Halloween is right around the corner, and with it comes the scariest thing in the world: choosing your costume. Trick-or-treating or not, we all want to stand out at the Halloween party you’re obviously attending. However, most of us lack the skills, budget, will, or time to create one banging costume from scratch. Find the inspiration you need with this compilation of creative Halloween costumes so you can have a blast during the spookiest celebration of the year.
If your boyfriend asks for nudes but that’s not really your thing, this costume is for you. Just throw a pixelated cardboard box on and confuse guests with the illusion of being naked. Best part? It’s inexpensive, easy to do, and group-friendly.
Red Riding Halloween
Want to dress up with your dog? This Red Riding Hood costume is perfect if you’ve got your own little big bad wolf. Our only warning is that your dog will probably steal your thunder and might get more candy than you!
A Blast From The Past
Got ’90s nostalgia? Turn into a human-sized Tamagotchi toy and stroll down memory lane. You can play a fun game, too: for each person who recognizes you, exchange candy! Talk about a win-win situation.
A Purr-fect Dress-Up
If getting married is your lifelong dream, then this costume will represent your worst nightmare. Dress up as a crazy cat lady and have fun depicting this kooky character.
It’s All Kool
A red t-shirt and a fake brick wall is all your need for this ’80s costume. Oh, and a pregnancy belly. Anyone familiar with the famous Kool Aid wall guy will definitely praise your costume idea! Extra brownie points if you suddenly interrupt people’s conversations with the classic, “Oh yeah” catchphrase!
Take a Guess
If you love board games, you’ll be familiar with the two-player Guess Who? guessing game. This is a great couple or even group costume. It’s super easy to put together, and it won’t break the bank.
Let us not forget that Halloween is also supposed to be about scary costumes. This one probably takes a bit more time and effort, (and makeup knowledge) but it will definitely make you stand out. Watch out for snake charmers, though!
Looking for a great solo or couple’s costume? This E.T.-inspired costume is a classic. You can make it yourself and people will go crazy for it. I mean, who doesn’t love E.T. after all? If you needed some inspiration, the ’80s and ’90s offer some lovely classics. Everyone will surely get a kick out of your nostalgic costume!
History is full of gory stories and characters that can be depicted for Halloween. Take Marie Antoinette, for instance: is there anything creepier than a decapitated Queen? Exactly.
Halloween isn’t Halloween without a literal representation of an idiom. Dress up as the literal version of the “Deer in Headlights” phrase—meaning a state of paralyzing fear or surprise—and have everyone guess it!