Whether you were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy or you just haven’t gotten around to devising your Halloween look, there’s still hope. You may not know it, but you’re currently hiding a slew of super-accessible (and clever!) costumes right in your closet. Here, we suggest ten simple looks to throw together just in time for tonight’s festivities. Happy Halloween!
Who: Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is known for his signature style and sassy statements (not to mention the amazing collections he sends down various runways every season).
What You'll Need: Sunglasses (Ray-Bans, if you have 'em), a white high-collared button-down, a black blazer, biker gloves, and white spray-on hair color. (Extra points if you memorize a few of his acerbic comments to drop at the first sight of something that isn't sufficiently glamorous).
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Shirt With Textured Panels, $43.98; at Asos
Leather Stud Gloves, $48; at Topshop
Who: Edie Sedgwick is among fashion's great muses and was catapulted into the limelight in the 1960s by Andy Warhol.
What You'll Need: Thick black tights, a long horizontal striped shirt, LOTS of eye makeup (no really, go for it), chandelier earrings.
Merona Women's Sweater Tights, $12; at Target
Who: At last year's Academy Awards, there was a new showstopper on the red carpet: Angelina Jolie's right leg.
What You'll Need: A black maxi skirt (or dress) with an up-to-there slit, a pair of black peep-toe stilettos, a tight black corset top, perfected preening skills to vamp it up (and show off your right thigh).
Who: An oldie but goodie, we still find ourselves referencing Cher from "Clueless" in both our outfits and our vocabulary.
What You'll Need: A fitted blazer, short pleated skirt, knee-high socks, loafers, stuffed shopping bags (extra points if you DIY a Contempo Casuals bag).
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Satin Touch 20 Knee-Highs, $22; at Wolford
Double-Breasted Schoolboy Blazer, $218; at J.Crew
Who: With the premiere of "Skyfall" just over a week away, we're remembering our favorite bond girls, the ultimate femme fatales.
What You'll Need: A sexy gown, a trench coat, sunglasses, a toy gun from your local costume shop, a serious pose to stop 007 in his tracks
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Chinese Laundry Whistle Black Heels, $69.95; at Zappos
Who: Whether he creeps you our or inspires you, one's thing for sure: Dressing as famed fashion photographer Terry Richardson is a breeze.
What You'll Need: A flannel shirt (warmth, extra plus!), aviator-style glasses, a camera, signature double thumbs-up pose
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Who: Former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld is consistently in the headlines thanks to a new magazine, a MAC cosmetic line, her new gig as Harper's Bazaar Global Fashion Director, and her enviable closet.
What You'll Need: A fitted pencil skirt, white blouse showing just a pinch of cleavage, a tailored blazer with a strong shoulder, pointed stilettos, heavy "slept-in" kohl eye makeup, a flat iron
Leather Pencil Skirt, $89.90; at Zara
Desert Camoflauge, Carine Roitfeld Collection, $44; at MAC Cosmetics
Equipment Exclusive Signature Silk Blouse With Pockets, $208; at Intermix
Who: The Olympic gold-medal winning gymnastics team definitely stole our hearts this summer. Granted, they're limber in ways most aren't, so try not to attempt any sudden backflips.
What You'll Need: An American flag one-piece swimsuit or leotard, a homemade gold medal, a tight bun, tennis shoes, patriotic nail art, body glitter (lots of it).
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Who: Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour
What You'll Need: An opulent coat (fur or faux fur is optimal), oversized sunglasses, a statement necklace, a bob wig from your nearest costume store, and an icy stare.
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Henry Margu Foxy Wig, $19.99; at Ricky's
Sheepskin Studio Coat, $799; at Zara
Who: "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen
What You'll Need: Distressed jeans or cargo pants, a basic black tank top, a wind breaker, a bow and arrow set from the nearest Halloween store, a messy fishtail braid
Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Performance Jacket, $144; at My Theresa
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $20; at Barneys