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Halloween is just the right time to pull out your faux-fur coats and style them as part of your costume. Aside from the outerwear assisting in keeping you warm and providing an extra layer, a fuzzy jacket is also a stylish one-and-done outfit — whether it comes in a modern crop or a glamorous and retro oversize silhouette. Though some of these Halloween costume ideas involve adding extra accessories to make a convincing case for your chosen character or persona, you won’t have to collect much more than a jacket for your outfit foundation.
There are plenty of movie characters synonymous with their iconic coat moments, from Melanie Daniels (played by Tippi Hedren) in 1963’s “The Birds” to Margot Tenenbaum (Gwyneth Paltrow) in 2001’s “The Royal Tenenbaums.” And while these women were clad in classic, camel-colored styles, a crisp, white coat could help you achieve a believable Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones in the “Sex and the City” movie or Disney character Cruella de Vil when finished with a pair of red gloves and a swipe of lipstick.
Meanwhile, you could take the pop culture route and go as Rihanna, showcasing her inimitable maternity style in purple fur and a Gucci slip dress; Lady Gaga in a cobalt blue “Cookie Monster” design, styled with sky-high platforms; or Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in leopard, her chosen print for many years, completed with her signature bob and black sunglasses.
Ahead, get ideas for your best Halloween costume in a fur coat, and shop some pieces to help you get the look.
— Additional reporting by Marina Liao and Kyley Warren