Here’s all the outfit inspiration you need this Halloween

Every year when Halloween rolls around, we rack our brains trying to decide on the perfect costume. Scanning through the year’s best movies, Netflix series, memes, political happenings and general stupidity for inspiration, it can be a challenge. In an effort to save you from the same struggle, here we present a few ideas that may just earn you the title of ‘best dressed’.

And what would a fantastic, award-winning costume be without an epic party to showcase it? The Black Ball, going down this Saturday 28th at Ostro and The Deck, in collaboration with Dom Perignon, is set to be the biggest Halloween party you’ll ever attend. Costumes guarantee a free entry to the party, although booking a booth for four people with a bottle of special glow in the dark Luminous Dom Perignon is surely the way to get the ‘worst night of your life’ started. RSVP your attendance here.

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Queen B's pregnancy announcement

Queen B's pregnancy announcement

Queen B's pregnancy announcement

Queen B's pregnancy announcement

Beyoncé never does anything by halves. So it came as no surprise when she sat in front of a giant floral wall wearing only innocent yet sultry undergarments and a green mesh veil to announce her second pregnancy. A trip to Sylvia Park should see you acquire all the necessary materials.

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin

Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin

Long gone are the days when you can don a black suit, some shady sunglasses, seriously staunch attitude and deem yourself a ‘spy’. The Kingsmen are the new secret agents on the block. Equal parts stylish and Austin Powers-esque, you’ll definitely need an orange velvet suit or this just won’t work. This one has been given rave reviews.

Pennywise

Pennywise

Pennywise

Pennywise

The 1986 horror novel It was recently blasted back onto the big screen. We haven’t seen it (and it’s likely we never will) as clowns, in general, are pretty scary. But, ol’ Pennywise here takes the cake.

Offred from The Handmaids Tale

Offred from The Handmaids Tale

Offred from The Handmaids Tale

Offred from The Handmaids Tale

She’s a handmaid in the totalitarian Republic of Gilead whose main purpose is to bear children. Sounds dismal right? Well it happens to make for great TV and is also a relatively easy costume to replicate (think Gloriavale).

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

Wearing John Galliano, some say she had it all backwards at the 1999 Oscars, but we think Madame Dion got it just right. No doubt you’ve got a suit at home (fingers crossed it’s white), throw it on backwards with a matching fedora et voilà — our hearts will go on.

'Cereal' Killer

'Cereal' Killer

'Cereal' Killer

'Cereal' Killer

You may think this isn’t trying hard enough, but sourcing the right cereal for this creative costume can be a challenge. Taping a vegan muesli to your organic cotton t-shirt just won’t cut it, nor will a box of Weet-Bix. Choose wisely fellow breakfast-food slayers.

Salt Bae

Salt Bae

Salt Bae

Salt Bae

We’re pretty sure almost every guy we know owns a white t-shirt (scoop neck or otherwise) and thankfully oval Raybans are right on trend. You have just over a week to grow out your facial hair and getting hold of a faux ponytail shouldn’t be too difficult.

Wrong 'Best Picture' Announcement

Wrong 'Best Picture' Announcement

Wrong 'Best Picture' Announcement

Wrong 'Best Picture' Announcement

If you can get a group of the guys together wearing their best suits, pick up a few fake trophies from Look Sharp and carry around an envelope with a false statement, you’ll be right on the money for this one. Be sure to adapt it to Halloween-friendly, for example; “And the best costume goes to Harvey Weinstein”. We all know that’s a mistake.

Lorraine aka Atomic Blonde

Lorraine aka Atomic Blonde

Lorraine aka Atomic Blonde

Lorraine aka Atomic Blonde

Ladies, we know you’ve got the essentials; big coat, LBD, over-the-knee boots and some dark shades, now all you need is a platinum blonde wig (if you’re not already rocking said ‘do’), a gun and some badass attitude.

Popcorn Baby

Popcorn Baby

Popcorn Baby

Popcorn Baby

Guaranteed to incite fully-grown men into a gentle, baby coo, this popcorn get-up has to be the cutest we’ve come across. All you need is some felt material, a onesie and a beanie. And yes, that is real popcorn attached, so kissing the wee bubba on the forehead just got a whole lot tastier.

Stickman (kid)

Stickman (kid)

Stickman (kid)

Stickman (kid)

Now for the coolest costume; a black onesie and some LED strips. It’s pretty simple and we think it would look epic on the whole clan. Kind of like those terrible family stickers on the back of cars, only better.

Fidget Spinner

Fidget Spinner

Fidget Spinner

Fidget Spinner

We’re quite fond of these in the office, and who doesn’t love a bit of art and crafts with the kids? A large piece of cardboard, some paint, glue, rubber bands and nylon mesh for a harness. If you’ve got a onesie, have the little ones wear that as it will afford them a more seamless spin.

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