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Halloween costume: get inspiration from the 90s and their style icons

Halloween has been closed since the invention of Tumblr in 2007 the Event of the year where you can put your knowledge of pop culture to the test.

Are you still looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Then you should definitely avoid these two mistakes this year: Costumes that relate to current global political events and are therefore too scary even for Halloween. Or Lindsay Lohan's Mykonos dance performance - one of the biggest Halloween trends of the past few years, but now an absolute no-go. But what you are now definitely in trend are nostalgic throwback outfits from the 1990s or "Euphoria" -like beauty looks.

Not only for the sake of the environment, but also for fashion reasons, you should start planning early enough this year and avoid panic buying on Amazon, which you will only wear once anyway. On the VOGUE Pinterest board, for example, you can find the iconic Gothic look of Angelina Jolie, which she wore on the red carpet in 1998 for the screening of "Gia - Preis der Schönheit": a glittering dress with a waterfall neckline and a knee-length leather coat, rounded off with a make-up look of matte gray eyeshadow and a shimmering rust-red lipstick.

Halloween was a constant rage on the red carpets in the 90s

The creepy fashion highlights of the decade also include Drew Barrymore's beige knitted sweater in "Scream!" from 1996, Naomi Campbell's seductive catsuit from the Azzedine Alaïa show for autumn / winter 1991/92 or Uma Thurman's look as cold-blooded Mia in "Pulp Fiction" from 1994. You can still wear your white shirt and wide coat after Halloween, by the way wear.

However, some of the best Halloween inspirations can be found in 1996. The best example: Gwen Stefani's faux fur bikini top (we recommend Ebay) on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. The singer recently revealed to the American VOGUE that she was "very much inspired by Judy Jetson at the time". And the blue hair? "Somebody sent me this gel that you put on and then color your hair."

If that's a bit too wild for you, you can instead take inspiration from Claire Danes' angel costume as Juliet in "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" (1996). While it may be one of the most clichéd Halloween looks ever, it's straightforward and doesn't require tons of makeup remover.

In our picture gallery we show you the best 90s looks that you can be inspired by this Halloween:

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