More often than not I find the costumes for women in movies so much more dramatic than the outfits for their male counterparts. Maybe it's because of the influence of fashion through the ages and the elaborate styles worn during the different time periods, or maybe costume designers just find women more interesting to create looks for. I'm no stranger to donning a classic superheroine costume myself, check out my zombie Wonder Woman costume from last Halloween, but if you're looking for some inspiration to help create your own Halloween outfit this year, take a look at this eclectic collection of garments from the big and small screen.
If you like this, be sure to also take a look at Snow White and 'Cora's' Queen of Hearts Once Upon a Time fairytale costumes on display at Disney's D23 Fan Expo 2013.
If you're more of a good witch, be sure to check out Michelle Williams Glinda costume from Oz The Great and Powerful on display too.
I loved the costume design on the movie by Marlene Stewart, especially the inventive witch costumes in Hansel & Gretel, including this woodland witch outfit and Famke Janssen's Grand Witch 'Muriel' gown.
This 'Jolly Holiday' outfit may have been missing a her satin waist corset, but it was still great to see up close and not hidden away behind a reflective display case.
Therefore this Suffragette costume from the original women's rights movement in the early 1900's, worn by Glynis Johns as 'Mrs. Banks' in 1964's Mary Poppins, still seems very timely and looks quite easy to replicate with its 'Votes for Women' sash.
Be sure to also check out these other original costumes from The Great Gatsby on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema in May 2013.
You could either go for this Anglo-Saxon dress style which was spied at Universal Studios Hollywood in their costume and prop archives exhibit in July, or for the more exhibitionist 'riding naked horseback with flowing hair' look that the historical figure is infamous for.
If you're still undecided and need more inspiration, be sure to also check out these Halloween costumes ideas for women from last year's movies, including the likes of Catwoman, Cruella de Vil, Maid Marian, Dejah Thoris and more besides.
Whatever you decide, there's still time to make, create or source your Halloween look, so get sewing, gluing and shopping now.