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You know how you pull out your black cocktail dress when you have no idea what to wear to a wedding/birthday/holiday party? Welp, she's just as handy for Halloween. If you're feeling stumped on a costume this year, consider dressing up as one of these nine pop culture icons using only your trusty LBD...and a few key accessories.

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Holly Golightly

Add: oversize black sunnies, black gloves, a blingy necklace and hairpiece 

Stow your halloween candy in a coffee cup and snack all night.


Add: purple tights, seashell necklace, headpiece 

Eric arm candy optional. 

Black Swan

Add: ballet flats, severe black eye makeup, strategically placed black feathers

Evil ballerina > sweet ballerina.

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Posh Spice

Add: smoky eyes, fierce stilettos, upper arm bangle 

Bonus points for recruiting your pals to round out the squad.

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Amy Winehouse

Add: dramatic cat-eye liner, bouffant half updo, fake tattoos 

Girlfriend had serious style. (Psst, that's Gal Gadot paying tribute.)

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Add: red gloves, fur coat, cigarette holder

Bonus points: You can bring your dog along. 

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Coco Chanel

Add: tweed jacket, loads of pearls, a hat or headscarf 

And make sure you memorize her best quotes for added effect. 

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Wednesday Addams

Add: pigtail braids, white button-down, black tights 

An oldie but a goodie: The littlest Addams lady is basically the crown princess of Halloween.

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Carrie Bradshaw

Add: cocktails and your three best girlfriends 

Because naturally, you all forgot to plan costumes this year.

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