Hipster-beloved filmmaker Wes Anderson is known and praised for his iconic style (think quirky cinematography, bright pastel colors, wacky characters, peculiar and captivating storylines + upbeat, indie-esque soundtracks). So it鈥檚 not surprising that many of his oddly charming characters make for the perfectly unique Halloween costume. Whether you are into his more retro, prep-school flicks or his most recent magical hotel creation, these easy (think: thrift store) getups will help you harness that signature Wes Anderson style and humor.



1. Max Fischer: Harness that inner overachiever with your very own version of Rushmore Preparatory School鈥檚 finest. Take it to the next level by partnering up with your own Herman Blume or Rosemary Cross. (via Lonny)

Moonrise Kingdom


2. Suzy Bishop鈥檚 Raven: What kind of bird are you? We think Suzy鈥檚 fierce raven getup will be just right this Halloween. Pair with all black, a tough-girl attitude and some uber-dramatic eyes to get the look. (via Becuo)


3. Sam and Suzy: Ahh, young love. Perfect as a couple鈥檚 costume or individually, these outfits are easy to put together (just head to your local thrift store) and oh-so cute. Bonus points if you reenact the beach dance scene and rock out to Fran莽oise Hardy鈥檚 鈥淟es Temps de L鈥檃mour.鈥 (via Steffy鈥檚 Pros and Cons)

The Grand Budapest Hotel


4. Zero: You will be no zero while donning this fancy purple number. We love the attention to detail here, even down to the red stripe on the jacket. DIY your very own with a purple blazer and pants, red tape, fez cap and letter stickers. (via Brit + Co)


5. Agatha: This resourceful pastry chef costume is almost too cute for words. The box of goodies and birthmark here make it authentic and provide the perfect finishing touch. Pair with Zero above for an adorable couple鈥檚 costume. (via Brit + Co)


6. Madame D: This classy old dame sure knows how to get her kicks. Go grandma chic with a gray top knot (sprayed or dyed), a two-piece ensemble and strands upon strands of pearls and costume jewelry. And if you feel like going as a slightly off-kilter couple鈥檚 costume, check out how we DIYed Gustave鈥檚 look. (via Brit + Co)

The Life Aquatic


7. The Belafonte Crew: This group costume gets major bonus points for the dive suit leotard, Zissou鈥檚 deceased BFF and, of course, the perfect pose. Oh, and *finally* a costume with an Anjelika Houston character in it. (via Wes Anderson Theme Party Tumblr)

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8. The Elusive Jaguar Shark: Go solo shark style or pair up with a few other Zissous for the ultimate Life Aquatic tribute. This one might take some sewing skills, but we could also see the famed IKEA shark being crafted into something similar with some fabric paint. (via The Dogs Pollocks)

The Royal Tenenbaums


9. Ari and Uzi Tenenbaum: Possibly the most comfortable costumes ever, these Tenenbaum track suits will fit right in at any Halloween shindig. (via Orange Juice Etc.)


10. Richie and Margot Tenenbaum: These two! Channel that angsty awkward Tenenbaum brother-sister duo with this classic costume. We recommend hitting up Gma鈥檚 and Gpa鈥檚 closets or your local thrift shop to get the look. (via Costume Pop)

The Darjeeling Limited


11. Francis Whitman: This one鈥檚 actually super simple. Just grab your first aid kit, a suit and some leis (or gjaras). (via Orange Juice Etc.)


12. Jack Whitman: This type-A brother is another easy-peasy costume. With a suit, the proper neckware, a faux 鈥榮tache and a perfectly planned itinerary, you鈥檒l be Mr. Jack Whitman in no time. For a terrific trio, add Peter with a gray suit, shades and a snake in a box. (via McAvoy)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox


13. Mr. and Mrs. Fox: If Anderson鈥檚 first animated film is your all-time fave, then this is the couple鈥檚 costume for you. See how to make those fox-y masks with fake carvable pumpkins here. And if you don鈥檛 feel like going all-out fox on this one, a simple paper mask like this one from our girls over at A Beautiful Messwould look just as sweet. (via Tasha Spencer)


14. Kristofferson + Ash: Isn鈥檛 this the cutest? You could go full fur with fox and mouse masks, or you could use a beanie or sock cap with face paint underneath. We鈥檙e thinking the tails are essential for cuteness though. (via Checkout Girl Crafts)

Which Wes Anderson character are you going to be this Halloween? Any other fun ones that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!