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100 Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas

Still stumped about who—or what—to dress as for Halloween? We don't blame you—it's a pretty major decision that you only get to make once every 365 days. That's why we've compiled a can't-miss list of the best movie, music, television, historical and pop cultural characters sure to inspire.

Click through for our carefully-assembled list, plus a few items you'll need to get each look.

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Rose DeWitt Bukater from Titanic

You will need: a turn-of-the-century corseted gown, a fringed shawl that'll fly in the wind, a curly red wig and a gobstopper-sized sapphire pendant necklace.

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Ali MacGraw in Love Story

You will need: a camel coat, a vintage Coach bag, a cashmere turtleneck, center-parted hair.

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Zooey Deschanel / Jess Day from New Girl

You will need: black tights, a minimum of one polka-dotted clothing item, blunt-cut bangs (or a hairpiece to fake it, at least). Extra credit: sing random phrases throughout the evening rather than speaking them.

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Mystique from X-Men

You will need: blue greasepaint, a matching blue unitard, temporary red or orange hair dye, major self-confidence with regard to your own physique.

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Wonder Woman

You will need: any store-bought Wonder Woman costume (c'mon, this one's easy), red lipstick, blue eyeshadow.

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Jessica Rabbit

You will need: a slit-up-to-there red gown, purple elbow-length gloves, a red wig, ultra-high red pumps.

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Whitney Houston

You will need: a sparkling gown worthy of a diva, texturizing spray, a microphone. Extra credit: possess a solid knowledge of Whitney lyrics to drop into casual conversation.

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Victoria Grayson from Revenge

You will need: an Hervé Léger-esque body-con dress in the color of your choosing, a professional blowout, at least one piece of diamond jewelry.

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Tracy Flick from Election

You will need: sassy hair barrettes, a sweater vest, a starched and collared button-up, a backpack, a "Pick Flick" button. Extra credit: offer friends cupcakes in exchange for their support.

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Lara Croft from Tomb Raider

You will need: a long, braided ponytail, the world's shortest cargo shorts, combat boots, several fake firearms and holsters for each.

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Tippi Hedren in The Birds

You will need: a chic green skirt suit, kitten heels, fake black birds to pin to your back and shoulders. Extra credit: Hitchcock-worry shrieking skills.

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Tilda Swinton

You will need: any amorphous, asymmetrical evening gown, paler-than-pale skin (baby powder can help), a short red wig, a faux Oscar statuette.

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Taylor Swift

You will need: a sparkly beaded cocktail dress, a smaller-barrel curling iron, cowboy boots. Extra credit: a crystal-studded guitar or microphone.

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Suri Cruise

You will need: a faux fur chubby, bright colored tights, glittery ballet flats, a large stuffed animal.

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Sue Sylvester from Glee

You will need: a red tracksuit, a megaphone, a convincing "pissed-off" face.

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Stevie Nicks

You will need: a crushed velvet dress with bell sleeves, a fringed shawl, a feathered hat, a tambourine.

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Princess Leia

You will need: a long white robe, Leia's signature side buns, a warrior-worthy belt.

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The Spice Girls

You will need: a Union Jack minidress, track pants, pastel makeup and nail polish, a little black tube dress. Of course, this all depends on which Spice you're imitating for the night.

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Shirley Manson of Garbage

You will need: a red wig, ripped fishnet stockings, combat boots, super-smoky eye makeup.

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Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl

You will need: second-skin jeans, knee-high boots, a blonde wig, the It bag of your choice. Alternate option: any plunging-front designer cocktail dress.

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Scarlett O'Hara from Gone With the Wind

You will need: perfectly curled hair, a hoopskirt, a parasol, major damsel-in-distress attitude.

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Kate Middleton

You will need: a long-sleeved, lacy wedding gown and matching veil, Disney Princess-worthy hair, a date to step in as your own Prince William.

