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Head-turning outfits for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means: an abundance of parties, candy and all things spooky.

Halloween is the only time of the year when anyone can leave their house dressed like a bloody mess and not be judged.

To turn heads at parties this year, here are some foolproof costumes, guaranteed to start some interesting conversations this October.

Television shows such as “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead” have been dominating the charts all year, so what is a better way to show your Halloween spirit than dressing up like one of your favorite characters?

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Throw on an elegant blue dress and a blonde wig, and you’re instantly Daenerys Targaryen, the Queen of Meereen. Arrive at the party in all black topped with a fur coat and you’re Jon Snow, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. If dragons and fortresses aren’t you’re thing, invest in khaki pants, a plain shirt, fake blood stains and a police badge and you’re Rick Grimes the zombie killing Sheriff from “The Walking Dead.“

Halloween is also a great time for couples. You and your significant other can arrive in style or ready to completely terrify partygoers. Come as Sheldon and Amy, from “The Big Bang Theory,” in a superhero t-shirt and a purple dress with glasses and tights, and you’ll be the most adorable couple at the party.

Bring back memories from everyone’s favorite classic by arriving dressed as Forrest Gump and Jenny — simply dress in a blue plaid shirt, khaki pants, holding a box of chocolates. Jenny’s ensemble is easy as well: invest in a white dress and throw a few flowers in your hair, and you’ll have people around you reciting lines all night. Other simple couples costume ideas include Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Fred and Wilma Flintstone, and Sandy and Danny from “Grease.”

For those who aren’t in relationships or prefer to rock a costume on their own, there’s still a lot of topical getups relevant to 2015 perfect for parties. Katy Perry’s Super Bowl performance this year drew in millions of viewers, but she wasn’t the only one on stage who stole the spotlight. “Left Shark” became an instant pop-culture icon following her performance, and you can dress like the funny, show-stealing marine animal by simply visiting Target and picking up a suit.

With the release of a new “Star Wars” movie this December, both fans of the sci-fi franchise and Halloween fanatics alike can celebrate the upcoming film by dressing like iconic Luke Skywalker and everyone’s favorite villain, Darth Vader.

Whether it’s homage to a favorite television show or an upcoming film, you can show you scary spirit by dressing like several different characters throughout pop culture this October. From “Game of Thrones” to “Star Wars,” these costumes are sure to turn some heads and cause some laughs this Halloween season.

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