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80 Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by Movies and TV Shows

You don't have to go out to go all out.

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It's that time of year again! Even if your grand plans consist of a scary movie marathon and a spooky cocktail, dressing up as one of your favorite TV or movie characters for Halloween is a low-lift way to pretend you're someone else for a night. Did we mention that all of these "costumes" double as (mostly) practical and stylish additions to your wardrobe? Keep on scrolling...and scrolling...because we've got 82 options for your 2021 Halloween escapades. Once you've decided which character you'll be channeling this Halloween, all that's left is to pick a spectacular eye makeup look.

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Emily Cooper from 'Emily in Paris'
halloween customes
STEPHANIE BRANCHU/NETFLIXNetflix

Aritzia Beret, $35

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Chanel Backpack, $3,100

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Armond from 'The White Lotus'
halloween costumes
HBO

Farm Rio Mixed Prints Shirt, $110

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Cruella De Vil from 'Cruella'
halloween costumes
Disney

Reformation Dress, $98

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Brandon Blackwood Dalmation Purse, $170

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Daphne Bridgerton from 'Bridgerton'
halloween costumes
LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIXNetflix

Phenomenal x Bridgerton x Hill House Home Dress, $125

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Phenomenal x Bridgerton x Hill House Hair Pin, $40

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Fran Lebowitz from 'Pretend It's a City'
halloween costumes
Netflix

Cuyana Oversized Blazer, $275

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Moscot Glasses, $290

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Melissa Gimble in 'Schmigadoon!'
halloween costumes
Apple

Lululemon Pink Windbreaker, $198

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Lola Drawstring Backpack, $80

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Keeley Jones from 'Ted Lasso'
halloween costumes
Apple

Jennifer Fisher Gold Hoop Earrings, $150

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Beth Harmon from 'The Queen's Gambit'
halloween costumes
PHIL BRAY/NETFLIXNetflix

Rowing Blazer's Chess Sweater, $248

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Mango Peter Pan Collar Shirt, $60

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Lara Jean from ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’
Netflix

Polo Ralph Lauren Cardigan, $128

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Solid & Striped Scrunchie, $10

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Carole Baskin in 'Tiger King'
halloween costumes
Netflix

Joie Tiger Print Halter, $79

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Etsy Flower Crown, $12

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Stuffed Tiger Toy, $20

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Midge Maisel from 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
halloween costume
Amazon Prime

Echo Scarf, $25

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Saint Laurent Cat Eye Sunglasses, $365

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Regina George from ‘Mean Girls’
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Alamy

Gap Shirt, $18

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Yasmine Eslami Purple Bra, $100

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Young Queen Elizabeth in 'The Crown'
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Robert ViglaskyNetflix

Unreal Fur Scarf, $190

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Tiara, $9

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Lulu Townsend Clutch, $40

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Jessie Pinkman from 'Breaking Bad'
halloween costumes
Lewis Jacobs / AMCAMC

Acne Studios Oversized Hoodie, $32

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Michael Michael Kors Beanie, $31.50

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Selina Meyer from 'VEEP'
halloween costumes
HBO

Rebecca de Ravenel, $358

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American Flag Pin, $7

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Leslie Jones in 'Supermarket Sweep' 2020
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ABC

Lovers + Friends Pink Blazer, $238

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Off-White Color block Sneakers, $425

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Melissa & Doug Toy Shopping Cart, $59

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Robyn from 'High Fidelity'
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HULU/Phillip Caruso

Dickies Logo T-Shirt, $39

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Michael Jordan from 'The Last Dance'
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STAN HONDAGetty Images

Air Jordan High Retro Sneakers, $365

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Nike Basketball Shorts, $32

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The Cast of 'The Real Housewives of New York'
halloween costumes
Bravo

Norma Kamali Metallic Dress, $245

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Foam Apple, $5

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Emma Green from 'Away'
halloween costumes
Diyah Pera/NetflixNetflix

Misguided Nasa Shirt, $17

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Donna Karan Cargo Pants, $29

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Joe from 'You'
halloween costumes
Beth Dubber/NetflixNetflix

Urban Renewal Flannel, $49

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Levi's Jean Jacket, $98

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Lucy from 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things'
halloween costumes
Mary Cybulski/NETFLIXNetflix

Alexa Chung Striped Sweater, $210

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Polo Ralph Lauren Dress, $200

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Yeon-Kyo from 'Parasite'
halloween costumes
Neon

Brooks Brothers Cropped Tweed Jacket, $498

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Brooks Brothers Checked Tweed A-Line Skirt ,$248

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The March Sisters from 'Little Women'
halloween costumes
Columbia Pictures/Wilson Webb

ASOS Vintage Dress, $72

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Muun Basket Bag, $139

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Furtalk Straw Hat, $20

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge in 'Fleabag'
halloween costumes
BBC

Old Navy Striped T-Shirt, $14

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Apparis Black Trench Jacket, $380

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Glossier Mascara, $16

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Emma Woodhouse from 'Emma'
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Focus Features

Hill House Home Nap Dress, $100

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Eugenia Kim Hat, $475

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z from the ‘Apes**t’ Music Video
YouTube

Le Suit Women’s Shiny 1 Button Pant Suit, $200

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Lady Bird from 'Lady Bird'
A24

Amazon navy-blue sweater vest, $12

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Amazon pink arm warmer, $10

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Dolores from 'Westworld'
HBO

APC Dress, $310

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Gap Wrap Belt, $28

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Hellen Parr (Elastigirl) from ‘Incredibles 2’
Walt Disney StudiosDisney

DG Sweatsuit, $125

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Sleep Mask, $9.99

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Khaleesi from ‘Game of Thrones’
HBO

Halston Gown, $395

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Cersei from 'Game of Thrones'
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HBO

Topshop Crocodile Jacket, $130

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Anastasia from ‘50 Shades Darker’
Universal Pictures

H&M Shirt, $24.99

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Hanky Panky Lace Boy Shorts, $32

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Margot Tenenbaum from ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’
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Buena Vista PicturesAlamy

ASOS Misguided Coat, $92

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Wednesday Addams from ‘The Addams Family’
Paramount Pictures

Karl Lagerfeld Paris Blouse, $59

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Rory Gilmore from ‘Gilmore Girls’
The CW

Shein Skirt, $14

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Harley Quinn from ‘Suicide Squad’
Warner Bros. Warner Bros.

