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Iconic Halloween Looks

Don’t cop out of Halloween and throw on a pair of ears. Turn heads by taking inspiration from style icons to create a not-so-basic Halloween look.

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Grace Jones

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This stunning Jamaican–American singer, supermodel, and actress is noted for her androgynously fierce demeanor. Large sunnies, shoulder padded-blazer, and black gloves will put you on your way. But lets be real. No one can do Grace Jones like Grace Jones.

John Waters

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John Waters is an american film director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. The only thing you need here is a pencil thin mustache and a fabulous suit.

Édith Pilaf

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Édith Piaf was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became one of France's greatest international stars. Think crimson lips, pencil thin eyebrows, lacy dresses, and dark curls. Oo-la-la!

Anna May Wong

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Anna May Wong is considered to be the first Chinese American movie star. Heavy jewelry, red lips, sharp eyeliner, bangs, and a colorful kimono with have you on your way to achieving her striking look.

Veruschka von Lehndorff

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Iconic supermodel, Veruschka, is a German beauty who rose to fame in New York in the 1960s and was frequently shot by legendary photographers Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and Irving Penn. Think a big blown out hair with a braided knot. Swipe a heavy layer of metallic shadow on and get ready to throw shade.


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Harris Glenn Milstead, better known by his stage name Divine, was an American actor, singer and drag queen. Throw on a teased blonde wig, blue eyeshadow, overarched brows, and an outfit that will SLAY! #YASQUEEN

Marc Bolan

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Marc Bolan, the pioneer of Glam Rock, is best known as the lead singer of the glam rock band T. Rex. Have fun with the glitter, grab a luxurious blazer and rock a head of curly hear. You're also going to want to dig up your feather boa for this one.


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This 60s icon broke barriers in the modeling industry of her time. She is known for her thin build and her androgynous look consisting of big eyes, long eyelashes, and short hair. You can throw on a bright shift dress, bottom-lashes, and statement earrings to achieve this look.

John Denver

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John Denver was an American musician, primarily known for his solo work in the 1970s. This would be a great look for a cold climate. Throw on the layers, wire frames, and grab your guitar. Just keep reminding people, "Thank God I'm a country boy."

Winona Ryder in Heathers

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Heathers is a cult classic with a darkly comedic style. Feather your hair, put on a blazer, color block your outfit, slide a few scrunchies on your wrist and you're set. For more Heather's inspiration click here.

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