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90+ Cheap DIY Adult Halloween Costumes Anyone Can Throw Together

You don't need a big budget to make a big impact on Halloween. These fun and original DIY adult Halloween costumes will get everyone talking.

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Easy DIY adult Halloween costumes you’ll love

Halloween is a time to show off your creativity with a costume that suits your style. However, it can be difficult to maintain that creativity year after year, especially as we get older and have less time to dedicate to the spooky season. But fear not—a cool Halloween costume idea is just moments away! Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best DIY adult Halloween costumes that you can make with any level of expertise. Crafting one of these ideas is a great way to save cash and avoid purchasing an entire getup you’ll only wear once.

Whether you’re in need of a family costume, a couples costume, a group costume, a best friend costume or just a last-minute Halloween costume that you can put together in the hours before your party, there’s something on this list for you. So get out your crafting kit, put on your thinking cap (you’ll need it for certain punny costumes) and prepare to ace this whole Halloween thing. Make sure your entire family nails the holiday too, with these cheap Halloween costumes for kids.

Eleven Halloween costume

A new season of Stranger Things debuted on Netflix this summer, which means an Eleven costume is perfectly timed. The character wears a few instantly recognizable outfits throughout the series, but we adore this pink dress, jacket and tube-socks look. You might want to invest in a buzz-cut wig to drive this costume home.

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Luisa from Encanto Halloween costume

Luisa might not have been the star of Encanto, but her popularity is undeniable. Her signature look—a long blue skirt and white collared shirt with a small bow—makes for a simple Halloween costume idea for women. This DIYer added stuffed donkeys as a prop, but no pressure!

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Ted Lasso Halloween costume

Ted Lasso is everyone’s favorite football—er, soccer—coach. He’s defined by his classic style: khakis, a button-down and a blue pullover sweater. Carry a soccer ball or wear a visor as a prop, and you’re ready to go. Oh, and you can’t forget the fake mustache and inspirational quotes.

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Shrek Halloween costume

Dress like everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, or his beloved, Princess Fiona. All you need are green ears (use a headband and green felt or construction paper) and either a white T-shirt and belt or a green velvet gown. For dramatic effect, ask everyone what they’re doing in your swamp. For more laughs, memorize these Halloween jokes that will tickle your funny bone.

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Hades Halloween costume

You can never go wrong with a Disney-inspired Halloween costume. Play the part of the villain by going as Hades, the antagonist of Hercules and the god of the underworld. A gray outfit and temporary blue hair dye should do the trick. Add yellow contacts to take things to the next level.

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Beer balloon Halloween costume

Our favorite underrated material for crafting DIY adult Halloween costumes just might be balloons. To make this beer bottle outfit, purchase them in white and gold, and string them together to create the desired effect. Pro tip: Leave a column in the middle of the costume instead of attaching them to your outfit so you can slip in and out of it throughout the night. It’s a clever Halloween costume for men that will likely result in fellow partygoers buying you drinks all night long.

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Jack Skellington Halloween costume

As the patron saint of Halloween (and Halloween movies), Jack Skellington marries spookiness and stylishness. Create this costume with a pinstripe suit and a DIY mask. You could also use face paint to draw on his signature zipper smile and hollow eyes.

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Willy Wonka Halloween costume

It’s a candy holiday, so why not dress up as Hollywood’s most famous chocolatier? For a Willy Wonka costume, wear a purple jacket and a tan top hat. (Check out your local thrift store for those items.) A Wonka bar or golden ticket is the ideal accessory. Getting hungry? Check out the season’s best Halloween candy deals.

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Big Hero 6 Halloween costume

This Halloween, dress as Tadashi Hamada, the ill-fated college student who created Baymax, an inflatable robot that bears a striking resemblance to a marshmallow. The original Big Hero 6 film came out in 2014 and is one of our favorite animated films, but the Baymax! TV series was released in the summer of 2022, so the characters will be fresh in everyone’s minds. For the costume, this Instagram user simply dressed in a white T-shirt and baseball cap, then carried a stuffed Baymax toy.

