Unique Halloween Costumes That’ll Make You Stand Out
Win at this year’s costume party with one of these creative disguises.
In need of some serious costume inspiration for the upcoming fall festivities? Your next favorite Halloween costume shouldn’t be difficult to put together. And most of all, it should be unique, fun, and match your personality. Are you feeling nostalgic for a formative TV series you once loved? Or perhaps you’re dying to try out an easy celebrity-inspired Halloween costume? Or maybe you've totally lost faith in finding the right costume for you? Don’t give up on the hunt quite yet! Whatever your dilemma this Halloween, Real Simple has a great option for you. From the art-obsessed to the master of puns, it’s simple to find the ideal costume you can make in a flash. With one of these selections, you can think less about what you’ll wear and more about all of the candy you’re going to gobble up.
Channel Your Inner Ms. Frizzle
Everyone’s favorite fictional teacher is coming to Netflix, so why not embody the beloved, eccentric Ms. Frizzle this year? Find a button-down shirt and midi-dress, paste a few felt planets and stars on your ensemble, strap a stuffed lizard to your shoulder, and you’re good to go! And if you decide to DIY, remember her saying, “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!”
Be a Party Animal
It’s tough to top a celebrity-inspired costume that’s also a pun. Last year, Lauren Conrad and her friends teamed up to be the ultimate gang of “party animals.” All you have to do is dress up, put some ears and maybe a tail on, and you’re ready to celebrate Halloween LC-style!
If your Instagram feed is essentially a compilation of the best ice cream cones in town, let life imitate art with this yummy get-up. You are just one tulle skirt, a bag of colorful popsicle sticks, and a paper cone hairpiece away from your most delicious Halloween costume yet.
Doll Yourself Up
Be a doll this holiday—literally. It’s easy to make your own creative costume, and you’ll give Barbie a run for her money with this spin on your favorite childhood activity. It’s the quickest and easiest way to get dolled up and ready to impress at the next costume contest.
Plenty of Jellyfish in the Sea
Dive under the sea by getting under an umbrella for this unique jellyfish costume. People will be mesmerized by the draped pieces of fabric—and there are few things more Instagram-worthy than a clever DIY costume. But be sure to keep the umbrella with you at all times if you want to keep your costume... afloat.
Lacking costume inspiration this year? Go for a clever tongue-in-cheek costume that everyone who has ever owned a computer will love. The 404 Error message we hate seeing on our screen can come alive on your shirt. Just grab a white tee, a permanent marker, and you’re ready to send your message.
For the Lichtenstein Lover
Save yourself a trip to the MoMA and became your own art installation. This is ideally for the more skilled face painters and makeup artists, and especially encouraged for those looking to make their costume pop. If you’re dressing up with friends, encourage them to channel Van Gogh or Picasso for their looks.