17 lazy Halloween costume ideas
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It’s only a few weeks away from Halloween, so you have plenty of time to completely forget about it and freak out on October 30 when you still have no idea what your costume should be like. There’s a good chance all of Bernie Sanders’ best sexy costumes will be sold out by then, and you probably won’t have time to find a tracksuit to dress up as a candidate. Squid game. So what’s a procrastinating party animal to do? Fear not, because I am coming to inspire you with some lazy, last minute Halloween costumes that aren’t all about cheesy puns. We can only be one slip so many times.
To truly be a lazy and / or last minute costume, you should be able to recreate it with things you have around the house. With that in mind, here are 17 costume ideas that require minimal effort and (hopefully) no last minute trips to the store.
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There really is no way to do this costume incorrectly. Do you have jeans, a skirt, several tank tops, matching jewelry, scarves, a belt, a random bag, no shame, and maybe a hat? Wear them all at once and you too can look like a Disney Channel star from the early 2000s.
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It’s comfortable ! It’s easy! It’s an excuse to wear hoodies on Halloween and call it a costume!
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If you’ve managed to snag a black turtleneck before the Halloween 2019 Great Turtleneck Shortage, you’re already halfway through dressing like the founder of Theranos. Complete your look with a low bun, eyes that never blink and a low fake voice. You can also carry a cap of Tylenol gel and say it’s a nanotainer.
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Kacey Musgraves appeared nude on SNL, giving all of us a way to wear nothing this Halloween and call it ‘dressing up’. All you need is an acoustic guitar and some cowboy boots. (Nude underwear optional)
She already has a grip on TikTok – you might as well let her take charge of your Halloween too! To dress like Emily Mariko, wear athletic clothes, put your hair in a low pony with a middle part, and wear a leftover salmon Tupperware – spooky!
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Photo above aside, this is a relatively low key couples costume. Do you and your partner have jeans, a black tank top, a loose black t-shirt and sunglasses? Here ! You are Zoë Kravitz and Channing Tatum teasing us all around New York. More, you can ride a bike.
This costume works best if you already have one Island of love bottle of water, which you absolutely should. Next, wear your most British clubbing outfit – encouraged to the side and / or under the breasts – and practice saying, “You’re my type on pay-puh, luv. “
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A wig would be ideal, but you can recreate this image of Angela Merkel and a few birds with any sultry blazer and a few pictures of birds. (Or stuffed bird animals, bird toys, half ass bird designs – get creative with them.) Make sure to scream in every photo!
Do you have LuLaRoe leggings that you shamelessly stuffed in the back of your dresser? Then you can dress like one of the crooks of the LuLaRich documentary! You can also wear any combination of dress and leggings as long as the patterns are loud and mismatched. Make sure you spend the night asking people, “Hun! Want an easy way to make money from home? “
Lean into the cheug with any combination of the following: a Starbucks mug, something that says “live laugh love”, a Tiffany’s bracelet, Uggs, Mickey Mouse ears, a Rae Dunn mug, tassel earrings, anything that has a chevron pattern. If you really want to drive the cheug home, write “CHEUGY” on your wrist (the coolest place to get a tattoo) in this handwriting style (cheugy-est font). Also, try to include the word “adult” in each sentence.
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The Girlboss is dead, long live the Girlboss. In honor of her #dailygrind, wear your Girlboss-iest outfit – a ‘the future is female’ pantsuit and t-shirt is best – and slap some of it. zombie makeup. Bonus points for carrying a notepad, tumbler, or tote bag that says something like “Gaslight, Guardian, Girlboss”.
The dress is Shein, the shoes are Shein, the jewelry is normal. If you and your friends have summer cocktail dresses and can fake an Alabama accent, you’ll look like the most desirable PNMs (potential new members)! Just make a few false Sorority pins to stick to your top, and you’ll fit in with the thousands of people who take part in Bama Rush every year – all of whom seemed to be on TikTok this summer.
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Do you have a dog? Do you have business casual clothes and a pair of sneakers? Are you ready to assume the posture of a dog trainer, running-walking on an extended leash? Simply type a fake number on the top of your arm and you and your award-winning puppy are ready to strut your stuff this Halloween.
Pay homage to the drama that took over TikTok in early summer and dress as the TikTok Bee Lady, aka Texas Beeworks. If you have jeans, a chambray shirt, and glasses, just draw cute little bees on your hands and ta-da! You could spark a heated debate over the correct way to pick up bees with your hands. It could also be a fairly easy couples costume if your partner puts in a little more effort and dresses like a bee.
An old but a goodie! If you don’t know what to do with it false shirt collar you had last year, now is your time to shine, baby! You probably already have everything else to complete the costume: a black A-line dress, the option of putting your hair in two braids, a look of disdain and uneasiness.
If you prefer your face to live the heavy life, recreate your favorite Instagram filter with makeup. Turn it into an Instagram influencer costume by simply writing #ad on your mug.
If all else fails, dress warmly and put a pumpkin on your head.