Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Women's costume inspiration for Halloween 2017...

Yesterday I shared ten Halloween costume ideas for men and today it's the turn for some female costume inspiration from the world of film and television, including comic book, fantasy, sci-fi, historical and fairytale looks.

Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot Wonder Woman movie costume
First up following her debut box office-smashing solo movie outing is Wonder Woman and the costume worn by Gal Gadot as the Amazon warrior princess. The great thing about this heroic cloaked look, by Costume Designer Lindy Hemming, is that it'll also keep you warm whilst you're haunting the city streets this Halloween.
The Handmaid's Tale Offred
Elisabeth Moss Handmaids Tale Offred costume
Next up is the iconic red Handmaid costume from the Emmy-winning drama adapted from Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian future novel. This costume worn by Elisabeth Moss as Offred and the other looks in the Hulu show were designed by Ane Crabtree, and their white bonnets and red cloaks would make for a spectacular group Halloween look.

Beauty and the Beast Belle
Emma Watson Beauty and Beast live-action Belle costume
Fans of Disney princesses can also be the Belle of the ball this Halloween by emulating Emma Watson's fairytale ballgown from the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, designed by Jacqueline Durran.

Plus fans can also check out more classic Disney looks from this year's D23 Expo fan event which featured iconic villain and heroine movie wardrobes.

Jyn Erso
Felicity Jones Rogue One Jyn Erso movie costume
For an out-of-this-world costume, maybe the reluctant heroine Jyn Erso played by Felicity Jones in Rogue One would be more your cup of tea. Glyn Dillon and David Crossman were co-Costume Designers of the Star Wars prequel responsible for recreating the retro space looks of a galaxy far, far away.

Queenie Goldstein
Queenie Goldstein Fantastic Beasts costume
If you wanted to feel a bit more magical this Halloween, maybe Alison Sudol's Queenie Goldstein from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the 1920s New York period look to go with your wand. Colleen Atwood won her fourth Oscar for her costume designs for this Harry Potter spin-off prequel.

Jackie Kennedy
Natalie Portman Jackie Kennedy film costume
For another classic look, maybe you could channel Jackie Kennedy in her iconic pink suit and pillbox hat from the 1960s. Costume Designer Madeline Fontaine tried to match the original outfit that Natalie Portman wore in last year's biopic.

Assassin's Creed Maria
Ariane Labed Assassins Creed Maria film costume
If it's a fierce warrior you'd like to represent with your fancy dress this Halloween, maybe this Maria costume from Assassin's Creed worn by Ariane Labed and designed by Sammy Sheldon and Tim Wildgoose is the deadly look for you.

Queen Victoria
Judi Dench Victoria Abdul movie costume
For another strong woman, look not further than Queen Victoria and this Scottish-inspired regal costume worn by Dame Judi Dench in the new movie Victoria & Abdul. The costumes for the British monarch were designed by Consolata Boyle and would be a great way to rule the spooky streets this October.
Holly Golightly
Big Little Lies Audrey Hepburn costume
For more fun costumes ideas you need look no further than the Emmy-winning costumes designs from HBO's Big Little Lies limited series. Alix Friedberg designed the Audrey Hepburn-inspired film looks for the drama's school charity gala inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Elvis Presley, which featured outfits including Reese Witherspoon's Madeline character paying homage to Holly Golightly from 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's. I think this is quite fun and an easy look to recreate.
Karen Fukuhara Suicide Squad Katana movie costume
And finally, this Katana outfit from the Suicide Squad movie was another one of the cool costumes I spied at exhibits on my travels this past year. Karen Fukuhara played the martial arts expert and Kate Hawley was Costume Designer on the DC Comics adaptation.

If the ten eclectic looks above haven't helped inspire you, maybe also take a look at all these other movie and TV costumes for women from years gone by that may help you decide on a Halloween look this year.

Plus check out all these on-the-street looks from West Hollywood's Halloween festivities for even more costume inspiration.

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