Halloween celebrations commence this weekend, and for those who do not yet have a costume, panic mode has officially ensued. Don’t fret Halloween procrastinators, there is still time. There are so many great costumes that are often overlooked because people are always focusing on the trends and costumes of the year. But, some of the best, most iconic, and not to mention, most fashionable costumes are often right at your fingertips (or buried deep in the deep abyss of your/your mother’s closet). If you’re in need of a last minute costume that takes minimal time, effort, and money, then here are five Halloween costumes that are already in your wardrobe.
1. Penny Lane – “Almost Famous”
This is one of the simplest Halloween costumes you can find in your wardrobe. Time to dig out your old school flared jeans, and if you can’t find those, a pair of boot cut will suffice. Pair the jeans with a basic cami with crochet trim, and complete the look with your favourite pair of round trim Ray Bans, and tightly curled hair. If you really want to top off the look, talk to your mother about borrowing her old suede, fur trim coat from the 90s.
2. Holly Golightly – “Breakfast at Tiffanys”
Throw on your favourite little black dress paired with the largest statement necklace you can find and grab your large black sunnies. And if you really want to get into character, grab a coffee and text a friend and tell them to meet you at Tiffanys (and then get them to take a picture of you).
3. Chanel Oberlin – “Scream Queens”
Chanel wears so many different outfits on the show, that it’s hard to narrow it down to one iconic moment. But, there’s no denying the ability to easily search through your closet for head to toe pink, or at the very least a preppy skirt and top, paired with your mother’s pearls, and completed with a bloody knife (optional). If you want to be really convincing, channel Chanel’s attitude with one-liner comebacks and insults, and you’re all set.
4. Margot Tenenbaum – “The Royal Tenenbaums”
If you don’t have vintage (faux) fur, someone you know does, along with that striped cotton polo dress your mom used to wear when she went golfing in the 90s. Load on the heavy eyeliner as if it’s 9th grade all over again, and complete the costume with your favourite childhood barrette.
5. Bonnie Parker – “Bonnie and Clyde”
This may also require a “Clyde” figure to pull off the complete look, but it is a very accessible last minute costume if you’re in a pinch. Pair a knit turtleneck and a pencil skirt, with one of your mother’s (or grandmothers) neck scarves.