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11 Throwback Halloween Costumes Every ’90s Girl Will Love

Everyone loves a #tbt, and even though Halloween this year is on a Tuesday, it’s still the perfect chance for an old-school reference as a costume. Here are some Halloween costumes every ’90s girl will love!

1. Lizzie McGuire

Lizzie McGuire is too classic not to be your Halloween costume! If only your closet was as cool as hers back in the day. All you need are some super-bright, patterned bell-bottom pants and an equally vibrant top. Crimp your hair (if you still own one of those ancient artifacts), throw on a thick headband, and you’re good to go. You can even get two friends to join you as Gordo and Miranda because where would Lizzie be without her awesome sidekicks?

2. The Powerpuff Girls

Sugar, spice, and everything nice. These little girls were kicking butt back in the ‘90s and still dealing with all the troubles of being a kid (how old were they actually?).

These costumes couldn’t be easier. All you need are some white tights, some black shoes, and a pink, green or blue dress. You can fashion a black belt out of felt, and you’re ready to fight crime and the forces of evil!

3. Rugrats

These babies were the ultimate tight-knit crew and will make the perfect Halloween costume for a group. Just put together some makeshift diapers out of towels or fabric. If you dress up as Chuckie, you’re gonna need to get a wig for his classic hairdo. However, for everyone else, all you really need is a bald cap, a bow or pigtails. You can decorate oversized shirts with felt in the appropriate patterns. You can even bring bottles with you if you so choose. Who runs the world? Babies.

4. Saved by the Bell

Going out as the Bayside crew is also a great option. It’s all about bright patterns, big shoulder pads, and even bigger hair. Hit up Goodwill for some oversized sweaters, mom jeans, and tank tops. The tighter and higher the pants, the better. If you can find an old-school cellphone, you may be in the running for best throwback costume of the weekend.

5. The Rocket Power Gang

If you have a group and are trying to be a total skater bro all night, this is the costume for you. Otto needs some crazy hair, a headband, a yellow shirt, and red shorts. Reggie needs a purple wig (or temporary hair dye), a magenta shirt with a yellow rocket decal attached and camo pants. Twister needs a white shirt with a blue tank layered over it and khaki cargo shorts. Squid needs an oversized yellow shirt with a red “N” on it, glasses, jeans, and a makeshift shark helmet. Your group is gonna be riding around the streets with the ultimate old-school swag.

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6. Mario Kart

This is another fun group costume. You and your friends can dress up as your favorite characters. Overalls, appropriately colored T-shirts, hats and a mustache work for Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi. Try a pink dress for Princess Peach or a yellow dress for Princess Daisy along with tiaras if you want. And Toad just needs a toadstool hat and a blue shirt. You can basically turn any of the characters into a costume!

Each of you then can paint your own box “car” with balloons attached, and you’re ready to hit the speedways this Halloween.

7. Spice Girls

People of the world, SPICE UP YOUR LIFE… with this Halloween costume! You have your choice between Scary Spice, Sporty Spice, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, and Posh Spice. Make sure to wear some serious platform shoes. Then, follow each of the girls’ style. Scary Spice requires the signature crazy hair and some sort of animal-print dress. You can’t be Baby Spice without the pigtails. Sporty is the comfiest with her athletic gear (swishy pants and a crop top not optional). Ginger Spice always rocks the Union Jack dress, and Posh should have a tight, short LBD.

8. Britney Spears throughout the ages

It’s Britney, b*tch. The pop princess will give you multiple options for costumes, whether you want to go solo or as a group.

“…Baby One More Time” is always a crowd-pleaser. All you need are braided pigtails, a tied-off cardigan, and button down, a schoolgirl skirt, high socks, and Mary Janes. If you can somehow find a red latex bodysuit, you’ve got a solid costume for “Oops!… I Did It Again.” Whatever you decide on, don’t forget a fake headset and a lot of sass.

9. Legends of the Hidden Temple

This may actually be the simplest costume ever! We all loved Legends of the Hidden Temple; the only thing we wanted more than to be on this game show was to get slimed.

For this costume, you need the shirt in the appropriate colors with your chosen symbol stapled on the front. Then, throw on a helmet and some knee and elbow pads. As a refresher, the teams were the Red Jaguars, Blue Barracudas, Green Monkeys, Orange Iguanas, Purple Parrots, and Silver Snakes. But let’s be real, the Blue Barracudas were the best.

10. Troll Dolls

When’s the last time you saw a Troll doll? Seriously, think back to those naked little dolls that fell somewhere between creepy and cute.

This is such an easy costume; all you need is a nude leotard or dress. Pull your hair up around a water bottle stationed on top of your head. Load up on the hairspray, throw on some temporary hair dye and you’re a troll doll! It’s as simple as that. And when else would you get to parade around looking completely naked? Answer: basically never, unless you’re at a nudist colony. 

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11. Romy and Michele

This movie was a classic! If you can scrounge up some metallic dresses, you’re seriously so lucky and on your way to costume perfection. Hot-glue a feather boa to the hem of your dress, and you’re ready to take on the ultimate high school reunion this Halloween. Add the most blinged-out jewelry and accessories you can find. A giant cellphone would be a great touch, too.

Whatever you decide, you really can’t go wrong with a throwback costume. Everyone loves a classic, so you’ll be a hit this Halloween!

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