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With all the memorable characters on the small screen, TV shows have offered loads of fun ideas for Halloween costumes over the years. From older favorites bringing us Friends Halloween costumes and The Office Halloween costumes to newer hits making Stranger Things costumes super popular, there’s no shortage of looks, especially for DIY group Halloween costumes.
The hit HBO show Big Little Lies is no exception. Known for its emotional roller coaster of a storyline and that hauntingly beautiful theme song, the biggest draw is the show’s unique lineup of leading ladies known as the Monterey 5—Madeline, Celeste, Renata, Jane, and Bonnie. (Bonus: Season 2 brought us another unforgettable character in Mary Louise.) Two words: squad goals.
With signature styles as unique as each woman’s personality, this complex web of characters’ looks includes preppy, sporty, classy, boho, and business-lady. This wide range means you likely have a few things hanging in your closet to get you started. To round out each costume, we highlight some key pieces below that will help you achieve the look, and we even threw in a bonus Audrey Hepburn costume (we couldn't resist). Watch Big Little Lies Seasons 1 and 2 to really get into character!
Madeline Martha Mackenzie Costume
Fast-talking, opinionated Madeline's wardrobe stands out in a crowd as much as she does. Bold colors and 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
While the other ladies opted for classic black-and-white Breakfast at Tiffany's looks, Madeline went for Holly Golightly's chic bedhead ensemble and, of course, totally nailed it. Slip into a long, white button-down shirt, bright earrings, and the iconic sleep mask, and you're practically set. Take a cue from Madeline and really tease your hair on top!
Celeste Wright Costume
Sophisticated and expensive, Celeste's wardrobe is always understated. Think quality pieces in textured neutrals worn in layers. To get the look, just make sure you're going to be somewhere chilly for the evening. Her strawberry blonde hair is a must.
Bonnie Carlson Costume
Bonnie's style is earthy, organic, 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 long and flowy print cardigan, some dainty jewelry, and then throw in a yoga mat for good measure. If you want those signature sunglasses, get ready for a splurge!
Renata Klein Costume
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 always have an edge. Pay special attention to her killer shoe collection!
Jane Chapman Costume
Because Jane seems to go for comfort over fashion, try pairing and layering relaxed pieces together. 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.
Mary Louise Wright Costume
She's not exactly what you'd wish for in a mother-in-law, but Mary Louise's conservative wardrobe is easy to replicate. Pair a collared shirt, a sensible cardigan or coat, and a delicate scarf combo with a smug, superior attitude, and you're well on your way. Just make sure you don't end up scaring people by randomly screaming throughout the night!
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