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.
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. <a href="http://us.asos.com/Blue-Valley-Stud-Leather-Body-Conscious-Dress/yhwm1/?iid=2404663&SearchQuery=leather%20dress&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Black mporgp=L0JsdWUtVmFsbGV5L0JsdWUtVmFsbGV5LVN0dWQtTGVhdGhlci1Cb2R5Y29uLURyZXNzL1Byb2Qv" target="_blank">$175 at ASOS</a>.
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. <a href="http://www.sephora.com/terracotta-spray-spf-10-P175200?skuId=981605" target="_blank">$60 at Sephora</a>.
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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.
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. <a href="www.findcostume.com/rgc-60080.html?gclid=CODOlbvshbMCFcXb4AodNnUAxgn" target="_blank">$24.95 at FindCostume.com</a>.
WIth a subtly arched shape and a deep maroon hue, these Stella McCartney sunnies will make you as mysteriously glam as the editrix herself. <a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/324361n" target="_blank">$225 at Net-a-Porter</a>.
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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.
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. <a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&productId=5867691&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=stripes&pageSize=20n" target="_blank">$6 at Topshop</a>.
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. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Leg-Avenue-Organza-Tutu-Light/dp/B00475DIZI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1350401666&sr=8-5&keywords=tutun" target="_blank">$16.50 at Amazon</a>.
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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.
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. <a href="http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=21MEN&Category=m_accessories&ProductID=2025101628n" target="_blank">$7.90 at Forever21</a>.
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. <a href="http://wonder-costumes.amazonwebstore.com/Ponytail-White-Adult-Wig/M/B008FU5CIW.htm?traffic_src=froogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=frooglen" target="_blank">$13.88 at Wonder-Costumes.com </a>.
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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.
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. <a href="http://us.asos.com/Minnie-Mawi-By-Disney-Couture-Heart-Drop-Earrings/ymwiz/?iid=2206522&SearchQuery=earrings&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Black&mporgp=L0Rpc25leS1Db3V0dXJlL01pbm5pZS1NYXdpLUJ5LURpc25leS1Db3V0dXJlLUhlYXJ0LURyb3AtRWFycmluZ3MvUHJvZC8.n" target="_blank">$70.36 at ASOS</a>.
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. <a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=41&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&productId=6720999&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208640&parent_categoryId=208580&pageSize=20n" target="_blank">$140 at Topshop</a>.
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