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Iconic Hairstyles to Make Your Costume Even More Impressive

Oct 19 2013 - 6:02am

So you have your makeup down and your costume set, but what are you going to do with your hair? Sometimes, opting for an iconic hairstyle is all you need to bring your costume to the next level. Click through to see 10 hairstyles that may just be the kick in the pants to your ho-hum Halloween [1] costume.

The Pretty Pixie

The style:
The choppy style was popularized by Twiggy in the '60s, but has a ton of staying power — so much so that starlets of today continue to mimic the trend [2].

The costume:
Perfect for a Twiggy costume, but Factory girl Edie Sedgwick was also a fan of this boyish chop. For a modern twist, wear the pixie with your best Miley Cyrus [3] costume.

The Short, Blunt Bang

The style:
The epitome of the pinup girl look, this above-the-brow fringe was all the rage in the '50s.

The costume:
Go as iconic pinup girl Bettie Page, or pile your hair into an over-the-top bouffant for your Elvira costume. Katy Perry [4] is also a fan of this retro coiffure, so pair your fringe with some rainbow eye shadow and serious nail art for a pop princess getup.

The Good-Girl Bouffant

The style:
Socialites and party girls alike in the early '60s were fans of the amped-up style. But the look became even more admired, thanks to Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

The costume:
Grab your LBD, nestle a teeny tiara into your hair, and go as Holly Golightly herself. Redheads or blondes can twist up this style for a take on Joan or Betty from Mad Men, or swap in a microphone and some pearls (and some serious pipes) for an Adele costume.

The Tight Cornrows

The style:
Cornrows regained popularity in the '60s and '70s and have been making a comeback due in large part to the natural hair movement.

The costume:
Go as Alicia Keys [5] or dye your strands pink à la Gwen Stefani circa 2000 [6]. Of course, you can always add beads, a flesh-colored bathing suit, and run down the beach like Bo Derek in 10.

The Bombshell Waves

The style:
This side-parted, brushed-out style was popularized by actress Veronica Lake [7]. Soft and sexy, these waves still pair perfectly with big eyes and a come-hither stare.

The costume:
Any leading lady from the height of the film noir era would rock this style, but it's also been seen on actresses like Blake Lively [8] and Amber Heard in a more updated fashion.

The Regal Blowout

The style:
Perfectly coiffed and primped, the lady wearing this blowout exudes elegance.

The costume:
No Kate Middleton ensemble would be complete without high-volume hair. Brigitte Bardot was also a fan of the sleek blowout, so pair your tresses with some false eyelashes and loads of hair spray if you opt for the vintage approach.

The Victory Roll

The style:
Another old-school favorite, the victory roll, had its heyday in the '40s. This look holds best with second-day hair.

The costume:
Going for a pinup girl look? Style your hair in this iconic curl, then. Fans of Dita Von Teese [9] may also want to attempt the victory roll, as the model is a huge fan of this vintage coif.

The Feathered Fawcett Hair

The style:
Oh, the iconic Farrah Fawcett poster. The fluffy flip became well-known, thanks to the Charlie's Angels star, and was seen on the heads of many women in the '70s.

The costume:
Farrah herself is an obvious choice, but you can style your hair like this for any of the Charlie's Angels ladies. Grab a blow-dryer and a curling iron and have at it.

The Crunchy and Scrunchie Style

The style:
Hair spray, anyone? The quintessential '80s and early '90s hairstyle, this look requires tons of Aqua Net and a big ole scrunchie.

The costume:
Let's see . . . Madonna [10] or a cast member of Saved by the Bell or Full House. You can also slick your hair back and go as a member of the US women's gymnastics team.

The Fantastic Afro

The style:
Pam Grier popularized the Afro in the 1970s with a string of popular films.

The costume:
Coffy and Foxy Brown are two of Pam's most iconic roles. But if you're feeling musical, grab a microphone and go as Diana Ross.


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