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What You Should Be for Halloween, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

By the looks of the dollar section in Target, the candy corn in my kitchen, and the physical manifestation of all our inner demons, it’s Spooky Season! Given that it’s the haunted season, we bet you already have a costume lined up and ready to go.

LOL, just kidding — we’re in college…who has time for that?

If you’re SCARED you won’t have an original look in time, look no further! Thanks to the stars, if you’re an Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius or Pisces, we’ve got you covered. Based on your Zodiac sign’s unique qualities, here’s what you should be for Halloween this year.

Aries: Anna Coleman, Freaky Friday

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Hey, Aries! Just like Anna Coleman in Freaky Friday, AKA, Lindsay Lohan/Jamie Lee Curtis’ character (Remember the most pivotal part of the movie?), you make your presence known and resist being pushed around. Put your impulsive (creative) energy into becoming Anna with a badass punk look and a guitar slung over your shoulder to match.

Taurus: Cher, Clueless

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“As if” we didn’t all know Cher was a Taurus! A love for all things beautiful, stubbornness, and willingness to take on a challenge are a few of the Taurus qualities of Cher. Cher wears a lot of plaid and monochromatic outfits, so keep this in mind if you choose her costume!

Gemini: Piper Chapman, Orange is the New Black

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Piper Chapman definitely gives off some Gemini vibes with her charm and ability to adapt to different settings. There’s not much to say about her costume (though there is a lot to say about the prison industrial complex, oops. Can you tell I’m a PAX major?).

Cancer: Serena van der Woodsen, Gossip Girl

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“Where is Serena?” If you’re like us, you’re still not over Gossip Girl ending in 2012. What better way to celebrate the show and your loyalty, kindness, and other cancer-esque qualities than dressing as THE Serena van der Woodsen? P.S. We know that even though you’re — I mean, Serena — is holding a suitcase, you’re a homebody at heart.

Leo: Rachel Berry, Glee

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Rachel is confident, bold, and constantly reaching for the stars. She loves the spotlight and to express herself creatively. The best part about Rachel’s style is that she wears LOTS of layers — warmer for you on Halloween!

Virgo: Raven Baxter, That’s So Raven

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That’s so…Virgo? Raven always tries to help her friends by planning very detailed means of controlling the problem much like your Zodiac, Virgo. Raven’s style has no boundaries so there are quite a few directions you could go in; We all know you’re resourceful! Pssst — white folks, don’t culturally appropriate. P!nk and Florence Welch are also Virgos. :)  

Libra: Squidward, SpongeBob SquarePants

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Okay, Libra, I know you can’t decide if you should take our astrological assessment seriously that Squidward Tentacles represents you. However, according to multiple inside sources, we can confirm that Squidward is indeed a Libra. If being Squidward is in your future, you could be the normal, chill Squidward… but, it’s Halloween! Handsome Squidward with a brown/orange bodysuit and a belt is the way to go.

Scorpio: John Bender, The Breakfast Club

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Ah, the mysterious John Bender. You’re brave and complex, and you can be misunderstood at times. To be the rebel of the five, you’ll need pieces you may already have in your closet anyway — a flannel, gloves, and a denim jacket. Bonus points if you wear Molly Ringwald’s earring in one ear.

Sagittarius: Jessica Day, New Girl

We wouldn’t be surprised if Jess from New Girl had ‘Sagittarius’ somewhere in her birth chart. She’s hilarious, generous with her friends, and can get a little carried away to make others happy (by doing what she thinks will make them happy). Nevertheless, you Sagittariuses always have good intentions. And good Halloween costumes, am I right?

Capricorn: Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation

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You really lucked out with this one. Can we think of a more loveable and hardworking Capricorn than Leslie Knope? Well, except for you, of course. In order to take on Leslie’s persona, your costume should visually read “I’m hardworking but also fun and I have no problem eating whipped cream from the can.”

Aquarius: Harry Styles

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We are not worthy of the Aquarius energy Harry Styles puts out into the world. You’re so unique and creative that Harry is perfect for you. Don’t forget the tamed curls and fake tattoos! Or — I mean, real tattoos work, too. Go all out.

Pisces: Eleven, Stranger Things

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Last but certainly not least, we come to you, Pisces. Your empathy, your tendency to feel others’ pain, and your compassion to want to make others feel better makes you, you. It also makes you Eleven for Halloween. Don’t forget the Eggos…You kind soul.


Erin Hughes

DePaul '21

Erin Mary Hughes studies Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies at DePaul University. When she’s not writing for Her Campus, you can find her painting, volunteering with DePaul Community Service Association, and educating others about her home state, Wisconsin. 
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