“What are you going to be for Halloween?” is a question many people dread answering. Why? Because, well, they have no idea what the heck their costume is going to be. If you’re one of those people who’s avoiding eye contact with friends as October 31 looms closer and closer, we’ve come to rescue you.
Contrary to popular belief, last-minute Halloween costumes don’t always have to look half-assed. When you’re brain is unable to come up with any clever and cute costume idea, we think you should turn to your fabulous closet for inspiration.
Courtesy of Pop Sugar, here are five creative Halloween costumes you already have in your closet (and the accessories that you’ll need to pair with them):
Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
No, put down your pearls and that little black dress. Everyone’s already been there and done that. Instead, grab an oversized white t-shirt and a sleeping mask (a blue one would be ideal). You’re recreating Holly’s sultry and adorable outfit from the bedroom scene!
Ah, don’t listen to Holly. This costume is super easy to pull off. With your shirt and mask in hand, all you need to do now is dab on a natural colour lipstick to you lips, colour your brows in — bold is gold — and add some fake eyelashes to make your whole look pop.
If you already dress like a hipster in real life, we suggest you scurry on to the next example. If not, here’s what you need to put this look together: A flannel shirt, thick dark-rimmed glasses (you probably still have some lying around from the ’90s) and a hipster hat (see beanie/panama hat).
In terms of makeup, remember WWHD (What Would Hipsters Do?). You want to look like you just woke up like that, without any effort. Just a smudge of eyeliner will do the trick. Pro tip: Don’t be too enthusiastic about anything while in costume. Hipsters hate that.
If the hipster costume was a little too conservative for your liking, hang on to that flannel shirt and reach into your closet for a pair of denim shorts. It’s time to get sexy.
Whether you want to channel the Catherine Bach or Jessica Simpson Daisy Duke look is up to you. Just be sure to polish off your “girl next door” costume with a bit of bronzer. Everyone loves a glowing cowgirl-wannabe.
The red dancing emoji
Want to stay hip and relevant? Why not show up to a Halloween party as the Red Dancing Emoji (RDE)?
Even if you’ve never used the RDE in any of your texts to friends, think of it this way: It’s such a great excuse to don that sexy red dress of yours on the scariest night of the year. All you need is said little red dress and some bold makeup. Think red lipstick, thick winged eyeliner and shockingly long fake eyelashes. You’re going to look fabulous.
Do you enjoy making it hard for people to find you? If so, this costume is for you. All you need is a red and white striped shirt, a red and white beanie to match and a pair of glasses.
Take your look up a notch by braiding your hair and adding a few freckles to your face to boot. Who says a female Waldo can’t be a cutie too?
So, what did you think about the easy last-minute DIY costumes? Let us know in the comments below.