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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Channel your inner Hillary, Beyonce or Eleven this Halloween.

While dressing up as your favourite monster or scary character is a classic Halloween costume, we recommend channeling your favourite independent woman this year. And there were many women to choose from. Whether you go for the Hollywood route (Rey, anybody?) or prefer to channel a real woman (hey, Hillary) there's no shortage of smart, strong, multi-dimensional women to dress up as this year.

Here, our best bets for your 2016 Halloween costume.

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Beyonce

If you were awake at all during 2016, you heard that Beyonce released an incredible musical and visual album titled, Lemonade. The fan-favourite look? That yellow Roberto Cavalli number, hands down.

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Beyonce - Get the look

Can't afford to pick up the Cavalli designer dress? (Us too.) Instead, pick up a yellow sundress (bonus points for ruffles), an old baseball bat, and make sure your hair is super curly. And then channel your inner Queen B. 

Dress, $90, asos.com. Chase & Cole sandals, $35, nordstromrack.com. Louisville slugger bat, $30, dicksportinggoods.com. Earrings, $15, aldoshoes.com. Curling iron, $50, sephora.com.

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Ghostbusters

If there was a girl power movie of the summer it was definitely the Ghostbusters reboot. Our fave? Kate McKinnon's character Holtzmann. 

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Ghostbusters - Get the look

You're going to need a boilersuit or coveralls for this one—we recommend shipping in the men's department. Then, pick up some orange electrical tape and get to DIY-ing.

Boilersuit, $100, asos.com. Sunglasses, $8, yesstyle.com. Fingerless gloves, $14, mec.ca. Orange tape, $2.50, globalindustrial.ca. Boots, $60, payless.com.

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Hillary Clinton

The lady on everyone's mind this time of year is Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton—and we're in the final stretch of whether she makes history.

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Hillary Clinton - Get the look

While you could don any old pantsuit to channel Clinton, why not pick the power red suit she wore for the first presidential debate?

Red blazer, $249 and pants, $118.50, jcrew.com. Lapel pin, $15, shop.hillaryclinton.com. Earrings, $10, asos.com.

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Eleven

Stranger Things ruled our TVs this fall, so it's no surprise that Eleven (Elle to friends) is a major contender for Halloween costume of the year.

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Eleven - Get the look

Make sure to wear a pale pink dress and a blue windbreaker—plus if you can get a very blonde wig that would be good too. But the most important part is those Eggos.

Dress, $64, asos.com. Converse, $65, thebay.com. Jacket, $100, gapcanada.ca

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Rey

It's safe to say that Daisy Ridley's Rey stole the Star Wars show last year. We can't wait to see where this character goes.

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Rey - Get the look

Pick up a pair of cargo pants and push them up to your knees. Pair with a cold shoulder shirt in beige, add a belt and some strategically assembles scarves for your Rey costume.

 Ralph Lauren pants, $160, lordandtaylor.com. Miss Selfridge top, $44, johnlewis.com. Scarf, $65, aritzia.com. Scarf, $32, asos.com. Vero Moda belt, $26, asos.com.

Read more: Get Rey's hairstyle!
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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Kate Middleton

Everyone's favourite Duchess is a great (and simple!) Halloween costume. 

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Kate Middleton - Get the look

Pick a feminine midi dress and accessorize with a look-alike royal engagement ring and a bouncy blow out.

Dress, $155, shopbop.com. Pumps, $129, naturlizer.ca. Ring, $23, evesaddiction.com. T3 Featherweight Dryer, $200, sephora.com.

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Claire Underwood

The thing to remember if you're dressing as Claire Underwood? Neutral colours and impeccable tailoring.

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The best 2016 Halloween costumes? Ladies who steal the spotlight

Claire Underwood - Get the look

A streamlined and simple dress paired with elegant pumps, a great carryall and a belted coat will give you the Underwood look. Extra points for that cropped blonde 'do.

Dress, $170, bananarepublic.ca. Shoes, $125, ninewest.ca. Coat, $310, mango.com. Bag, $70, aldoshoes.com.

Image by: Banana Republic, Nine West, Aldo Shoes, Mango By: Alexandra Donaldson

 

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