A popular saying has it that great things don’t have to be complicated. I follow that exact doctrine when it comes to Halloween styling, as imitating iconic characters can be pretty simple. Actually, it can be as easy as shopping your own closet. Here is a list of everyday staples that can be used to impersonate your favorite icons with minimal fuss. You just have to accompany them with appropriate accessories and makeup.
1. Goddess Maxi Dress from DABAGIRL
A solid-colored, flowy maxi dress can be the laziest all-in-one costume for any Greek goddess. Pull out some gold jewelry and gladiator sandals, and match them with a golden mani and pedi for a coordinated palette from head to toe. If there’s still time I’d even top it off with a braided updo for a super Grecian look.
2. Monochrome Playsuit from DABAGIRL
Beyoncé’s look in her song Single Ladies has been hot since day one and with good reason – it’s flattering and executable in equal parts. Pair this shoulder-baring romper with black Mary Jane heels, fierce red lips and a bouffant hair updo, plus your boldest statement jewelry.
3. Mermaid Skirt from DABAGIRL
Halloween is a great occasion to channel your inner mermaid, especially if you wanted to be Ariel as kid! I don’t mean necessarily swapping your feet for fins – think this chambray mermaid skirt with a sparkling bralet or tube top. I especially like the central split that adds much-needed volume and movement to the sultry look.
4. Oversized Green Shirt from MePanda
This one requires some balls as you’ll have to show up at the party in, um, dad’s undies, which means the classic white men’s briefs here. Breaking Bad is hands down the best TV show of our time and it has some great characters to dress up as. The early days Walter White is the easiest (and most fun in my opinion) to imitate: an oversized green shirt, wire-rimmed glasses, brown loafers, and aforementioned underwear. Fake pistol is optional.
5. Fringed Crop Top from YOSH
I was looking for more of a bodycon bandeau but decided the fringes and relaxed fit of this cropped top is more preferred. After all, it’s about creating fuss-free costumes with pieces that are already in your closet! Think of this paired with a tutu/sparkly mini skirt, skinny strap sandals, and a fine updo. There you go, (lazy) Tinker Bell.
6. Open-Back Long Black Dress from INSTYLEFIT
Your black maxi has so much potential to dress you up as the notorious fairy queen that is Maleficent. Loving the soft fabrication that ensures all-day comfort and the open back detail for extra drama. Add black pumps, sugar red lips and a fierce lace headpiece.
7. Polka Dot Shirtdress from Y:Q
Using a polka dot dress you already own for a Minnie Mouse costume, just how lazy (And convenient!) is that? Pair with black flats, mouse ears and a crisp boxy bag and you’re all set.
8. Color Block Bodycon Dress from UUZONE
Another iconic character to imitate, albeit not the most likable one out there, is the definitely stylish Disney villain Cruella. The red accents on this color block bodycon dress fit the role just right. Add a furry coat or scarf and baby powder to half of your hair. DONE!
9. Little Black Dress with Bow Detail from Lemite
How versatile is your LBD? Well, an LBD is always the best solution for dressy occasions. Wear it with matching black gloves, oversized sunnies, court heels and a mini tiara. Phew, that was easy. Your look as Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s is now complete.
10. Halter Floral Dress from migunstyle
Let’s complete the list with the ultimate last-minute “costume”, i.e., adding spooky elements to your average floral dress for a creepy doll look. I’d pick a dress with retro details, such as the halter neck of this A-line frock. Add ripped tights, go wild on scary makeup, grab a teddy. Done!