'Big Little Lies' Halloween Costumes That'll Instantly Make You One of the Monterey Five

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'Big Little Lies' Halloween Costumes That'll Instantly Make You One of the Monterey Five
Photo credit: Jennifer Clasen - HBO

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While Big Little Lies offers unique perspectives on motherhood, marriage, and relationships, the show also packs in plenty of great dramatic scenes and fashion moments. It’s no wonder we can’t stop talking about the HBO show, well after Season 2 has ended. The bond these actresses have has moved off-screen as well, and as a result, they've become serious squad goals. So why not gather your crew and emulate the Monterey Five this Halloween? Big Little Lies costumes are a creative, fun Halloween costume option for women, moms, and best friends. (And dare we say—frenemies? Looking at you, Season 1 Madeline and Season 1 Renata.) You can even get your spouses and kids in on it for a family costume too.

Photo credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle - HBO

However, the real beauty of these costumes is that you probably have a few things hanging in your closet that can contribute to your look, making them super-easy to pull together. And while it might seem like the show's characters wear pretty standard professional and casual looks, you'll start to see color schemes and accessory patterns emerge when you focus on each of the women. But don't sweat it—we've done the hard work for you, and even threw in a bonus Audrey Hepburn costume (we couldn't resist!). It won't hurt to be part of the Monterey 5, or Monterey 5 adjacent, at least for one night. Shop our Big Little Lies costume inspiration right here, personalize your look based on your favorite episode, and take Halloween as an excuse to rewatch Seasons 1 and 2 to really get into character. After all, one cannot just become Renata Klein within in a day.


Madeline Martha Mackenzie Costume

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Fast-talking, opinionated Madeline's wardrobe stands out in a crowd as much as she does. Bold colors, oversized patterns, and (almost) always a bright lip, she's no shrinking violet. Nail the look by sticking to the classics, but make sure they're done in a can't-miss-'em hue.

Madeline Martha Mackenzie's Audrey Hepburn Costume

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While the other ladies went for classic black-and-white Breakfast at Tiffany's looks, Madeline went for Audrey's chic bedhead ensemble and totally nailed it. Slip into the iconic sleep mask and pair it with bright earrings and a long white top, and you're practically set. Take a cue from Madeline and really tease your hair on top!

Celeste Wright Costume

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Sophisticated and self-possessed, Celeste's wardrobe is always understated, but made up of quality pieces worn in layer upon layer of textured neutrals. To get the look, just make sure you're going to be somewhere chilly for the evening. Her strawberry blonde hair is a must; just trim the ends off this wig to nail it.

Bonnie Carlson Costume

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Zen, thy name is Bonnie. Her style is earthy and boho, but still always effortlessly chic—seriously, even when she's doing yoga. Mastering her look takes what you'd wear to a low-impact workout class to the next level. Pair typical athleisure attire with a print cardigan, some dainty jewelry, and then throw in a yoga mat for good measure.

Jane Chapman Costume


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Think of Jane's wardrobe as mom-casual. Pairing and layering relaxed pieces together, she seems to go for comfort over fashion. But her most iconic outfit might be the I'm-working-something-out running attire. The good news is that you'll stay nice and warm if you're outside on Halloween.


Renata Klein Costume


Photo credit: Jennifer Clasen - HBO

Don't let her buttoned-up, all-business look fool you. Renata is at her best when she's having a level-four meltdown. Her beautifully tailored power suits and fancy dresses all work like armor to protect how sensitive she really is inside.


Mary Louise Wright Costume


Photo credit: Jennifer Clasen - HBO

Basically the mother-in-law from hell, Mary Louise's conservative wardrobe is easy to replicate (think: lots of collared shirts and delicate scarves). Pair the look with a smug, superior attitude and a sensible cardigan or coat, and you've nailed it. Just make sure you don't end up scaring people by randomly screaming throughout the night!


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