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Vincent van Gogh Halloween costume

Vincent van Gogh was one of the most influential artists of all time, painting such masterpieces as The Starry Night and Sunflowers. However, one of the most known facts about him is that he cut off his ear during a depressive episode. Pay homage to his genius with this costume. All you need is a bandage and a button-down shirt.

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Wayne’s World Halloween costume

To dress as Wayne from Wayne’s World, you’ll need a Wayne’s World trucker hat (don’t worry, you can get an inexpensive one on Amazon) and a black T-shirt and blue jeans from your closet. Bring your BFF dressed as Garth to ensure you win the costume contest. If you have a teenager at home, they may think this ’90s-inspired costume is cool, or they may want to check out this list of teen Halloween costume ideas.

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Bob Ross Halloween costume

A Bob Ross costume is sure to make everyone giggle. You’ll need a wig, a fake beard and a paint palette (which you can craft from cardboard). Bonus points if your partner dresses as a happy little tree.

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Howie Ratner from Uncut Gems Halloween costume

Thanks to Julia Fox, Uncut Gems just might be the most famous movie of 2022 that actually premiered in 2019. To make a Howie Ratner costume—and dress as the character played by Adam Sandler—procure a pair of rimless glasses, a yellow shirt, a leather jacket and black trousers. Slick back your hair as a finishing touch.

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Arthur Halloween costume

Even before the famous fist meme became popular, Arthur Read was nothing short of iconic. To dress as the lovable aardvark, wear a white button-down under a yellow sweater. Carry a printable with your favorite Arthur meme to make everyone laugh. If you love a good meme, don’t miss these Halloween memes that will have you howling.

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Guy Fieri Halloween costume

You don’t need much more than temporary hair dye, shield sunglasses and a bold, short-sleeved button-down shirt to take a trip to Flavortown as Guy Fieri. Accessorize with rings, necklaces, bracelets and a watch.

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Green army men Halloween costume

There’s nothing more nostalgic than dressing as your favorite childhood toy for Halloween. Even better, this is one of those simple adult Halloween costumes that’s incredibly easy to DIY. Buy a green outfit from your local thrift or army surplus store, then paint your face green. Don’t forget to strike army-inspired poses throughout the day.

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Mario Kart Halloween costume

Video game lovers, rejoice! It’s so easy to dress as your favorite Mario Kart character for Halloween. Customize a hat with your character’s initial (construction paper and a little fabric glue does the trick!), and wear a T-shirt in the corresponding color. Then, break out the cardboard and craft supplies to create your racing vehicle. If crafting runs in the family, check out these easy Halloween crafts for kids.

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Men in Black Halloween costume

Hunting aliens has never looked so good. To pull off these DIY adult Halloween costumes, wear your most stylish black suit, black sunglasses and a name card. You can even make a neuralyzer using tin foil or construction paper.

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Care Bears Halloween costume

This is another costume that’s both adorable and easy to accomplish. If you want, you could buy a cozy onesie, then craft the belly and heart with felt. Alternatively, you can simply dress in a monochromatic outfit and make a heart out of card stock; hang it around your neck with ribbon like a necklace. Add a pair of bear ears to complete the getup.

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The Breakfast Club Halloween costume

If you’re looking to make a real statement at a Halloween party with a group of friends, DIY this costume inspired by the iconic ’80s movie The Breakfast Club. Each member of your group takes on the persona of a different detention attendee—from the rebel with his flannel, jeans and fingerless black gloves to the beauty with a pink top, skirt and pearls. Spend an afternoon shopping one another’s closets or a local thrift store, and you’ll have everything you need. Easy peasy!

