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Halloween is definitely the most stressful time of the year. Two weeks after college midterms, a few days after the Georgia-Florida game, and a week before the people decide who will be the next president of the United States. Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place! The last thing anyone wants to do is spend their precious time trying to think up a costume for an upcoming party. Here are a few ideas that can be used to inspire those who are still unsure about what they should wear this Halloween, but do not have the time to shop for a costume.

1. CARTOON character costumes are always a classic. It’s hard to mess up in this department as it’s fun and simple accessories could be added to any everyday wear.

Leela from Futurama:

Attire: White tank top, black pants, black boots

Accessories: Silver bracelet, water gun

Hair/Make-up: Purple hair pulled back in a pony tail; matte pink lip stick/tint color.

Tina from Bob’s Burgers:

Attire: Light blue shirt, blue shirt, long striped socks, simple sneakers, 

Accessories: Square framed black glasses, yellow hair clips

Hair/Make-up: Short black bobbed wig; no make up needed.

Other options: Daria, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Kim Possible

2. NETFLIX is the new black as far as television shows go. Rock some attire from your favorite Netflix original. The best thing is that some of these make excellent group costumes!

Orange is the New Black:

Attire: Orange or tan scrubs, grey sweatshirt, black boots or simple sneaker

Accessories: Sharpie tattoos, plastic utencils

Hair/ Make-Up: Varies amongst characters

Netflix Baby: 

Attire: Netflix shirt; comfortable clothes

Accessories: Personal favorite halloween candy

Hair/Makeup: Optional

Chelsea (Handler):

Attire: Rock t-shirt, pencil skirt, pumps

Accessories: Stuffed dog toy, empty bottles of vodka

Hair/ Make Up: Tussled/wavy hair-do, pink lip gloss

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:

Attire: Bold pants, bold top, bold sneakers

Accessories: Purple backpack

Hair/ Make-Up: Optional

Other options: Luke CageStranger Things, House of Cards

3. POP CULTURE can be anything that has ever been a trending #hashtag on Twitter. These costumes allow for tons of creativity and 100% free interpretation. But with great freedom comes great responsibility. A fanatstic idea for a costume can be completely ruined if it mocks or insults a group of people.

Beyonce’s Lemonade:

Attire: Yellow shirt/dress/skirt, black heels

Accessories: Baseball bat, lemons, hot sauce, hoop earrings

Hair/Make-up: Wavy hair/loose curls, optional make-up  

2nd US Debate’s Kenneth Bone:

Attire: Khaki pants, red sweater

Accessories: Index cards, political buttons/pins, square-framed glasses, mustache

Empire’s Cookie Lyon:

Attire: Anything with sequins, fur, or a bold pattern

Accessories: Cookies, headphones

Hair/Make-up: Bold lip color, false eye lashes (for drama, of course)

Other options: Grey’s Anatomy, Kardashian/Jenner, Swedish Fish Oreos, Frank Ocean’s Blonde, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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