So what if it’s days before Halloween and you haven’t gotten a costume together? Look to the stars for help. Make it easy on yourself and dress like your best astrological match by picking a costume that works with your zodiac sign.
By Maddy Hill
Aries (March 21 - April 20)
GIRLS: Fierce and determined, you should be Rosie the Riveter. Your battle cry is “let’s do this!” much like this iconic wartime figure. Pair a jean vest or chambray top with a red bandana and some red lipstick.
GUYS: Impulsive and active, your courage would best shine as Four from the “Divergent” series. Dressed in head-to-toe black with some well-placed temporary back tattoos, no one will be able to resist your stubborn charm.
Taurus (April 21 - May 20)
GIRLS: As a self-involved pleasure seeker, your best costume match is Holly Golightly from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” You have an enduring personality, but can get upset when provoked, preferring things to be always in your favor.
GUYS: Frank Underwood from “House of Cards” should be your go-to costume this year. The ruthless politician will stop at no cost to achieve his goals, withstanding all tests to get there. Break out your nicest suit and warn friends and enemies not to get in your way.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
GIRLS: Versatile and variable, you should go as the iconic Britney Spears. Your love for learning is one of your greatest assets, so maybe break out your sexiest white button down and old plaid skirt, channeling her iconic “Hit Me Baby One More Time” look.
GUYS: Dress as your fellow Gemini, Donald Trump. The candidate you love to hate, Trump embodies your ever-changing personality, which shifts as much as his political philosophies. There should be no shortage of Trump-styled wigs this year, so pick one up at your nearest costume store.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
GIRLS: You are loyal to a fault and devoted to your family, which would make you a great Katniss Everdeen. Secure your hair in a messy braid and dress in all black for a “Hunger Games”-style Everdeen or wear a black dress with fire-inspired makeup for a more glamorous take.
GUYS: Instinctive and protective despite your outer shell, you tend to be a homebody but are first in line to help your loved ones. Carl Fredricksen from “UP” is the characteristic Cancer man. Wear a thrifted tweed jacket and some thick-rim frames.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
GIRLS: Your outgoing personality leads you to help others as often as possible, and you're a powerful woman who also loves being in the spotlight. Dress as Superwoman to accentuate your superhero tendencies, and if you’re lucky enough to go with another Leo, snag him (or her) a Superman costume.
GUYS: Impressively creative and generous, your Leo personality would be great dressed as the alter ego of Steve Rogers. Nothing says “good guy” like Captain America. Show off your gentle heroic nature dressed as the American superhero himself.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
GIRLS: You are calculating and rational, doing what is necessary to become successful. Channel your inner powerhouse personality by dressing as Beyoncé this Halloween — a powerful lady Virgo herself. Time to break out the bodysuit and tights.
GUYS: Always analyzing the next step, you have a critically utilitarian outlook on life. Dress as Brian O’Conner from the “Fast & Furious” franchise to celebrate Paul Walker while nailing the perfect Virgo costume. Some jeans, an army green shirt and a love for cars are all you need for this simple look.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
GIRLS: Diplomatic and social, your ideal Halloween costume would be Kim Kardashian. You seek harmony and are fiercely true to your style, just like this Libra. Whether you want to dress as sex tape-era Kim or high fashion Kim, her style leaves you with endless possibilities.
GUYS: Jay Gatsby is the only option for your suave personality. You always know the right thing to say and are an expert entertainer. Hair gel and a light pink suit accessorized with a matching fedora are a suitable costume, but bring along a beautiful flapper to fill your affinity for beautiful people.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 22)
GIRLS: Your intense personality is unparalleled, making the dark style of Morticia Addams from the Addams family the best Halloween costume for you. Leave the basic witch costume at home, break out your sexiest black long sleeve dress and apply a sultry cat eye.
GUYS: Bust out your inner bad boy with the quintessential 80s stud — Judd Nelson from “The Breakfast Club." Now is the perfect time to buy those stylin’ leather boots you’ve been wanting all season. Throw on a flannel with a white long sleeve shirt and walk around fist pumping in the crisp, fall air all night long.
Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21)
GIRLS: A dreamer and adventurer at heart, Rapunzel’s personality is fit to match your own. Throw on a lavender dress from Tobi and whisk your hair into a braid, decorating it with flowers. Don’t forget your frying pan!
GUYS: Schmidt from “New Girl” is the ideal Sagittarius male, exhibiting a strong sense of self interest and confidence. You can play it safe and dress in a lizard costume with a tie, or you can try a personal favorite — his sexy cowboy costume with a red speedo, black vest and dress shoes.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
GIRLS: No one is as polished as Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, a Capricorn girl like you. With an overwhelming sense of purpose and ambition, you need a costume that does your prudent personality justice. Throw on a J. Crew dress and floppy hat, and pair the outfit with your favorite kitten heels.
GUYS: His brain working overtime, a Capricorn man should never be underestimated. Ambitious and determined, your personality matches that of Jim Halpert from “The Office.” Recreate the original Three Hole Punch Jim by taping three black construction paper circles to the right side of a white button down shirt and call it a night.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 19)
GIRLS: The Aquarius woman is a jack of all trades and takes the word “loyalty” to a next-level degree, much like Amy Dunne from “Gone Girl.” A sleek black dress and perfectly coiffed hair with defined eyebrows and bright eye makeup will help you achieve her polished end-of-the movie look.
GUYS: You’re quirky to a point of being out of this world, so your ideal Halloween costume is something equally as stellar as you. Dress as an astronaut like Matthew McConaughey from “Interstellar” or bust out your favorite black cloak and pick up a Darth Vader mask to celebrate your inner nerd and the release of “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.”
Pisces (February 20 - March 20)
GIRLS: Inspirational and helpful, you would make a great Phoebe Buffay from “Friends.” You have a vivid mind and strong beliefs — your wardrobe as colorful as your personality. A patterned maxi skirt, homemade statement jewelry and wacky hairstyle will make you the perfect Phoebe Buffay.
GUYS: Extremely emotional and sentimental, your mysterious aura tends to confuse people about who you really are. One thing is for certain — you’re a big softie. Be the wild card at any Halloween party this year by dressing up like Alan from “The Hangover.” Toss on some shades and strap a fake baby to your body.