13 Easy Halloween Costumes to DIY This Year

Plan to slay the game.

Yes, you could slap on a pair of ears and a bodysuit and dub yourself a mouse, but it's always more fun to get creative for Halloween—from your hair down to your carefully curated outfit. This year, draw inspiration for your homemade costume from these 13 pop-culture getups, ranging from the culturally relevant to the all-time classic.

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Eleven from 'Stranger Things'

1. Eleven Dress, $45

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2. Quilted Bomber Jacket, $63

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3. Converse Chuck Taylor High Top Sneakers, $55

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4. Leotruny Over the Calf Socks, $15

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The only thing missing is a box of Eggo waffles.

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Snake Queen Taylor Swift

1. Kimono Twist Front Maxi Dress, $87

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2. Lime Crime Metallic Velvetines in Red Hot, $20

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3. 18kt Gold Diamond-Cut Snake Necklace, $146

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4. Aldo Nandro Buckle Strap Heeled Sandals, $55

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The more snake bling, the better *sips tea*.

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Rosie the Riveter

1. Polka Dot Rockabilly Headscarf, $8

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2. Roll-Sleeve Denim Shirt, $30

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3. Sam Edelman Embellished Pump, $98

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4. 10" High Rise Skinny Jeans, $135

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Prepare your best flexin' poses.

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Holly Golightly from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

1. Crystal Hair Comb, $68

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2. Ponte Sheath Dress, $30

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3. Le Specs Cat-Eye Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses, $60

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4. Bling Jewelry, $33

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5. Long Black Nylon Gloves, $6

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A black cigarette holder in hand and you're all set to play one of Manhattan's most iconic silver screen socialites, Holly Golightly. The best part about this outfit is that you probably already own the work-friendly black sheath: now all you have to do is some light shopping on the accessories.

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Dorothy from 'The Wizard of Oz'

1. Vintage Gingham Apron, $10

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2. Nautica Ruffled Button Front Top, $15

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3. Monki Metallic Socks, $8

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4. Red Glitter Mary Jane Shoes, $35

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Don't forget to click your heels twice and wear double ponytails.

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Margot Tenenbaum from 'The Royal Tenenbaums'

1. Maximus Silky Hair Clip, $54

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2. Marc Jacobs Fur Coat, $1,095

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3. Lacoste Stripe Pique Polo Dress

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4. Cole Haan Emmons Penny Loafer, $100

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Some heavy eyeliner and a blunt bob are the final accents to this iconic indie role. You could probably source everything from a faux-fur coat to some worn-in loafers at a local thrift store, too.

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Harley Quinn from 'Suicide Squad'

1. Reversible Sateen Bomber Jacket, $160

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2. Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Raglan Tee-Shirt, $22

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3. Gold Spike Stretch Bracelet, $16

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4. Converse Chuck Taylor Americana High Top, $60

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Load up on the spiked gold jewelry and eye makeup this year to play Suicide Squad baddie Harley Quinn. To complete the look, check out this makeup moment for inspiration and chalk-dye your hair in red, white, and blue.

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Khaleesi from 'Game of Thrones'

1. Halston Heritage Elbow Sleeve Gown, $195

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2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, $21

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3. Tribal Spike Midi Ring, $98

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4. Micah Light Gold Lace-Up Flat Sandals

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To portray the Mother of Dragons, hair and makeup is key, from a waterfall braid to some heavily filled-in brows.

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Mickey from Netflix's 'Love'

1. Halter One-Piece Swimsuit, $88

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2. Flannel Check Long Sleeve Shirt, $30

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3. Moto Rich Indigo Jamie Jeans, $70

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4. Wedge Heeled Sandals, $30

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Mickey, the lovable stoner cynic on Netflix's Love, also happens to have one of the most recognizable outfit combos in recent TV history, and we're okay with wearing this one way past Halloween.

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Penny Lane from 'Almost Famous'

1. Retro Hippie Round Colour Lens Glasses, $10

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2. Laurette Dress, $75

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3. Jeffrey Campbell Over-the-Knee Floral Boot, $215

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4. Caius Western Jacket, $330

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Penny Lane's cool Band Aid aesthetic (complete with wild curls) from Almost Famous never gets old. This year, emulate the Free Love-era with a '70s-inspired Mongolian fur shawl collar and Penny's signature blue tinted lenses.

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Sandy from 'Grease'

1. Off-the-Shoulder Bodysuit, $35

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2. Thick Medium Hoop Earrings, $30

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3. Imitation Leather Leggings, $25

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4. Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Bergen Clogs, $160

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5. Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in 'Passion,' $37

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The Grease heroine is a classic for Halloween moments, from a red lip and tight curls to thigh-hugging leather. "Tell me about it, stud."

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Chanel from 'Scream Queens'

1. Kiss Me Bow Top in Candy Pink, $42

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2. Faux Fur Jacket, $30

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3. Jacquard Weave Skirt, $30

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4. Charter Club Imitation Pearl Necklace, $30

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Lots of fur, pink, and pearls and bam: you've got Chanel's look from Scream Queens.

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Piper from 'Orange Is the New Black'

1. Multicolor Butterfly Band, $4

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2. Vintage Wash Crewneck Tee, $15

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3. Satin Lipstick in 'Casablanca', $28

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4. Vans Washed Denim Shoes, $40

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5. Orange Scrubs, $14

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Nab Piper's look from Orange Is the New Black (or another of your favorite prison characters) with a pair of tangerine scrubs, understated sneakers, and a temporary tattoo—the more visible the ink, the better.

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