DIY Halloween Costumes from Everyday Looks

-DIY Halloween Costumes from everyday looks

Why purchase a costume you'll wear just once when you can repurpose your closet staples for Halloween 2023? Putting together a last-minute costume is easy with items you already own. Create your own costume from inspiration based on your favorite TV shows and movie characters. Snag a costume that is versatile for a girl’s night out and a Halloween party and references your favorite pop culture icon. Plus, they're so simple to put together! 

 Wizard of Oz Costumes

wizard of oz dorthy halloween costume

Create your own DIY Dorothy costume by grabbing a blue gingham dress, pair of red sparkly shoes, and finish the look with a red headband for your 2023 Halloween costume idea. Dress as the Cowardly Lion with a beige or neutral colored sweater dress and a pair of high knew brown boots. Utilize Pink Lily Beauty multi eye shadow sticks to create the face of a lioness.

DIY tin man costume

The Tin Man costume is easy with your favorite silver, sparkly dress and a pair of metallic boots.

scarecrow costume DIY
Finally, put together an effortless scarecrow costume by styling a flannel shirt with an overalls dress and a western style cowboy boot.

Lizzie McGuire Costume

lizzie mcguire DIY cartoon costume
Be inspired by your favorite early 2000s Disney Channel star with this 2023 DIY Halloween costume idea. All it takes is a pair of dark wash jeans, a hot pink tank top, and orange sandals!

Witch Costume

DIY witch costume
A go-to costume any year for Halloween is the classic witch look. Grab your favorite black faux leather dresses, pants, tops and style with a sparkly kimono and black pointed toe boots.

Pink Ladies + Sandy Costume

Grease Pink Ladies Costume
What you talking about, stud? One of our favorite looks for Halloween are the iconic Pink Ladies. Any pair of our bestselling faux leather leggings and moto jackets will create the perfect DIY Halloween costume this year and it's made of styles you'll wear again and again!

Daphne + Velma Costumes

Daphne Velma Scooby Doo DIY Costume
All you need for a Velma costume is a neutral skirt, orange or rust sweater and pair of our retro inspired brown booties. To create your own Daphne Halloween costume utilize a purple dress and accessorize with a green headband or head scarf with a pair of our cream square toe booties.

Hippie Costume

hippie costume
Embrace your inner flower child with a rainbow style dress and a pair of retro inspired booties.

Kim Possible Costume

kim possible halloween costume
Cargo pants are trending right now which makes this costume so much more fun! Create this teenage superhero look with a pair of olive cargo pants or joggers, a black crop top, belt bag, and sneakers.

Legally Blonde Elle Woods Costume

Elle Woods DIY costume
Blazers are another trending style the last few years so adding this staple to your closet will give you more outfit options than just for your Elle Woods Halloween costume. This blazer dress in particular is a statement look you'll want to show off for years to come!

Top Gun 

top gun halloween costume 2022

Channel your inner Maverick with a bomber jacket and some aviator sunglasses in honor of the Top Gun Sequel that premiered this year. It makes the perfect Halloween costume for 2022. 

Mabel | Only Murders in the Building 

Mabel only murders in the building costume

Embrace your inner apartment 12E resident with some mod-inspired styles. Grab a brown plaid for bottoms, a bright yellow sweater and a fur puffer coat to complete the look.


barbie movie costume halloween

Come on Barbie, let’s go party! In honor of the upcoming live action movie, we put together our favorite hot pink styles and highlighted the new, swirl bodysuit that is perfect for a retro inspired outfit. 

Taylor Swift | Evermore Era 

taylor swift evermore costume

Calling all Swifties! The Taylor eras are endless and almost impossible to choose from for a Halloween costume. We went with the Evermore era by selecting one of our favorite plaid shackets and adding a braid. 

Jessie | Toy Story 

jessie toy story halloween costume

Yee-haw! With a pop of cow print and your favorite western wear, you can be Jessie from Toy Story. Plus, these styles will double as great outfits for a country concert or a night on in Nashville. 

Blair Waldorf | Gossip Girl 

blair waldorf gossip girl costume

We are forever referencing one of our favorite early 2000s divas. Pair a plaid skirt, preppy top, and stylish backpack for a Blair costume. Don’t forget the headband! 

Hallie & Annie | Parent Trap

parent trap halloween costume

We have a brilliant beyond brilliant idea! Grab your bestie for a full-on Parent Trap movie costume. Think sporty for Hallie and preppy for Annie. Hone in on the details and add matching heart necklaces that so you can fully anyone in a twin swap.  

Hannah Montana 

Hannah Montana DIY Halloween Costume

Sweet niblets! It’s always fun to dress up as one of our favorite childhood pop stars. Think a mix of pop star and cowgirl to truly reflect Hannah Montana’s style for a DIY Halloween costume. The Martina Silver Metallic Cowboy Booties make the perfect touch. 



