Stylishly Spooky

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Halloween is two days away, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve procrastinated so much and still don’t have a costume.

Here’s a (somewhat cliche) list of simple last-minute costumes that can be put together with things from items in your/your best friend’s closet.

Barden Bella
Bring out your inner acapella singer and go as a Barden Bella from Pitch Perfect. Throw on a pencil skirt with a button down, cardigan, yellow ascot (a regular bandana works, too) and a pair of black heels and you’ll be competition ready. Grab some friends and go as the entire Barden Bella squad!

What better excuse is there to wear all leather than Halloween? You can find pleather leggings nearly everywhere nowadays. Break out your trusty leather jacket and pick up a pair of cat ears and you’ll be the hottest superhero at the party.

Mean Girls
Halloween is on a Saturday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear pink! Round up a group of your friends and go as Regina, Karen, Cady and Gretchen. Instead of all wearing plaid skirts, mix it up and wear outfits from different points in the movie. For Regina, wear a short black skirt with a white top and a pink cardigan and heels. To go as Karen, dress up as a mouse, duh. To dress as Cady, grab an oversized pink polo and wear it with jeans and black sneakers. And none for Gretchen Wieners, bye! Just kidding–to dress up as Gretchen, pair the iconic plaid schoolgirl skirt with a bright pink top and of course, pink sandals.

This is one of the easiest costumes you could make. Throw on a dark-colored plaid shirt with jeans, brown boots and a floppy hat and you’ve got yourself a normal outfit. You have to wear makeup for this costume. It isn’t complete without the makeup. Use Google to look up  “scarecrow makeup tutorials,” and find one that you like. Try to stuff some straw or hay into your boots for a more realistic look.

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