When you think of Halloween your first thoughts might be those of ghosts and goblins. This year, why not trade in a spooky get-up for one a little more chic? Instead of breaking out the homemade blood or painting your face to resemble the scariest of zombies, pick your favorite fashion industry expert to emulate this Halloween. Many people in the industry go all out all year long so there are plenty of personalities to choose from when searching for costume ideas. In fact, the fashion pros we have chosen might just be more out there than your standard ghoul. Keep reading for a round up of our favorite fashion characters and let us know who you are going as this year in the comments!
There is arguably no one more notorious in the industry than Vogue editor, Anna Wintour. With her signature bob and love of giant sunglasses, putting together this costume is a no brainer. Hit up a costume store in your area for a bobbed wig and pick out a dress you already own paired with a chunky necklace. Complete the look with a copy of Vogue to tote around for good measure.
Betsey Johnson is quite the character and therefore the perfect costume candidate. Known for her choppy hairdo and taste for everything wacky, dressing up as Johnson is sure to be lots of fun — the 1970s Johnson or the current incarnation are both suitable. If you are going for her vintage look be sure to wear a fur trimmed 70s style jacket with big hair and color is key when aiming for the updated version.
Iris Apfel is what every fashion-conscious girl dreams of growing up to be, over the age of 90 and still every bit as fabulous. Apfel is well known for her out of this world style and love of chunky bracelet stacks. To get her look this Halloween, more is more! Pile on the jewelry and be sure to rock her signature oversized round glasses.
Italian designer Donatella Versace can typically be seen in a mini dress rocking bottle blonde pin straight locks. To emulate her this Halloween, we recommended applying super heavy black eyeliner and a frosty shade of lipstick. Slap on some self-tanner for a slightly orange glow and work on mastering a thick Italian accent!
This unfortunately deceased fashion icon is still an inspiration to all of us. Known for her collection of crazy couture hats and complete adoration of fashion, Blow makes for the best Halloween costume. We especially favor the famous lobster hat she owned. Pick out the most outrageous outfit you can find and make your very own lobster hat out of cardboard or a plush toy.