Everyone knows that I take my Halloween costumes very seriously. I’ve never been the type to throw together a last-minute costume using items I already have in my closet (not that there’s anything wrong with that if you do it right!). Instead, I spend a few weeks before the holiday planning, shopping, and in recent years, even making my own costume. So in honor of my favorite fall holiday, I thought I’d do a little roundup of my 10 best Halloween costumes throughout the years. And if inspiration strikes when you see one, I included a little a few shop-able pieces below each photo to get you started. Let’s have a look now, shall we…

1. Mermaid (2014)

Lauren Conrad's Mermaid Costume

2. Tooth Fairy (2013)

Lauren Conrad's Tooth Fairy Costume

3. Ghost (2012)

Lauren Conrad's Ghost Costume

4. Mary Poppins (2012)

Lauren Conrad's Mary Poppins Costume

5. Britney Spears (2011)

Lauren Conrad's Britney Spears Costume

6. Minnie Mouse (2011)

Lauren Conrad's Minnie Mouse Costume (how cute are those ears?)

7. The Twitter Bird (2010)

Lauren Conrad's Twitter Bird Costume

8. Clown (2009)

Lauren Conrad's Scary Clown Costume

9. Genie (1996)

Lauren Conrad's Genie Costume

10. Witch (1990)

Guess who this little witch is!

Which one of these costumes was your favorite?

Stay tuned to see what I come up with this year…

XO Lauren