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
Attire: Netflix shirt; comfortable clothes
Accessories: Personal favorite halloween candy
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 Cage, Stranger 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.
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