GET THE LOOK: Fashion Character Halloween Costumes

5 Muse-worthy costume ideas inspired by favourite fashion icons

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Still don’t know what to be for Halloween this year? If like us, you’d never settle for the cliché sex kitten get-up, we have some fashionable ideas that will undoubtedly set you apart from the run-of-the-mill witches and warlocks this year. Why not be inspired by these madcap fashion characters?

Joan from Mad Men: Unequivocally the hottest show on television, we think Joan, played by Christina Hendricks—FLARE’S November cover girl—is undeniably the sauciest red-head to hit the boob tube. With 50’s styles popping up everywhere, all you need is a retro frock, a structured vintage bag and some brilliant broaches and you are all set. Fiery red locks and killer curves wouldn’t hurt either.

Rachel Zoe & Brad Goreski: If you are clever enough to convince your significant other (or best friend) into a joint costume, our favourite dynamic style duo is the way to go. Rachel Zoe is easy, known for big hair, big sunglasses and big accessories, all you have to do is slip into a Grecian-inspired maxi dress and some fur and you’re all set. Her loyal former side-kick, Brad – who’s just recently struck out on his own- is also a piece of cake, start with a tailored suit, add bow tie and some dark framed glasses and you’ve got yourself a match made in Halloween heaven.

Lady Gaga: The epitome of rock diva, Gaga is famous for her amazingly eccentric ensembles. Most recently the pop-star made headlines for walking the red-carpet in a dress made entirely of meat. While we don’t recommend raiding the deli for your costume, a long grey wig, scribbled Birkin bag, fishnet tights and some serious bling will capture her offbeat look.

Dita Von Tesse: The uber-feminine model/actress’s unmistakable burlesque style makes for an easy costume. All you need is her signature jet-black hair, white porcelain skin and ruby red lips and nails paired with some burlesque-inspired dressing—40’s era styles such as boas, girdles and corsets— and you’ve got yourself a vintage virtuoso.

Anna Dello Russo: Vogue Japan’s fashion director has become a 3.0 style muse, known for her unpredictable getups and jaw-dropping headwear. With an outrageous dress (think feathers, sequins, ruffles, leopard print, lace and bows), some sky-high stilettos and a shocking, surrealist hat choice you can transform into this fashion wild card.