5 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Fashion’s Kookiest Characters

This year, why not try a costume inspired by some of the wildest wardrobes in fashion?

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The fashion world is rife with over-the-top personalities and, naturally, their outrageous ensembles. So this Halloween, why not try a costume inspired by their kooky closets? With her platinum locks and unfailingly orange-tinged complexion, Donatella Versace is the perfect candidate for a Halloween homage.
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The Versace designer has a penchant for form-fitting black leather. Fortunately, the look is in ample supply this season. Asos' strapless bustier dress comes finished in shiny brass studs for an edgy, high-fashion look. $175 at ASOS.
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What would a Donatella costume be without her signature "glow"? Guerlain's Terracotta spray-on bronzer is a temporary tan solution for those who'd prefer not to bake themselves at the salon. $60 at Sephora.
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Anna Wintour cropped blonde 'do and menacing black sunnies instantly strike fear into the hearts of designers and fashion industry big wigs the world over.
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Speaking of big wigs, you don't need a new hair cut to get Anna's sassy crop for Halloween. This low-maintenance wig comes in a convincing shade of dirty blonde. $24.95 at FindCostume.com.
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WIth a subtly arched shape and a deep maroon hue, these Stella McCartney sunnies will make you as mysteriously glam as the editrix herself. $225 at Net-a-Porter.
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Betsey Johnson's zany, occasionally totally off-the-wall ensembles have inspired a cult following devoted to her outrageously girly ready-to-wear and accessories.
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Stripes are something of a signature of Johnson's, and these orange-striped stocking would suit the designer to a tee paired with platforms or bright pink heels. $6 at Topshop.
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Johnson single-handedly brought the tutu out of the dance studio and into high-fashion in the '80s. We'd bet this exact hot pink chiffon confection is lurking somewhere in the back of her closet. $16.50 at Amazon.
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With his shock white ponytail and penchant for statement-making gloves, Karl Lagerfeld's distinctive style is prime for Halloween inspiration.
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Naturally, you'll need a plain black blazer and matching pants, but no Karl costume would be complete without a pair of edgy fingerless gloves. $7.90 at Forever21.
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White powdery wigs favored by 18th century 'gents can easily double for a costume inspired by the Chanel designer—just replace the bright blue ribbon with a thin black band. $13.88 at Wonder-Costumes.com .
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Anna Dello Russo's devotion to outrageous couture has become something of a legend in the fashion industry (those lucky enough to glimpse her at the Tents aren't likely to forget the spectacle anytime soon). Thankfully, you don't need a collection of original McQueen to get the luck just right on Halloween night.
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ADR is all about bold accessories that offer a hint of playfulness. These glittering Mickey Mouse chandelier baubles from ASOS are exactly right for recreating her look at home. $70.36 at ASOS.
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Of course ADR is all about her current-season Miu Miu jacquard pantsuit, but you can still get the look with this (startlingly convincing) teal brocade number from Topshop. $140 at Topshop.
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