The time for trick or treat is right around the corner! If you want to give your family and friends the ultimate spook, then you need to be donned in the scariest (or the most unique) costume possible. However, coming up with one can be a pain in the ass – literally – with all the buying, sewing, and what not. If you want to look freaky this Halloween – without investing much time and money – then make sure to try these easy Halloween costume ideas:
If you are looking for a sexy Halloween costume that’s easy to assemble, then the Lara Croft look is what you need to achieve. The style of smart and sexy protagonist of the series (and video game) Tomb Raider is easy to achieve, as long as you have the right tools (good news: these tools are pretty easy to find too.)
For one, you are going to need a black tank top and black skimpy shorts – which, let’s face it, is present in most women’s closets. You need not buy new utility belts, as you can borrow them from your dad, brother, or boyfriend. As for the gun, your little brother or nephew might loan you some for the Halloween party. While a real gun’s good, stick with the fake ones for safety’s sake.
For the finishing touch, braid your hair to the side (and do some contouring that will make your jaw look stronger) and voila – you’re Lara, even just for a night!
Speaking of sexy Halloween costumes, another one that you should consider is that of the blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe. The sexy actress is an icon up to today, even after decades of her passing.
What’s great about a Marilyn Monroe costume is that it’s easy to replicate. Basically, all you just need is an white a-line halter dress and you are good to go!
Perhaps the most challenging part of the Marilyn Monroe costume is the hair and make-up. If you’re blonde, all you just need is a few rollers here and there. But if you’re not, you can always rent or purchase a wig. As for the look, make sure to use red lipstick – and a felt-tip eyeliner to create her iconic mole.
Do you literally have no time to put together a nice Halloween outfit? Worry not as the basics in your closet can help you create an iconic Halloween costume. If you are familiar with the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, then this is the perfect inspiration for your Halloween outfit.
To get Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly look, all you just need to do is search your closet for the four basic pieces: a sleeveless black dress, pearl necklaces, an oversized pair of sunglasses, and elbow length gloves.
To get the ultimate touch that the movie is known for, you can purchase (or handcraft) a long black cigar which you can tug around a light blue Tiffany’s paper bag (but of course!)
Dora the Explorer
Backpack, backpack, backpack, backpack!
Unless you live under a rock, then you probably have an idea about who has trademarked this famous line – no other than Dora the Explorer! This caramel-colored cartoon protagonist is more than just a hero to children – she is a good inspiration for your forthcoming Halloween costume as well.
It’s one of the easiest costumes to assemble as all you are going to need are a pink shirt, orange shorts, yellow socks, white sneakers, and of course, a purple backpack! If you really want to go all out, you can rent a Dora-like wig and bring a stuffed monkey to the party. Heck, if you are really dedicated, you can have your locks chopped into Dora’s trademark haircut!
If you grew up in the 90’s, then you must be familiar (if not head over heels in love) with the Addams family. The creepy clan is known for their dark humor and out of this world powers.
One of the most popular characters from the TV series-come-blockbuster film is Wednesday, daughter of the family head Gomez and his lovely wife, Morticia. As the youngest of the brood, she is known for her sweet yet strange nature.
Apart from being an interesting fictional character, Wednesday is one of the best inspirations for an easy-peasy Halloween costume. All you just need to do is wear a black dress with a white collar. You can even improvise one by wearing a collared top underneath your black dress. Put on some black stockings and black boots and voila – an instant Wednesday Addams!
The Wednesday Addams look is easy to achieve all right, but if you want to remain true to the character, part your hair in the middle and braid each side (granted you have long hair.) Bring along a beheaded doll, and paste a black spider and a lizard on your clothes – these will complete the unique, finishing touches to your Wednesday Addams costume.
Another one of the iconic cartoon characters that you can channel into easy Halloween costume ideas is that of Velma Dinkley. The genius ginger is truly memorable with her loose orange turtleneck top and red a-line skirt.
Her look might be unique, but it’s one that is simple to emulate for Halloween. To complete Velma’s look, you need to wear knee-high orange socks, red shoes, and spectacles, of course. Bring along a magnifying glass and you will look like the brains of the Scooby gang.
Take Me Down Like a Domino
Sure that heading made you sing, right? Before you break into Jessie J’s popular song, know that white cartolina and a black dress (or top and pants) are all you need to create easy Halloween costume ideas.
Take the case of the ladies above, who were able to pull off the ultimate magic trick by sticking their outfits with white circles and lengthened rectangles. What’s great about this costume idea is that you and your group can have a ball with it. All you just need to do is ‘link’ with each other and you have a life-size domino game for your Halloween party!