Witchy or girly? Spooky or silly? "What should I be for Halloween?" is never a decision that should be made lightly, so we've elicited the help of astrologers Patrick Price and Virginia Mason Richardson to guide us toward an outfit based on our astrological birth chart.
Though 2023 is undoubtedly going to be the year of the Barbie Halloween costumes, and rightfully so, if you need a second choice or you're not quite feeling pink, allow these cosmic pros to lend their assistance. Though it goes without saying, don't forget to keep your favorite candy on hand and turn to the best Halloween movies for a little inspo. Now, if you'll excuse us, we have some shopping to do.
Virginia Mason Richardson is a writer, illustrator, and intuitive astrologer at The Magic Guide who's "been called to embrace life’s mysteries."
Patrick Price is a qualified tarot card reader and Western astrologer at the Nebula Platform. He specializes in compatibility and birth charts, tarot and angel readings. He aims to help people find purpose in life and overcome challenges, from relationship doubts to career concerns.
What should I be for Halloween based on my star sign?
Considering we gauge the solar system's movements for plenty of other areas of our lives, we think our sun, moon, and rising signs just might be hiding a few important details about our 2023 Halloween looks. Just a hunch! Here's what Price and Mason Richardson suggest.
Aries: A Firefighter
Fun Costumes Women's Fire Captain Costume
RRP: $49.99 - $59.98
Ready to fight the flames? This costume set includes a t-shirt with a fire department crest, red suspenders, twill pants, and a helmet to complete the look. Reviewers suggest sizing up.
As Mason Richardson notes, "Aries is the spark that lights the flame" and Price insists that the beloved fire sign burns hot for all that it loves. If there's a particular character or theme you're really passionate about, give it 110% with extra makeup, fun props, and bold garments. If you want to stick to the fire theme, there's an obvious choice.
Of Aries, Mason Richardson says, "Its powerful ability to get things started is threatened only by its tendency to burn too hard, too fast. Scorching that which was never intended to burn. So, be a firefighter—keep those flames in check."
Taurus: A Skeleton
Spooktacular Creations Unisex Skeleton Jumpsuit
Make no bones about it: you want to be comfy *and* spooky. What better way to achieve both than this plush skeleton suit?
Sure a Taurus could get a bad rep for traits like stubbornness, but Mason Richardson insists that just means they want to keep things within their control. And yes, comfort is key, so don't worry about overdoing it with an outfit that doesn't even allow you to move. Opt for something classic that never goes out of style.
"Choose a costume that keeps you in your comfort zone," she suggests.
Gemini: Wednesday Addams
ZIW Women Wednesday Addams Dress
While we patiently wait for a return to Nevermore Academy in Wednesday season 2, channel the school's fearless heroine in her signature color and white collar dress adorned with mini skulls.
"Your ruling planet, Mercury, will be in a very favorable position, meaning you will be feeling your best self. So choose an outfit in a color scheme that makes you feel good," Price suggests. "For example, if you love dark colors and gothic makeup, then embrace your inner Wednesday Addams."
Hey Alexa, play "Goo Goo Muck" by The Cramps.
Cancer: Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn Sequin Costume
Channel the perkiest member of the Suicide Squad with this sexy and playful Harley Quinn number. Stockings, wig, and boots sold separately.
"You may find yourself feeling very sensual around this time, so embrace that energy in your look. Try putting your own sexy twist on iconic film villain," Price suggests.
Though it's definitely the year of Barbie, this water sign might want to embrace another one of Margot Robbie's characters: Miss Harley Quinn.
Leo: Lady Gaga
Rubie's Store Lady Gaga Star Dress Costume
This one-size-fits-all star dress getup screams "Gaga" and is a fun way to honor Mother Monster. Additional accessories not included.
As you're well aware, Leos thrive in the spotlight, so why not embrace those characteristics on October 31st?
"Leo’s love being the center of attention. They just do. And I would not at all be surprised if there were more Leos on stage than any other sign," Mason Richardson says. "So, embrace your desire for the spotlight. Treat Halloween like a red carpet event and be a celebrity."
What celebrity has more Leo energy than Mother Monster? We'll wait.
Adult Pennywise Costume 'IT'
For a feminine take on Derry, Maine's most notorious villain, this chrome and blood-red skirt will do nicely. Reviews suggest sizing up.
"Your detail-oriented personality will thrive with a costume where you can get the little things right," Price says. "Characters with intricate costumes will work well for you, such as Pennywise."
Grab a red balloon to tie the look together and no one in your vicinity will go anywhere near you—or the sewer!
Libra: A Hippie
'60s Diva Costume
An ode to peace and Barbie alike, this floral and flared cropped halter top and bell bottom pants are right on!
"Libra loves keeping the peace," Mason Richardson says. "You can see both sides and bring balance to any situation."
For all things peace and love, we suggest going the '70s route as a hippie.
Scorpio: A Witch
Underwraps Hallow's Eve Women's Orange & Black Witch Costume
A stylish witch needs a skirt with black and orange tulle, of course. And we can't resist the orange frill accent on the hat.
We sure hope you have some crystals and a cauldron on hand. Things are about to get witchy for Scorpios.
"Every Scorpio has some witchy magic inside just itching to break free. So for this Halloween, be a witch," Mason Richardson says. "Embrace the one day of the year where you can fully out yourself without risking the stake."
Sagittarius: A Devil
Charades Women's Sizzling Devil Costume
RRP: $41.21 - $49.71
You'll look devilishly stylish and sexy thanks to this sequined lace-up bodice top and tulle bottom number.
This fire sign is headed straight for hell to meet the head of the house.
"Being a fire sign, you will find you have the most fun this Halloween wearing something that unleashes your inner devil," Price says. "Be on the nose with your costume."
Capricorn: A Detective
Fun Costumes Store Adult Carmen Sandiego Outfit
RRP: $39.99 - $49.98
Nothing sports an air of mystery quite like Carmen's red trenchcoat and hat.
We have a few clues about your 2023 costume lineup! It's time to unleash your inner sleuth.
"Capricorns always know how to get from point A to point B," says Mason Richardson. "You see all the paths that everyone’s ever walked, and you’re an expert at following their trail. You are on their trail, quite literally. So, be a detective. Ready to follow the trail to the top."
Aquarius: A Disco Jumpsuit
Hicarer Women's Adult Disco Doll Costume
RRP: $27.99 - $31.99
You'll scream all-things '70s with this chrome, flared disco jumpsuit with Saturday Night Fever vibes.
Your creativity will be at its peak around Halloween, so don't be afraid to put this into practice and get crafty! Choose something very Halloweeny but add lots of bling," Price notes.
Mason Richardson adds, "Aquarians always seem to be ahead of their time. They are innovators who bring new ways of being to the world. Some say they’re actually bringing this information from somewhere else. Almost like they hold the wisdom of the stars themselves."
Cabeny Pink Dress
Channel Barbie's everyday style with her iconic pink gingham dress and accessories.
It's all about the nostalgia for you, Dear Pisces. Tap into your childhood this spooky season.
"You will be feeling very playful around Halloween, so unleash your inner child by picking a favorite childhood character or game," Price suggests.
What's more appropriate than our favorite leading lady, Barbie?
Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few.
When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.
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