Halloween Costumes by the Stars: What You Should Be Based on Your Sign (PHOTOS)

Maressa Brown | Oct 28, 2014 Beauty & Style

woman standing on cliff looking up at the stars moonFrom perusing Pinterest to simply choosing a costume that's simple and either cracks your kids up or makes your husband all hot and bothered, there are a million ways to decide what to be for Halloween. But if you're stuck and searching for a stellar form of inspiration, perhaps you should consider what to be for Halloween based on your astrological sign!

You never know! The symbolism associated with the sun sign you were born under could lead you to the costume you're fated to wear. Or maybe it's just an entertaining place to start. Either way, we rounded up the top picks for each of the 12 signs of the zodiac.

Check below to see the costumes that would be the perfect fit based on your sign, then tell us: Do you plan to wear -- or have you ever worn -- a costume that was astrologically inspired?


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  • Aries (Mar. 21–Apr. 19)

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    Sun sign Aries, represented by the ram, is an intense competitor who thrives on winning. Clearly, any Aries gal would take the prize by channeling her inner "Sexy Warrior Princess" ($107.95, Yandy.com). Aries tend to be naturally athletic, so dressing up like your fave pro-athlete would be perfect, too!

  • Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)

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    Earth sign Taurus, represented by the bull, is definitely at home among deep forests and green pastures. Hence why if your birthday falls under this sign, you may want to consider paying tribute to The Hobbit and getting your Silvan Elf on. This Tauriel costume ($34.99, partycity.com) does the woodland warrior character justice!

    Another option: A matador, of course!

  • Gemini (May 21–June 20)

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    If you fall under the air sign Gemini, symbolized by twins, grab your spouse or BFF and try a buddy costume like Dr. Seuss' Thing 1 and Thing 2 ($69.99, Target.com). Or, because Gemini is ruled by Mercury -- the planet of communication and language -- a sexy librarian may be more your speed!

  • Cancer (June 21–July 22)

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    Water sign Cancer, symbolized by the crab, is the maternal sign of the zodiac. Cancers also tend to be quite patriotic (you know, love of the "mother country"). So why not tap into that energy by doing your best impression of a famous First Lady, like Jackie Kennedy ($34.99, HalloweenCostumes.com) or Michelle Obama?

    Cancer is also ruled by the moon, so an astronaut or Buzz Lightyear would work well, too!

  • Leo (July 23–Aug. 22)

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    Fire sign Leo, symbolized by none other than the lion (rawr!), is one of the signs you can get literal with! Grab a lioness costume, like this one inspired by the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz ($34.99-$48.99, HalloweenCostumes.com).

    Or since Leo women also tend to love the spotlight and ruling the roost, you could consider any costume with regal flair (Cleopatra or a Medieval queen, for instance).

  • Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22)

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    Earth sign Virgo, symbolized by the Virgin, is associated with innocence and purity. She's also known for her femininity and, let's be honest, a bit of health-crazed crunchiness! Hence why dressing up like Mother Nature ($24.99-$44.99, HalloweenCostumes.com) would be all too spot-on!

    Virgoans have quite the rep for being neat freaks, too, so if that speaks to you, a French maid costume might be the right fit!

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  • Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 22)

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    Air sign Libra, represented by scales, is all about balance ... and beauty. It's also ruled by the planet Venus, which is associated with the Roman goddess of love! So this Venus goddess costume ($28.99, HalloweenCostumes.com) or an Aphrodite (the Greeks' love goddess) outfit would be the ideal choice for a Libran lady.

  • Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21)

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    Water sign Scorpio, represented by the scorpion, is ruled by the eighth house in astrology, which correlates to both sex and death. Eek! A Scorp's comfort level with the darker things in life tends to make them the biggest fans of Halloween, so consider a traditionally eerie costume like Morticia Addams ($46.99, HalloweenCostumes.com) or something sensual and spooky (think Elvira or a femme fatale from a noir flick)!

  • Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

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    Fire sign Sagittarius, symbolized by the archer (half man/half horse), is a spirited adventurer who loves traveling the globe and learning about a bevy of cultures! You're also athletically inclined and empowered to defend your independence at all costs, so you may enjoy dressing up like Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games ($38.99, HalloweenCostumes.com). Or consider a costume that nods to a different culture (like the magnetic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo!).

  • Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

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    Earth sign Capricorn, symbolized by the goat, will put their nose to the grindstone to get their job done and look enviously pulled-together and sophisticated doing it. One example: Famous, royal Cap Kate Middleton, who you could channel in the very same fuchsia maternity dress ($83, Seraphine.com) the Duchess wore in the first royal family photos with Prince George. (Add a baby bump for #2, if you want to be really authentic!)

    Caps are also ruled by Saturn, which is the taskmaster planet, so you could also consider dressing up as a law enforcement official!

  • Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

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    Air sign Aquarius, symbolized by the water bearer, is the sign most tied to the '60s, peace, love, and major social change (thanks, at least in part, to the musical Hair and its song "The Age of Aquarius"!). So dressing up like a flower child with a hippie dress ($22.99-$29.99, Target.com) makes perfect sense.

    But because Aquarians are the ultimate nonconformists, anything that's out of left field (think punk rocker or an interesting character from an obscure TV show or film) will feel just right.

  • Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

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    Water sign Pisces, symbolized by the fish, tends to be a hopeless, artistic romantic. So doing your best Ariel impression with a mermaid costume ($199.95, Yandy.com) would likely go swimmingly.

    Costumes that strike a sea-faring note (like a sailor or dolphin) or that represent your dreamy, imaginative nature (beat poet or your favorite artist) are fantastic, too!

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