Candice Swanepoel at Givenchy. A little couture here, a little fake blood there—and don’t forget to bleach the brows.
The Ghost of Alexander Wang’s Balenciaga. Wang’s Balenciaga Swan Song has been interpreted a number of ways. For the purposes of this post, it’s the perfect ghostly upgrade to the classic sheet-over-the-head—not to mention incredibly symbolic.
Miley Cyrus Hosting the VMAs. You’ll need several outfit changes for this costume choice. Our advice? Save this inflatable House of Holland number—the best—for last.
Gigi Hadid in Jeremy Scott Fall 2015. A painted wig, lots of eye shadow, and teal tights are all you need for this runway recreation. Don’t worry, everyone will get it.
Rihanna at the Met Gala. Whether you loved it or hated it, the dress that launched a thousand memes is the ultimate Halloween costume. If you can’t get your hands on the Guo Pei original, a few yards of mustard silk and fur fabric—and golden headpiece—will do the trick.
A Gucci Girl. The Italian fashion house had a great year, thanks to new creative director Alessandro Michele. Do yourself a favor and invest in a total look you can wear for Hallow’s Eve and beyond.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Met Gala Ensemble. The Met Gala is always a wealth of inspiration, good or bad. We’re not here to debate the stylishness of Sarah Jessica Parker’s choice of headgear this year, but we will say it’s sure to turn heads this Halloween.
The Naked Dress Trend. For those of you who can’t resist the temptation to show a little skin on October 31st, the year’s glut of barely-there dresses were made just for you. Are you Jessica Stam, Irina Shayk, or Beyoncé? It doesn’t really matter.
North Leaving Ballet. The traditional ballerina costume gets an upgrade with a Balmain blazer and a major ‘tude.
Kate on a Plane. The most unforgettable fashion scandal of 2015 had to be Kate Moss’s alleged insult on a flight home from Turkey. Dress up in your chicest PJs and call everyone a “basic bitch.”