The Halloween fun doesn’t stop when you age out of trick-or-treating, but finding time to create the perfect costume is much more limited when you’re older. No one wants a costume that’s cheesy or prepackaged, but at the same time, no one has time to truly DIY a crazy getup. Here are 10 easy, yet awesome, Halloween costumes!
Growing up, every little girl wanted to be just like Barbie, and now you can (without even having to buy a cheesy costume!) This is one of the best last-minute costumes because you can probably throw it together with things you already own. When it comes to Barbie, just think pink. I highly encourage wearing a tiara, because, when else can you?
2. A Beanie Baby Cat:
Everyone knows that the easiest costumes involve cute animals like cats, mice, dogs, etc. Level up with a nostalgic nod and create your own TY label and be a beanie baby! You can stick to the all-black routine, draw on a nose, perfect a cat-eye look, throw on a tail, and you’re all set!
3. A Bumblebee:
First things first, if you don’t have a plain, black leotard, you need to get one. Not just for Halloween, you’ll find it’s a life essential. Who said cute bugs were reserved for babies? You can make an amazing bumblebee costume adult-appropriate with a tight leo, fun tutu, and vibrant leg warmers. I find that wings get annoying throughout the night, especially at parties or a club, so rock a fanny pack instead! Now you don’t have to worry about a purse and it will make your bumblebee-butt all the bigger!
4. A Burglar:
Maybe I had The Sims on the brain when I thought of this, though a burglar isn’t exactly a genius idea, but there are ways to be a better burglar than the rest. By making the look a little sexier with a striped crop top and skinnies, you’re sure to steal the scene.
5. Carmen Sandiego:
This costume is pretty ingenious, and you definitely won’t run into someone wearing the same garb. I like this one because it’s particularly easy and it’s a conversation starter. With all of Carmen’s crazy travels, your night is sure to be one hell of an adventure.
6. An Emoji Dancer:
I told you this bodysuit would come in handy! This costume is so easy, that I bet you have every item already in your closet. Well, except your friend, who you’ll need but is hopefully not in your closet. Grab a bestie and be easy twin dancers, emoji style!
7. Piper / Lorna / Crazy Eyes / Etc:
Talk about comfort and ease. All you need is a set of orange scrubs and an optional screw driver. You probably can’t bring it (nor should you) into a club, but you may be the best person at the party should the music system go down and someone needs you to fix it. The girls in prison don’t get many amenities, but they do make their own mascara. You don’t need to, and absolutely shouldn’t, so pick up some great MAC mascara instead.
8. Rosie the Riveter:
You don’t have to be a historian to recognize this poster! Take a nod to your feminism and dress as one of the most famous powerful woman. If you meet a cute guy at the party you’re going to and he doesn’t recognize your costume, kick him to the curb just like Rosie would.
9. Super Mario:
Turns out there is a way to make Mario look cute. Make yourself the most famous video game hero by donning his famous suspenders and hat. Go all the way with these adorable sunglasses that come complete with a mustache. Before you know it, you’ll be saying, “It’s a me, Mario!”
Give a nostalgic nod to one of the most fun, highly aggravating books of your childhood, with this awesome outfit. Make it a tad sexier with tight jeans and a crop top and every guy at the party will be saying, “Where’s Waldo?”