With Halloween falling on a Tuesday, you can’t exactly head to school or work dressed up in full costumed glory (we’re sure your lecturers won’t take too kindly with Pennywise showing up). So for those who haven’t had enough of dressing up, we’ve gathered a list of kinda discreet but still awesome pop culture characters you can dress up as on this not-so-average weekday, using clothes you already have from your wardrobe!
#1 Fetus Plastic aka Cady Heron (Mean Girls)
Donning her first-ever ‘On Wednesdays we wear pink’ outfit, Cady made the choice of pairing Damien’s oversized pink polo tee over some super baggy jeans. While you won’t score fashion points with this ‘do, you’ll definitely score four (or more) candy canes in our burn book!
#2 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ah Kimmy Schmidt, the breakout star of the Indiana Mole Women and one strong as hell female. Channel the “hashbrown: no filter” Kimmy with her bright clothing and even brighter light up shoes! Bonus points for your costume if your BFF shows up as Kimmy’s roommate and all-round diva, Titus Andromedon.
#3 Walter White (Breaking Bad)
From mild mannered chemistry professor to murderous kingpin, Walter White schools us all with his transformation as the titular character of Breaking Bad. Wanna know what’s cooking? Slip on yellow from head to toe (and a kickass moustache for good measure) and head to the science lab.
#4 Eleven (Stranger Things)
With Stranger Things 2 swinging back in session, Eleven’s iconic get up is more relevant than ever. You don’t have to sport a buzz cut for this costume (kudos if you do!), but wandering around with boxes of Eggos (waffles) and a faux nosebleed might make your costume all the more recognisable. And bring it up a notch by getting your pals to dress up as the rest of the Stranger Things kids – Will, Mike, Dustin and Lucas!
#5 ‘You Belong With Me’ Taylor Swift in ‘Look What You Made Me Do’
With the rumours of a squad fallout following the updated Junior Jewels tee that ‘You Belong With Me’ Taylor sported in ‘Look What You Made Me Do’, all this super easy costume requires are your doodling skills and ability to head to school clad in PJs. You can even deck the shirt with your own squad names – just don’t leave anyone out like Taylor did!
#6 Laura aka X-23 (Logan)
The breakout star of the heartbreaking film that was Logan, Laura (the cloned daughter of Wolverine himself) is a total badass despite her relatively harmless looking appearance. While her outfit is pretty run of the mill, you might have some trouble replicating her adamantium claws; may we suggest chopsticks dipped in ketchup instead?
#7 Diane Nguyen (Bojack Horseman)
Although Diane may seem like a nondescript character as compared to the rest on this list, this writer and third wave feminist (and Bojack’s closest friend) will definitely be recognised by Bojack Horseman fans alike. After all, where would the show be without Diane’s spunky spirit and wise advice?
#8 Morty (Rick & Morty)
The grandson of the reckless genius scientist Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith plays the naive but morally grounded sidekick to Rick’s crazy and self-destructive nature. Dressing up as Rick (complete with lab coat and drool) may warrant a few stares, but Morty will blend in seamlessly with any crowd, as his character is created to be.
#9 Baby Driver
Starring Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver revolves around Baby – a getaway driver who’s constantly plugged into his iPod thanks to a car accident that left him with tinnitus. It’s pretty easy to dress up as Baby; simply shrug on a varsity jacket, white T-shirt and jeans. Not forgetting his ever-present shades and earpiece!
#10 Jessica Jones
Hard-hitting private eye, unwilling superhero and overall badass, Jessica Jones is definitely our favourite on this list. Gear up with a rugged leather jacket – to keep the elements at bay and look totally cool while fighting baddies – and a trusty camera to capture any suspicious movements while on the job.
#11 Jughead (Riverdale)
Jughead Jones may seem like your average angsty teen at first glance, but there’s way more to this hamburger and murder mystery-loving dude than meets the eye. To channel Riverdale’s very own sleuth, DIY your very own crown beanie. Simply take a dark-coloured beanie, fold it up and create jagged crown-like cuts along the entire brim.
#12 Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
A tale as old as time never goes out of style, and neither will looking like one of Disney’s main princesses. Instead of tackling Belle’s classic yellow ball gown, opt for the easier-to-achieve ‘village Belle’ instead. Simply hunt for a simple blue pinafore (or crop denim top and flowy skirt combo) and wear it over a basic white long-sleeved tee. To get the 2017 live-action remake outfit down pat, attach a checkered-print kitchen towel to the front of your dress, tie your hair in a ponytail and slip into a pair of brown boots; belting out songs are totally optional.
Who will you be dressing up as this Halloween? Reveal your choices in the comment section!
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