Breaking news: Halloween is just around the corner. Okay, maybe it's a little while off yet, but let's be real—it's never too early to start thinking about your costume. There are two groups of people when it comes to dressing up for Halloween: the kind who plan their costume months in advance, and those who find themselves resorting to cat ears for the fifth year in a row. If you're the latter group, it's time to retire the cat ears, because it's so easy to come up with a hilarious and easy costume based on a memorable pop culture moment. To that end, we've put together costume ideas inspired by recent pop culture, ranging from Britney's iconic 2001 VMAs performance to everyone's favorite TV villain, Carole Baskin. These costumes are cheap, easy to recreate, and above all, very recognizable. Bottom line: I guarantee that these costume ideas will make you a Halloween person.
Tip: Euphoria is known for its amazing makeup looks, and a Maddy costume would be nothing without rhinestone eye makeup. Watch Desi Perkin's YouTube tutorial for a step-by-step guide to recreating this exact look.
I. AM. GIA Lucid top, $40
I. AM. GIA Lucid Pant, $75
BaubleBar Dalilah Large Tube hoop earrings, $38
Amazon body rhinestones, $8
Tip: Crop or roll up your hoodie to show off the body suit underneath. Also, you can add the sequin leg warmers to any pair of knee-high heeled boots.
Beyonce Homecoming pullover hoodie, $155
Missguided hot pink bodysuit, $13
Levi's high waisted distressed jean shorts, $70
Calzedonia fishnet tights, $15
Etsy sequin leg warmers, $30
Tommy Hilfiger bandeau top, $68
Tommy Hilfiger boxer briefs, $24
Tommy Hilfiger signature stripe belt, $60
ASOS low rise dad jeans, $40.80
Tommy Jeans flag slides, $59.50
Tip: Use pink and black fabric markers to draw on the 1996.
Zaful white cropped tank top, $9.99
Forever 21 white wrap mini skirt, $14. 99
Sharpie fabric markers (includes hot pink & black), $12.87
Forever 21 large silver hoop earrings, $4
Out From Under white g-string, $8
Nike pink and white Air Force 1 sneakers, $100
Tip: Don't be afraid to go all out. This is Moira Rose; of course she's not afraid of a fashion risk. Also a wig is a given, but any fan of the show knows you have plenty of options to choose from.
Banana Republic gunmetal metallic sweater, $55
A.L.C black lace-up pants, $158
7 For All Mankind patent leather jacket with faux fur trim, $208
Reis Jewelry silver statement necklace, $15
Steve Madden platoform stiletto booties, $173
Tip: This is a great last-minute costume idea that doesn't require you to purchase anything. Halloween is the perfect opportunity to re-wear one of your favorite funky festival outfits.
Free People black bodysuit, $40
I.AM.GIA Yves lace pants, $75
Buffalo Corin white platform sneakers, $135
Topshop black fanny pack, $24
Livin Cool bucket hat, $70
Tip: This can easily be turned into a last minute couples' costume. All your SO has to do is throw on a Knicks jersey (or any B-ball jersey) and, voilà, they'll be the fan bopping along with Cardi at the all-star game.
Boohoo red double breasted blazer, $24
Levi's distressed skinny jeans, $70
Sunglasses.la red cat-eye sunglasses, $12
Sam Edelman white pointed toe pumps, $35.99
Sur la Table retro paper popcorn box, $4.95
Tip: Get your girls involved! The Clovers' cheer squad is an amazing group costume idea.
Amazon Clovers cheer top and skirt, $44
Reebok white sneakers, $50
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