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Models-off-duty: the best costumes from Halloween 2019

Halloween may be over for another year but we’re not ready to move on just yet. Here we relive our favourite looks (and secretly bookmark them for next year).

Setting the bar high for group costumes were Joan Smalls (with her TLC tribute) and Giovanna Engelbert's homage to the Spice Girls. Smalls also worked a life-size version of the Chucky doll, with a bright orange bob and denim overalls.

Halloween professional Cindy Crawford went retro with her version of a 70s disco diva, complete with kaleidoscopic jumpsuit and rose-coloured glasses. Not to be outdone by her mum, Kaia Gerber wore an elaborate floral headpiece balanced on a choppy, jet-black hairstyle.

Gigi Hadid brought back 90s nostalgia with her authentic tribute to Jim Carrey’s The Mask, and so too did Martha Hunt as LeeLoo from The Fifth Element. Proving one costume is never enough, Georgia Fowler pulled out all the stops with her trio of Maleficent, Audrey Hepburn and Mathilda from Léon: The Professional. Bella Hadid followed suit with her duo of Catwoman and Fred Flintstone.

Stella Maxwell threw it back to Britney Spears’s iconic VMA performance, complete with jewelled bikini and serpent. Equally as iconic was Amber Valletta as Twiggy and mum-to-be Ashley Graham as the alluring Jessica Rabbit, baby bump and all. Taking inspiration from one of our favourite Halloween movies, Lily Aldridge was the spitting image of a young Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice.

Bringing animation to life were the likes of Marie-Louise with her ninja turtle get-up, as well as Barbara Palvin who recreated San from Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke. Anok Yai presented a modern-day Storm from the X-Men series, with her electrifying one piece paired with icy blonde hair and silver contacts.

Shanina Shaik was a sword wielding Catherine Zeta Jones from The Mask of Zorro while Alessandra Ambrosio was a most alluring vampire in a sparkling black dress with racy thigh high spilts.

Proving Halloween doesn’t have to be all scary, Kendall Jenner appeared as a luminous forest fairy and Elsa Hosk was sugar-sweet in pastel pink as Natalie Portman in Closer. Sara Sampaio threw back to the school dance in an 80s-inspired taffeta ballgown and was appropriately crowned Prom Queen for her efforts.

If you want to keep the spirit alive, here are some cult horror films to enjoy before Christmas becomes all too real. Until next time …