If you're celebrating Halloween this weekend and lacking inspiration fear, not becasue GraziaDaily has it covered. Forget the boring witch costumes and predictable cat-woman outfits – this year Halloween is all about making an ironic pop cultural statement. To put the fashion fear factor into your trick or treat look, there are four women you need to channel this All Hallows’ Eve. First up is Miley Cyrus – specifically in her VMA awards look – think nude vinyl bikini and sponge finger. The ultimate eek or chic moment, Miley’s revealing get-up is still dividing the crowds and the costume is guaranteed to get you noticed (with potential frostbite as a bonus).
Our four Halloween heroines for 2013
If you’d prefer to keep things more covered up why not make like The Spice Girls’ Mel B and go for an homage to Kim Kardashian’s controversial Met Ball style. Stepping out with her baby daddy Kanye in head-to-toe floral Givenchy, the reality star created a bewitching red carpet moment - for better or worse depending on your taste. Whether you love it or loathe it, Kim’s look is both immediately recognisable and an on-trend update.
The silverscreen offers a wealth of ghoulish inspiration, but to keep your references current forget the Adams Family vibe and instead look to Stephen King’s Carrie reboot. Set to be the Halloween film of 2013, Carrie star Chloe Moretz’ bloodcurdling style will make sure you your costume is both chilling and cool. And HBO’s Game of Thrones completes our creepy quartet, with its dragon-taming, flaxen haired lead Daenerys Stormborn Targaryan. Her Khaleesi outfit will require some effort to make it look desert-blown and just remember the baby dragon is not optional – without it you’ll just look like a bog-standard cave-woman. Who says you can’t be both spooky and chic?
Aside from the skimpy two-piece and foam finger (which we suggest you customise with red felt-tip nails), Miley’s look requires some gold bling, two twisted high buns and some red lippy. And don’t forget the details – Miley’s nails were painted white and then etched with the letter of her name.
Miley Cyrus at the 2013 VMAs
The first step here is to go for a form fitting gothic floral dress – you’ll find them across the high street in all manner of colours. Then you have to add long floral gloves – you can go for opera style, or just make some posy edged marigolds work for you. Add a bump, a lustrous black wig tied back and lips of red lipstick. Voila, Kimye shall go to the ball.
Kim Kardashian at the 2013 Met Ball & Mel B's Halloween homage
Famed for her hair as much as her fearsome power, Daenerys’ plait will require some backcombing to get the windswept look and you’ll also need a heavy flash of bronzer to nail her weather-beaten skin. Stitch the dragon on your shoulder to get the full effect.
The film that’s set to send shivers down your spine this Halloween, Carrie’s bloody soaked prom dress is a classic Halloween look that’s had a face lift. To get the Carrie 2.0 look, blood-soak a silk slip dress and tousled blond wig, to give it a 90s grunge edge.
Chloe Moretz as Carrie