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Margot Tenenbaum

You will need: a faux fur coat, black eyeline, a Lacoste polo dress, an Hermès Birkin bag (or briefcase, for a more economical option).

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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

You will need: a pastel-colored vinyl party dress, maribou-trimmed sandals, teased-up hair. Works best if you bring your identically-dressed BFF.

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Rachel Zoe

You will need: oversized "sunnies," a fur coat (real or faux), tons of gold jewelry, a Starbucks cup. Extra credit: an Hermès bag.

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Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

You will need: an oversized white button-up, cropped black pants, a black bobbed wig with blunt bangs. Extra credit: a syringe...just in case.

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Princess Diana

You will need: the most "revenge-y" LBD you can find, a statement necklace, sheer black hosiery.

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Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman

You will need: thigh-high black boots, denim cutoffs, a white crop top, a curling iron, a megawatt smile.

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Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie circa The Simple Life

You will need: a body-con pink dress, a long blonde wig, a tiny Chihuahua (real or plush), clubby heels, bronzer and/or self-tanner. Again, best if your BFF goes in on this one with you.

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Sandy from Grease

You will need: black spandex pants you can barely breathe/sit/eat in, a black leotard, a blonde curly wig, Lucite-heeled mules.

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Nicki Minaj

You will need: a towering blonde wig, major eye makeup, colorful tights, every bag of colorful pom-poms your local craft store has in stock.

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Murphy Brown

You will need: a red skirt suit, white turtleneck, sheer black hosiery, a can-do attitude.

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Mrs. Robinson from The Graduate

You will need: a leopard-print coat, a little black dress, sexy thigh-highs, a (faux!) cigarette.

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Morticia Addams

You will need: a long, straight black wig, a black gown with tattered bell sleeves, the perfect blackberry lipstick.

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Michael Jackson

You will need: a Balmain-esque military jacket, a curly black wig, uncomfortably tight pants, a microphone, one white glove.

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The Plastics from Mean Girls

You will need: a flippy miniskirt, pink sweater, colorful patent pumps, a professional blowout. Extra credit: bring your own Burn Book.

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Trinity from The Matrix

You will need: black leather pants, a black cape, a black turtleneck, black futuristic-looking sunglasses. Wear nothing that isn't black.

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Mary Poppins

You will need: a flower-trimmed boater hat, an umbrella, a carpet bag, a long vintage coat, a suspiciously dewy complexion.

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Marilyn Monroe

You will need: a white halter dress, a short blonde wig, a drawn-on beauty mark, strategically-placed gusts of wind.

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Joan from Mad Men

You will need: a gold pen necklace, a curve-hugging pencil skirt, a colorful silk secretary-style blouse, a red wig.

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Madonna circa "Like a Virgin"

You will need: a white tutu and matching teddy or bustier, a "Boy Toy" belt, teased hair, elbow-length white gloves, tons of rosaries.

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Lucille Ball

You will need: a red wig, red lipstick, a polka-dotted shirtdress, an apron. Extra credit: a remarkable range of facial expressions.

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Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra

You will need: lots of liquid liner, major gold earrings, a one-shoulder pleated gown, any snake-motif jewelry, a black wig with blunt bangs.

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Liz Lemon from 30 Rock

You will need: a food-stained tee, a black blazer, nerdy-chic glasses, innate klutziness.

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Elizabeth Hurley's Safety Pin Dress

You will need: a sleeveless black gown, safety pins, the courage to wear both together.

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Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

You will need: a red minidress, red ankle boots, beige masking tape to create a marbled meat effect on both. For the love of god, don't wear an actual dress made of meat.

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Lindsay Lohan Going to Court

You will need: a body-con long-sleeved white dress, black sunglasses, a blonde wig, tear-streaked eye makeup.

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Lara Flynn Boyle's Insane Ballerina Outfit

You will need: a pink tutu and leotard, pink pumps, plenty of pink ribbon to create a laced-up effect (wear the extra ribbon in your ponytail).


