THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME FOR YOUR ASTROLOGICAL SIGN
THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME FOR YOUR ASTROLOGICAL SIGN
Haven’t quite figured out your getup for October 31? No need to fret. Here, the AstroTwins lay out your costume horoscope, with clever ideas suited to your zodiac sign.
Aries: Female Action Hero
Your sign is ruled by warrior planet Mars, and you fight injustice on a daily basis. Why not do so in tribal earrings, a black wig, motorcycle boots, and a leather jacket? Reprise Aries Rooney Mara’s role in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, or, go the fantasy route: Channel Jennifer Lawrence’s X-Men alter ego Mystique with blue body paint and vermillion hair. High praise if you can figure out the yellow eyes, Aries, but if anyone’s ingenious enough for that task, it’s you.
Taurus: The Retro Good Girl
This may not be too much of a stretch here, since many Taurus women are old-fashioned girls at heart. Visit your local consignment shop for circle skirts and satin-brocade dresses from the Mad Men era. Matte lipstick, a pinned-up hairdo, and a string of pearls complete the look if you’re leaning towards Betty Draper. Or, time warp Susan Sarandon’s virginal Janet Weiss from The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a short pink dress and white hat, and a bra to match (it’s Halloween, let it show!).
Gemini: Dancing With the Stars Contestant
Rhythmic Geminis, you can be oh-so graceful on your feet. Whether it’s the rumba, cha-cha, or tango, create the look of a TV dance competitor in a fringed, one-shoulder dress, ballroom shoes, and tightly sculpted bun. Throw on legwarmers and a denim vest, and bam—you’re the star ofFame. Don’t forget the must-have prop: your mirrorball trophy. As the sign of the twins, you could happily turn this idea into a couple’s costume. Outfit your partner in a black shirt and pants or a tuxedo andvoilá! You’ll waltz into the winner’s circle with the Maksim Chmerkovskiy to your Meryl Davis.
Cancer: Julia Child
The kitchen is a Cancer’s domain, whether you’re an epicurean or a master Child was a Leo, Cancer Meryl Streep nailed her impersonation—and you can, too. You may not master the art of French cooking by Halloween, but that’s what the local boulangerie is for. Pick up a few baguettes as edible props, and shimmy into chef’s whites. Carry a cast-iron skillet and talk in Julia’s affected “oohs” and “ahhs” until your friends can’t take it anymore.
Leo: Game of Thrones Queen
Margaery Tyrell or Daenerys Targaryen? There’s no “could be” about it, you ARE royal, Leo. Reach deep into the fantasy-lit realm and crown yourself a noble from a Game Of Thrones dynasty. As Queen Margaery, drape yourself in a flowing gown with a plunging neckline, and accessorize with an outsized amulet. Curl hair into long, cascading waves, and even clip in some extensions for effect. A sultrier option would be Daenerys Targaryen, aka the Mother of Dragons. This one requires a long platinum wig, tube top, gold body paint, and naturally, a fire-breathing creature resting on your shoulder.
Virgo: Orange Is the New Black Inmate
Ain’t no misbehaving? On any given day, even the must punk rock of Virgos can’t help but fall into the good girl camp. Halloween’s your chance to cause some trouble and maybe even break the law, metaphorically speaking. Scoop up some handcuffs and a few prison jumpsuits. Then, rally friends into an Orange Is the New Black ensemble cast. If you’re feeling cheeky, carry a trick or treat pumpkin and ask people to slip you some contraband like pantyhose, cigarettes, or a nail file.
Libra: ’90s Raver
Flashback to the days when Club MTV ruled the airwaves and abandoned warehouses became ground zero for the underground music scene. The ’90s raver lets your colorful personality shine in all its rainbow bright glory. Strap on the mini backpack and ridiculously high platform boots. Add some pastel streaks to your hair and stock up on those Charms Blow Pops—no trick or treating required for your sugar high.
Scorpio: Sexy Vampire
Admit it, you’ve read at least one of the Twilight books (if not all) and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles have been long residents on your bookshelf. Eons before bloodsucking became trendy, Scorpio was already the ruler of the afterlife and all things spine-chilling. Who better to play vampire tonight? Whether you do a scary Volturi or a campy Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, go exercise your right to bite.
Sagittarius: Diana, Goddess of the Hunt
As the zodiac’s archer, pay homage to mythic huntress Diana of Roman lore (aka Artemis if it’s all Greek to you). Drape yourself in a short tunic, lace-up boots, and a crown of autumn leaves. You might even add a moon to your tiara since Diana ruled la luna. Accessorize with an actual bow and arrow or ones fashioned from cardboard. Budget fashionistas, rejoice! A simple white bed sheet and a gold curtain tieback will make this costume affordable and easy to pull off. P.S: Pet-owning Sagittarians might even bring their well-behaved dogs along as an accessory.
Capricorn: The Quirky Gamine
Capricorn rules the masculine realm, so a little gender bending can be fun this Halloween. Draw inspiration from signmate Diane Keaton. Transform into her legendary Annie Hall with a borrowed-from-the-boys button-down shirt and tie, khaki pants, black bucket hat, and tinted glasses. Many a Capricorn man has become famous for his feminine attire: Marilyn Manson, Rod Stewart, and David Bowie. Flip the script and go full-on drag king. A stark white wig and shirt, dark glasses, noir jacket, tie, and driving gloves and you’ll be the Chanel royal Karl Lagerfeld’s spitting image.
Aquarius: Roller Derby Girl
Who says fishnets and kneepads don’t mix? If you’re rocking the roller derby look this Halloween you can hip whip those rules right off the rink. Don’t forget your helmet. Aquarians can be surprisingly aggressive when you let loose. Maybe Rollergirl is more your speed, a role made famous by signmate Heather Graham in Boogie Nights. Tie your hair in high pigtails, put on a 1970s or ’80s T-shirt and satin or terry shorts. Then add tube socks, lots of lip gloss, and roller skates.
Pisces: Surrealist Pop Star
As the sign that rules both fantasy and musical inspiration, you have plenty of relevant references to draw from this Halloween. While it might take some masterful makeup artistry—not to mention some serious gold hoops and hair gel—you could pull off pixie chanteuse FKA twigs’ look from her “Pendulum” or “Water Me” videos. Or, swing from the chandeliers like Aussie songwriter Sia, with a blond lob wig and nude leotard.