Still pinning ideas on that Halloween 2019 mood board? The AstroTwins are here to help you cut through the confusion with costume tips for all 12 sign. Thanks to a pileup of planets in Scorpio, you can go as sexy as a #HotGirlSummer or as shady as Anna Delvey in her plunging velvet Michael Kors trial dress. But be prepared! Mercury’s turning retrograde on October 31st, which could bring #SpookySzn wardrobe malfunctions and scheduling snafus. With a roll of duct tape, a mobile charger (and maybe some pasties, just in case), you’ll be good to go!
The Best Costumes for Fire Signs
Fire signs can go enchanting, esoteric or straight-up spooky this year—just don’t be basic! Add in special effects using LED lights or el wire, which can be shaped in all kinds of formations, Incorporate a mini Bluetooth speaker into your get-up for sound effects. Bring extra batteries, because…Mercury.
Aries are 2019’s most seductive witches and vampires. Hello, Hermione Unleashed? Tuck a tarot deck into your bag, because you could wind up doing on-the-spot readings. Um, do you take Venmo, Aries?
Leos should plunge below the surface and swim up dressed as sea creatures. Transform into a mermaid, narwhal or Medusa with shimmery fabrics and clever use of fishnets. Try not to send too many thirsty admirers crashing into those rocks.
Sagittarius will lean towards fantasy creatures, like unicorns and any citizen of Narnia, student or faculty of Hogwart’s. Mercury retrograde advance warning: Don’t forget your wand in the Uber!
The Best Costumes for Earth Signs
Embrace the power of two…or five! A shared or group costume theme will be epic for earth signs in 2019. Just make sure you’re teaming up with reliable friends because with the retrograde scrambling schedules, you don’t want to show up at the party as a Rue without her Jules. (But then again, maybe your other half is waiting in the wings…)
Taurus should do a couple’s theme. Suit up like Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, or Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson. Or for a retrograde twist, you can reprise a celebrity breakup: Miley and Liam…or Kaitlynn? ??
Virgos can bring the dynamic duo vibe to Halloween with a BFF themed costume. The Joker and Harley Quinn, peanut butter and jelly—or if you’re feeling #ScorpioSeason snarky, step out as famous frenemies Kylie and Jordyn.
Capricorns should embrace a group theme, like the BMX-riding squad of Stranger Things (again…reliability is a huge factor here). Or draw from the animated world. How about characters from your favorite video game, Manga or graphic novel series?
The Best Costumes for Air Signs
Air signs are feeling healthy and heroic this Halloween. While you’re passing on the sugary sweets (bummer!), you can still pay bow to famous figures who have rocked this world and made it a better place for all…especially if their generous contributions came with an eccentric twist.
Geminis might want to “get physical” as a retro Jane Fonda in unitard, headband and tights…or slather on a face mask and spa robe with a stick-straight blond wig and do Goop’s Gwyneth Paltrow.
Libras should channel an inspiring silver screen icon like the bawdy Mae West, the banana-skirted Josephine Baker. Or, as the sign of justice, don the robe as a paean to RBG.
Aquarians will be in mogul mode this Halloween, so unleash your inner Cookie Lyon with some serious power dressing. If Mercury retro has you feeling like a villain, well, uh, you could always go as Paul Manafort in an ostrich feather suit.
The Best Costumes for Water Signs
Forget about observing from a dark corner, snarking as the basic, out-of-the-box costumes parade by. And leave your cape and full-coverage onesie at home, water signs! This Halloween is all about being center stage with a flamboyant, decadent costume that might even require a handler as you’re making your grand entrance.
Cancers should go regal with it, whether you’re having a Kate and Megan moment or reprising a Game of Thrones royal in wigs and layers of velvet or faux fur, chains and leather.
Scorpios can pull inspiration from a Vegas headliner this Halloween. Volumize with big hair, sequins and shoulder pads. A tribute to a legendary rock star like Janis Joplin or Jimi Hendrix would also send you soaring up the charts.
Pisces should add some movement to your costume—literally! Glide into the party like a 70s roller disco star…or shimmy in clutching your Mirrorball trophy in tango shoes, a shiny collared suit or flared skirt.