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60 Easy Halloween Costumes to DIY This Year

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Yes, you could slap on a pair of ears and a bodysuit and call yourself a mouse (duh), but it's always more fun to get creative for Halloween—from your hair to your carefully curated outfit. This year, draw inspiration for your homemade costume from these 60 pop-culture characters, ranging from culturally relevant to all-time classics.

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Holly Golightly from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

1. Crystal Hair Comb, $220

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Norma Kamali Dress $205

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

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4. Pearl Necklace, $195

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5. Long Black Nylon Gloves, $8

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A coffee and croissant 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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Rosie the Riveter

1. Polka Dot Headscarf, $6.89

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2. Short Sleeve Denim Shirt, $44.80

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3. 10" High Rise Skinny Jeans, $135

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4. Everlane slingbacks , $94

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Prepare your best flexin' poses.

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Eleven from 'Stranger Things'

1. Eleven Dress, $37

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2. Quilted Bomber Jacket, $71.25

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3. Converse Chuck Taylor High Top Sneakers, $55

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4. Leotruny Over the Calf Socks, $9
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The only thing missing is a box of Eggo waffles.

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Dorothy from 'The Wizard of Oz'

1. Vintage Gingham Apron, $10

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Puff-Sleeved Dress, $39.99


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Isabel Marant Socks, $70


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4. Red Glitter Mary Jane Shoes, $37

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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. Simone Rocha Red Hairclip, $145

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2. Stand Studio Faux Fur Coat, $499

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3. Lacoste Cotton Pique Polo Dress, $61

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4. GH Bass Loafer, $79

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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 Satin Bomber Jacket, $150

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

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3. Gold Spike Stretch Bracelet, $16.20

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4. Converse Chuck Taylor Stars and Stripes 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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Mickey from Netflix's 'Love'

1. Free People Bodysuit, $58

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2. Flannel Check Long Sleeve Shirt, $60

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3. Moto Rich Indigo Jamie Jeans, $40

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4. Black Booties, $85

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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. Silk Cowl Cami, $68.00

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3. Fishtail Pants, $ 145.00

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4. Shearling Coat, $1,995

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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, $37

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2. Gold Hoop Earrings, $22

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3. Faux Leather Leggings, $98

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4. Charles David Electric Slide, $89

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5. Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in 'Pirate,' $38

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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. Satin Neck Bow Blouse, $69

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2. Faux Fur Jacket, $295

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3. Houndstooth Skirt, $69

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4. Maison Miru Pearl earrings, $39

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

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Piper from 'Orange Is the New Black'

1. Orange Scrubs, $17

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2. Vintage Wash Crewneck Tee, $18

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3. Vans Navy Sneakers, $49.95

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4. Butterfly Temporary Tattoo, $8

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

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'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

1. Pearl Earrings , $140

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2. Cashmere and Silk Scarf, $195

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3. Cashmere and Silk Scarf, $195

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4. Button Down White Top, $29.90

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5. Knit dress, $39.90

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Try recreating the famous painting with these items. Remember to great the right angles.

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'Annie Hall'

1. Cotton White Button Down Shirt , $69

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2.
Silk Tie, $39

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3. Four Button Vest, $41

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4. Pleated Khaki Pants, $48

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For a very on trend costume this halloween, try recreating Annie Hall with New York as back drop.

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'Where's Waldo'

1. Top Headwear Striped , $8.99

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2. Comme Des Garçons Red Striped T-Shirt, $126

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3. Rounds glasses, $89

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4.High Rise Jeans, $79.50

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All the items to recreate Waldo's look might be found right in your closet. Your friend's will be able to spot you amongst a large crowd.

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'Catwoman'

1. American Apparel Bodysuit , $48

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2. Cat Ears Hat , $9.99

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3. Shiny Black Gloves, $17.95

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If you are looking for a fierce super hero look, this one is for you.

