7 SUPER Last-Minute, TV-Inspired Halloween Costumes That Are Easy to Pull Off

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Does this sound like your current situation?Β You spent weeks searching for a bomb Halloween costume and had everything planned out. You hated how your last costume turned out and promised that you would kill it this year.

But slowly, everything falls apart. You waited too long to pick up that one statement piece that makes your costume and now everything is ruined. There are only 3-2-1 days left until Halloween and you have no idea what to wear.

The good news is that you still have time to pull off a creative, original Halloween costume. The best part is that you can shop your closet for most of these items. Here’s a roundup of the best DIY Halloween costumes for when you’re running out of time-and cash!

1. Chanel #3 from Scream Queens

FLAWLESS. πŸ‘‘ #ScreamQueens @praisethelourd

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This is one of the easiest last-minute Halloween costumes to recreate. Don’t forget to pick up a fake syringe from your local halloween store for season two vibes.

Faux Fur Shrug with Satin Lining, $24.99
Faux Fur Shrug with Satin Lining, $24.99
Mini Slip Dress, $12.90
Mini Slip Dress, $12.90
Winter Faux Fur Ear Warmers Earmuffs, 9.99
Winter Faux Fur Ear Warmers Earmuffs, 9.99

2. Cookie from Empire

Just look at @tarajiphenson! πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ½ #Empire

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Before you buy anything, raid your closet for the following: Figure hugging leopard dress? Check. Bold red lipstick? Check. Take-no-prisonor attitude? Triple check.

Mini Shift Dress With Shirred Neck In Leopard Print, $16
Mini Shift Dress With Shirred Neck In Leopard Print, $16
Faux Fur Oversize Jacket, $31.49
Faux Fur Oversize Jacket, $31.49
Embellished Hoop Earrings - 3 Pack, $4.79
Embellished Hoop Earrings – 3 Pack, $4.79

3.Β Daenerys Targaryen

Dressing like the Mother of Dragons is simple. Here’s what you’ll need to grab: A blonde wig with a braided crown, a solid colored maxi dress and a ridiculously cute stuffed animal dragon and you’re all set!

Women's Medieval Queen Blonde Wig, $5
Women’s Medieval Queen Blonde Wig, $5
DreamWorks Dragons 8 inch Premium Stuffed Figure, $9.99
DreamWorks Dragons 8 inch Premium Stuffed Figure, $9.99

4. Wednesday Adams

Look at me. I've taken to the streets. 😡

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Your obsession with black + collared dresses is about to pay off. Wednesday Adams is the epitome of Halloween. Disapproving frown not included.

Polka Dot Print Shift Dress, $17.90
Polka Dot Print Shift Dress, $17.90

5. Olivia Pope from Scandal

Whatever the problem, Olivia's got it #handled. #Scandal

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Your halloween crisis is handled. Channel the original gladiator’s minimalist, neutral toned style in a trendy caped coat or powerful blazer, pressed blouse and beautifully tailored trousers.

Pinstripe Cape Blazer, $38.00
Pinstripe Cape Blazer, $38.00
Classic White Tunic for Women, $24
Classic White Tunic for Women, $24
Stretch Wide-Leg Pants, $27.98
Stretch Wide-Leg Pants, $27.98

6. Unbreakable Kimmy Schidmt

πŸŽ„πŸŽ… 🎒

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Who isn’t in love with Kimmy Schidmt’s sunny personality? Don’t worry if a majority of your closet is black. All you need are a cardigan and pair of jeans that are as bright as her smile!

Button-Front V-Neck Cardi for Women, $24.99
Button-Front V-Neck Cardi for Women, $24.99
Kiss Me Frayed Skinny Jeans, $14.96
Kiss Me Frayed Skinny Jeans, $14.96
Worthington Knit Tank Top, $8.80
Worthington Knit Tank Top, $8.80

7. Justice from Poetic Justice

You can’t go wrong with the classics. Janet Jackson was a total trendsetter in Poetic Justice.Β Her long box braids, high waisted jeans and stylish crop top made her a 90s style icon.

Black Rib Knit Mock Neck Crop Top, $12.99
Black Rib Knit Mock Neck Crop Top, $12.99
Bershka High Waisted Mom Jean, $35.00
Bershka High Waisted Mom Jean, $35.00
Chain-Link Newsboy Cap, $21
Chain-Link Newsboy Cap, $21

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Cassandra is a beauty and lifestyle writer. She spends most of her time treating herself to dinner and movie dates, pretending her life is a Marvel comic and figuring out how to keep her makeup on her face. Not necessarily in that order. Follow her on Instagram at @_cassandrarose.

10 thoughts on “7 SUPER Last-Minute, TV-Inspired Halloween Costumes That Are Easy to Pull Off

  1. Fab ideas and all so easy to do! We don’t really celebrate Halloween very much, it’s all about the kids but these are fab fancy dress ideas!

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  2. I love all your ideas! Every year I think I will think of my halloween costume ahead of time and every year I google how to diy last minute halloween costume lol! Cookie is a really easy one to pull off!

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  3. We don’t usually dress up for Halloween, but if we would this year, the easiest one I could pull off is to be Wednesday Adams. I have a black A-line dress in my closet!

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  4. Great costume ideas. I always like to start with what I already own and add accessories. Dressing up is fun. I usually start shopping for costumes all year long at vintage stores. We all know it comes around every year, and yet we find ourselves surprised when it gets here.

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  5. Great costumes Ideas for last minute. I like most of the times using stuff I already own to make a costume, and then add some few other things to complete it

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