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Evel Knievel Halloween costume

Want to take a risk this Halloween? Dress like legendary stunt performer and motorcyclist Evel Knievel. His outfit might seem complex, but you can accomplish the same look with a white tracksuit and red and blue tape. Don’t forget your helmet—safety first!

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Ariana Grande Halloween costume

Ariana Grande has donned several instantly recognizable looks. Example A: The over-the-knee boots, leggings and yellow hoodie she wore in the now-famous image of her and Pete Davidson. Wear your hair in a high ponytail and carry a lollipop for good measure.

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Emily in Paris Halloween costume

If there’s one American abroad who’s endeared herself to everyone on the planet, it’s Emily in Paris. To get the look, wear your favorite French-inspired pieces. A beret and red lipstick are mandatory.

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Turning Red Halloween costume

Turning Red is a 2022 Pixar film about family, friendship and a little girl with the ability to turn into a red panda at a moment’s notice. To dress as the main character, Mei Lee, find some red panda ears and wear a red outfit. To dress as her girl squad, hit the thrift store to mimic their outfits as best you can. This is also a good option if you’re looking for plus-size Halloween costumes.

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The Marvel women Halloween costume

Girl power takes on a whole new meaning with this group costume. Get the gals together and dress as Nebula, Maria Hill, Black Widow, Gamora, Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel. You’ll avenge your way to the top spot in the costume contest.

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Olivia Rodrigo album cover Halloween costume

Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour album cover allows you to get creative with your hair and makeup. The one accessory you’ll need to include is the “sour” hair clip. Then, add glittery hair and face stickers as you see fit. Here are more easy Halloween makeup ideas almost anyone can master.

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Cheetah Girls Halloween costume

This Halloween costume is easy: You and the girls get different colored sweatsuits and then pair them with cheetah-print headbands. Boom, you’re cheetah sisters.

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Powerpuff Girls Halloween costume

You’ll need three people to accomplish a Powerpuff Girls outfit. One person wears a blue dress, another red and another green. Pair each dress with a bow in a corresponding color, and you’ll be ready to fight crime in Townsville.

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Alice in Wonderland Halloween costume

Get the squad together for everyone’s favorite children’s book. Once you have someone to play Alice—dressed in a blue dress and black bow—you can add in characters as needed. The Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are particularly fun.

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M&M’s Halloween costume

This simple costume is ideal for those who truly waited until the last minute to get dressed on Halloween. Simply purchase a brightly colored T-shirt, and iron the letter M onto it. Pair with a tutu or shorts, and your costume is complete!

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Trolls Halloween costume

Put face paint to good use with this costume from Trolls. You’ll be able to thrift some of these pieces, but make sure you get the hair and general color combos correct. Troll hair is the most important factor here, after all.

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Hocus Pocus Halloween costume

Find green, red and purple cloaks, and toss them on over your favorite Renaissance garb. A wig (or temporary hair dye that will make your hair the proper hue) puts the finishing touch on this DIY adult Halloween costume. Well, that and these Hocus Pocus quotes.

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Bridgerton Halloween costume

If you’ve been dying to try the Regencycore trend, why not do it on Halloween? Get a group together and dress as Daphne, Penelope, Lady Bridgerton and Kathani. If you don’t want to purchase full gowns, simply pair corsets with silk skirts. Give yourself a fabulous updo, and you’re all set!

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Bob’s Burgers Halloween costume

A film version of this classic animated sitcom was just released in 2022, making this a timely Halloween costume. Find black wigs, color-blocked staples, aprons and tube socks, and prepare to spark joy all night as people recognize you.

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Seinfeld Halloween costume

If you have the proper wigs, you can pull off this group costume in a flash. Go to the thrift store to shop for the rest of the getups from the ’90s sitcom, and prepare a few of your favorite scenes to make fellow sitcom fans laugh. You can’t go wrong with the ones about George’s puffy jacket or Jerry’s puffy shirt!

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Minions Halloween costume

This costume is especially relevant after the release of the new Minions movie in July. Wear a yellow shirt, blue jeans and goggles (or even round glasses) to dress as the famed characters.

