In the first Pretty Little Liars Halloween special — The First Secret — viewers witness Aria Montgomery, Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, and Emily Fields going to town with their costumes. Aria stepped out as a witch, Spencer slipped into character as Mary Queen of Scotts, Emily mesmerizied as Pocahontas, and Hanna brought out some of that Britney Spears schoolgirl flavor. So who/what are the girls going to be dressing up in this year’s spooky episode, “This Is A Dark Ride’?
Well, considering how the festivities take place on a runaway train and that Adam Lambert will be popping up for an exciting live performance, it’s safe to say that they are going to really bring their A-game! Luckily though, you don’t have to wait until Pretty Little Liars Season 3, Episode 13 to find out what the girls will be wearing — Marlene King confirmed all four during an interview with The Insider! Here’s the rundown:
In “This Is a Dark Ride,” fans will get an eyeful when Emily rocks a ferocious Barbarella costume, Hanna is breathless as Marilyn Monroe, Aria gets literary as Daisy from The Great Gatsby and Spencer oozes retro glamour as a Hollywood actress from the 40s!
Check out our analyzation of each 2012 PLL costume:
What The Liars Wore in 'The First Secret'Aria as a witch. Spencer as a Mary Queen of Scots. Hanna as Britney Spears. Emily as Pocahontas.
BarbarellaOriginally portrayed by Jane Fonda on the big screen, Barbarella is a fictional heroine in a French science fiction comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest. The character is often associated with the sexual liberation and the modern emancipated woman. A relentless and fierce fighter comfortable in her own skin? Sounds just like Em!
Daisy BuchananGorgeous, effervescent, and conflicted - these are all qualities that describe the love of Jay Gatsby's life in F. Scott Fitzerald's timeless novel, The Great Gatsby. Although we wouldn't define Aria as shallow or a tease at all (which, let's be real, Daisy comes off as quite often in the book), she's a classic beauty who always finds herself torn between two worlds -- between right and wrong -- and between her family and the man she truly loves (Ezra). Great costume choice for Aria for sure!
Marilyn MonroeA woman of utmost sensuality, Marilyn is history's ultimate sex symbol. However, despite her bombshell facade and successes, underneath it all Marilyn was just a simple girl with plenty of vulnerabilities -- a girl aching to love and be loved in return. And despite her great beauty, popularity, and fame, she was kind and loyal to the core. If this doesn't scream "Hanna Marin" we don't know what does.
Ava Gardner: Glamorous 1940s actress.Thanks to pin-up girls Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Lana Turner, Betty Grable, Esther Williams and Jane Russell -- the 1940s were marked by an era of glamor and seduction. Dresses grew shorter length to emphasize a lady's beautiful gams and soft curls and red lipstick were part of the trademark look. This retro look is all about beauty meets sexiness and Spencer exudes plenty of both!
And here’s what Marlene King exclusively dished to PrettyLittleLiars.com:
“The writer of this year’s episode is Joe Doughtery and he’s one of our executive producers as well. A year ago, when we were making the last Halloween, I spotted an advertisement in a magazine for the Napa Valley Halloween train and ripped it out because I knew Joe was going to want it this year. I said, “Joe, what do you think of this?” and he had about 9 months to percolate and come up with his version for what would be a great Halloween train. And he loves classic movies so it was a wonderful fit to come up with this sort of glamorous theme and in spite of its glam our its also an extremely scary episode. It’s really a perfect stand alone Halloween event for us.”
Wow! It definitely sounds like the girls are going to experience the thrill-ride of their nines…and they’ll be dressed to the nines while doing so!
So tell us: What do you think of the Liars Halloween ensembles this year? Whose costume is your favorite?