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28 Grandma-Approved Halloween Costumes

Halloween is upon us, and most people are still struggling to find a costume. If you’re looking for a costume slightly more appropriate than those typically marketed to collegiate women, here are some suggestions that don’t sacrifice cute for Grandma’s approval (she’s watching you on Facebook!).

1. Mary Poppins: This costume might require a trip to a vintage thrift store, but the costume would be totally worth it!

2. Inside Out characters 


Decade diva: Choose a decade and run with it!

Broadway babe: Any of these characters would provide a unique and adorable outfit!

Darla from Finding Nemo

Pumpkin Spice Latte: Take a spin on the classic pumpkin costume by going in latte form! 

The ladies from Avatar: The Last Airbender

A perfect throwback to childhood that will make your fellow party-goers nostalgic and jealous they hadn’t thought of it! 

The Scooby Doo girls: Velma and Daphne are fairly easy to find clothes for, and they make the perfect couple costume for you and your bestie! 

Kimmy Schmidt: Try being America’s favorite underground cult survivor from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!

Comic book character: These ladies are so fun and they’ll offer a unique make up challenge for you!


Disney villains: No need to be a princess again this year! Embrace your inner queen! 

Minor Harry Potter characters: Who says you have to stick to a generic Hermione or Ginny costume? If you want a Harry Potter costume, but want to change it up a bit, choose one of the other characters! 

Superheros and heroines: If your favorite hero is a man, there’s no reason you couldn’t make him a heroine for the night!

R2D2 from Star WarsThis R2D2 dress is adorable and very timely, given the new movie that’s coming out soon!

Wilson from Cast AwayFunny and easy to make, Wilson is a perfect last minute costume!

And finally… Damian from Mean GirlsAll you need are sunglasses, a hoodie, and an attitude to rival Damian’s.

Check out some more Halloween DIY ideas! Good luck, and Happy Halloween!


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