10 Pop Culture Halloween Costumes That Are Easy to Make

According to Mean Girls, “Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” While not everyone aspires to dress like a slut, everyone wants to look good on Halloween, whether to scare, amuse, or titillate.

Halloween is tomorrow, and we bet that many of you don’t have costumes yet. If you can find a fantastic costume before your party tomorrow, great! But if you are still in the dark what to go as, we have a few pop culture suggestions that are easy to make but can still land you on the best costumes list:


Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory

You can come as the boy genius from Dexter’s Laboratory. The show is a popular cartoon from the ’90s about a young boy who’s secretly keeping a functioning laboratory at home. His look is simple: don a pair of glasses, a lab gown, black pants, and you’re good to go. Don’t forget the purple gloves!

Plus Point: If you can dye your hair orange or you can convince someone to go as Dee Dee or Mandark.


Daria Morgendorffer from Daria

Another popular figure in ’90s pop culture is Daria Morgendorffer, the lead character from the show Daria. She’s not your usual lead: she’s sarcastic, cynical, and pessimistic. But she has her charms, which explains her popularity. Put on a green parka over an orange skirt, and pair it with a black skirt, glasses, and boots. The smile isn’t necessary.

Plus Point: If you can convince someone to go as Daria’s best friend Jane, which Katy Perry once dressed as.


Regina George from Mean Girls

Cady Heron may be the protagonist of the cult film Mean Girls, but we can’t deny that Rachel McAdams shined as the evil queen bee Regina George. Regina wore a lot of iconic clothes in the film (neck brace, pink sweatsuit), but we recommend this one with holes in her shirt showing her bra. She’s so stylish that everyone in school copied her. Be a Regina in this world of Cadys.

Plus Point: If you can convince other girls to do the same


Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family

Like Daria and Regina, the young Wednesday Addams is a popular pop culture figure not known for being a ball of sunshine. As the only daughter of the creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky Addams family, she is an easy character to emulate. Wear lots of black. Tie your hair in braids.

Plus Point: If you can convince your whole gang to be the Addams family.


Sadako from Ring

Millennials grew up fearing Sadako, the young Japanese girl in a viral video when being viral wasn’t even a thing. In the 1998 film (with a Hollywood adaptation in 2002), the spirit of Sadako haunts those who watch a film, where a well is seen. She climbs out of the well, crawls out of the television, and kills the viewer. The Sadako costume is perfect for the especially lazy, because all you need to do is wear a white dress and toss your head over your face.

Plus Point: If you can create a well you can wear like overalls.


Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange

Alex DeLarge became a cult classic when Stanley Kubrick adapted the Anthony Burgess novel A Clockwork Orange to the big screen. The sequence with Alex in the Korova Milk Bar is so haunting that it can send shivers down anyone’s spine. The costume is easy: wear a white shirt and a pair of white jeans, black boots, a bowler hat, and false eyelashes on one eye.

Plus Point: If you can get your friends to dress as the droogs, Alex’s gang members.


Jack Skellington or Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas

This Tim Burton/Henry Selick classic can be quite confusing: it’s a Christmas movie with characters that are fit for Halloween. In this Oscar-nominated stop motion animation, Halloweentown resident Jack Skellington decides to recreate Christmas with his own ghoulish flair. It’s an entertaining watch and a favorite among those who grew up in the ’90s. You can channel either Jack or his lover Sally. They both wear regular clothes, but you have to step up in the makeup department. Jack is a skeleton, while Sally is a patchwork of different body parts. It’s easy to pull off, but the results are amazing.

Plus Point: If you can go with someone, and you can be Jack and Sally


No Face from Spirited Away

Spirited Away is the most successful film in Japanese history, and one of the most famous, wherever you are in the world. The animated film follows the young Chihiro as she works in a bathhouse to help save her parents, who are turned into pigs. One of the most recognizable characters in the film is No Face, and is the easiest to emulate for Halloween. Drape over a black cloth, and wear a No Face mask.

Plus Point: If you can get a friend to dress like Chihiro.


Dancing Girls Emoji

The popular dancing girls emoji is really easy. Wear a black shirt, black shorts, and black shoes, top it off with cat ears, and get a friend to do the same and you’re done.

Plus Point: If you guys have a choreography.


A Sim

For a low-key costume that will still elicit a lot of laughs, go as a Sim. The popular simulation game is easy to pull off. Just make a cutout of the green diamond, attach it to a wire and stick it on your back, and come as yourself.

Plus Point: If you can speak in Simlish.

What are you dressing up as this Halloween? Share your costume ideas below!

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