Halloween is just around the corner, which means it鈥檚 time to get brainstorming about costume ideas STAT. If you鈥檙e not one to put hours of thought into your hair, don鈥檛 worry! We鈥檝e made the job a little easier for you this year by picking one of our very own classic hairstyles that goes with some of our fave costumes. Whether you are aiming for a pretty princess 鈥榙o or badass Mother-of-Dragons look, this half-crown braid will get you there.


To get the half-up style, part your hair to the side and braid a two-inch strand of hair on the larger part (above your ear), then angle around the back of your head and secure the braid and non-braided side with bobby pins. Depending on how you wish to part your hair, this can be asymmetrical with a braid on one side or parted down the middle with a braid on both sides. Either way, you鈥檙e sure to look the part. View the full tutorial here!

1. The White Queen

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Anne Hathaway gives the half-crown braid an eerily ethereal twist in Tim Burton鈥檚 Alice in Wonderland. To get the White Queen鈥檚 feminine-gothic look, pair an all-white ensemble with vampy lips and nails. (Photo via Disney)

2. Daeneyrs Targaryen


It鈥檚 no secret that Daenerys is our forever Game of Thrones crush. Here, she wears the half-crown braid with the dignified strength and effortless grace of a true Khaleesi. Stick to flowy, draped material (think Grecian), throw on a leather belt, grab your stuffed pet dragon and you鈥檙e good to go. (Photo via HBO)

3. Hermione Granger


Here鈥檚 proof that even a studyholic like Hermione Granger can do this effortlessly chic look. 10 points to Gryffindor! To get Emma Watson鈥檚 look, find a set of cauldron black robes, a wand and you鈥檙e all set. Now, if only we could be Hermione everyday鈥 (Photo via Warner Bros)

4. Princess Buttercup


Robin Wright鈥檚 Princess Bride look is no exception to the classic braided updo. Her intricately detailed crown and gorgeously crafted gowns have us head over heels for her wardrobe. Buy or rent a princess gown to capture her regal style and find the perfect Westley to say 鈥淎s you wish鈥 over and over and over. (Photo via Twentieth Century Fox Film)

5. Juliet


Yup, we wish we were Claire Danes in this scene too. Not only because we鈥檇 be the love interest of a dreamy Leonardo, but we鈥檙e totally in love with Juliet鈥檚 angelic ensemble. To get her look, pair a simple white dress with minimal-to-no jewelry and, of course, a set of feathery wings. Who knew that angel wings paired so perfectly with a half-crown braid? (Photo via Twentieth Century Fox Film)

Which of these female protagonists will you be this Halloween? Let us know your favorite in the comments below!