October 26, 2012 8:55 PM EST
Superstar Halloween: How to Dress like Your Favorite Celebrities and Movie Characters [IMAGES]
Dressing up as today's most famous icons and celebrities is one of the easiest ways to have fun during the Halloween season. Find out how you can add a touch of stardom to your costume for the parties you'll attend this weekend.
1. Amy Winehouse
The late singer's look is so unique that it takes nothing more than 3 essentials to pull it off. A beehive hairdo, fake tattoos, and eyeliner will do the trick. Dressing up in a black or white tank top and red skirt (or leopard print tights) will complete the look.
2. Lady Gaga
A blonde bow-wig (just like what Perez Hilton sported) and an edgy short dress are all you need to be recognized as Lady Gaga. Long nails and high heels are also a must if you're planning to dress up as one of Lady Gaga's personas.
3. One Direction
If you're a group of men (or women) going to a Halloween costume party together, make women squeal in delight by dressing up as these British superstars. All you need are tapered coat jackets (preferably in plaid or pastel colors) paired with plain shirts, suspenders, skinny jeans, pointed oxfords and blow-dried hairdos. Bringing wireless microphones also add to that boyband touch you're going for.
4. Magic Mike
For those who really want to make a statement this Halloween, coming in as a group of men in skimpy clothing ala the stars of Magic Mike will seal the deal. Latex pants, animal-print thong, X-body belts, and a cop's headgear are the essentials to nail this daring concept. If you're not too lucky or that hardworking to get a six-pack; airbrush, draw, or stick fake abs onto your belly and get creative.
5. Johny Depp's Characters
Dressing up as one of Johnny Depp's characters has always been an easy choice for men. Either you come as Captain Jack Sparrow (dreadlocks, eyeliner, ruffled shirt, boots) or Willy Wonka (white make-up, top hat, coat), your friends will be amused when you enter the room.
6. The Walking Dead Cast and Zombies
Another great idea for group costumes is to dress up as the cast of The Walking Dead. One male can wear a sheriff's outfit and come as Rick, while the others creep in in zombie make-up. This is a cool and creative way that might even help you nab the "best costume" award.