Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

So you have to throw a Halloween costume together for your party. What else is new?

But you're a woman of standards and not just any off-the-rack costume is going to cut it. You're the type to really think about what you want to be and then strategically curate the look from head-to-toe. However, with all that effort, you want to make sure that it's money well spent.

That's exactly why you should be building said costume around key wardrobe staples that you can wear well after said party.

Think it can't be done? Here are nine iconic costume ideas that prove our point.

ESC: Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon

Metro Goldwyn Mayer

ESC: Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction

Miramax Films

ESC: Olivia Newton-John, Grease

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ESC: Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman

Touchstone Home Entertainment

ESC: Anne Bancroft, The Graduate

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios

ESC: Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews

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ESC: Annie Hall, Diane Keaton

MGM Home Entertainment; United Artists

ESC: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's

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ESC: The Craft

Columbia Pictures

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