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! Keep reading 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.
An Annie Oakley inspired ensemble is delightful and would be super easy to pull off!
2. Mary Poppins and Burt the Chimney Sweep
Practically perfect (and super easy) in every way!
3. Mad Men Throwback
Why not live out your Mad Men obsession for Halloween? Don and Betty (or Megan!) here you come!
4. Richie and Margot from Royal Tenenbaums
Wes Anderson makes the best films and Royal Tenenbaums is a classic. Richie and Margot anyone?
5. Anything ’80s
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!
6. Bank Robbers
If you’re anything like me your closet is overflowing with stripes, put them to use with this clever idea!
Can’t beat this cult classic! Grab a stuffed animal dog to complete your look with your own Toto.
I bet you can find all the pieces for this easy costume right in your closet, so fun!
9. DIY Masquerade Mask
Throw a mask on any outfit for an instant costume!
10. 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.
11. Little Red Riding Hood
This would be pretty easy to pull off I think, there are red capes everywhere at Halloween stores!
12. American Gothic
Pose behind an oversized frame and you’ve got the most awesome couple’s costume ever.
13. Bird’s Nest
Maybe this is what my hair looks like in the mornings already… jokes! Such a fun idea!
14. DIY Piñata
If you’ve got nothing but time and craft skills, this costume is for you.
15. Dora the Explorer
Hilarious and totally easy — I’m sure your kid has a replica of Dora’s backpack lying around.
16. The Tooth Fairy and Her Tooth
A very cute and creative idea. Wear all white and add a crown! I love this.
17. 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 a star crown and streamers.
18. Rosie the Riveter
Another cultural icon look that would be pretty easy to pull off!
19. Flower Child
Peace and love, friends! With a flower crown this one should come together in a breeze!
20. The Birds
Hitchcock offers tons of inspiration, how about Tippi Hedren in The Birds?
21. Where’s Waldo
Put those stripes in your closet to use and dig out your camera and messenger bag. Voila! Waldo.
22. Rubik’s Cube
I had to throw this one in just because it’s so easy! How about a DIY Rubik’s cube?