Halloween is coming, and whether you’re planning on going to a small gathering or cozying up to watch Practical Magic on the couch, you’re going to want a suitable outfit to wear while celebrating this holiday. Thankfully, you can bring on the cheer without the trip to the stuffy Halloween store because we at Rethink Beautiful have compiled a list of easy Halloween costumes that are already in your closet.
Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl
Starting off our list is Blair Waldorf, Leighton Meester’s character on Gossip Girl. As many of us know, this character is an over-achiever who had her sights set on Yale throughout her time at the all-girls high school Constance Billard. What better way to embody Blair than to wear her opaque tights, headband, and school uniform that we so often saw her sporting on the steps of the Met? To pull this look off, all you’ll need is a pleated skirt, a button-down white shirt, black pumps, a coat, bright tights, an eye-catching headband, and a bow at your collar to tie the look together.
Rue Bennett from Euphoria
Next up on our list is Rue Bennett, a troubled character on the hit series Euphoria portrayed by Zendaya. Zendaya and the rest of the Euphoria cast have so many incredible looks in this show, from the eventful carnival to prom night. Zendaya’s character is often pictured in her burgundy hoodie, black biker shorts, a graphic tee, and black hightop converse. Pepper yourself with star stickers and glitter under your eyes, and you’ve got yourself a bonafide Rue Bennett Halloween costume.
You’re going to need your medicine cabinet and your wardrobe to complete this Halloween classic. To make a mummy costume at home, start by wearing an all-white outfit and then wrap white medicinal gauze over it and some of your exposed limbs. Afterward, add some dark makeup around your eyes and an extra deep purple lipstick to fully achieve mummy status for your Halloween costume this year.
The cultural fascination around Tiger King was palpable this year. Between the TikTok mashups of Tiger King’s plotline to the tune of Megan thee Stallion’s song “Savage,” and the countless Tiger King think pieces published, the Netflix documentary series is bound to be a Halloween costume favorite this holiday season. If you want to partake in it too then don’t fret, because the Tiger King Carole Baskin Halloween costume is simple. All you need is a pair of jeans, a flower crown, colorful tassel earrings, booties, and a bright floral shirt. Make sure to wear your hair down and add a bit of pink lipstick to complete the look. Oh, and of course, tiger print is a plus.
Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Holly Golightly is a fashionable character portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This perennial costume idea is chic, sophisticated, and easily achievable. Put on some oversized eyewear paired with a black dress, statement earrings, a layered pearl necklace, gloves, a cup of coffee, and a croissant. Finish off the look with a mini tiara tucked into an updo and you’re all set for staring longingly into Tiffany’s store windows—can you say iconic?
This easy costume for Halloween is a must for anyone whose wardrobes are filled to the brim with all-black outfits. To create a vampire Halloween costume at home, all you’d have to do is throw on your favorite combination of all-black garments: try a black leather jacket, black dress, and sheer tights or a black velvet dress with lace accents and booties. You can elevate the costume by working in a choker or vintage-inspired jewelry and finish it off with a burgundy lip and a glass of red wine.
This Halloween costume is perfect for any fashion enthusiast with a penchant for oversized eyewear. You can steal the look of the Vogue Editor-in-Chief with a tweed twinset, pumps, a pair of large sunnies, and the signature bob haircut that the fashion legend has been sporting since 1963. No bob cut? No problem. You can fake this hairstyle by looping the ends of two loose pigtails and bobby pinning them to the back of your head, as seen in Elle magazine (click here). Finish off the look with a cup of Starbucks coffee and a copy of Vogue and—voila!—you have a completed Anna Wintour Halloween costume.
This easy Halloween costume is the perfect excuse to break out your favorite Hawaiian t-shirt. The tourist costume is put together with shorts, dad sneakers or Birkenstocks, and a bikini top underneath your Hawaiian tee. Revamp this “Dad on vacation” look with a pair of chic sunglasses and your favorite hairdo. Complete the tourist Halloween costume with a cooler of white claws and a disposable or Polaroid camera. Your outfit is sure to be the crowd favorite at any small Halloween gathering.
Kendall Jenner re-popularized the cowgirl costume right before lockdown with her cowgirl party look. Now it’s time to bring it back out for October’s festivities. Not only is the cowgirl Halloween costume ideal for the above-the-keyboard Halloween dressing that so many of us will be doing this year, it’s also a great excuse to bust out the Y2K hot-pink cowgirl hats again. To make the cowgirl Halloween costume at home, all you need is a cowboy hat, boots, and the outfit of your choice. Whether you go full denim or heavy on the prints like Kendall Jenner is up to you.
Britney Spears from the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” Music Video
Last but certainly not least, we have the Britney Spears “Hit Me Baby One More Time” music video costume. You can recreate this throwback look at home with a black skirt, a tied-up white button-down shirt, white converse, high knee socks, and a grey sweater. Complete the Halloween costume with two braids tied off with little pink bows and pom pom hair ties, and you’ve got yourself a #1 hit costume.