Zodiac Halloween Costumes: Your Complete Guide
Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to choose your costume than to let the stars guide you? Here, your complete zodiac Halloween costume guide.
Aquarius: Margot Tenenbaum
Free-spirited, independent and just a little (or a lot) eccentric, the creative Aquarius should channel Gwyneth Paltrow’s character from Wes Anderson’s 2001 cult classic The Royal Tenenbaums. Just maybe stay away from the whole incest thing—and stick to fake cigarettes.
What you need: A faux fur coat, a hair clip and a lot of black eyeliner.
Pisces: Ally from A Star Is Born
As a Pisces, you’re super artistic, romantic and occasionally dramatic. This Halloween, recreate a timely character’s look—Lady Gaga’s Ally from the most recent remake of A Star Is Born.
What you need: A knotted tank top, leopard-print pants and a wide-brim hat. Also, don't wear much makeup, and be sure to tell everyone—at least once—how little makeup you're wearing.
Aries: Rosie the Riveter
As an Aries, you’re strong-willed, courageous and energetic, and your costume should match. Enter: Rosie, a cultural icon who represented the badass women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II.
What you need: A denim button-down, a red bandanna and an impenetrable will to topple the patriarchy.
Taurus: Blair Waldorf
Stubborn and ambitious, Tauruses like comfort and luxury and dislike not getting their way. They love being pampered, wearing luxe clothes and eating fancy food. Sound familiar? It's basically Blair Waldorf, everyone's favorite slightly spoiled Upper East Sider from Gossip Girl.
What you need: A super-feminine dress, a headband and an unshakeable sense of entitlement.
Gemini: The Twins from The Shining
OK, so most Gemini ladies err on the gentle side of life, but what is Halloween if not an opportunity to tap into your spooky side? Channel your sign’s duality, and creep people out as the twins from Stephen King’s The Shining. Hold hands, ask people to come play with you and softly whisper "Redrum" into the ears of strangers.
What you need: A friend, a babydoll dress and a hauntingly blank stare.
Cancer: Ina Garten
Water sign Cancers are often homebodies. You love a good meal with friends (bonus points if dessert is made with vanilla beans shipped directly to your door from Madagascar) almost as much as you love a chill night at home. Domestic goddess Ina Garten is the perfect Halloween match for your personality.
What you need: A breezy button-down, serene smile and cookbook. If you have a partner, he can go as Jeffrey. If you don't, tell everyone Jeffrey's away on a business trip. The second route is actually more believable.
Leo: Daenerys Targaryen
Leo gals are confident, headstrong and loyal. They’re also comfortable having all eyes on them, much like the Mother of Dragons.
What you need: A white-blonde wig, an all-gray outfit and a toy dragon (or three).
Virgo: Harriet the Spy
The perfectionist, inquisitive Virgo is often wise beyond her years. Who better, then, to dress as for Halloween than 11-year-old spy-slash-writer Harriet, the patron saint of precocious, quick-witted tweens.
What you need: A hoodie, a yellow raincoat, pigtails and a notebook. Interview everyone you're with and say you're working on a story ranking the best and worst Michelle Trachtenberg roles.
Libra: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Diplomatic, balanced, justice-minded. These are all words that can be used to describe you and—even though she’s actually a Pisces—the Notorious RBG. This costume gets bonus points for being very comfortable.
What you need: A long black robe (preferably with a lace collar), a low bun, and glasses. Then, walk around checking everyone's voter status and forcibly remove anyone who's not registered.
Scorpio: Wednesday Addams
You’re intense, bold and a little mysterious. You know who else is all of those things? Goth icon Wednesday Addams. This costume should also work for you because we’re guessing, as a secretive Scorpio, your closet is already filled with black.
What you need: A short black dress, middle-parted pigtails and resting bitch face.
The ambitious and independent Sag loves to travel. Play up (and poke a little fun at) your wanderlust-y personality by dressing as an over-the-top tourist stereotype.
What you need: A Hawaiian shirt, fanny pack and camera. "Accidentally" smack people with your selfie stick and ask where the locals like to eat dinner (but then go to McDonald's instead).
Capricorn: Meghan Markle
The Duchess of Sussex might be a Leo, but many of her most notable traits scream Capricorn. Like you, she’s smart, responsible and poised. She’s also a very of-the-moment Halloween costume, so props to you.
What you need: Smart separates, pumps and a crown (to make sure people don’t think you’re dressed as an executive at a high-powered law firm).