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How to Use Costume Pieces Multiple Ways

October means all things Halloween and if you like going out for Halloween or Halloweekend, you might not want to wear the same costume multiple nights in a row. But you also probably don’t want to spend a fortune for just one weekend. Here’s some ways you can create multiple costumes from the same costume pieces!


Mermaid leggings: The Little Mermaid & Aquaman

Buy it for $11.90 on Amazon here.


The Little Mermaid

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Wear a purple top (or a purple bra) with your scaled leggings and you have an Ariel costume!



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Wear a gold or yellow top with your scaled leggings for an Aquaman look! You can also add a stylized letter A to a belt if you feel like putting in a little more effort.


Pink dress: Dee Dee from Dexter’s Laboratory & Blossom from the Powerpuff Girls

Buy it for $12.99 on Amazon here.


Dee Dee

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Pair a pink dress with white tights and put your hair in pigtails for a Dee Dee costume. Bonus points if you go with a friend dressed as Dexter!



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Tie a black belt or scarf around your waist and put a red bow in your hair for this easy costume! You can get your friends to dress as the other Powerpuff Girls for a group costume.


Black and white striped shirt: Burglar/Cat-Burglar & Mime

Buy it for $13.90 from Amazon here.


Cat Burglar

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Put a twist on a classic by adding cat ears! Wear your striped shirt with black pants, a hat, and a bag with a dollar sign on it.



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Paint your face white (or with an ultra-light foundation) with a bold red lip for a mime look! You can also add suspenders or a red scarf to add to the look.


Green cargo pants & black shirt: Kim Possible & Katniss Everdeen

Buy it for $18.69 from Amazon here.

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Kim Possible

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You can buy a cropped shirt or just tuck it up to get the Kim Possible look!


Katniss Everdeen

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Wear a pair of boots and put your hair in a braid for this look! You can wear a brown or black leather jacket or a black rain jacket to finish off the costume.


Black wig: Snow White & Mia Wallace

Buy it for $6.79 from Walmart here.

Snow White

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Go all out or simply pair a blue shirt with a yellow skirt or pants for this classic character!


Mia Wallace

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Add a white collared shirt and some fake blood for this iconic look.

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Have fun this Halloween!

A Senior at Rutgers University double majoring in Political Science and Economics who loves books, Broadway, and petting dogs.
Julia DeAngelo is an aspiring journalist looking to marry politics, law and art. A junior at Rutgers University studying Journalism and Art History, she can be found looking seriously confused in art galleries or having existential crises in the corner of your local coffee shop. Her work has been featured in newspapers and publications such as the Star-Ledger, the Staten Island Advance, nj.com and Trim Magazine. Follow Julia on twitter at @julia_deangelo
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