10 Luxury Costume Ideas for the Crazy Rich Halloween Fanatic

  • October 5, 2018

Halloween is fast approaching, and many crazy rich Halloween fanatics are beginning to prepare their costumes. From Akwafina’s printed silk pajamas in Crazy Rich Asians to Marie Antoinette’s large white wigs, we have 10 luxury costume ideas in case you’re really into the yearly tradition of dressing up…

Akwafina as Goh Peik Lin a silk pajama set by Stella McCartney in Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Akwafina as Goh Peik Lin a silk pajama set by Stella McCartney in Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Akwafina from Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

You may be more of a Rachel Chu or an Eleanor Young in real life, but wearing a pretty Marchesa dress or Valentino pantsuit may not cut it for Halloween night. Instead, go for one of Akwafina’s looks from Crazy Rich Asians. We’re sure Marc Jacobs or Stella McCartney still carries a few printed pajamas to achieve that Peik Lin Goh signature look. Don’t forget the blonde wig!

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Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City (2008)
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City (2008)

Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)

Every Halloween we have an influx of Carry Bradshaw’s. That pink tutu dress from Sex and the City’s opening credits is one of the most recurring costumes of all time. Add a luxury spin to your Carrie by investing in a replica (or the real thing, if you can find it) of her Vivienne Westwood wedding gown. TIP: Don’t do this if you’re not willing to wear a bird on your head as SJP did! 

Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992)
Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992)

Catwoman from Batman Returns (1992)

A little sexy and provocative, Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman is an icon of pop culture. Show off that Electric Studio body you’ve worked so hard to get by having this costume commissioned for your Halloween night celebrations. Trust us, you will turn heads in this risqué ensemble!

Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman (2011)
Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman (2011)

Charlize Theron from Snow White and the Huntsman (2011)

When we first saw the trailer of this movie in 2011, we instantly knew that the Evil Queen would immediately outshine Snow White the minute she walks on screen. This may be due to Charlize Theron’s scenery chewing, campy portrayal of the queen, but her golden gowns and glittery ensembles sure helped! Outshine your best frenemies by shocking them in one of these outfits on Halloween night.

Natalie Portman in Jackie (2016)
Natalie Portman in Jackie (2016)

Jackie Kennedy

The only way to get the Jackie Kennedy look right is by wearing brands that the former first lady actually wore. You’re lucky if you already have a pink Chanel suit laying in your closet. If not, you can always check out mother’s immaculate wardrobe (dig deep till you get to her vintage pieces from the 1960s and 1970s). We’re sure that one point in time she had a Jackie stage. Look at Natalie Portman in 2016’s Jackie for inspiration. We declare her Jackie Kennedy cosplay to be the best of all time. 

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Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette (2006)
Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie-Antoinette 

For truly intense Halloween dressers, we dare you to dress as Marie Antoinette, the disgraced former Queen of France, known for her opulence. Particularly, dress like Kirsten Dunst’s portray of the monarch in the 2006 Sofia Coppola biopic. Large satin and taffeta gowns, floral prints, white make-up, large hair, and an expert team of beauticians is all you need to make this look come to life. It’ll be worth it, because we have no doubt you will be the ultimate queen of Halloween night. Just make sure you don’t get your head chopped off.

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Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Marilyn Monroe from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pink dress in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of the most expensive costumes ever sold from a movie. It’s reached icon status over the year, especially when Madonna wore a recreation for her Material Girl music video in the 1980s. Have this dress commissioned for your Halloween costume, have your hair done right, and you will be instantly recognizable. It also gives you an excuse to pull out all your family jewels and heirlooms as accessories. Have some fun by decking yourself out in A LOT of frost.

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Amy Adams as Princess Giselle in Enchanted (2007)
Amy Adams as Princess Giselle in Enchanted (2007)

Princess Giselle from Enchanted (2007)  

If you’ve ever wanted to be a Disney Princess now is your chance. However, we encourage you to think out of the box. Don’t be a Belle, don’t settle for Snow White—go for something difference. For instance, we’re sure no one in the room will be dressed as Princess Giselle, Amy Adam’s perky princess from 2007’s Enchanted. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to ask the boyfriend or hubby to dress as a charming prince.

Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary, Queen of Scots (2018)
Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary, Queen of Scots (2018)

Queen Elizabeth I

The image of Queen Elizabeth I is one of the most recognizable in history. If you’re willing to wear a curly red wig and about two pounds of white make-up, we suggest you go as the Virgin Queen. Like Marie Antoinette, the costume requires the most time and preparation on the makeup chair. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.

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Vivien Leigh as Scarlet O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh as Scarlet O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939)

Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind (1939)

Vivien Leigh wore countless of beautiful costumes as southern belle Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. You may opt for the white gown with green floral detailing she wore at the barbeque at the Wilkes’, or maybe the red satin number she wore at Ashley’s birthday party? All are good options, but if you really want to push it and go for gold, wear the green velvet gown she had on when convincing Rhett Butler to give her money to save Tara. It probably isn’t too hard to make, since Scarlett made hers from her living room curtains. Go downstairs now and see if your drapery will work!