As the days get shorter and the nights colder, there's at least one thing to look forward to: the 31st of October, arguably one of the most fun events of the year. While dressing up as your secret alter ego or favorite food justifies the amount of effort put into it, the pressure to have a wicked-good costume can be too much to bear. So instead of fretting over not being "Halloween-y" enough this year, why not try something different, like a Halloween costume based on your horoscope sign?
Whether you believe in astrology or not doesn't matter so much, which is exactly why the holiday is so great. The beauty of a zodiac Halloween outfit is getting to channel the strongest suits of your star sign, which translates to an infinite options and ideas for costumes. Fashion has shown how different horoscope signs can have their individual sense of style, so don't hesitate to plunge into what you feel is your strongest zodiac-influenced personality trait to create the best costume for your inner Leo or Gemini.
In case the ideas haven't started flowing freely yet, here are some of the best halloween costumes that embody each star sign to the tee.
1. Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Ambitious, fiercely independent and passionate — who encapsulates those traits better than Wonder Woman herself?
2. Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Loyal, stubborn but big-hearted, Tinkerbell is the obvious choice here. Dig through your closet for a green dress, slap some fairy wings onto your back, and it instantly become a classic — and easy! — outfit.
3. Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Born under the twin sign, Geminis are the ultimate social butterflies — so were J.K. Rowling's Weasley twins. It's the easiest of costumes, and, if you can rope in a friend or sibling to join you, even better.
4. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Do you have a tough exterior, but are secretly a softie inside? Parks and Recreation's April Ludgate, the show's pseudo-evil-but-deeply-sensitive millennial, would be the perfect fit. All you need is her signature long brown hair and death stare, and voila! An instant Halloween costume.
5. Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Daenerys Targaryen is the fierce, loving Mother of Dragons from Game of Thrones. What's great about dressing as Khaleesi is that her wardrobe selection is so wide that you could go for anything from a warrior-esque look to a more ethereal one.
6. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Virgos tend to be hardworking perfectionists. Truly, who else epitomizes that strength more in pop culture than Queen Bey herself?
7. Libra (September 23 - October 22)
A classic Halloween outfit, Rosie the Riveter captures the strength and passion as a famous American pop culture figure.
8. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Cupid is a perfect match for flirtatious and bold Scorpios.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
A risk taker who can't commit, Luke Skywalker embodies a Sagittarius' fearlessness. (Bonus: You can totally save this outfit for Comic-Con.)
10. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Steve Jobs was an excellent problem solver and entrepreneur, whose quiet ways enhanced the mystery surrounding him. Capricorns are similar, too, and this costume is as easy as pie — yet instantly recognizable.
11. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Bohemian, artsy and quirky in the best ways, an Aquarius sign's best bet would be Frida Kahlo, the enigmatic, unconventional artist.
12. Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Often unassuming and sensitive, Pisces make the greatest friends — and Betty Cooper of Archie Comics is undoubtedly one of the best.