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Jon Snow Halloween costume

Do you miss Game of Thrones? Us too. Fortunately, you can channel a bit of the HBO series on Halloween. A Jon Snow costume is easy to put together. All you really need is a long fur cloak.

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Plague doctor Halloween costume

During the bubonic plague in the 14th century, physicians wore long coats and beak masks filled with herbs to help prevent disease. These days, the costume is spooky, scary and easy to DIY. Grab a black overcoat, and create a mask using papier-mache or card stock if you’re crafty. (If this goes beyond your crafting skill level, you can buy one, of course.) Looking for something more gruesome? Check out this list of the scariest Halloween costumes.

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Doctor Strange Halloween costume

Don’t be intimidated by Doctor Strange’s intricate costume—you can still craft a version of it at home. This Instagram user combined a blue jacket, red cape and yellow gloves. The green Eye of Agamotto completes the look.

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Wednesday Addams Halloween costume

If you have a white collared shirt and a black dress, you have everything you need to dress as Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family. Put your hair in braided pigtails and swipe on a coat of black lipstick for an outfit that will have everyone humming the iconic theme song all night. Speaking of which, here are more of the best Halloween songs to put on your party playlist.

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Sprinkles Halloween costume

Got a sweet tooth? Then you need a sweet costume. For this easy costume idea, wear a white outfit and use fabric tape to affix colorful popsicle sticks or bendy straws to it. And there you have it: sprinkles!

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Shego from Kim Possible Halloween costume

Nineties babies, this one’s for you! This Shego costume is super easy to recreate. Just pair a unitard with a striking neon green makeup look, and get ready for people to ask if they can call you or beep you if they want to reach you.

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Audrey Hepburn Halloween costume

Every woman owns a little black dress. Put it to good use this Halloween for a DIY Audrey Hepburn costume. Complete this classic look with long black gloves, pearls, sunglasses and a croissant. Still can’t decide what to go as? Here’s what you should be for Halloween, based on your zodiac sign.

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Piñata Halloween costume

This homemade costume may take a bit longer to put together, but it’s worth it if you want a truly original creation. Cut colorful crepe paper streamers into fringe, and glue the strips onto a cheap dress. Do the same on a party hat for piñata ears.

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Sailor Halloween costume

You’ll have the cutest costume on the Seven Seas and beyond with this simple adult Halloween costume. Simply pair a nautical-striped top with a navy skirt, and finish the outfit with a white sailor hat and a red scarf. Ahoy, mateys!

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Sandy and Danny Halloween costume

The best thing about this couples costume is that you don’t need to be in a couple to make it work. To dress as Sandy, pair faux-leather leggings with a black T-shirt and red pumps. To dress as Danny, wear an all-black outfit. Of course, to nail either look, you’ll need lots of hairspray to recreate the characters’ iconic 1950s hairstyles. Bonus: Grease has one of the best movie soundtracks ever, and you can belt out the songs all night long!

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Russell from Up Halloween costume

Former Boy Scouts will have everything they need to dress as Russell from the hit Pixar movie Up. Pair some cargo shorts with a yellow T-shirt, a yellow baseball cap and a sash with lots of pins.

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Pop art Halloween costume

If you’re a makeup maverick, then this look is for you. Wear a simple colorful outfit, and give yourself an exaggerated glam style inspired by pop art. The colored contacts and super long false eyelashes put the finishing touches on the look.

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Beetlejuice Halloween costume

This DIY adult Halloween costume requires some commitment. However, it’s guaranteed to make you the most festive person at any party. Find a striped blazer or button-down at your local thrift store, and wear it with a vibrant yellow wig or temporary hair dye. You can get creative with your makeup, but you’ll definitely need a ghostly white base and hollowed black eyes. Here are more face paint ideas that are simple and fun.

