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Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween

This Halloween show off your filmy side.

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Iconic Bollywood characters portrayed by Vidya Balan, Amrish Puri and Madhubala.
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If you’re looking for a killer Halloween costume this year, there’s plenty of inspiration to be drawn from Bollywood. From Makdee to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’s Anjali, here are 10 looks you can easily recreate and stand out in the party.

1. Makdee from Makdee: The Web of Witch

Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween
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If you want to stay true to the spooky season, Shabana Azmi’s look from Makdee should be one of your top picks. If this evil village witch with long nails and unkempt hair did not scare the living daylights out of you as a child, we refuse to believe you.

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2. Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween
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With her headbands, tracksuits, dungarees and, of course, a basketball, Anjali is one of the easiest looks to put together with minimal effort. True, it’s not scary but it is definitely funky and you can go for it.

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3. Manjulika from Bhool Bhulaiyya

Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween
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Another spooky costume that’s easy to recreate is Vidya Balan’s character Avni from Bhool Bhulaiya, who gets “possessed” by Manjulika. All you need is a sari, and you don’t even have to do your hair! Think of all the train rides that you have to endure to get to work and the look is a hit.

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4. Crime Master Gogo from Andaz Apna Apna

Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween
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Red boots, gloves, and a cape, Crime Master Gogo is one of the most stylish and loveable villains of all time.

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5. Chulbul Pandey from Dabangg or Bajirao Singham from Singham

Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween
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Enter the party Dabangg-style like Chulbul Pandey or roaring like Bajirao Singham. All you need for this look is a khaki police uniform, fake gun, sleek aviators and an intense background score.

Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween
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6. Anarkali from Mughal-e-Azam

Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween
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No one can forget Madhubala dancing to ‘Pyaar Kiya toh Darna Kya’ or her outfits in this classic film. So if you are looking for something more glamorous, Anarkali is the way to go.

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7. Thakur from Sholay

Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween
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Sanjeev Kumar’s retired police officer who has lost both arms is an interesting get up for Halloween. Nail Thakur’s demeanour as well and you are all set.

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8. Mogambo from Mr India

Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween
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Mogambo doesn’t need any kind of introduction. A beaded coat and evil laughter is all you need to make this costume a hit.

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9. Munna Bhai from Munna Bhai M.B.B.S

Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween
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The good-natured don in a white coat and stethoscope around his neck is a memorable character and another simple Halloween costume to put together. Don’t forget to channel Sanjay Dutt’s swag when you show up at the party.

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10. Vidya from Shree 420

Anarkali to Manjulika: 10 Iconic Bollywood Looks for Halloween
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We will always remember Nargis as the lady in a white sari with one-sided plait and singing ‘Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua Hai’ with Raj Kapoor in Shree 420. This is of the most classic and stylish Bollywood looks you can pull off.

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