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Whitney Houston at the XXV Super Bowl

1. Adidas Authentic Track Jacket , $65

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2. Adidas Track Pants, $64

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3. White Sweatband, $5.99

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4. Nike Cortez Sneakers, $70

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Start warming up your vocal cords to blow your friend aways like Whitney did in this performance at the Super Bowl.

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Billie Ellish

1. Temporary Hair Spray, $2.99

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2. Fire Sunglasses, $15.99

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3. Oversized T-Shirt Dress, $40

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4. Black Bike Shorts, $69

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5.
Silver Rhinestone Choker, $10

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Add some chunky sole black sneakers and some socks to complete your Billie Ellish look.

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Elle Woods from 'Legally Blonde'

1. Pink Oversized Blazer, $45.00

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2. Pink Wide Leg Pants, $34.00

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3. Pink Sunglasses, $85

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4. Bunny Ear Pen, $9.99

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Find all the pink items in your closet and ta-da you can recreate an Elle Woods look.

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Queen from 'Queen & Slim'

1. Good American Zebra Printed Dress, $139.00

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2. Snake Pointed-Toe Knee High Boot, $49

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These are the most iconic looks from this movie, get your best friend or your significant other to dress up as Slim.

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Trinty from 'The Matrix'

1. Black Vinyl Bodysuit, $17

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2. Black Vinyl Pants, $48

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3. Black Vinyl Trenchcoat, $71

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4. Matrix Sunglasses, $15.99

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The Matrix costume feels more relevant than ever, another trendy coat that you might find right in your closet.

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Wednesday Addams from 'The Addams Family'

1. Gothic Darling Classic Collared Dress, $50

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2. UO Mary Janes, $59

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Don't forget to braid your hair with the part down the middle.

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Khaleesi from 'Game of Thrones'

1. Tadashi Shoji Cape Long Sleeve, $468

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2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, $23

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3. Gold Lace Up Flat Sandals, $19

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4. Gold Vermeil Stacking Ring Set, $1962

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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Kim Possible

1. Missguided Crop Top, $19

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2. Utility Cargo Pants, $24.99

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3. Leather Belt Bag, $45.00

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Kim Possible is quite an easy outfit to put together right from items in your closet. "Call me, beep me!"

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Frida Kahlo

1. Pink Sunset Wildflower Headband, $7.79

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2. Floral Blouse, $195

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3. Sterling Silver Earrings, $73.49

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4. Bow Midi Skirt, $59.99

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Don't forget to make a braid updo.

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Cruella di Vil from 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians'

1. Black Satin Gloves, $6.95

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2. Faux Fur Coat, $421

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3. Half and Half Two Tone Blazer Dress, $49.50

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Don't forget your red lipstick and hair dye to finish top off your look.

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Bonnie from 'Bonnie and Clyde'

1. Beaded cable-knit cotton-blend sweater, $495

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2. Slouchy Beret, $38

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3. Brown and Yellow Silk Scarf, $7.99

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There can't be a Bonnie without Clyde, get your friend or significant other to dress up with you.

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Ariana Grande

1. Kimono Robe With Fluffy Sleeve, $21

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2. Lace Gloves, $8.59

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3. Green Crystal Earrings, $13.99

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Ariana Grande always has some of the most iconic looks, why not try this one.

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Carmen Miranda

1. Carmen Miranda headpiece , $17.61

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2. Off Shoulder Jumpsuit, $50

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Carmen Miranda was known for her iconic headpieces. Try pairing the headpieces with an off the shoulder dress or top. Dress up as this ultimate samba singer, dancer, and actress this halloween.

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Black Swan

1. Strapless Bodysuit , $90

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2. Practice Tutu, $61

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3. Black Tiara, $6.99

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4. Capezio Tights, $12.79

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Remember to add the dramatic eye make up to complete the look.

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Singin' in the Rain

1. Wide Brimmed Rain Hat, $17.99

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2. Blocktech Coat, $59.90

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The pieces for this costume can easily be reused for a rainy day.

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