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Lana Del Rey

You will need: a long lacy dress, an auburn wig, lots of lip gloss, pointed press-on nails. Extra credit: twirl, twirl wherever you go.

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Kim Kardashian: The "Kimye" Era

You will need: a fur coat (real or faux), a long dark wig, bronzer, diamond jewelry, pearl-studded heeled sandals (DIY project alert!).

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The Bride from Kill Bill

You will need: a yellow tracksuit and matching sneakers, a faux samurai sword, fake blood, at least beginner-level karate skills.

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Ke$ha

You will need: a blonde curly wig (dark roots a plus), ripped fishnets, an embellished bodysuit, ample body glitter.

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Katy Perry

You will need: a peppermint-studded white minidress (make your own with Starlite Mints!), a black wig with blunt bangs, red gloves, shiny tights, Mary Jane-style pumps.

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Karl Lagerfeld

You will need: dark sunglasses, a sharp three-piece suit, a powdered wig, black leather fingerless gloves, lots of silver rings. Extra credit: a stuffed kitten to be your Choupette.

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Lady Marmalade

You will need: fishnets, a lace teddy, a riding crop, garter belts, a jeweled choker, major eye makeup.

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Cher, Dionne or Tai from Clueless

You will need: a plaid skirt and matching blazer, a mini backpack (preferably trimmed with feathers), a '90s-era cell phone, thigh-high socks.

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Juno

You will need: a fake padded pregnant belly, a flannel button-up, distressed jeans, Converse. Extra credit: a hamburger phone.

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Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke

You will need: teeny-tiny denim cutoffs, cowboy boots, a snug cropped tee, big hair.

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I Dream of Jeannie

You will need: harem pants, a matching crop top, a high ponytail, a chiffon veil, stellar winking abilities.

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

You will need: a pillbox hair, a chic skirt suit, a string of pearls, oversized tortoiseshell sunglasses.

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Jennifer Lopez at the Grammys

You will need: an ultra-plunging tropical-print gown, body confidence, toupee tape. Seriously, don't forget to tape your bits.

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Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games

You will need: a long side braid, an army jacket, brown leather boots, a bow and arrow, a Mockingjay pin.

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Hermione Granger

You will need: a maroon-and-yellow striped tie, a magic wand, a black cloak, a charcoal pleated skirt.

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Heathers

You will need: a shoulder-padded blazer, a pleated skirt, white tights, a scrunchie. Extra credit: a croquet mallet.

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Halle Berry at the Oscars

You will need: a semi-sheer plum gown, a pixie cut, a faux Oscar statuette, a perpetually shocked facial expression.

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Gwen Stefani circa Tragic Kingdom

You will need: a bra top, track pants, red lipstick, a bindi, a crazy "mini-buns" hairstyle.

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Cape Dress

You will need: a white gown, a matching white cape, a crystallized cuff, a low blonde ponytail, amazing genes.

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Rachel Berry from Glee

You will need: a color-blocked cardigan, a flippy miniskirt, black tights, ballet flats, a disturbingly peppy demeanor.

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Lisbeth Salander from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

You will need: facial piercings (um, real or otherwise), a black leather jacket worn over a black hoodie, combat boots, either a mohawk or abbreviated blunt-cut bangs (wigs will work).

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Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

You will need: a long bleach-blonde wig, a sexy cavewoman ensemble, makeshift dragon eggs and/or stuffed dragons to carry around.

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Florence Welch

You will need: a floor-grazing chiffon gown, a red wig, platform heels. Extra credit: an appropriately powerhouse voice.

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Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

You will need: a colorful wig (orange or blue, preferably), UGG boots, jeans, an orange hooded sweatshirt.

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Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

You will need: a pink dress or skirt suit, a silver heart pendant necklace, a blonde wig, a real or plush Chihuahua. Extra credit: a pink, scented resumé to pass around.

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Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz

You will need: a blue gingham dress, glittering red pumps, pigtails, a basket with a stuffed puppy inside.

