Super Easy Halloween Costumes You Probably Already Own

Maggie Griswold
Super Easy Halloween Costumes You Probably Already Own
Photo: Shutterstock/Cierra Miller.

Scroll To See More Images

Believe it or not, Halloween—AKA the best day of the year—is quickly approaching. The leaves aren’t quite crunchy yet, but I’m still getting excited for the upcoming holiday and all the fall vibes that come along with it. If you’re like me, though, you’ll still wait until the last minute to figure out a costume, and be forced to come up with an easy Halloween costume idea based on clothes you already have in your closet. Lucky for all of us, though, there are actually so many cute and easy Halloween costumes you can recreate with things you probably own. (And I’m not just talking about drawing on some whiskers and calling yourself a cat, OK?)

Easy Halloween Costumes

Shutterstock/Cierra Miller.

Below you’ll find 21 easy Halloween costume ideas that are actually fun, unique and will definitely make you look like you put more effort in than you did. Some may require a little bit of DIY, but there’s nothing that can’t be accomplished in a day or two. So go forth, my lazy Halloween queens, and let your creativity shine this holiday.

1. Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Grab a black sweater and layer it with a lacy collar and some big glasses, and you’re good to raise some hell in court.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

2. Audrey Hepburn

Who knew it was so easy to dress like an icon? Just don your favorite black dress and some pearls—and put your hair up in a bun, obviously.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

3. Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Moviestore/Shutterstock.

Get your dance on with this easy-to-recreate movie character costume. Become Mia Wallace with a white button-down and some black pants. Just don’t forget your John Travolta.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

4. Katherine Johnson

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Country Living.

Go as this amazing feminist icon for Halloween with the help of a plaid dress and some NASA gear.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

5. Barbie

Have a pink crop top and skirt? If the answer is yes, you can easily recreate the classic Barbie look.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

6. Hippie Vibes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Pixelformula/Sipa/Shutterstock.

Pair your favorite flow-y top with a chic headband, throw up a peace sign and voila—you’ve got a hippie costume.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

7. Greek Goddess

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Pinterest.

If you own a white sheet and some gold accessories, you can easily create a beautiful Greek goddess costume.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

8. Dancing Girl Emoji

Put your red dress on, and get ready to salsa dance the night away.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

9. Scarecrow

easy halloween costumes 3 Super Easy Halloween Costumes You Probably Already Own

Rachel Lately.

Put those overalls and your favorite flannel to good use and create your own scarecrow costume.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

10. Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Twentieth Century Fox Television/Kobal/Shutterstock.

All you need to achieve Tina’s iconic look is a blue top, skirt, glasses and some knee-high socks.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

11. Rosie the Riveter

This legendary costume is super easy to recreate. All you need is a denim shirt and a red bandana.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

12. Romeo from Romeo + Juliet

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Moviestore/Shutterstock.

Who doesn’t want to be as hot as young Leonardo DiCaprio on Halloween? All you really need is a Hawaiian shirt and a journal to write down all your lovestruck thoughts.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

13. Shaggy from Scooby Doo

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Hannah Barbera Prods/Atlas/Kobal/Shutterstock.

Honestly, you can probably whip of any of these character costumes pretty easily, but for Shaggy, all you need is a green tee and some brown pants.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

14. Where’s Waldo?

Black-rimmed glasses and a red and white striped shirt are basically all you need for a quick and easy Waldo costume this Halloween.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

15. Pam from The Office

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Nbc-Tv/Kobal/Shutterstock.

Pam is a classic TV character, and it’s super easy to get her look for all your Halloween parties. Just repurpose your workwear—and maybe curl your hair—and you’re good to go.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

16. Arthur from Arthur

If you were anything like me as a kid, Arthur was your favorite show. And now you can go as the famous aardvark for Halloween with just a mustard sweater, some glasses and a white collared top.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

17. Cady Heron from Mean Girls

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Snap Stills/Shutterstock.

Cady Heron before she starts dressing like one of “The Plastics” is a truly iconic look. And you just need an oversized pink top and some jeans to pull it off.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

18. Mime

A mime costume is the perfect excuse not to talk to anyone at the party. Plus, the only things you really need to get the look are a striped tee, black bottoms and some white gloves.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

19. Chandler Bing from Friends

Represent the best of the ’90s with a trendy Chandler Bing costume. Just grab a pair of mom jeans, a white tee and some sneakers, and you’re on your way to being the most sarcastic one on the block.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

20. Sandy and Danny from Grease

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Paramount/Rso/Kobal/Shutterstock.

Sandy and Danny’s casual look from Grease might just be the easiest couples’ costume you ever try. For Sandy, just wear a a red polo and white skirt. For Danny, don some great sweats. Simple as that.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

21. Snow White

It’s easier than you’d think to go as this iconic princess. If you have a red top, yellow bottoms and a blue jacket or sweater, you’re already ready to become Snow White herself. Just don’t eat the apple.

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

STYLECASTER | Easy Halloween Costumes

 

Our mission at STYLECASTER is to bring style to the people, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale.

STYLECASTER | Halloween costumes | easy halloween costumes | DIY Halloween costumes | Halloween costumes for women
share