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5 Fierce animal-inspired Halloween costumes

Brianna Martinez is a graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in digital media. After graduating, she jo...

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Animal inspiration is at its highest around Halloween as sexy kittens, hot bunnies and sweet mice come out to play. If you plan to bring out your delicate claws and pretty tail this year, make sure you look as glamorous as ever with our five fierce animal costume picks and tips.

Semi-modest mouse Halloween costume

1Semi-modest mouse

As Amanda Seyfried so obviously puts it in Mean Girls, "I'm a mouse, duh." Being a mouse for Halloween is the median between too sexy and too modest. Find out how to look flirty without giving away all of your goods with our costume picks. This nylon tricot figure skater dress in charcoal from American Apparel, $48, is girly and fun, making it the perfect mouse dress. While you're at American Apparel, pick up some white opaque over-the-knee socks, $13, to give it a mousy-meets-sexy look. Pretty up your feet with these budget-friendly patent Mary Jane platform pumps, $30, from Charlotte Russe. Finish off your Halloween costume with this mouse sound costume kit from Party City, $10, which comes with all the essentials including mouse ears, a mouse tail, a mouse nose and a bow tie.


Frisky feline Halloween costume

2Frisky feline

Whether you're channeling a kitty cat or a jungle cat, our feline costume picks are sure to make your purr. Take charge in this Take Meow-t Tonight one shoulder sequin dress, $63, from Lulus.com. Pair this sparkly dress with the Grettta platforms, $70, from Steve Madden for a purrfect look. Add some frisky cat ears, $6, a cute little tail, $7, Sally Hansen's Salon Effect nail strips, $9, and you've conquered queen of the jungle. Meow!


Vibrant bunny Halloween costume

3Vibrant bunny

If you're getting your hop on this Halloween and dressing up as a bunny sans Playboy, we've got you covered on how to pull off the look in a tasteful and fresh way. This fuchsia Naven sweetheart dress, $261, from Revolve Clothing is bright, fun and edgy. Add some subtle glitter to your feet with these iridescent heels, $59, from Zappos and all you need to do is accessorize! This pink bunny costume kit, $20, from Party City includes glitter bunny ears, pink satin gloves and a fluffy white tail. Swipe on some body glitter for extra sparkle and get ready to meet the Peter Rabbit of your dreams!


Glittering peacock Halloween costume

4Glittering peacock

Get ready to ruffle your feathers and shake your tail! Make your own pretty peacock Halloween costume with our fun and funky style picks. Wear this custom peacock tutu, $40, from Etsy with some opaque colored pantyhose, $14, from American Apparel for a flirty peacock-esque look. Pair it with this blue sequin top, $16, from Forever 21 for some glamorous sparkle. Finish off your costume with these metallic gold platform pumps, $30, from Charlotte Russe and peacock wings, $25, from Party City. If you're feeling festive enough, add a venetian half feather peacock mask, $10, from Amazon.


Wild werewolf Halloween costume

5Wild werewolf

Get scarily fierce this Halloween in our feisty werewolf costume. Instead of not shaving your legs for a few weeks, wear these brown velvet leggings, $42, from American Apparel for some furry texture. Add some fur on top with this sleeveless faux fur vest, $60, from Macy's over this nude baby rib one-shoulder top, $5, from American Apparel. Top off your werewolf costume with these Report meloni fur boots, $50, from Famous Footwear and these scary triple werewolf fangs, $10, from Party City. Don't forget to tease up your hair for the ultimate werewolf look!

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