Clever Costume Ideas You Can Create From Your Closet



Whether you’re going solo, dressing up with a significant other or attending a Halloween bash with your group, sometimes it’s easiest (and most cost-effective!) to create a last-minute costume with items you already have. These creative ideas come right from your closet so you can still look cute and creative. Click through to get ideas on how to enjoy all those Halloween festivities without any fuss.

 
Crazy Tom Cruise
Although Risky Business Tom Cruise is always a classic and another easy costume to copy (white button down and socks!), we thought recreating this moment was just as memorable.

What You Need:
Gray Pants
Black Sweater
Couch Cushion

 
French Girl
It’s perfectly acceptable to tote around a baguette to snack on all night long.

What You Need:
Striped Shirt
Skinny Jeans
Beret
Ballet Flats

 
Ghost
It’s hard to mess with a classic. If you’ve got a sheet to spare, toss one over your head, cut out holes for your eyes and you’re ready to roll out. Or wear all-white and scare people for daring to do it after Labor Day.

What You Need:
White Sheet
White Tee
White Jeans

 
Jenny Gump
Jenny had a lot of iconic moments in Forrest Gump, but perhaps none as amazing as when she and Forrest spot one another in front of the Washington Monument. All. The. Feels.

What You Need:
Lace Dress
Knee High Boots
Vest
Protest Pins

 
Kimmy Schmidt
Quirky color pairings and bright patterns make it easy to copy Kimmy’s style.

What You Need:
Floral Blouse
Cardigan
Colored Jeans
Backpack

 
Miley Cyrus
There are so many signature Miley looks, but we really love her off-duty style. Just don’t forget to stick out your tongue for photos.

What You Need:
Crop Top
High Waist Jeans
Drawn on Tattoos

 
Bank Robber
This classic crook costume looks a lot like our weekend uniform. Bring a bag filled with fake money (or candy) to complete the look.

What You Need:
Black Striped Shirt
Black Pants
Black Beanie

 
Rosie The Riveter
We’re all looking for extra girl power and who better to represent than Rosie herself? Wear this denim head-to-toe look and be sure to pose in her signature stance.

What You Need:
Chambray Shirt
Jeans or Overalls
Red Bandana

 
Selina Meyer
Dig out that old interview outfit and go as everyone’s favorite politician. Don’t forget to shake hands and have some witty quips at the ready.

What You Need:
Blazer
Skirt
Pearls
Heels
American Flag pin

 
Steve Jobs
Go as the titan of tech himself in this easily styled ensemble.

What You Need:
Black Turtleneck
Jeans
Glasses
Sneakers
iPhone

 
Victoria Beckham
The hands-down chicest Spice Girl, Posh is known for her sky high heels and her LBD. Bonus points if you can find someone to be your date as Becks.

What You Need:
Black Bodycon Dress
Stilettos
Large sunglasses

 
Ladies from the Walking Dead
Go out as the ultimate girl gang and slay, ladies, slay.

What You Need:
Dirty T-Shirt
Dirty Jeans
Boots

 
Wayne or Garth from Wayne’s World
Our favorite SNL duo know how to rock ’90s grunge best. Party time! Excellent!

What You Need:
Flannel Shirts
Ripped Jeans
Band Tees
Converse Sneakers

 
Yogi
Easy? Check. Comfortable? Yes. Sport your workout clothes and go as a yogi. You might even be inspired to hit the gym before a party.

What You Need:
Workout clothes
Yoga mat

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