Something spooky has gripped our attention lately and for a change we’re not talking about shoes. The hit Netflix series Stranger Things (if you haven’t watched it, you better get on it) left us feeling slightly creeped out but with a sudden sense of nostalgia and a certain regained love for ‘80s sci-fi horror. And it couldn’t have come along at a better time – so, with our obsession for anything retro and with Halloween just around the corner, can you guess what costume we’ve got planned for trick or treating this year. You’re going to love it.

Yes, of course you guessed right. Eleven from Stranger Things is top of the leader board for best dressed at this year’s Halloween party. It’s obvious. The girl with something special won our hearts the moment she stepped on screen, in the same way the lovable alien E.T. did. With her shaved head and emotional transparency, her strange powers left us feeling like we need her in our BFF group ASAP. We’re not going to spoil the show for you but all you need to know is that Eleven is one bad ass little girl, not to be messed with and Halloween 2016 wouldn’t be the same without her. So don’t throw out those worn-out Converse hi-tops, you’ll need them. Pair them with a blonde wig, a pretty pink dress, a navy bomber and some sports tube socks and you’ve nailed it.

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Eleven wins hands down, there’s no doubt about it but here are a few more of our favourite costume ideas you might want to start planning. Psst… if you haven’t realised we’ve got the shoes to match. You can thanks us later.

You could say Eleven is a superhero, she is in our eyes. So with that in mind, we’ve gone for ordinary teenager-come-real life superhero Kick-Ass. If you can’t be a superhero at Halloween when else can you get away with wearing a skin tight bodysuit and cut about the streets pretending to fight crime like you’re in a comic book? You’ve probably already looked out your trusty Timberland boots, so put them to use before you take on the dreary AW elements and try not to enjoy the lycra too much. Ha!

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So guys, you’re not into skin tight costumes or Halloween for that matter? That’s ok, it’s not for everyone. But you’ve got a party to attend and no costume. Easy! Were you a massive Nirvana fan? Then you probably already own a pair of Kurt Cobain’s go-to plimsoll – Converse Jack Purcell. Also, do you own a pair of ripped baggy denims and a stripy top? Throw them on after you’ve just got out of bed and you’re sorted. That bed-head look is perfect. No effort needed for this costume. Borrow a guitar and jobs a good’un.

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Who said Halloween needed to be scary? If you’d rather whip out your quintessential ‘90s wardrobe and associated catchphrase ‘as If’ – this one’s for you. We’re totally crushing on Dionne Davenport who is the arguably one of the most iconic teen characters of all time. Sashay your way to the punch bowl with your courageous style effort that your wardrobe probably already screams and your preppy patent brogues and you’re ready.

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Happy Halloween guys, who will you be dressing up as this year?