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The countdown to Halloween is on—are you still undecided on what your costume will be?
The good news is that if you are still stumped, there is more than enough time to figure out your look; the key is thinking outside the box and relying on an easy DIY Halloween costume.
Simple and effective, these easy DIY Halloween costumes are no-brainers; you can use items already hanging in your closet or found around your home. Plus, if your look requires any additional items, retailers like Amazon will have them there in two days or less. A win-win all-around, and while this no-lift approach is a foolproof way to holiday dressing, why not challenge yourself this year to take it a step further.
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Instead of opting for something simple like an athlete or witch, why not channel Selena Gomez's character in Only Murders in the Building—assembling an outfit with Doc Martens and a fur jacket are just as effortless as settling into your favorite athlete's jersey. Or what about a Risky Business-inspired look? An oversized button-up and high socks are bound to be as comfortable as your favorite sweatpants—only a bit more creative.
So this year, whether you are looking for something spooky, silly, or stylish, we've found nine easy DIY Halloween costumes that are the only looks you should be considering.
1. Contestants from 'Squid Game’
Want an easy DIY Halloween costume that is perfectly on-trend and requires absolutely nothing aside from ordering it? Then you'll love this next option: contestants from Squid Games. Opt for a solo tracksuit that's labeled with a pre-assigned number or go for the villain in red; either way, it's perfect for small-to-large groups.
2. Tom Cruise as Joel Goodsen in ‘Risky Business’
Like a fine wine, this Risky Business costume idea only gets better with age — and no matter what age you are, this traditional idea will never go out of style. Grab your favorite oversized white button-up, white spandex shorts, pair of high socks, and off you go. All that's left to do? Have Alexa play Good Times Rock and Roll — sunglasses and the living room trophy doubling as a microphone are optional.
3. Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora in ‘Only Murders in the Building’
Murder-mystery podcast lovers rejoice! This Halloween, go as the beloved Mabel Mora from Only Murders in the Building. Opt for her iconic yellow sweater, matching beanie, contrasting fur coat, Aviator sunglasses, and wireless headphones. It's the foolproof blueprint on how to look cool while staying warm. For extra points, opt for makeup from Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty line.
4. Britney Spears (as herself) in the ‘Crazy’ music video
Pay homage to Britney Spears's iconic Crazy music video by dressing up in this easy, three-step costume. Step into a comfy pair of black pants, reach for your crimper and grab an emerald crop top that will leave everyone green with envy. Bonus points: the Palazzo pants from Amazon have a 4.5-star rating after more than 16,000 reviews, meaning you can buy them for the costume and keep them for your wardrobe.
5. Kacey Musgraves (as herself) in the ‘Simple Times’ music video
Somewhere between Jawbreaker and the now-infamous supermodel-filled 1994 Gianni Versace campaign ad, the Simple Times music video costume finds parallels amongst both—and is an exceptionally original idea. Solo stylists can mimic Kacey Musgraves’ signature baby blue monochromatic look—or assign everyone a color when dressing in groups.
6. Kim Kardashian in any SKIMS campaign
We've already listed out the lazy person's guide to Halloween shopping, but what we also should mention is that this is a foolproof blueprint to going as Kim Kardashian in her SKIMS campaign. Step into this three-piece fuzzy set to seamlessly achieve the mogul's everyday look.
7. Chip and Joanna Gaines (as themselves) in ‘Fixer Upper’
Grab your toolbelts and knee-high riding boots — we've found the couple's costume to end all other couple's costumes. This year, elevate your everyday T-shirt and jeans by adding a few tweaks here and there to go as everyone's favorite home improvement couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines! Even better, most of what you’ll need is likely already in your fall wardrobe—just be sure to say “shiplap” every few minutes so people recognize your costume.
8. Nicole Kidman as Grace Fraser in 'The Undoing'
The only thing HBO's The Undoing made deeper and darker than its plotline was Grace Fraser's (Nicole Kidman) wardrobe. This Halloween, leave everyone green with envy and replicate her top look; this emerald green textured coat is a dupe to its original, and the burgundy boots and vintage scarf are investment pieces you can wear long after October 31st.
9. Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
You won't have to travel to the Hellmouth to find Sunnydale's most sought-after vampire slayer; this Halloween, slay in more ways than one and go as Buffy Summers. Step into her signature red leather pants, toss on this black ribbed top, and don't forget this cross pendant; slaying will never look so good.
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