10 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Already Have In Your Closet

Liz Doupnik
10 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Already Have In Your Closet
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Whether you were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy or you just haven’t gotten around to devising your Halloween look, there’s still hope. You may not know it, but you’re currently hiding a slew of super-accessible (and clever!) costumes right in your closet. Here, we suggest ten simple looks to throw together just in time for tonight’s festivities. Happy Halloween!

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Who: Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is known for his signature style and sassy statements (not to mention the amazing collections he sends down various runways every season).

What You'll Need: Sunglasses (Ray-Bans, if you have 'em), a white high-collared button-down, a black blazer, biker gloves, and white spray-on hair color. (Extra points if you memorize a few of his acerbic comments to drop at the first sight of something that isn't sufficiently glamorous).

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Shirt With Textured Panels, $43.98; at Asos

Leather Stud Gloves, $48; at Topshop

White Hair Spray, $2.80; at Windy City Novelties

Who: Edie Sedgwick is among fashion's great muses and was catapulted into the limelight in the 1960s by Andy Warhol.

What You'll Need: Thick black tights, a long horizontal striped shirt, LOTS of eye makeup (no really, go for it), chandelier earrings.

Ooh La Gondola Top, $32.99; at ModCloth

Deco Earrings, $15; at Nasty Gal

Merona Women's Sweater Tights, $12; at Target

Who: At last year's Academy Awards, there was a new showstopper on the red carpet: Angelina Jolie's right leg.

What You'll Need: A black maxi skirt (or dress) with an up-to-there slit, a pair of black peep-toe stilettos, a tight black corset top, perfected preening skills to vamp it up (and show off your right thigh). 

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Dillon Pleated Panel Maxi Skirt, $258; at BCBGMAXAZRIA

Who: An oldie but goodie, we still find ourselves referencing Cher from "Clueless" in both our outfits and our vocabulary.

What You'll Need: A fitted blazer, short pleated skirt, knee-high socks, loafers, stuffed shopping bags (extra points if you DIY a Contempo Casuals bag).

Photo: Paramount Pictures, 1995/

Pleated Schoolgirl Skirt, $56; at American Apparel

Satin Touch 20 Knee-Highs, $22; at Wolford

Double-Breasted Schoolboy Blazer, $218; at J.Crew

Who: With the premiere of "Skyfall" just over a week away, we're remembering our favorite bond girls, the ultimate femme fatales.

What You'll Need: A sexy gown, a trench coat, sunglasses, a toy gun from your local costume shop, a serious pose to stop 007 in his tracks

Photo: Eon Productions, 1987/

Via Spiga Nola Patent Trench Coat, $292; at Bloomingdale's

Chinese Laundry Whistle Black Heels, $69.95; at Zappos

Who: Whether he creeps you our or inspires you, one's thing for sure: Dressing as famed fashion photographer Terry Richardson is a breeze. 

What You'll Need: A flannel shirt (warmth, extra plus!), aviator-style glasses, a camera, signature double thumbs-up pose

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/WireImage for Persol

Salt Valley Brofalo Flannel Western Shirt, $49; at Urban Outfitters

Viking Eyeglasses, $55; at American Apparel

Who: Former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld is consistently in the headlines thanks to a new magazine, a MAC cosmetic line, her new gig as Harper's Bazaar Global Fashion Director, and her enviable closet.

What You'll Need: A fitted pencil skirt, white blouse showing just a pinch of cleavage, a tailored blazer with a strong shoulder, pointed stilettos, heavy "slept-in" kohl eye makeup, a flat iron


Leather Pencil Skirt, $89.90; at Zara

Moto Tux Blazer, $78; at Nasty Gal

Desert Camoflauge, Carine Roitfeld Collection, $44; at MAC Cosmetics

Equipment Exclusive Signature Silk Blouse With Pockets, $208; at Intermix

Who: The Olympic gold-medal winning gymnastics team definitely stole our hearts this summer. Granted, they're limber in ways most aren't, so try not to attempt any sudden backflips. 

What You'll Need: An American flag one-piece swimsuit or leotard, a homemade gold medal, a tight bun, tennis shoes, patriotic nail art, body glitter (lots of it).

Photo: Alex Grimm/Getty Images for adidas

Printed Malibu Swimsuit, $45; at American Apparel

Dust-up Kissable Body Shimmer, $24; at Victoria's Secret

Who: Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour 

What You'll Need: An opulent coat (fur or faux fur is optimal), oversized sunglasses, a statement necklace, a bob wig from your nearest costume store, and an icy stare. 

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Prada PR 31NS Sunglasses, $285; at Sunglasses Hut

Henry Margu Foxy Wig, $19.99; at Ricky's

Sheepskin Studio Coat, $799; at Zara

Who: "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen

What You'll Need: Distressed jeans or cargo pants, a basic black tank top, a wind breaker, a bow and arrow set from the nearest Halloween store, a messy fishtail braid

Photo: Lionsgate, 2012/

Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Performance Jacket, $144; at My Theresa

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $20; at Barneys

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