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Thief Halloween costume

There’s no DIY adult Halloween costume more classic than the masked bandit. Why? Because it’s easy! All you need is a mask, which you can craft from construction paper and string in a pinch, a striped shirt and a bag of cash (aka a tote with a money sign written on it that’s filled with crumpled newspaper).

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Cactus Halloween costume

Who would have guessed that dressing up as a plant could be so much fun? Transform into a not-so-prickly cactus by hot-gluing white yarn onto a green dress. Add some colorful pom-poms for flowers.

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Pac-Man Halloween costume

There’s nothing better than a nostalgic Halloween costume, and this is one that vintage video game lovers will adore. To make it, cut out all your pieces from felt, and affix them to a dress or all-black outfit using glue or fabric tape. Make sure to have some fun with the ghosts’ eyes!

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Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume

You probably have everything you need to become Rosie the Riveter in your closet right now. Throw on some jeans, a denim top and a red bandana, and voila! You’re a World War II–era cultural icon. Talk about a cheap Halloween costume that packs a big punch!

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Marilyn Monroe Halloween costume

Prefer a more glam DIY adult Halloween costume? Dress as Marilyn Monroe. A white A-line dress, platinum blond wig and bold red lip should do the trick. Don’t forget to look out for any windy subway grates.

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Cruella de Vil Halloween costume

The key to this costume is the hair. Find a Cruella de Vil wig, or use temporary hair dye or spray on your own hair, making sure it’s styled into a black-and-white bouffant. From there, all you need is a black-and-white outfit. Animal prints are totally encouraged, as are coordinating Halloween costumes for your dogs!

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Winnie the Pooh Halloween costume

Oh, brother, is this a cute outfit! Pair a yellow midi skirt with a red T-shirt to create a Winnie the Pooh ensemble. You should be able to find a knit bear hat in any children’s section. If not, create ears using a headband and construction paper.

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Flapper Halloween costume

Little black dress? Check. White gloves? Check. A string of pearls? Check. Looks like you’ve got everything you need to transform yourself into the “it girl” of the 1920s. Add fishnet tights and a headband if you want to go all in. Make sure to bookmark this list of Halloween Instagram captions for the big day. After all, you’ll definitely want to post a picture of yourself in this classic costume!

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Sara with No “H” Halloween costume

Tonight Show fans need no explanation for Sara with No “H,” a recurring sketch starring Jimmy Fallon as a teenage girl. Sara always wears a purple dress with purple tights, a heart-shaped necklace and a pink bow in her hair. She also constantly reminds people that her name is spelled S-A-R-A with no H, because Hs are ewww!

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Gumball machine Halloween costume

For this sweet gumball machine costume, glue colorful pom-poms to a shirt. Then use a rectangle of gray felt to draw the gum dispenser. Don’t forget to chew your own bubble gum!

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Miss Universe Halloween costume

If you’re ready to do some serious DIYing, try your hand at this Miss Universe costume. The basics are simple. You’ll need a black dress, a crown and a Miss Universe sash. From there, cut different planet shapes from felt or construction paper, then glue them onto your dress. If the stars align, you’ll win “Best Dressed.” Looking for other party activities? Try these Halloween party games for a ghastly good time.

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“When life gives you lemons” Halloween costume

There’s nothing better than an idiom costume, especially one that’s cheap and easy to make. For this outfit, buy a bundle of lemons, a basket and a name tag. Write “LIFE” on the name tag, and you’ll have a work-appropriate costume that will make everyone chuckle.

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Elle Woods Halloween costume

Legally Blonde is a classic. Put on your best pink outfit and tote around a cute toy chihuahua and a law book for good measure. Voila—you’re Elle Woods.

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Mary Poppins Halloween costume

You can put together this costume faster than you can say “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” All you need is a blue midi skirt, a ruffled white shirt, a bowler hat and an umbrella. A Mary Poppins–inspired infinity bag will be great for collecting all the candy you can find!

