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5 Old School Scary Movies for Costume Inspiration

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.

I love old movies, I love scary movies, and I love Halloween. When these three categories unite in October, I’m in heaven. There’s nothing like curling up in the dark with friends to watch a retro horror film, and screaming during classic creepy scenes that have been frightening people for decades. Since everyone loves a good throwback, here’s a roundup of some stellar scary looks that are sure to bring chills this Halloween. (Warning: If you don’t like horror flicks, prepare yourself for some of the pictures below!).

Tippi Hedren in The Birds (1963): This might be one of my favorite character looks in a movie—ever. The creepiest thing about this Alfred Hitchcock classic is that the scene where Tippi gets attacked by birds in the attic is real! To get this look, I’d hit up a vintage store and find a great ’60s green belted dress and matching jacket and glue on some fake birds from a local crafts store.

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7 Halloween Movies We’re Rewatching This Month

Clockwise from left: Gizmo the Mogwai; The Sanderson Sisters; our fave friendly ghost; the Peanuts gang searching for an elusive figure.

With just two weeks left to go before Halloween, it’s time to get serious about costumes and makeup. Just as crucial to our holiday fun: our favorite Halloween-inspired movies! For the next two weeks, we’ll be curling up with a bowl of candy corn, some apple cider, and large pillows that can withstand terrified clutches as we watch these seven flicks. A few of them are genuinely scary, a few are hilarious, and a few are totally nostalgia-inducing childhood faves that we’ll never get enough of. Click through to find out which films made our list!

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