Happy Tuesday! It’s still stubbornly staying in the 80s here in Missouri (ugh) but I’m rocking my fall sweaters like there is NO tomorrow. Today’s post is going to be super helpful for those of you who aren’t HUGE Halloween lovers (meaning you probably spent about $10 or LESS on your costume each year) but still like to stay in the holiday spirit. I get it (well…not really…but you do you) — so I’ve put together a guide of SEVEN Halloween costumes that can be put together using only items you already have lying around in your closet. I. Got. U. Let’s dive into it, fam.
This is mostly makeup + a floppy hat. To through together a super easy scarecrow costume, all you need is a plaid shirt, a pair of overalls, a floppy hat and some straw to chew on. Paint some cute little freckles and patches on your nose and you are ready to go. Easy -peasy. See my super easy glam scarecrow face paint tutorial HERE.
This is also super easy. Grab that black and white striped top! Paint your face white with some red lipstick, pick out a little fedora and some black shoes + pants and you’re set. You don’t even have to talk during the evening if you don’t want to. This is perfect for my introverted readers out there.
Get your trench coat, and don’t put that fedora away just yet. That’s all you need to complete this outfit! Bring along some gadget-y type objects (you can even do the classic helicopter hat if you are a DIY queen) and a magnifying glass. Bonus points if you also have a notebook to write down all your observations!
If you thought your turtlenecks were out of date, you’d be sorely mistaken. Velma from Scooby Doo is a classic costume and all you need is a rust/orange/red colored turtle neck, brown skirt and some brown nurse shoes. To complete this look, you can add knee high rust/orange/red socks and don’t forget some cute glasses to add to your nerdy girl look!
Little black dresses make the PERFECT Halloween costumes. I’d go for a cute little bat! All you need is are some black wings to make this outfit complete. DIY them yourself with some cardboard and elastic or grab some cheap ones off of Amazon. A black button nose and black heels turn your boring bat into the talk of the party.
Speaking of classic little dresses, if you’d prefer, you can always go with the little white dress option. Several costumes can be make with white dresses (think angel and bride) but my personal favorite is Wilma Flintstone. This is easily turned into a couple costume and is a classic option. SO CUTE.
Hold on to your chambray tops, ladies! Easily transform into Rosie the Riveter this year with a red banana and a denim button down. Roll your sleeves up, through a messy bun on top of your head and snag some black yoga pants. I am pretty certain we ALL have this costume lying around!
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Seven easy costumes for this Halloween! There you have it. Halloween doesn’t have to be stressful or over the top (unless you are me. then you absolutely need to be over the top).
Did you like these easy costumes? Let me know in the comments below!