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Scarecrow Halloween costume

This is another classic Halloween costume you can create on the cheap. First, shop your closet or head to your local thrift store to pick up a pair of overalls, a flannel and a floppy hat. From there, it’s all about hair and makeup. Oh, and the more straw you stick in your cuffs, the better. If you still need to decorate for the big day, check out these cheap DIY Halloween decorations—and don’t forget the scarecrow!

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Deviled egg Halloween costume

This ensemble is sure to win “Most Clever Costume.” Plus, it’s super easy to create. All you need are devil horns and a DIY egg shirt.

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Missy from Big Mouth Halloween costume

Big Mouth fans everywhere know that Missy is a truly iconic character. She’s unabashedly clever, funny and living her best life. To create her look, grab a pair of denim overalls, a yellow shirt and headband, and a pink backpack, and you’re back on your puberty journey!

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Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum Halloween costume

You’re going to need your bestie for this Halloween costume. Coordinate with red shorts, yellow T-shirts and white suspenders. You can DIY those oversized bows using craft store ribbons.

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Queen of Hearts Halloween costume

Show off your regal side with this Queen of Hearts costume. To make it, buy a deck of cards and glue them together to create a collar. Then, put on a red dress and a crown, and you’re ready to yell, “Off with their heads!”

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Michael Myers Halloween costume

Sometimes, the scariest costumes are the simplest, and it certainly doesn’t hurt when you’re dressing as the protagonist from one of the scariest movies of all time. To dress like Halloween‘s Michael Myers, wear an all-black or gray outfit and put on the famous mask.

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Pineapple Halloween costume

A fruit-inspired DIY adult Halloween costume? Why not. Dress up as a pineapple by wearing a yellow dress and a green DIY crown. Hint: You can make one using a toilet paper roll, felt and a headband.

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Jack-o’-lantern Halloween costume

A jack-o’-lantern just might be the most popular Halloween costume of all time. To make this one, find a basic orange dress. (Try looking at your local thrift shop.) Purchase black felt, and cut it into the shape of a jack-o’-lantern face. Use fabric tape to affix the felt onto the dress. The rest of your spooky ensemble is up to you!

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Glinda the Good Witch Halloween costume

An opportunity to wear a poofy princess dress? Count us in! To dress as Glinda from The Wizard of Oz, pair your flounciest pink ensemble with a DIY crown. We recommend using card stock and getting as creative as you’d like with rhinestones and glitter.

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The Little Mermaid Halloween costume

Our Halloween motto: When in doubt, wear a mermaid costume. All you need to create this Disney-inspired one is a form-fitting green skirt, a purple bikini top and a red wig. A Flounder stuffed animal is optional (but highly recommended).

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Drew Barrymore in Scream Halloween costume

Halloween is the perfect time for a scary movie marathon—and to dress like your favorite scary movie characters. Luckily, dressing as Drew Barrymore’s character, Casey Becker, from Scream is easy as can be. Wear a sweater and jeans set, and don’t forget your clunky phone. Feel free to add some stab wounds and fake blood, of course.

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Cassette tape Halloween costume

Calling all music lovers! Dress as your favorite recording device with this nostalgic costume crafted from some cardboard sheets. (OK, maybe it’s not your favorite these days, but it might have been once upon a time!) This DIY costume allows you to get crafty and also show off your musical tastes by customizing the name on the label.

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Operation game Halloween costume

Pay homage to this classic game with this cheap and easy costume idea for adults. If you’re in a couple, you can have a surgeon and a game board. Or, if you’re by yourself, simply dress as the board. All you need is a solid-colored outfit and some internal organs made of felt.

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“It’s Raining Men” Halloween costume

We love that this costume allows you to personalize it with all your No. 1 guys. Simply print out your faves and attach them to an umbrella with some thread. Plus, you can wear a cute rain outfit (complete with rubber rain boots) you already own.