DIY halloween costumes



grease sandy costume
Haley H., Marketing Assistant

"Tell me about it, Stud." Marketing Assistant, Haley, put together a Grease inspired outfit for our favorite movie musical leading lady. Just the Beginning Leather Leggings, Admire from Afar Black Bodysuit, and the Tonya Black Booties give us all the "Greased Lightning" vibes. Finish off the looks with some gold hoops earrings like our Crash Into Love Earrings.

Black Widow

black widow costume

This is your chance to be an Avenger! Grab a pair of black jeans like the Marisol or Brittany's and a sleek black top. Black boots like the Deena Black Leather Platform Booties accent the edgy look. Don't forget a jacket or vest to complete the look. As Yelena would say, "It has a lot of pockets, but I use them all the time!" The new, Late Nights Black Suede Moto Jacket is perfect!


Mean Girls

mean girls costume
Serving all the pink inspo for a fetch, Mean Girls outfit! Marketing Intern, Hannah, chose the Aligned Hope Mauve Bodysuit and Relive the Magic Tweed Black Skirt. Some of the trendiest options include the Wished for This Mauve High Neck Satin Halter Scarf Blouse and the Gracious Heart Pink Balloon Sleeve Cropped Blouse. You can also pair a sweater like the Come to Realization Pink Cold Shoulder Sweater with a neutral skirt such as the Beautiful Sound Cream Skirt. All of these options are definitely Regina George approved.
Mean Girls Costume
Hannah, Marketing Intern

Cruella Deville

Cruella Deville Costume
You can't mimic Cruella Deville's style without some [faux] fur! The Best Compliments Fur Cream Vest is meant for this outfit! Layer it over a solid black dress such as Power of Love Black Dress or the Any Other Night Black Mock Neck Ribbed Midi Dress. Acessorize with the Zuri Black Booties and the trendy City Escape Purse. Finally, add a pop of color with a red lipstick and red headband to complete the look.


clueless costume
Shop the Look
Give us all the '90s vibes with a plaid skirt and denim jacket. The It's Too Late Embellished Jacket is a fun style paired with the Wasting Minutes Plaid Skirt. Throw in the Miley Beige Platform Sneaker to complete the retro outfit!

Bad & Boujee

bad and boujee costume
Allie, Ambassador Coordinator
Shelby R., Graphic Designer
Shop Their Looks

Ambassador Coordinator, Allie, and graphic designer, Shelby R. teamed up for a unique, creative look! This idea is meant for a dynamic duo. The "Boujee" look is all about edgy styles. Shelby chose the Any Other Night Mock Neck Black Midi Dress and the Late Nights Black Suede Moto Jacket. She added black booties and a black fedora to finish the look. Allie went for an elevated outfit with the Beautiful Sound Animal Print Skirt and the bestselling Tried Your Best Black Bodysuit complete with heels, a headband, and lots of chunky jewelry!

Thing 1 & Thing 2

Thing 1, Thing 2 Costume

If there ever was a time for a "twin moment," this is it! A solid red dress like A Darling Look Red Cut Out Mini Dress or the Grand Style Brick One Should Mini Dress are just what you need for these characters.

Cheetah Girls

cheetah girls costume
Cheetah girls, cheetah sisters! We've got the growl power worthy outfits just for this girl group costume! From skirts like the Midnight Song Leather Skirt, to tops like City Nights Taupe Bodysuit and the Enchant the Night Brown Animal Print Teddy Jacket, you're sure to find your spots!

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl costume
Kasey, Social Media Content Specialist
Sydney, Marketing Assistant
Social Media Content Specialist, Kasey, and Marketing Assistant, Sydney, selected outfits inspired by Gossip Girl Characters, Serena and Blair.  The Writing Poems Navy Plaid Skirt and the Sweetest Friendship White Short Sleeve Fuzzy Sweater create an outfit that you could definitely find in Serena's wardrobe. Serene Happiness Navy and Minutes Away Cream Mock Neck Sweater make up Blair's outfit. Of course, you can't complete her look without a headband!

Audrey Hepburn

audrey hepburn costume

One of our go-to Halloween costumes just because it's so timeless! The new, Side Note Black Maxi is an adorable, chic option for this character. Complete the look with the She's On The Prowl Cat Eye Sunglasses and the Just a Minute Pearl Black Headband.


Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde Elle Woods Costume
Lindsay, Digital Marketing Specialist
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"Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed." Digital Marketing Specialist, Lindsay, picked out her favorite pink style that is Elle Woods-worthy! The Daring Heart Mauve Midi Dress is a stunning, classy style. Pair it with a pair of nude or white heels such as the Hallie Braided Heels and this look is ready to represent!

Powerpuff Girls

powerpuff girls costume
Sugar, spice, and everything nice! We've got the perfect ingredients to create this throwback costume. Grab one of our bestselling Let's Seize the Day Bra Tops in the corresponding character's color, our Back At It Again Leggings, and Jenny Solid White Sneakers. This costume is sure to give you all the nostalgia!
Check out last year's blog for even more inspo!

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