Although I don't get to actually celebrate Halloween this year in any grand fashion I can dream of costume would have beens. Here are some people who would serve as ideal muses for me; easy costume chic. You better believe I'll be revisiting this next year when I'm looking for my Halloween digs.
1. Margot Tenenbaum
Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot in the Royal Tenenbaums. The depressed, adopted sister who wears a fur coat and is missing a finger would be a fun alter-ego to embody for a ghoulish night. Come to think of it Ryan could pull off a stellar Richie. Couples costume anyone?
Picture Via Otis&Frank
2. The Breakfast Club
Though any member of the Breakfast Club would be fun to play I think I'd prefer either John Bender or Claire. I love Claire's princess attitude with a hard edge; I want those leather gloves and jacket. Bender was the rebel with a soft core and I always wanted to be a little more rebellious. Bonus points because my husband already owns all the clothes Bender wears. Growing up I identified the most with Allison the recluse but I'm happy to say those days are behind me and I'm more of an Allison at the end of the movie not the beginning. Hooray for confidence!
picture via The Idiot Speaketh
3. Pippi Longstockings
When I say I've always wanted to be Pippi Longstockings for Halloween I mean always. Growing up my Mom kept my hair really short so I never got to live out my long haired heroine dreams but now...I think I could pull off the quirky, fun loving, Pippi ready for adventure.
4. Princess Leia
I'm really letting my inner dork out with this post, but another costume fantasy from way back is Princess Leia. I love her buns, and covered up sex appeal in the first Star Wars. I don't think my hair will ever be long enough to try her hair at home but that's why we have wigs. I want a light saber too.
picture via Star Wars
5. Maleficent of Sleeping Beauty
I had a lot of nice girls on the list and I thought, man if I could be naughty who would I want to be? As a child my favorite Disney Princess was a tie between Ariel and Aurora and I love the cinematography of Sleeping Beauty. Strange as it may sound Maleficent is one female villain that intrigues me; she's poised, well spoken, and attractive. Why does a woman so capable of beauty act so evilly?
picture via Disney Villains
6. Harriet the Spy
Man oh man Harriet the Spy. I dictated my entire wardrobe based on her clothing in this movie 4th-5th grade. I'm not joking in the least, I had the striped thermals, no bangs, goofy boy shoes, and oversized coats too. I kind of wish I'd kept some of those clothes.
picture via Vile Insect