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The Underrated Stylish Film Characters To Channel This Halloween

It’s less than three weeks till Halloween guys, but let’s not go for the trite zombies or sexy nurses — why not look to film to get inspired?


Audrey Hepburn as Jo Stockton in Funny Face (1957)
Breakfast at Tiffany‘s Holly Golightly has been done to death — why not consider Funny Face‘s Jo Stockton — who transforms from a bookish clerk into a high-fashion model? Bonus: This Beatnik ensemble is easily replicated with a turtleneck sweater, slim jeans and penny loafers — all in black, of course. Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Aliens (1986)
One of the earliest sci-fi heroines, Sigourney Weaver’s iconic Ellen Ripley from the Aliens series was bad-ass without feeling overtly caricatured — exactly what we need now in these screwed up Trumpian times. Maggie Cheung as Su Li-zhen in In The Mood For Love (2000)
Only one of the most seductive films ever made, period. Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994)
No one really does this blunt bob with bangs quite as well as Uma Thurman did in Pulp Fiction. Well, Madonna tried at the 2013 edition of the Met Gala. Diane Keaton as Annie Hall in Annie Hall (1977)
Raid your parents’ wardrobes to recreate a semblance to Hall’s memorable outfit — she remains a regular inspiration to designers even now. Hedy Lamarr as Sandra Kolter in Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Haloes may have dominated at this year’s Catholicism-themed Met Gala but Austrian star Hedy Lamarr already did them — and better, IMO — way back in 1941. Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice (1988)
The notion of camp has just been announced as the theme of 2019’s Met Gala and Tim Burton’s classic Beetlejuice would be a ripe place to start picking for inspiration — especially that memorable blood-red wedding dress donned by Winona Ryder’s Lydia Deetz character. Natalie Portman as Alice Ayres/Jane Jones in Closer (2004)
Here’s a relatively easy outfit to ape — just make sure you get that pin-sharp pink bob right — though nailing Natalie Portman’s saucy rogue character Alice Ayres/Jane Jones character will be harder. Uma Thurman as The Bride in Kill Bill: Volume 1 and 2 (2003, 2004)
We’re still awaiting the third volume of Kill Bill. Lum May Yee as Trixie in 12 Storeys (1997)
A tube top has never looked this chic — and memorable — as on Lum May Yee‘s Trixie in the seminal 12 Storeys. Also, she just makes us want to get a pixie ‘do immediately.