Suicide Squad Shirt, $26

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Dorothy from the ‘Wizard of Oz’
Getty Images

ASOS Dress, $31.50

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Winifred Sanderson from ‘Hocus Pocus’
Getty Images

HDE Green Cape, $17

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Piper from ‘Orange Is the New Black’
Netflix

Mango Jumpsuit, $130

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Holly Golightly from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
Getty Images

Dress The Population Little Black Dress, $168

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Spirit Halloween Gloves, $8

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Nina from ‘Black Swan’
Fox Searchlight

Forever 21 Bodysuit, $6

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Billie Jean King from ‘Battle of the Sexes’
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Fox SearchlightAlamy

Athleta Dress, $89

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Jackie from ‘That ‘70s Show’
Fox

Free People Bell-Bottoms, $78

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Claire from ‘The Breakfast Club’
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Archive PhotosGetty Images

Cos Shirt, $99

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Julie Vos Pearl Earrings, $68

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Carrie from ‘Sex and the City’
Getty Images

Needle & Thread Tulle Skirt, $86

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Blair from ‘Gossip Girl’
Getty Images

Veronica Beard Tweed Skirt, $295

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Etsy Headband, $15

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Olivia Pope from ‘Scandal’
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Danny FeldGetty Images

Mango Wool Coat, $300

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Joan Holloway from ‘Mad Men’
AMC

Likely Dress, $118.80

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Penny Lane from ‘Almost Famous’
DreamWorks Pictures

Sam Edelman Faux Shearling Coat, $240

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Ilana from ‘Broad City’
Comedy Central

Levi's Jacket, $98

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Lululemon Zip-Up Hoodie, $118

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Elle Woods from ‘Legally Blonde’
MGM

Alexis Green Cardigan, $286

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ASOS Cat Eye Glasses , $13.30

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Daisy Buchanan from ‘The Great Gatsby’
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Surrell Accessories Faux Stole, $85

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Leslie from ‘Parks and Rec’
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H&M Blazer, $17

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Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’
Walt Disney Studios

Monki Sara Dress, $95

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Cookie from ‘Empire’
Fox

DVF Shirt Dress, $55

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Jackie O from ‘Jackie’
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AA Film ArchiveAlamy

Le Suit Skirt Suit, $70

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Meredith from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
Getty Images

FIGS Scrub Set, $38

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Hallie from ‘The Parent Trap’
Walt Disney Pictures

Banana Republic Yellow Cardigan, $92

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Topshop Peter Pan Collar Shirt, $58

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Mia Wallace from ‘Pulp Fiction’
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Alamy

J. Crew Shirt, $30

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Allie from ‘The Notebook’
New Line Cinema

ASOS Dress, $48

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Cheryl from ‘Riverdale’
The CW

Urban Renewal Plaid Mini Skirt, $49

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Sandy from ‘Grease’
Getty Images

Target Bodysuit, $15

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Levi's Faux Leather Pants, $128

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Cher from ‘Clueless’
Paramount PicturesGetty Images

Sandro Paris Blazer, $283

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Sandro Paris Skirt, $89

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Rachel from ‘Friends’
NBCNBC Universal

WeWoreWhat Overalls, $80

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Whitley from 'A Different World'
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NBCGetty Images

Everlane Turtleneck , $38

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Anthropologie Pearl Necklace, $128

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Bonnie from "The Craft"
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Columbia / Peter IovinoAlamy

BLANKNYC Jacket, $98

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Betty from ‘Ugly Betty’
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Unique Bargains Shirt, $17

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Warby Parker Glasses, $95

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Cleopatra from ‘Cleopatra’
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Universal History ArchiveGetty Images

Norma Kamali Dress, $197

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Marilyn from ‘Love, Marilyn’
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Earl Theisen CollectionGetty Images

Lulu's Dress, $99

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Molly from 'Insecure'
job, white collar worker, office, businessperson, employment, technology, adaptation, business, sitting, student,
HBO

ASOS tuxedo blazer, $48

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Veronica from 'Veronica Mars'
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CBS Photo ArchiveGetty Images

Madewell Biker Jacket, $498

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Eleven from ‘Stranger Things’
Netflix

Etsy Dress, $30

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Princess Leia from ‘Star Wars’
Getty Images

Pour Les Femmes Dress, $295

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Ashley from 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'
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NBCGetty Images

H&M Pleated Skirt, $40

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Whistles T-Shirt, $69

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Kat from 'Euphoria'
fashion, beauty, fashion design, black hair, event, photography, model, tattoo, fashion accessory, style,
HBO

Dolls Kill Corset Top, $35

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Mindy from 'The Mindy Project'
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Universal TelevisionGetty Images

ASOS Headband, $14.50

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Topanga from 'Boy Meets World'
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Ariat Boots, $150

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Tina from 'Glee'
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FOXGetty Images

Alo Yoga Plaid Leggings, $118

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Romy from 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion'
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Hulton ArchiveGetty Images

Theory Slip Dress, $345

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