If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume idea, look no further than Lauren Conrad. No stranger to dreaming up creative and stylish costumes (you may remember her fierce Cruella de Vil look last year), she really took it to the next level for 2018. On Thursday, October 18, the former The Hills star revealed her Halloween creation of Melanie Daniels from The Birds via Instagram.

Conrad turned to her website to give insight into the inspiration behind the costume, modeled after Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic character. “I’ve designed many different Halloween costumes over the years, but they have mostly all had varying amounts of tulle and glitter in common. This year I wanted to depart from the cutesy costumes of Halloweens past and step into something a little more… spooky,” she wrote on her website.

She went on to reveal how simple her costume actually is to replicate. All you really need is a retro-inspired dress, black heels, and a few artificial birds. It’s that easy! Conrad also showcased how she created a little birdie costume for her son Liam to wear.

Want to get the look? Keep scrolling to shop a few items to embody LC’s brilliant Halloween costume idea, and you’ll be ready for October 31.

Naive Shine Retro Pencil Dress ($24): As Conrad explained, all you really need is a throwback-ready dress to make this costume really work.

Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps ($120): You may already have black pumps in your arsenal, but if you’re looking for a new pair for the costume (and for life in general!), this classic style is perfect.

Factory Direct Craft Artificial Crows ($9): The finishing touch to the iconic Melanie Daniels look.

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