Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fashion and Film: Stylish Ideas for Halloween Costumes

Halloween at college is generally filled with the pressure for young women to dress up as "slutty [insert occupation]."  But who wants to be limited to the usual crew of firefighters and nurses?  Scarlet Style offers some fashionable alternatives from our favorite films for those who dare to stand out in the crowd.

1.  Rachel, played by Sean Young in Blade Runner

Rachel, a human-type robot known as a replicant, completely owns the retro-futuristic style of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.  To channel her neo-femme fatale look, don a black dress with heavy shoulder pads and put your hair back in a prim bun.  To finish the look, carry a cigarrette holder and wear heavy red lipstick. 

2. Marie Antoinette, played by Kirsten Dunst in the film of the same name

Marie Antoinette was the original material girl--her penchant for dresses, shoes, and wigs was extraordinary.  While this costume requires extra effort (a dress and powdered wig), Rutgers is sure to be in awe of you.  Another idea is to gather several friends to also dress in period costume, to serve as the "royal court."

3. Patricia, as played by Jean Seberg in Breathless

For a more easygoing costume, adopt the joie de vivre of Patricia, the female lead in Jean-Luc Godard's New Wave film Breathless.  Patricia's style is easygoing as she and boyfriend Michel are on the run from the cops.  All you need is a pair of dark skinny pants, flats, and a tee shirt which bears the logo of the New York Herald Tribune (available online).  Easy, non?

4. Trinity, as played by Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix trilogy

For those who want a "tougher" Halloween costume, consider the style of Trinity.  The badass from the future wears black like its going out of style, often in the form of leather and PVC.  To replicate her look, simply don an all-black, leather-heavy ensemble, slick your hair back, and sport a pair of sunglasses. 



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