You probably already know this, but Halloween is next week, so time’s almost up for figuring out your costume for this year. The good news is you can probably come up with a few ideas based on what you already own and creating a DIY costume means you’re less likely to be dressed up just like someone else. So search your wardrobe and see if these ideas inspire any Halloween costumes you could make from your closet.
- The bike shorts: Yeezy Model - Throw on your trendy bike shorts, mix them with some other athleisure basics like sweatshirts, sports bras, and chunky sneakers, in muted shades like gray, and you’ll look just like Kim Kardashian and her lookalikes who showcased the brand’s collection.
- The prairie dress: “Little House on the Prairie” - If you bought into the prairie dress trend this fall, you may as well wear it for a Laura Ingalls Wilder-inspired Halloween costume. Pair the dress with the right accessories from the era, like a bonnet, an apron, and old-fashioned, utilitarian boots.
- The white turtleneck: Princess Leia from “Star Wars” - You can probably get your hands on a white turtleneck, then you’ll need some white boots and a skirt to finish off the all-white look. But you’d better start practicing that double-bun hairstyle now to really pull off the costume from a galaxy far, far away.
- The flare jeans: Donna and the Dynamos from “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” - If you love ABBA and this hit movie sequel, turn your flared jeans into a Dynamos costume. Wear those bell-bottoms with a shiny, frilly top or bodysuit, some platform boots and a silky printed belt. Don’t forget the eye shadow and sing those ‘70s hits all night.
- The sparkly party dress: Studio 54 clubber - Take your favorite slinky little dress, pair it with a faux-fur coat, some bedazzled earrings, and white go-go boots and you’ve got a ‘70s-inspired get up that could get you past the velvet ropes of Studio 54, even in its heyday.