Easy Halloween Costumes: 3 Ideas You Can Find in Your Closet Right Now

We’ll totally forgive you if it feels like hunting for a cute Halloween costume is exhausting. Last-minute costume ideas can feel lame or overdone, but the best looks take hours of planning and work, right? Wrong.

Pulling together a stylish costume when you’re down to the wire is far from impossible—plenty of cute (and easy) ideas are hanging right in your closet. Whether you’re thinking ahead and want a simple getup or are wildly searching hours before you’re due at a Halloween party, we have some easy-to-pull-off ideas that will still impress.

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The ’50s Fashion Plate

Lindsay Ellingson looked super cute last year in her Mad Men-esque combo of floral dress, crisp gloves, and cat-eye sunglasses. Since the pieces all match, it feels extra costumey, but think about it: You probably have a version of nearly everything she has on at home (minus the gloves, but you can skip them and still get the same vibe). You need: A simply cut dress in a solid, floral, or retro pattern, cat-eye glasses, a top-handle bag.

A Queen Bee

All it takes is something yellow and a lot of attitude to pull of this super-easy costume idea. Pull on whatever pieces you own in the bumblebee hue and top with a crown or improvised jewels, whether it’s a smartly positioned brooch or a necklace you can pin on as a headband. Wings will add the finishing touch and a black pair is crazy easy to whip up (you’ve got a wrecked pair of tights somewhere, yeah?). Grab a wire hanger, shape it into a rough wing outline, and stretch stockings over your DIY’ed frame. Voila!
You need: Yellow clothes (like this ASOS dress, $59), a tiara or blinged-out hair accessories. Homemade wings optional.

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Kim Kardashian West

The reality star has been inspiring pop-culture Halloween costumes for years, but it might be easier than ever to pull off an imitation due to her devotion to monochromatic looks. Scope out whichever color you have the most of in your closet and go all in (bonus Kardashian points if you happen to own a ton of beige or pale pink, two KKW favorites). You need: A dress or skirt and top, lightweight jacket, and heels, all in the same hue, plus black sunglasses. No bag.

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