the cool girl's guide to halloween.
photo by joe schildhorn / bfanyc.com
We tracked down the recent Halloween looks from our favorite faces--think models like Crystal Renn, actresses like Anne Hathaway, musicians like Tennessee Thomas, and, yes, NYLON cover stars like Chung--and put them all together in one handy gallery. Go through one by one for some why-didn't-I-think-of-that? inspiration, or take our advice gathered from all of our research:
1) Sexy is boring. Seriously, what makes Halloween fun is the fact that you can look weird, scary, or both at the same time.
2) Wigs are your friend. It's amazing how much a wig can switch up your look.
3) When in doubt, pull on your fave sky-high boots to finish off a costume. It's like the fashion girl's version of sexy-fying a look.
4) Team up with a friend. Power in numbers, people (yes, that includes flamingos).
5) Still stumped? Just think of your favorite character in pop culture (be it Princess Leia or Lydia Deetz).
Check them all out in the gallery, and then let us know on Twitter and Facebook what you're planning to go as!
Photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.comAlexa Chung and Fiona Byrne as the Hamburglar and a McDonald's employee
Photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.comMartha Hunt as a samurai
Photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.comJoan Smalls
Photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.comHarley Viera Newton and Fiona Byrne as fast food!
Photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.comAtlanta de Cadenet Taylor and Laura Love
Photo by Joe Schildhorn / BFAnyc.comJacquelyn Jablonski and Hanne Gaby Odiele
Photo by Joe Schildhorn / BFAnyc.comLindsey Wixson as Little Red Riding Hood
Photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.comNatasha Poly as Marilyn Manson
Photo By Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.comJoan Smalls as Raggedy Ann
Photo by David X Prutting/BFAnyc.comByrdie Bell as a butterfly
Photo by Alexander Porter/BFAnyc.comJessica White as a snake charmer
Photo by Alexander Porter/BFAnyc.comMichelle Tractenberg
Photo by Carly Otness/BFAnyc.comBambi Northwood-Blyth
Photo by Carly Otness/BFAnyc.comCandice Swanepoel
Photo by Carly Otness/BFAnyc.comAjak Deng as Princess Leia
Photo by Carly Otness/BFAnyc.comCrystal Renn
Michelle Harper and Sarah Sophie Flicker as show girls
Photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.comHarley Viera-Newton and Cassie Coane
Photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.comLeigh Lezark as Lydia Deetz
Photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.comIlly Fraiture and Tennessee Thomas as flamingos
Photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.comFiona Byrne
Photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.comAlexa Chung
Photo by Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.comDaria Strokous
Photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.comAnne Hathaway as Cat Woman
Photo by Joel Schildhorn/BFAnyc.comAlana Zimmer, Susanna K, Siri Tollerod