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Citrus slice Halloween costume

Now this is one refreshing costume! It works for a trio of friends or on its own. To create this fresh-squeezed outfit, you’ll need an appropriately colored T-shirt dress, felt in a variety of colors and a headband. A little crafting creativity and hot glue brings it all together!

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White Rabbit Halloween costume

Classic tales like Alice in Wonderland can sometimes make the best last-minute, yet still easily recognizable, adult costume ideas. For this upscale version of the White Rabbit, wear a white button-down with a black vest and red necktie, and then add bunny ears, a hat and a little face paint. No need to be very late to that party—you’ll be ready before you know it! For more inspiration, check out the most popular Halloween costumes from 1950 to 2005.

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Holidays Halloween costume

Halloween may be the only holiday on which you can celebrate multiple holidays. The English teachers of West Morris Mendham High School in New Jersey dressed up in different holiday gear to make this festive group costume. Think Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve and more.

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Flamingo Halloween costume

Flaunt your feathers as a fabulous flamingo. Pin pink boas together, and wrap them around a leotard or tank top. Add pink tights or leggings and a beak (this one is a toucan beak painted black), and strut your stuff!

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Cat in the Hat Halloween costume

Take a page from the world of Dr. Seuss: Start with a black top and leggings. Glue on white felt for the stomach. Add a red scarf, a striped hat and face paint to become the mischievous Cat in the Hat. Want to really mess with your friends? Talk only in rhymes. If you have a mini me, you can create an adorable matching baby Halloween costume!

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50 Shades of Gray Halloween costume

No need to cover the kids’ eyes: This is a totally G-rated take on the popular R-rated novel by E.L. James. Pick up some gray paint swatches, stick them on a gray shirt and see who can guess your outfit on the first try.

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Snapchat filter Halloween costume

If you feel like getting creative with face paint, draw on your favorite Snapchat filter. The rainbow vomit is a favorite, but you can check out more ideas from DIY YouTuber Rclbeauty101.

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Velma Halloween costume

Dress as one of those meddling kids—or all of them, for a group Halloween costume. You’ll look just like smarty-pants Velma with an orange turtleneck, red skirt and shoes, and a pair of orange socks. Jinkies!

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Olaf Halloween costume

Do you wanna build a snowman? How about dressing up as a snowman? This Reader’s Digest staffer decorated a white baseball hat with felt to make a DIY Olaf costume. Complete the look with a white top and black felt circles for buttons. This cheap and easy costume idea for adults also works as a pregnant Halloween costume if you want to play up your rounder midsection.

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Cotton candy Halloween costume

This cotton candy costume looks good enough to eat! (But don’t—it’s all polyester fiber fill stuffing.) Spray-paint the stuffing pink, and hot-glue it to a shift dress. For the headpiece, roll a large sheet of paper for a cone hat, glue it to a separate pouf of fiberfill, and then glue that to a headband.

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Fake news Halloween costume

If you’re looking to make a statement this Halloween, what better way than coming down on the side of hard facts and reliable journalism? This costume is a perfect blend of political joke and fashion-forward. Simply spell out the word “fake” in vinyl letters on a plain shirt, then create a “skirt” made with newspapers.

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Thing 1 and Thing 2 Halloween costume

Grab a buddy for this Seussian adult costume idea that’s perfect for friends. You’ll need a red dress, red tights and lots of blue fur. If you have little ones at home, pick up a few of these spooky, silly Halloween books for kids.

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Cat emoji Halloween costume

If there’s one thing the internet loves, it’s cats. Pay tribute to everyone’s favorite obsession by dressing as a cat emoji. Not only will this DIY adult Halloween costume make everyone giggle, but it’s also a cinch to make with cat ears, whiskers and heart-shaped sunglasses.

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Juliana LaBianca
Juliana is a lifestyle writer for RD.com covering home, holidays, fashion, and beauty. She is based in New York City and spends most of her time trying new yoga classes and rearranging her tiny apartment.