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4 Easy Halloween Costumes You Can Make With Just A Pair of Leggings

‘Twas the week before Halloween and all through those days, not a preparation was done, not even a costume was made. Don’t fret, we understand. While Halloween is plenty scary, managing your time and money around Halloween can be the real horror. Luckily, you don’t have to spend big bucks or even devote too much time to a Halloween costume because here are four ideas you can create from something already have in your closet: leggings! 

1. Superhero

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Don’t be a damsel in distress when it comes to finding the right Halloween costume – suit up into your inner superhero with your favorite pair of leggings! Pair your leggings with a superhero top, mask or other props that represent your favorite crime-fighter for an easy, last-minute costume. Different colored leggings like red, blue, green, yellow and white can really complete the superhero look when you want to dress up like the Flash, Captain America or the Hulk, and black leggings are perfect if you’re going for the Batman look. 

2. Witch

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Do you own a pair of striped or black leggings? Well, it’s time to put them to good use with a super spooky witch costume! Pair your leggings with a form-fitting black top, skirt or tutu, a witch hat and broom to create a bewitchingly brilliant costume. Striped leggings especially are a fabulous focal point for the costume, but feel free to get fancy with some extra jewelry and smoky makeup to elevate your look.

3. Athlete

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It seems like your favorite athletes are always “sporting” a pair of tights when they play ball, so why not score some major Halloween costume cred and do the same? If you have them, white leggings are especially perfect for this costume because they look similar to the tights you see baseball and football players wearing, but really any color will do! Just pair your leggings with a sports jersey, sneakers and some black war-paint under the eyes to complete the ensemble.

4. Black Cat 

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One of the most classic Halloween costumes is the black cat, and it gets that much easier to create when you have a pair of black leggings on hand. Grab a form-fitting black tank or long sleeve top, cat ears and tail to create this purr-fectly cute look for Halloween! Have fun with the makeup too; draw on whiskers, a nose and (of course) your sharpest cat-eye look to tie the whole ensemble together.

Leggings are truly your best friend when it comes to making your own Halloween costume. It’s all about dressing them up with the right accessories and makeup! 

Iesha Ismail studied as a double major in English and Women's Studies at the University of Florida. Iesha is the High School/Her Future editor, a Feature Writer, and Style Blogger for Her Campus National. She was also the senior editor for Her Campus UFL and senior content editor for UF's Sparks Magazine. She is currently working in editorial for a financial research publication firm, and a guest contributor for Muslim Women Professionals. Iesha loves to observe nature and fashion as inspiration for all kinds writing she's into. Fashion, culture, drawing, and animation are just a few of the passions she plays with on the daily. Whether it's writing colorful stories or sketching in her worn out sketchbooks, Iesha always dabbles in anything art.
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