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Halloween is obviously the greatest time of the year. You can fight me on that. But trying to find a costume without breaking the bank or spending half your life constructing it can be challenging. This is why I’ve put together some simple, quick and easy but recognizable halloween costumes that don’t require a professional workshop to create.
Sabring Spellman from the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
I was obsessed with this show when it debuted on Netflix. If you already have a red dress, it would be simple to add a lace collar. Amazon does sell collar inserts as well. Or you can purchase a full dress.
Sabrina typically wears loafers, but I would guess any black flat would do. Throw on some red lips and dig out your old headband and you’ve got yourself a Sabrina costume. Kiernan Shipka actually wears Christian Louboutin lipstick in Very Prive on screen but since that lipstick is bascially the price of the moon, any dark red matte lipstick will do the trick. The white wig is optional, but elevates the look some.
SCARLET WITCH FROM Avengers: Age of Ultron
Scarlet Witch might be a little harder for some, but if you have a red leather jacket, this one might be a good choice for you! You don’t necessarily need a full a-line dress. You could pull this off with a black tee and black skirt combo. For the stockings, you could wear black tights that you distress yourself or just a plain pair of black stockings. The arm bracer is probably something most of us don’t have, but another option are black arm warmers. Visit the amazon list below for other ideas.
LUNA LOVEGOOD FROM HARRY POTTER
Luna Lovegood is so fun to wear. The costume is so quirky and recognizable. I have personally bought the tights, spectraspecs and the unicorn skirt you see above and it makes for a super easy costume. As for the jacket, you’ll want to look for a pink tweed blazer. These are not in style at the moment and you will mostly find designer brand jackets. I encourage you to scour local thrift stores and online second hand clothing stores like Mercari, Poshmark, Ebay etc. You can usually find a super deal on a pink tweed jacket someone doesn’t want anymore.
Luna wears a limited edition converse high top shoe called “autumn flower.” I have searched high and low for a pair and they are HARD to find and usually expensive. Any dark colored high top shoe will pull the ensemble together. Or if you already have a pair of converse, that works. It will still get Luna’s style across.
Negan from the walking dead
Negan is always one of my favorite costumes to suggest. He’s so simple, very unisex, and still looks menacing! If you already have a leather jacket and dark pants, then the rest of the ensemble is easy to throw together. You don’t necessarily need the bat as long as you can wear a red bandana. However, its always a bonus to have the bat.
Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family
Wednesday Addams is a classic costume. It’s immediately recognizable and fairly simple to put together. Especially if you already have dark hair!
Damian from Mean Girls
Who remembers the scene from Mean Girls of Damian at the rally belting “She doesn’t even go here!”? This is a SUPER easy costume. Throw on some jeans, a blue sweatshirt and aviators. Voila!
Mrs. Pac Man
Pac Man and Mrs. Pac Man are a couple of my favorite old school games. This costume could be achieved with a black dress or pants/shirt combo and some colored felt. Most craft stores have felt sheets super cheap. Group costumes can be made even easier with colored tees, black pants and felt.
Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story
The leg lamp is a bit more involved but not impossible and definitely no sewing involved! Go to your local thrift store and find a lamp shade that is triangle shaped. Cover it with a gold or beige cloth and glue it secure. Old sheets and table clothes are great for this purpose. Stop by your craft or fabric store and pick up some fringe. Put on some fishnet tights, black shirt and black shoes.
I would definitely suggest wearing black shorts underneath the lamp shade if you ever want to sit down in this costume.
Flo from Progressive
Everyone knows Flo from Progressive. Amazon has a handy costume set for Flo. If you already have a white pair of pants, white polo or tee, and converse shoes, this is an easy costume. Just have it shipped to you! No crafting, no sewing, no thinking. Don’t forget the red lipstick!
This could also be an easy couple’s costume! Pair Flo with Jake from State Farm.
Olive from Easy A
Olive is another recognizable pop culture character. Most all of us have a pair black pants in the closet we can pair with a black corset and sunglasses. Create the red letter A from construction paper or felt.