10 last-minute Halloween costumes you already have in your closet
Whether you're channeling the Moschino version from the runway or the good ol' fashioned Mattel plastic toy, if you're dressing up as Barbie, you gotta go pink. Pull anything from your closet that has a bubblegum hue, then finish off your look with a some glitter heels. Don't have any? Pick up a super cheap pair of pumps and glitter 'em up yourself!
Blair Waldorf, the iconic character from the hit series Gossip Girl, taught us all that a prep school ensemble can actually be chic. If you ever went to a private school, this costume idea is even easier for you. Nab your plaid skirt, white button-down (extra points if it's ruffled or has a neck tie), and any kind of closed-toe pump or heel, and you're good to go. Feel free to add jewelry as needed for your own unique take on Blair, but don't forget her statement headband.
Everyone always associates Audrey Hepburn's character from Breakfast at Tiffany's with the little black dress, but we love this iconic outfit from the film. Go into your dad's closet and come out with one of his white dress shirts that you can fashion as a nightshirt. Finish it off with a pair of slides and a sleep mask—if you don't have a cute one like this, you can always jazz up that Air France version you got on your semester abroad.
Everyone knows someone with a trench coat, and iconic British label Burberry campaigns are always teeming with them. First things first: Make sure your trench is long enough to wear as a dress, and wear something underneath just in case. Then, add a pair of nude heels and a black driver's cap. When you walk into your Halloween party, everyone will think you're Kate Moss, promise.
One of today's most famous supermodels is also well-known for her unique street style. To imitate the fabulous Cara Delevingne, go for a pair of skinny jeans (printed PJ pants work, too!) and a graphic tee. Add a bright-colored beanie and a either a furry-hooded parka or a leather moto jacket. To make sure everyone at the party knows exactly who you are, master Cara's signature brows with a heavy dose of eyebrow pencil.
Every character in Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums is worth dressing up as, but our personal favorite was Margot. Her uniform was a polo shirt dress (Lacoste, if you're counting), flat loafers, and an oversized tan fur coat. If you don't have a polo dress, go for a T-shirt dress or just wear a polo shirt with a skirt. As for the coat, dig into your mom's or grandma's closet for that one. The final and most important aspects for the look are Margot's signature hair clip and some serious black eyeliner.
Lucky for all of us Mario wannabes, denim overalls are majorly on-trend this season. Pair yours with a red shirt and red beanie and you're all set. Rope your best friend into joining you as Luigi with her white overalls and green accents (mustaches optional). Easy!
Turns out channeling everyone's favorite nanny, known for her witty sense of humor and impeccable taste, is as easy as a spoonful of sugar. Go into your closet and pull out that knee- or ankle-length black skirt (the one your mom made you buy that one time), and pair it with a long-sleeve white blouse. Add some Mary Janes and a red bowtie from your trusty brother's closet.
Who doesn't love Grease? Channel Olivia Newton John's iconic character with black leggings (can be leather, coated, or plain), a black moto jacket, and a killer set of heels. Then, curl the you-know-what out of your hair, and warm up those vocal cords!
It's that time of year again, when eating unlimited amounts of candy and dressing up like someone else is the socially acceptable thing-sounds like heaven, right? But sometimes creating that perfect Halloween costume can be the last thing on your mind until, well, Halloween. Luckily, there are plenty of ultra-cool costumes you can find right in your own (or sister's or best friend's or dad's) closet. All it takes is some mixing and matching and a bit of creative thinking...plus a little help from your friends (us, duh).
Click ahead as we break down 10 perfect last-minute costumes!