What better excuse there is to dress up as your favorite TV or movie character than Halloween? Sure, there will inevitably be those super creative party-goers posted up at the bar wearing clever costumes like these, but there's nothing wrong with recreating (for the millionth time) Marilyn Monroe's all-white ensemble from "The Seven Year Itch."

The late blonde actress' iconic style moment on the big screen is just one of many looks we'll never grow tired of seeing. So if you're feeling nostalgic like we are, below are 15 classic TV and movie characters that make stylish Halloween costumes.

William Shatner as Captain Kirk in "Star Trek"

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For the hunk who prefers not to freeze his butt off, the commander's mock turtleneck shirt is the way to go.

Rita Hayworth as "Gilda"


Finally, a reason to recycle your prom dress or bridesmaid gown. Just slip on a pair of long gloves, style your hair into sophisticated '40s waves and you're ready, darling.

Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine in "Casablanca"

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Who says that standing out on Halloween means donning the scariest get-up? Fellas, you can be just as conspicuous in a fedora and trench coat.

Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers in "Mahogany"

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A floppy hat, baby doll eyelashes and hoop earrings make this ensemble fitting for a modern-day diva.

Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

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Shine bright like a diamond (or a socialite) in an LBD, jeweled hair pin and statement necklace. A French twist updo, bold brows and nude lips add the finishing touch.

James Dean as Jim Stark in "Rebel Without a Cause"

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Dean's signature Members Only jacket, white T-shirt, rugged jeans and worn boots are perfect for the guy who isn't big on Halloween costumes.

Lucille Ball as Lucy in "I Love Lucy"

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The funny woman's curly updo, bright red lips and fit-and-flare dress complete any '50s fashion lover's Halloween costume dream.

Tom Selleck as Magnum in "Magnum, P.I."

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Sporting a Hawaiian shirt, bell-bottoms and a dark mustache will either attract the ladies or send them running in the opposite direction. Either way, you'll nail the private investigator's laid-back look.

Cassandra Peterson as "Elvira"


The horror host's raven locks, smokey eye makeup and dark lips are the definition of gore meets glam.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta as Sandy Olsson and Danny Zuko in "Grease"

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Shut down the couples costume contest by channeling these lovebirds in big hairdos and all-black outfits.

Valerie Harper as Rhoda Morgenstern in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

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Even if you didn't grow up in the '70s, you've probably got some brightly-colored, floral and loose-fitting fabrics hanging in your closet.

Marilyn Monroe as The Girl in "The Seven Year Itch"

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You may run into more than one Marilyn Monroe on fright night, but don't let that discourage you from bringing out your inner screen siren.

Will Smith as Will in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

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Your mom may not fancy you pairing your tuxedo jacket with a snapback hat, gold chain necklaces, a tribal print tank and sneakers, but we bet that won't stop you from being the life of the party.

Betty Boop

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The cartoon's curly coif, mini red dress and gold earrings scream cute yet cheeky.

And if you're feeling more original...

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  • '50 Shades Of Grey'

    The best part? Paint samples are free!

  • The Brawny Guy

    Attention men with red flannel shirts: you're just one paper towel purchase away from a great costume.

  • Che Guevara T-Shirt

    This is the greatest thing we've seen since The Onion's <a href="http://store.theonion.com/p-4818-mens-che-wearing-che-t-shirt-t-shirt.aspx" target="_blank">"Che Guevara wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt"</a> T-shirt.

  • Bag Of 'Eminems'

    When in doubt, go with a pun.

  • Grayscale Couple

    No Instagram filter required!

  • Nudist On Strike

    Last minute? Definitely, but it works.

  • Super Tall Guy As Regular-Sized Guy On Stilts

    He's ridiculously tall and he's totally owning it.

  • Every KISS Member At Once

    The hard part is deciding where to look while you're talking to this person.

  • French Kiss

    Speaking of KISS, these two had an even better idea.

  • Tapatío Hot Sauce

    <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapat%C3%ADo_hot_sauce" target="_blank">Nailed it.</a>

  • Freudian Slip

    Who said pun costumes can't be sexy, too?

  • A Penny

    Honest Abe would be pleased.

  • YouTube Channel

    Even better? It's a PSYCHIC YouTube channel.

  • Leg Lamp From 'A Christmas Story'

    Hands down, the most clever costume for people with one leg.

  • Roller Coaster Riders

    These guys look like a lot of fun.

  • Ginger Bread Man

    Gingers may or may not <a href="http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/gingers-do-have-souls" target="_blank">have souls</a>, but they do have clever costumes.

  • Guy In A Hurricane

    You, sir, are winning at this.

  • ChatRoulette

    We have a feeling someone will "report inappropriate behavior" by the end of the night.

  • Dunkin' Donuts

    Someone get these girls a sponsorship deal.

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