Halloween is a time for spooky spiked drinks, cotton-cobweb-covered fraternity basements, and of course, the obligatory best friend costume. And if you’ve got a blonde bestie (like me), it’s never too early to brainstorm an iconic (and unique) blonde and brunette Halloween costume.
For those of you just beginning your search, look no further! I’ve compiled a list of 10 costumes for the blondie and brunette best friend duo in your life, both thought out and last-minute, whether you’re beginning your search a month, a year, or a day before Halloween.
1. Princess Peach and Daisy
Any Nintendo players here? All you need to achieve this look are two fake tiaras, a pink and orange dress, and some large ribbons to accessorize with. If you’re not looking to go the DIY route, you can totally find Peach and Daisy costumes online.
2. Chocolate and Vanilla Teddy Grahams
This last-minute, DIY costume can be made from items that you probably have in your closet and costume box. To achieve this look, all you need are two dresses in cream (or white) and dark brown, and two pairs of teddy bear ears. Extra points for carrying around a box of Teddy Grahams (because who doesn’t love a snack?).
3. Paris and Nicole
If you’re like me and binged The Simple Life earlier this year, this costume may pique your interest. All you need to do is dress in your best Y2K club attire. Bonus points for blondie if she can get her hands on a toy (or living) Pomeranian.
4. Snooki and Jwoww
Sort of the same Y2K vibe as Paris and Nicole, just Jersey-fi it with some neon and cheetah print (or even better, neon cheetah print). While these legends are both brunettes, Jwoww is known for her iconic blonde streaks in the first season of the show. Halloween is the time to transform, so go for it!
To achieve this look, head to the thrift store and pick up some denim skirts and skinny jeans that you can layer. While you’re there, you can also find some long-sleeved tops in royal blue or neon green (or really any color that is a bit harsh on the eyes) to pair with the bottoms. If you’re looking for something a little more reliable (let’s face it, the thrift sore can be a hit-or-miss), you can check Amazon for some neon bodycon dresses to DIY with some sharpied-on cheetah print.
5. Regina George and Gretchen Weiners
I know that the film came out in 2004, but the head of the costume department for Mean Girls seriously deserves a raise. You can achieve this look by using inspiration from Y2K style (this will be the last Y2K-inspired costume, I promise) to craft the costumes: think plaid skirts and argyle for Gretchen and anything with an “R” on it for Regina.
6. Rizzo and Sandy
This spin on the classic Grease costume is for the girls. Just switch out Danny Zuko with Rizzo and you’ve got something way cooler than the Sandy and Danny costumes that you’ve seen — and will see — a million times. For Sandy, all you need is a short- to mid-sleeved (but not no-sleeved) blouse to pair with a maxi skirt (preferably an A-line fit with polka dots).
For Rizzo, you’ll need a black mid-sleeved bodycon (if you can find one with a collar, snag it) paired with either a red neck-scarf or a pink bomber jacket. You can also tie a plain black belt around the waist for the perfect 1950s vibe.
7. Sophia Grace And Rosie
I’m just going to leave this here.
8. Alice and The Mad Hatter
For Alice, all you’ll need is a baby blue dress, an apron, and some white ribbons to tie into bows. You can get creative with The Mad Hatter with funky colors, prints, and accessories. Halloween is your time to have fun and wear those crazy clothes you wouldn’t otherwise wear. So, enjoy it!
9. Betty and Veronica
If you and your bestie are cheerleaders, you may not need to scout out a costume at all. If not, there are so many cheap cheerleading costumes online. All you need to achieve this Riverdale look is a set of matching cheerleader outfits, headbands, and to make sure that blondie’s hair is up in a ponytail.
So, to our blonde and brunette besties, go out there and make Halloween your b*tch — your best b*tch, that is.