Deciding what to dress up as on Halloween can be a surprisingly difficult task. First, there are so many costumes to choose from. And, although that should make the process easier, it really just makes the hunt even more overwhelming. Plus, so many costumes are just wrong—whether uncomfortable (too short, too tight) or cheaply made (falling apart before you even put it on, not breathable). Luckily, we’re here to put a stop to the endless search. Whether you want to go classic as a witch or get glam as a flapper this Halloween, these ready-to-wear costumes are so good it’s scary.
Black Widow Costume
Wear this spider-web embellished poncho over your favorite black dress, pants, or leggings for a costume with maximum effect and little effort—the perfect piece to pull on for a quick change from all-day meetings to neighborhood Halloween party.
To buy: $20, spirithalloween.com.
50s Sock Hopper Costume
A one-step costume that will have you doing the twist all night long, this poodle skirt looks like carefully coordinated separates but is an easy all-in-one dress. Cinch the belt to show off your silhouette and, for extra credit, add a pair of pink saddle shoes and some kitschy, cat-eye glasses.
To buy: $17, amazon.com.
Grecian Goddess Costume
This costume’s pretty details—the gilded trim, a shoulder medallion, and a gold headpiece—will turn you into the belle of the ball (or toga party).
To buy: $31, costumesupercenter.com.
Full of detail, from tiered layers to a silvery starred bodice, this set contains everything you’ll need (including the hat and belt) to cast a bewitching spell.
To buy: For a similar product: $47; orientaltrading.com.
With a long black dress, attached cape, jewelry, and headpiece, this fierce outfit is fit for a queen. Elizabeth Taylor would certainly approve.
To buy: For a similar product: $55; spirithalloween.com.
Flapper Costume Costume
Get into the swing of things in this Jazz Age-inspired glittered getup, accented with sequin fringe and a feathered headband.
To buy: From $35, amazon.com.