Halloween is fast approaching, but chances are you just don’t have time to shop for an elaborate costume. And in a sea of nurses, witches, brides and princesses, we wouldn’t blame you for not being particularly enthused with what the local costume shop has to offer. But with fun parties, parades and festivals happening everywhere, costume apathy shouldn’t keep you from engaging in the fun fall festivities. So, we’ve put together some simple costumes, with pieces that you will likely already have in your closet, or that you can easily pick up at Target or K-Mart for super cheap. We’ve chosen five fun, easily recognizable, fierce ladies for you to choose from … all of them will keep you warm and comfortable and we almost certainly guarantee that you won’t run into twenty other girls dressed just like you. If that doesn’t make a successful Halloween costume, we don’t know what does.
Everyone’s favorite literary wizard bad ass is a surprising easy costume to recreate. School girl staples like a white button down blouse and wool skirt are in many of our wardrobes, as are everyday pieces like ballet flats and cardigans. All you’ll really need to pick up is a red and gold tie (again, raiding closets would not be out of the question) which many costume shops carry for various Harry Potter character costumes, and a wand, which can be easily and inexpensively picked up at joke shops or Halloween surplus stores. Feel free to bring a along a book, a big brain and some witty comebacks.
Since so many of you already purchased a pair of super on-trend floral jeans, you’ll all ready to be 90s dream girl Kelly Kapowski this Halloween. White Keds, a light wash (preferably slightly oversize) denim jacket and cropped t-shirt are all you need to complete the look. Add some light pink lips and don’t forget to go big with the hair. Zack Morris, unfortunately, not included. But, in this costume, you just might find him.
Yes, we’ll admit, plenty of course dress up as Holly Golightly, the heroine of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, for Halloween. But, we think that with a few fresh changes, your Holly costume can be one-of-a-kind, and much more wearable than most. We’ve all got a little black dress, big black sunglasses and a chic pair of black flats hanging around at home. Buy some faux diamond or pearl statement jewelry and, since Chanel is out of the question for most of us, pick up a cheaper version of the classic quilted chain purse. The best part? You can eat a bagel and drink a hot coffee during any outdoor parties or parades… and it’s simply part of your costume. Talk about genius.
Got any other ideas for inexpensive, easy-to-create costumes to relate to Lydia readers? Who are you planning to dress up as this year? Tell us in the comments! Happy Halloween!