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4 Easy, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

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All Hallow’s Eve is just a week away, which means it’s time to hit up a great party, gorge on candy and of course dress up in a fun costume. Halloween is the one night a year that you can get away with dressing up like your favorite celebrity, film character or anything else that your heart desires — take advantage of it and have fun!

If you still don’t have any ideas for this year’s Halloween costume, but are looking for inspiration, check out these four easy DIY costume ideas:

Reality TV “Star” — Snooki from Jersey Shore

Dressing up like Snooki may be one of the more popular costumes this year, but it’s a fun one nonetheless. Really get into character with this costume: fist pump, carry some pickles and be on the lookout for ‘guido juiceheads’.

Snooki Halloween Costume

Dress, Pumps, Earrings, Bracelet, Bronzer

For this look, all you need is a short party dress, (if you already own one, use it!) sky-high heels and glitzy jewelry. If you add lots of bronzer, (or slather on the fake tanner – the more orangey, the better!), put your hair in a poof, and brush up on your Snooki lingo you’ll be good to go. Bonus points if you can talk some friends into going as Pauly D, The Situation and the rest of the crew.

Other Ideas: The Kardashians, A Real Housewife of New Jersey, Rachel Zoe

Movie Inspiration — Lydia from Beetlejuice

I’m a huge fan of ’80s movies and Beetlejuice has always been one of my favorites. Like other Tim Burton films, Beetlejuice has just the right amount of quirk, spookiness and dark humor. If you’re looking for a costume that fits those traits, look no further than the character Lydia and her unique style.

Lydia Halloween Costume

Dress, Gloves, Boots, Earrings, Tights

Lydia is all about dark colors, so for this costume you’ll need a simple black dress. Amp up the gothic style with some lace gloves and Victorian-era boots. Add some quirky touches with spider earrings and cobweb-patterned tights. Finally, tease your hair and add lots of product to give it that messy, yet sculpted look Lydia rocks.

Other Ideas: Cher from Clueless, Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, A Disney character of your choice

Childhood Throwback — Angelica from Rugrats

The bratty preschooler from one of the most popular cartoons of the ’90s — Rugrats – makes for an unexpected, yet totally adorable Halloween costume. Want to really act like Angelica? Transform a Barbie into a Cynthia doll, demand cookies and complain about “dumb babies.”

Angelica Pickles Costume

Top, Dress, Tights, Socks, Flats

Angelica may have just been the originator of the multiple bright colors trend. Get her look by wearing a long-sleeve orange top under a purple dress. Add some bright blue tights, orange socks and simple purple flats. Finally, put your hair in pigtails and use some ribbon to add some adorable bows.

Other Ideas: Daphne or Velma from Scooby-Doo, Patti Mayonnaise from Doug, Helga from Hey Arnold!

The Fashion Icon — Edie Sedgwick

Show how much you like fashion by dressing up as a stylish icon from the past. For this look I chose ’60s fashion icon Edie Sedgwick, but you can pick your favorite icon or decade to channel. An awesome perk to dressing like Edie or any other icon is that you can easily incorporate all of the pieces from this look into your everyday wardrobe.

Edie Sedgwick Costume

Eyeliner, Boots, Tights, Ring, Earrings, Dress

Achieve Edie’s mod style with a long-sleeve striped dress, opaque tights and over-the-knee boots. Play up the look with some bold jewelry like an oversized cocktail ring and shoulder-dusting earrings. Finish this costume by recreating the edgy eye makeup look that Edie was famous for.

Other Ideas: Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie O.

What do you think?

Would you wear any of these costumes? Which one is your favorite? Have you already decided on a Halloween costume? Leave a comment and let me know!

Posted on on October 24, 2010 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , ,

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24 Responses to “4 Easy, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes”

  1. 1
    October 24th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    My favorite would be Snooki from Jersey Shore but I would just wear my hair in bangs since her hair isn’t poufed up anymore.

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    October 24th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    aww! Angelica from Rug Rat. oh childhood memories!

  3. 3
    October 24th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Ahahaha I was going to be Snooki… Back to the drawing board…

  4. 4
    October 24th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    My favorite go-to costume is a cowgirl. Almost everybody has a flannel shirt, pair it with some daisy dukes, + cowboy boots and a possibly even a hat and you’re set to go!

    This year I’m being a sailor! I found the cutest romper from Urban Outfitters and it’s perfect with white espadrilles.

  5. 5
    October 24th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I think I’ll stick with being s flapper

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    October 24th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I’m actually planning on going as Edie Sedgwick this year. She’s always been one of my style icons, so I’m pretty excited to dress like her for halloween.

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    October 24th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Woah I have been talking about being Lydia from Beetlejuice for the past year and I thought it was such a random but awesome idea. So weird that it is on here, but helpful! I was thinking of getting some of that black spray on hair color to top it off!

  8. 8
    October 24th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

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  9. 9
    October 24th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I LOVE Lydia Deetz!!! I have dressed up as Lydia so many times. Lol. This year I’m being a werewolf, I found a really awesome makeup tutorial on youtube for it, and I really really want to do it now! All I did was shred up some denim shorts and a red flannel shirt. :P I just want to make my friends laugh this yr.

  10. 10
    October 24th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Angelica! That’s such a cute idea! I already have my costume picked out though. But another super easy halloween costume could be dressing up as Emily Strange. All you need is a short black dress, black tights, white mary janes, and a long black wig with bangs.

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    October 24th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    This Halloween, I plan to be Garth from Wayne’s World with my friend being Wayne. I’ve only seen a few costumes on College Fashion that are typically male costumes for girls, and I think it’d be really cool to a whole article on that!

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    October 25th, 2010 at 1:29 am

    I was planning on being Angelica and my boyfriend us being Tommy! I love the the costume here! It gave me some good ideas of where to look for my costume!

  13. 13
    October 25th, 2010 at 9:22 am

    OMG, rugrats? Creative!

  14. 14
    October 25th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Angelica is such a fun costume idea!

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    October 29th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    going as flapper with headband feathers n layered fringe mini dress with matching fringe long arm gloves seemed stocking with ostrich feather scarf and heels with long beaded necklace

    hes going as Al Capone complete with scar and fedora black suite/shirt n white tie lol
    happy halloween ppl

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    September 21st, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I enjoyed reading your cool costume ideas and your post should be of help to many others.

    My costume this year is inspired by the hit movie “Sucker Punch”. I chose to dress up as the sexy Sweet Pea, this action character costume is quickly becoming very popular and offers many accessories to complete the look. Hope to turn some heads at Halloween parties this year!

    Have fun everyone & be safe.

  19. 19
    October 15th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    This is such a great article! I love the Angelica idea im thinking of being that instead of Wednesday from the adams family..

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    October 30th, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I only have like one day andI cant get any of this in one day greta ideas though!! :)

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