This past twelve months since last year's Halloween celebrations I've had the good fortune to see many wonderful original outfits worn by some of Hollywood's leading ladies and more than a few iconic heroine and female villain costumes from the big and small screen. I myself indulged my inner geek at West Hollywood's annual Halloween Carnaval as a zombie bride in honour of my wedding last year and my love of The Walking Dead TV show. If that's not your cup of tea, be sure to check out these ten costumes from different genres spied at exhibits around L.A. for some Halloween inspiration (because it's never too early to start pulling your look together).
If you were a fan of the live-action movie, be sure to check out these other original costumes and props from Maleficent on display.
Zoe Saldana may have portrayed the universe's most dangerous woman, but her alien fashion designed by Alexandra Byrne also helped bring the cosmic Marvel heroine to life, like this outfit on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema when the movie opened in August.
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What's more, I also got to meet Jaimie Alexander in person for a publicity signing for the first Thor movie at Golden Apple Comics store back in 2011.
If you're looking for a strong Marvel warrior woman costume this Halloween, this is the ensemble designed for the big screen by Wendy Partridge is the one for you.
Even though 1997's Batman & Robin was a bit of a stinker, I loved seeing the rather fabulous costumes from the movie designed by Ingrid Ferrin and Robert Turturice, including one of Uma Thurman's 'Poison Ivy' costumes, which would be the perfect villain chic look for any comic or cosplay convention or Halloween party.
This skin-tight, slightly S&M black latex costume was designed for Tim Burton's 1992 sequel, Batman Returns, by Bob Ringwood and Mary Vogt. This outfit is a bit of a costume masterpiece and would certainly be a head turner.
I loved how because the costumes were out from behind display glass cases you could see every detail of the outfits, plus the hair and waxwork features were a nice touch too to help imagine the entire look.
Joanna Page starred as the English royal from centuries past and the ornate dress was designed by series costumer, Howard Burden.
If this is your kind of film fashion, be sure to explore more period gowns and outfits from movies such as The Duchess, Anna Karenina, Les Misérables, Jane Eyre and more here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.
Ray Holman was Series Costume Designer on these particular episodes of the beloved British science fiction show, but both costumes were on display at the Doctor Who Experience exhibition in Cardiff Bay, Wales in December 2013.
This Old West look plus other Clara Clayton Western costumes designed by Joanna Johnston were photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood theme park's ever-changing costume and prop archive exhibit with treasures from the big and small screen.
Michael Wilkinson was responsible for creating the 70's era looks of the fashion in the David O'Russell movie and if you like this dress, be sure to also check out Jennifer Lawrence's retro costume from American Hustle too.
Hopefully all these different looks have given you some ideas, but if nothing here inspired you, be sure to also check out these Halloween costume ideas from the movies and TV from last year.
Get making, shopping and hunting for your perfect Halloween look before it's too late.