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Don’t Be A Halloween Party Pooper: 6+ Easy Ideas!

Do you dread Halloween? Can’t think of a costume? Despise dressing up? You’re not alone. Halloween just isn’t everyone’s favorite holiday. But there’s no need to be a party pooper! Watch this video for a bunch of easy ideas that can be added to, or subtracted from, whatever you’re already wearing on Halloween.

Friends, any of these ideas will have your children in giggles! Especially if you’re the type that steers clear of anything that hints at pretending.

Are you the opposite of the people I addressed in the video? Do you LOVE dressing up for Halloween? Well then, just for you, here are some of the cleverest costumes for grownups I’ve seen this year:

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  • Cowgirl 1 of 22
    Cowgirl
    This Annie Oakley inspired ensemble is delightful and would be super easy!
    Inspiration via Mar Mar Vintage
  • Mary Poppins And Burt The Chimney Sweep 2 of 22
    Mary Poppins And Burt The Chimney Sweep
    Practically perfect (and super easy) in every way!
    Inspiration via Keiko Lynn
  • Mad Men Throwback 3 of 22
    Mad Men Throwback
    Why not live out your Mad Men obsession for Halloween? Don and Betty (or Megan!) here you come!
    Via Say Yes To Hoboken
  • Richie and Margot – Royal Tenenbaums 4 of 22
    Richie and Margot - Royal Tenenbaums
    Wes Anderson makes the best films and Royal Tenenbaums is a classic. Richie and Margot anyone?.
    Inspiration via Rushmore Academy
  • Rosie The Riveter 5 of 22
    Rosie The Riveter
    Another cultural icon look that would be pretty easy to pull off!
    Via Miss Drea
  • Bank Robbers 6 of 22
    Bank Robbers
    If you're anything like me your closet is overflowing with stripes, put them to use with this clever idea!
    Inspiration via Say Yes To Hoboken
  • Dorothy 7 of 22
    Dorothy
    Can't beat this cult classic, but I'm not quite sure about the cat...last time I checked Toto was a dog!
    Via What I Wore
  • Hamburgler 8 of 22
    Hamburgler
    I bet you can find all the pieces for this easy costume right in your closet, so fun!
    Inspiration via What I Wore
  • DIY Masquerade Mask 9 of 22
    DIY Masquerade Mask
    Throw a mask on any outfit for an instant costume!
    Here's a cool DIY version from Sprinkles In Springs
  • Little Red Riding Hood 10 of 22
    Little Red Riding Hood
    This would be pretty easy to pull off I think, there are red capes everywhere at Halloween stores!
    Inspiration via DIY Fashion
  • Circus Ringleader 11 of 22
    Circus Ringleader
    If you have a pair of riding boots or tall boots in general, the rest of this costume should pull together in a snap.
    Inspiration via The Coveted
  • American Gothic 12 of 22
    American Gothic
    This is probably the most awesome couple's costume ever.
    Inspiration via Seakettle
  • Birdsnest 13 of 22
    Birdsnest
    Maybe this is what my hair looks like in the mornings already... jokes! Such a fun idea!
    Details here from Camille Styles
  • DIY Piñata 14 of 22
    DIY Piñata
    This one looks a little time consuming, but the finished product is kind of awesome don't you think?.
    Details here from Camille Styles
  • Anything 80′s 15 of 22
    Anything 80's
    You can never go wrong with 80's inspired costumes and they're so easy to pull together. Break out the Aquanet and rat comb!.
    Inspiration via John Sharpe Photography
  • The Tooth Fairy And Her Tooth 16 of 22
    The Tooth Fairy And Her Tooth
    So creative, I love this idea!
    Surprisingly simple details here from Julie Ann Art
  • Shooting Star 17 of 22
    Shooting Star
    I don't know if I'm committed enough for a gold body leotard, but I think you could get the same effect with just the star crown and streamers.
    DIY info here from Camille Styles
  • Dora The Explorer 18 of 22
    Dora The Explorer
    Hilarious and totally easy!
    Inspiration here from She Knows
  • Flower Child 19 of 22
    Flower Child
    Peace and love, friends! This one should come together in a breeze!
    Inspiration here from She Knows
  • Where’s Waldo 20 of 22
    Where's Waldo
    Put those stripes in your closet to use and dig out your camera and messenger bag. Voila! Waldo.
    Details here from She Knows
  • The Birds 21 of 22
    The Birds
    Hitchcock offers tons of inspiration, how about Tippi Hedren in "The Birds"?
    Inspiration via Prudent Baby
  • Rubik’s Cube 22 of 22
    Rubik's Cube
    I had to throw this one in just because it's so easy! How about a DIY Rubik's cube?
    DIY details here from me! Design Mom

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