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Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City

You will need: a fabulous fur coat (real or faux), a silk slipdress, a curly blond wig, a Fendi baguette bag, the most expensive Manolo Blahnik sandals you can afford.

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Fifty Shades of Grey

You will need: black lingerie, fishnet stockings, handcuffs, a riding crop, duct tape, a grey necktie. Don't go as the characters—go as the actual book.


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Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

You will need: a black leather-like catsuit, matching cat ears, a black mask, red lipstick.

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Daria Morgendorffer

You will need: a dark green zip-up jacket, a pleated skirt, combat boots, round eyeglasses, a constant expression of disapproval.

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Cher at the Oscars

You will need: a black, preferably beaded mesh dress, a black feathered headdress, an innate appreciation of Bob Mackie.

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Charlie's Angels (Full Throttle Optional)

You will need: pleather pants, stiletto ankle boots, a slightly-cropped fitted tank, two friends willing to dress similarly. Don't forget to pose!

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Carrie

You will need: a fake blood-spattered white gown, a tiara or prom queen sash, crazy eyes.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

You will need: cargo pants, a fitted black turtleneck (preferably cropped), black '90s-style platforms, a wooden stake.

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Britney Spears at the VMAs

You will need: teensy denim cutoffs belted with blue and pink scarves, a green bra top, a plush python, gladiator sandals, a blonde wig. Extra credit: serious dance moves.

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Bring It On

You will need: a Rancho Carne High cheerleader ensemble, pom-poms, a high ponytail. Extra credit: again, serious dance moves.

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Bridget Jones

You will need: a firefighter's helmet, a red miniskirt, black tights and boots, a diary.

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Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

You will need: a headband, a plaid skirt-and-blazer combo, white tights, perfect curls.

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Nina in Black Swan

You will need: a black tutu, swan-like eye makeup, pointe shoes (or ballet flats), a tiara. Extra credit: red contact lenses.

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The (Original) Beverly Hills, 90210 Gang

You will need: a '90s-style floral dress, a shoulder-padded blazer, sheer black tights, acid-washed denim, some friends to dress similarly.

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Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice

You will need: a red lace gown (or black-and-white striped one), a bouquet of roses, a black wig with pointy bangs.

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Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct

You will need: a white sleeveless turtleneck minidress, a matching white coat, slicked-back hair, sex appeal.

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Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

You will need: the ultimate little black dress, black kitten heels, pearls, oversized sunglasses, elbow-length black gloves, an old-timey cigarette holder.

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Rita (aka Mr. F) from Arrested Development

You will need: a crocheted beanie or coonskin cap, patterned wellies, lots of colorful layers, an animal backpack, a "Mr. F" ID bracelet.

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Bjork's Swan Dress

You will need: a nude-colored unitard and an enormous plush swan to attach to it, a white feathered skirt.

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Annie from Annie Hall

You will need: a tie, a vest, baggy khakis, a black bowler hat.

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#Angie'sRightLeg

You will need: a black strapless gown slit up to the thigh, red lipstick, a professional blowout.

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Amy Winehouse

You will need: a black beehive wig, a red flower barrette, liquid eyeliner, a belted strapless dress (denim or otherwise).

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Amélie Poulain

You will need: a black bobbed wig, a red cardigan, a black A-line skirt, sensible flats. Extra credit: a spoon for cracking your crème brûlée.

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Penny Lane from Almost Famous

You will need: a curly blond wig, a shearling coat, velvet flared pants, a white lace crop top.

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Alexis Carrington Colby from Dynasty

You will need: a black curly wig, red lipstick, blue eyeshadow, statement earrings, the biggest-shouldered statement dress you can find (feathers, sequin, crystals, or velvet should work).

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Joan Jett

You will need: a black mullet wig, a black eyebrow pencil, a black leather jacket, black jeans (sensing a theme yet?), a big-buckled belt. Extra credit: a guitar.

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