Group in Halloween costumes, c.1898 (photo), / Private Collection / Prismatic Pictures / Bridgeman Images

Halloween: Costume inspiration

 

What are you planning to dress up as this Halloween? A ghost? A pirate? A witch? How unoriginal. Here are some ideas from the movies and beyond.

 

Day of the Dead

The opening scene of  the new Bond movie is set in Mexico on the Day of the Dead, and whose timely, late-October release may have contributed to an increased interest in traditional Mexican outfits

A woman in Day of the Dead costume and make up in a comparsa, or street parade (photo) / Raul Touzon/National Geographic Creative
A woman in Day of the Dead costume and make up in a comparsa, or street parade (photo) / Raul Touzon/National Geographic Creative

 

Ghostbusters

The new Ghostbusters movie is in production with a female cast so this is one that everyone can do. Those jumpsuits and inflatable back packs are not too difficult to recreate at home. After everyone seeing you in this costume, it’s very clear who they’re going to call!

 

SOS Fantomes Ghostbusters de IvanReitman avec Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, 1984
SOS Fantomes Ghostbusters de IvanReitman avec Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, 1984

 

Hitchcock heroine

Take some inspiration from the the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock, and channel one of his leading ladies

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Vampire – for her

Fright Night is a 2011 American neo-noir comedy horror film. A great look if you really want to scare people!

Fright Night (photo) / Photo © DILTZ
Fright Night (photo) / Photo © DILTZ

 

Vampire – for him

Here is Bela Lugosi in costume as Dracula in 1931. All you need is a tuxedo, a cape and an aristocratic demeanor

Bela Lugosi in costume as Dracula, 1931 (b/w photo)
Bela Lugosi in costume as Dracula, 1931 (b/w photo)

Have a spooktacular evening!  See more Halloween fancy dress ideas with images from the Bridgeman archive.

 

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