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. <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>.
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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. <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.
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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. <a href="www.findcostume.com/rgc-60080.html?gclid=CODOlbvshbMCFcXb4AodNnUAxgn" target="_blank">$24.95 at FindCostume.com</a>.
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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. <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.
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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. <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>.
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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. <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.
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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. <a href="http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=21MEN&Category=m_accessories&ProductID=2025101628n" target="_blank">$7.90 at Forever21</a>.
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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. <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.
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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. <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>.
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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. <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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