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Channel Your Zodiac Sign This Halloween with These Astrological Costume Ideas

Your perfect Halloween costume is written in the stars.
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Happy Halloweekend! While some have had their costumes planned for months, many are surely scrambling to figure out what will make the perfect statement at that spooky soirée. We know the struggle of endlessly searching through archetypes, favorite characters, and pop-cultural moments, but the good news is your optimal costume choice may just be written in the stars. Many zodiac traits align so well with a certain look that you'll have your Co-Star-obsessed friends in awe. Whether you're an Aries looking to embrace your good and bad sides, a Cancer who feels right at home in Sad Girl Fall, or a Scorpio who wants to let your dominant, passionate nature shine, let the below be your guide to putting together an outfit that spooks your friends with its astrological accuracy.

Aries: Sexy Nun

As an Aries (March 21-April 19), I’m trash and I’m proud of it (honestly, why do people say Scorpio is the worst sign, it’s obviously Aries). Aries live to provoke and pull focus, usually ending up doing things without thinking them through all the way. The ultimate costume for an Aries is a sexy nun: it takes the overdone devil costume to a more provocative level. -Agatha Krasuski

Taurus: Blair Waldorf

Tauruses (April 20 to May 20) are practical while also having plenty of ambition and materialism, and who embodies this better than Blair Waldorf? Gossip Girl is coming back soon, and even though the iconic original characters won’t be making a return, no one can ever forget the way Queen B did anything to get ahead. Plus, with all the early-aughts style coming back into fashion, it would be so fun to get literal and recreate this look. -Ali Webb and Sara Ali

Gemini: Miley Cyrus

Geminis (May 21-June 20) are indecisive and dramatic, but also creative and have an endless ability to bounce back. No one does this like Miley Cyrus, who has been through countless phases in the time she’s been on the scene and has kept her presence up even through some dramatic turns. Geminis like to have flings, and based on Cyrus’ willingness to experiment and shake things up, she fits that to a T. -Sara Ali

Cancer: Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey has made sure that hot girl summer has turned into sad girl fall, releasing her latest album Norman F***ing Rockwell right before Labor Day Weekend. All of you Cancers (June 21-July 22) get the honor of being the same sign as Lana, so it’s basically your duty to dress up as the queen of love and sadness. -Agatha Krasuski

Leo: Rihanna

Leos (July 23-August 22) are innovative, bosses, and hate to be ignored. Who better to dress up as than Rihanna, who has moved far beyond her music to be a beauty and fashion mogul that keeps the internet wrapped around her finger? With all the rumors, suspense, and constant projects, everyone is always thinking about the bad gal, which is just how she likes it. Put on your favorite Savage X Fenty pieces (or just grab some tiny sunglasses and something with a can’t-miss-it silhouette) and get ready to be the life of the party. -Ali Webb

Virgo: Eleven

The quiet, meticulous Virgo (August 23-September 22) is always working hard on solving the larger issues and has an organized approach to everything. After a tough start to her earth life, Millie Bobby Brown’s young and supernatural Stranger Things character has to figure out how to adjust to the everyday world while continuing to fight her former captors. All the while, the Upside Down makes constant threats, but Eleven’s quiet consistency and mounting power help her to be the center of many a climactic event. -Sara Ali

Libra: Hailey Bieber

Libras (September 23-October 22) like balance, have strong morals, and appreciate art and beauty. Hailey Bieber (formerly Baldwin) has embodied all of these traits in her wedding season, choosing to have a traditional ceremony with new husband Justin even a year after their courthouse alliance, and her gown, an Off-White number reading “Till Death Do Us Part,” made a creative statement indeed. She’s stayed loyal through a turbulent first year of legal marriage and Selena Gomez’s recent song, and what says balance more than a wedding? Have fun recreating this original number, but if you pull it off, you’ll truly be winning the Halloween game. -Ali Webb and Sara Ali

Scorpio: Maddy Perez

Scorpios (October 23-November 22) are known to be loyal, passionate, persistent and strategic. Needless to say, Euphoria’s Maddy Perez is all of the above. Through all of Nate Jacobs' ups and downs, Maddy does not cease to bear the weight of her boyfriend’s hot-and-cold temperament, even when continuing down this path leads to risky territory Even though Maddy loves “not doing anything," she strategically uses her bold looks to manipulate men into doing whatever she wants them to do. It is also said that Scorpios make the perfect cult leaders, or in her case, Queen Bees. Plus, who doesn't want an excuse to do some Euphoria makeup this Halloween? -Margaux Bang

Sagittarius: Pennywise

Name a sign more likely to dress up as a clown for Halloween; I’ll wait. Sagittariuses (November 22-December 21) are easily the funniest sign, but they have a mean streak, making Pennywise a perfect costume for the goofy, outgoing Sag. -Agatha Krasuski

Capricorn: Kris Jenner

My Capricorn (December 22-January 19) best friend probably won’t like this, but the word “momager” and Capricorn have basically the same definition. This Halloween, unleash the full potential of your inner momager by dressing as the momager, Kris Jenner. Also, seeing as the matriarch who works harder than the devil (read: probably helping to spark Kylie's riiiiiise and shiiine merch) will never age or die, this is a costume that won’t go out of style. -Agatha Krasuski

Aquarius: Harry Styles

Harry Styles is literally an Aquarius (January 20-February 18), and with all the hype over his new projects, he couldn’t be a more perfect costume for this year. Free-spirited and eccentric, the sign embodies a nonconformist attitude that fits well with the shroom allusion and sexual fluidity of the musician’s new video for “Lights Up.” -Ali Webb

Pisces: Sexy Angel

Pisces (February 19-March 20) is the angel to Aries’s devil (or sexy nun, I guess, in this case). They are a pairing that brings together water and fire signs, of course. Pisces are great people who love to help their friends, but sometimes have a bad habit of placing themselves on a bit of a pedestal, making an angel the perfect costume. With it being Halloween (and going off Irina Shayk’s recent advice that a sexy look is a foolproof costume), spice up that angelic personality for a moment to remember. -Agatha Krasuski



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