Multi-dimensional, flawed, fiercely intelligent, and totally inspirational, these on-screen queens are beloved for their strong and distinct personalities as much as they are for their killer fashion sense.
Which is why this upcoming Halloween is the perfect time to celebrate these unapologetically fierce leading ladies and pay tribute to them by emulating their signature looks with pieces you can probably get right out of your closet.
We’ve rounded up three of our favourite characters and we show you examples of how to recreate their infamous styles below. To shop these looks without having to break bank, Saleduck is a fantastic place to score deals and discounts from some of your favourite online fashion retailers so remember to check it out before embarking on your Halloween shopping haul.
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Daria first materialised in the form of a supporting character in Beavis & Butthead due to MTV’s insistence on having an intelligent female character being portrayed in the series to serve as a figurehead for a wildly unrepresented audience: smart and strong young women. Cynical, self-aware and uncompromisingly true to her sense of self, Daria became an anti-hero of sorts due to her refreshing disdain for the world around her. Today, she is as relevant a role model as she was when she first appeared and therefore, no list on inspiring female characters would be complete without her. To get her look right, don an army green parka over an orange tank and pleated skirt combo. Circular reading glasses and tough-as-nails combat boots are signature accessories. The piece de resistance? Biting put-downs and a perfectly arched eyebrow.
Creepy, kooky and altogether ooky, the Addamses was the family that we all aspired to be a part of at least once in our lives and Wednesday was the sardonic youngest daughter that we just couldn’t shake off. With a passion for homicide and unexpectedly trendsetting ensembles (red nail polish and Peter Pan-collared dresses, hello!), Wednesday is the little girl that all grown women look up to. Replicate her look by securing your hair into braids then powder your face and dab concealer onto your lips to remove any hint of a rosy complexion. Don a black dress with a starched white collar and a pair our chunky-heeled mary janes. Now that you’ve got the look down pat, temporarily forget how to smile and you’re well on your way to embodying the spirit of our favourite Addams family member.
15-years ago, the eternally unimpressed, cigarette-wielding Margot Tenenbaum burst onto our screens in the cult hit about a family of unhinged former child prodigies. Since then, she’s gone on to inspire countless women to pack on the kohl, fish out their childhood tennis dresses and and trawl flea markets for vintage-esque fur coats in an effort to imitate her conservative yet deliciously kooky aesthetic. To imitate Wes Anderson’s literary genius this Halloween, straighten and part your hair in the middle and secure it on one side with a beret – ideally something small and non-fussy. A striped shift dress and camel-coloured coat will channel instant Margot vibes. Heavily line and smudge your eyes with the blackest eyeliner and remember to master her delightfully dead-eyed expression to round off the entire look.
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