5 Throwback Costumes That Will Give You Major Nostalgia

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There are certain Halloween costumes we know we're going to be seeing everywhere this year. El from Stranger Things? Check. One of the many Snapchat filters? Done. Some mashup of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? You bet. But if we're being totally honest, sometimes the best inspiration comes from where you'd least expect it. For us, it's coming from our high school yearbook.

It's true: The cliques that we were part of in our formative years are a veritable feast of Halloween costume inspiration. And the best part about these costumes is you likely already have the clothes and makeup in your closet. Once a goth kid always a goth kid, right?

So we tapped makeup artist Jenny Smith and hairstylist Mischa G to take our high school personas and dial them up to 100. Because what's a Halloween costume if not over-the-top? Click through for a trip down memory lane — and save yourself a trip to the costume store.
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The Cheerleader
Ready? Okay! Let's kick off this trip down memory lane with a heavy dose of school spirit. Cheerleader Mallory got a pep rally-inspired look that was the brainchild of makeup artist Jenny Smith. "There was a cheerleader in my school who always wore blue mascara," she says. "So I wanted to create a makeup look around that." She did just that using cobalt-blue liner and mascara, and — good news — the shade just so happens to be incredibly on-trend.

Smith drew a thick line from the inner corner of the lashline to the outer corner, and rimmed the lower waterline in white. Then, she curled Mallory's lashes and brushed on a few coats of mascara. And because high school isn't high school without lip gloss, Smith gave Mallory a tube of gloss and told her to swipe with abandon.

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Sassy pigtails are a style staple for cheerleaders — and they also happen to be trending for fall — so hairstylist Mischa G decided not to mess with a classic. She pulled Mallory's hair into two high pigtails, and then split each into three even sections. After misting them with hairspray, Mischa pin-curled each section. Once both pigtails had time to set, she brushed out the curls with her fingers so that they created one uniform curl. A mist of Bumble and Bumble Cityswept Finish and some bowties, and this girl was ready for her high kicks.

Tim Coppens sweaterdress; Tim Coppens dress.

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The Goth Girl
She listened to HIM, was obsessed with Tim Burton, and wanted an Edgar Allan Poe line tattooed on her arm. She was badass — and so was her liner game. Who knew that in 2016, we'd find ourselves wanting to Facebook message her about the lipstick she wore to class?

Smith took inspiration for Talia's look from Nina Hagen, a German punk singer. "Her eyeliner was just so cool, and it was always a little smudgy," Smith says. So after perfecting Talia's pale skin, she got to work creating an oversized wing with a feathered edge that circled the entire eye. She sketched out the shape with a black eye pencil before filling it in with NARS Black Valley Eye Paint and finishing with thick mascara.

For the lips, Smith mixed three different shades of deep red and plum — one liner and two lip pencils.

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Talia arrived with hair that was already perfect for the role. "Her bangs just needed a little snip," said Mischa, who gave them a little separation with hair oil and defined the sideburns with pomade. For the bottom half of Talia's hair, Mischa spritzed texture spray throughout and worked it in roughly with her hands. Add in some Victorian-inspired lace, and Talia was ready for a session with the Ouija board.

Mignonne Gavigan necklace.

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The Teacher's Pet
Many of us had a love-hate relationship with the teacher's pet. She was usually really sweet and a great study buddy. But she always threw off the test curve.

However, these valedictorians typically grew up to be J.Crew-catalog levels of put-together — all gorgeous hair and glowy skin. To capture that youthful glow, Smith kept Hannah's makeup minimal. She massaged tinted moisturizer into the skin instead of foundation, tapped some highlighter on the cheekbones, and swept rosy blush on the apples. The eyes got the lash-curler treatment — no mascara — while the brows were filled in with pencil.

Prada eyeglasses.

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Hannah's gorgeous curls didn't need much help; Mischa just amped up the ones that had fallen flat. Using a 1/4-inch curling iron, she worked her way around Hannah's head, touching up any coils that needed a boost. Then, she rubbed shine serum into her palms, scrunched it through Hannah's strands, and slid two bobby pins into the front. Low-maintenance — because the teacher's pet needs to focus on her studies.

Red Valentino shirt; Arthur Arbesser sweater; Trade-Mark dress; Tommy Hilfiger Collection socks.

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The Prom Queen
Oh, the prom queen. We know they're not all preened, polished, and ready with a Taylor Swift surprise face when their name is announced, but what can we say, we're suckers for a good '80s teen flick.

Luckily, the pops of pink that were dance-appropriate in those days are making a comeback in the modern-day beauty scene. Smith brushed a bubblegum-hued blush on the apples of Ellis' cheeks, matched the lipstick, then went to work on the main event: the eyes. She swept a champagne shadow across the entire lid, worked mauve into the eye sockets, and highlighted the inner corners with a pearly-white shadow. To make her lashes stand out, Smith applied individual lashes sporadically and blended them in naturally by finishing with mascara.

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Mischa amped up the glam factor of Ellis' chic pixie by smoothing her hair with a flat iron before teasing the crown. Then, she nestled in the crown (obviously). It's go time!

Ashish dress; Monse shoes; Tommy Hilfiger earrings.

Bumble and Bumble Cityswept Finish Spray, $31, available at Sephora.
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The Skater Chick
The Skater Chick doesn't give a damn. She brings her board into class, wears headphones in the hall, and has the best flannel collection around. Basically, she's cool AF. And for the shoot, our model Jani didn't have to fake a thing — because she's already a skater.

Smith blended tinted moisturizer and contour cream on the skin, then rimmed Jani's upper and lower waterlines with black eyeliner. For that lived-in, smudgy feel, Smith instructed Jani to blink hard — it smeared things just right. No mascara, brushed-up brows, and the look was complete.

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You don't mess with hair this good, so Mischa only gave Jani a side-part. Simple, but impactful. Toss on a slouchy top, grab a skateboard, and you've got that IDGAF style down.

DKNY dress; No. 21 shoes.
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