The Halloween Costume You Should Wear, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

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The Halloween Costume You Should Wear, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Whether you’re planning to take the kids out or you’re attending an adults-only costume party, you’ll need to dress the part this Halloween. Some super creative people take their getup very seriously, while others consider a couple of cats to be a full ensemble. But whichever side you’re on, Best Life‘s resident astrologer says there’s a perfect outfit for you. Read on to see what Halloween costume you should wear based on your zodiac sign. Will you be something creepy like a ghost or fun and funky like an ’80s aerobics instructor?

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Lauren Ash is a St. Louis-based astrologer and lifestyle writer. Ash is the resident astrologer for Best Life, Glam, and Sanctuary Astrology. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.

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As the bold and pioneering leader of the zodiac, Aries has an outgoing personality and endless supply of energy that is sure to put you in the center of the party, no matter what you wear. Still, why not embrace the coming Barbie movie and dress up as an ’80s aerobics instructor? It makes a great couple’s costume and gives you endless colorful options for outfits and accessories. Plus, you can make sure you’re the center of attention when you break out an exercise routine!

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You like to take it easy, Taurus. So much so that some might label you lazy. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. You are dedicated to achieving your dreams and your determination knows no bounds. However, your picky taste means you don’t pay attention to just anything. So what better Halloween costume for you than a colorful hippie? These flower children were all about free love and spreading the message of individuality, something you can relate to. Not to mention this costume can easily be thrown in with a few key pieces from your closet.

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Geminis are known for their bubbly and playful personalities. Being one of the most extroverted signs of the zodiac will naturally rub some people the wrong way. People like to joke that your adaptable nature makes you fake, dishonest, or even outspoken. Why not poke fun at this stereotype by grabbing some horns and a pitchfork for your Halloween costume? Your friends will be delighted by your sense of humor, and strangers will be surprised when your charming personality is nothing like your bad costume.

woman in mermaid costume

People born under the sign of Cancer are known to be nurturing, empathetic and sometimes moody. But you also know better than anyone how to turn on the charm to get your way. Much like the alluring sea sirens in mythology, there is something about your calm and relaxed aura that draws people to you. Put a modern twist on this age-old idea with a playful mermaid costume. It’s also a great idea for a family costume, which is what you’re after.

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Leos are outrageously sociable and tend to have a flair for the dramatic. Born under the sign ruled by the sun, you are naturally joyful and can’t help but attract the spotlight. But you are not one to overshadow others; you just genuinely like to have a good time and make sure everyone around you does too. So, why not dress in a way that is sure to steal the show? A circus ringmaster is a fun way to show everyone at the party that you might be the best for a reason!

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Virgos are known for being perfectionists, so it’s unlikely that you haven’t thought about what you want to wear for Halloween this year. However, your type-A personality also tends to keep you guessing a lot. In addition to your analytical ways, what really makes you the nerd of the zodiac is your ability to absorb new information like a sponge. A cheeky way to make fun of yourself is to dress up in a nerd costume. Plus, it gives you an excuse to playfully correct your friends and flex your random knowledge, which we know you’ll enjoy doing.

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Ruled by Venus, the planet of romance and beauty, Libra has a natural tendency towards indulgence and aesthetics. But you’re also known as one of the most diplomatic and fair signs of the zodiac, so much so that friends often turn to you for advice on their most personal problems. Dressing up as a god or muse from Greek mythology makes you feel royal while also nodding to the fact that you are the sign of the scales of justice, a symbol that originated in ancient times. If you really want to make a statement, try channeling Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

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Let’s be honest, Scorpio, you don’t need any advice on how to celebrate your favorite holiday. For starters, Halloween falls during your season, so you’re not afraid of things that go bump in the night, and you embrace your innately mysterious and spooky side. But underneath all the intimidating energy you exude is a hopeless romantic who tends to guard their heart. With this in mind, a Scorpio can go for an occult-inspired costume like a vampire. Whether you want to go the spooky route or you’re hoping to sweep an unsuspecting mortal right off their feet, you can’t go wrong with this classic look.

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Young man dressed as a funny pirate against a gray background
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Effortlessly charming and charismatic, your humor and wit are sure to draw a crowd wherever you go. Despite being considered the class clown, you’re also one of the smartest and most free-thinking signs of the zodiac. You have an adventurous spirit, and you like to put yourself out there and meet new people. And what better way to embody your vivacious personality than to dress up as a swashbuckling pirate? This is a costume you can make as silly or authentic as you want.

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Capricorns are known for a few main things: work ethic, determination and drive. There is also a very popular stereotype that you are not a lot of fun. And while it’s true that you like to approach life in a more traditional way than most, you sure know how to let your hair down. For your costume, you’ll want to choose something instantly recognizable that shows you don’t take yourself too seriously. What’s more classic than throwing it all the way back to the Mesozoic Era? Grab an inflatable dinosaur costume and get ready to surprise a lot of people.

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Aquarius is the artist of the zodiac, always putting together unique outfits or funky home decor. Therefore, your friends will expect you to have a completely out-there and high-tech costume. But your rebellious side likes to keep people on their toes. This Halloween, shock everyone by dressing up as perhaps the most basic of all costumes—a ghost. All you need is an old bed sheet, but of course feel free to add your own creative touch.

cruel witch
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Aren’t you tired of always playing nice, Pisces? Of course, as a water sign, you find it easier to be kind than malicious, and your idealistic nature always makes you look for the best in others. But Halloween is the one night a year when you can become someone else. Rather than choosing a costume that plays to your sensitive side, create a spooky alter ego. A classic witch costume is sure to surprise everyone you cross paths with and is a fun way to try being bad – even if it’s just for a night.

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