cue from her ‘70s-’80s vibe with this chic piece.
LARA JEAN COVEY IN TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
Lara Jean’s bright and bubbly personality plus her cute style has made her a trendsetter in the movie and eventually led to Peter Kavinsky noticing her. Look no further than Lara’s yellow dress for inspiration and check out our own take on this sunshine-y cheerful frock.
BETH HARMON IN THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
Beth Harmon’s mod 1960’s style has us dreaming of A-line dresses and peter pan collars in muted hues. So, if you want to dress up as the chess prodigy, what better way to nail her classic style than through this collared dress.
EMILY COOPER IN EMILY IN PARIS
Playful ruffles as seen on Emily Cooper remind us of the joy in dressing up. This blue shirred hem dress, a pair of shades and a pair of heels would easily transform you to an Emily doppelganger.
ANDREA SACHS IN THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Carry yourself with the same confidence as made-over Andy did and sport a popping green look with this romantic flounce dress.
These TV and film characters provide plenty of fashion moments to take inspiration from for any day. Halloween costume season is a great excuse to add a few stunning pieces to your closet. The fact you can wear them any other day of the year too makes them sound investment pieces you can count