Halloween costume ideas, 2012 edition: Easy disguises
|Carrie White from Carrie|
Whether you don't have time to find a costume, dislike dressing up, or just can't come up with good ideas, we've got a starting point for the Halloween-challenged individuals out there. From easy-to-assemble costumes to cheap disguises, here are nine different ways to dress up for Halloween without very much effort.
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D-a-r-i-a in five steps. Step one: Get a mustard-hued shirt. Step two: Put on a black, pleated school-girl skirt. Step three: Find a green jacket and zip it most of the way up. Step four: Pull on a pair of combat boots. Step five: Push a pair of round glasses (you can buy a pair of John Lennon sunglasses and punch out the frames) onto your nose. Don't forget your best apathetic demeanor, and if you can wrangle up a Jane or Trent (eep!) Lane you're allowed to smile just a little.
Where to go: Ragstock, Savers, and Goodwill all have ultra-cheap ways to recreate Miss Morendorffer's devil-may-care look
There are literally only two parts to this costume: dress, blood. You can include a tiara or a corsage, too, but when you're a telekinetic high-school outcast hellbent on revenge, the sparkly hardware doesn't figure into the equation so much. Plus, you don't even have to put your hair in an updo. (Blood cascading down your long locks onto your prom dress is so much more dramatic anyways.)
Where to go: Raid the prom-dress section at Ragstock, where they've also got ridiculous amounts of fake blood you can douse yourself in
Easy as pie... which you haven't eaten in a year because you're starving in District 12. Whoops, did we just dork out on The Hunger Games? So did half of America, so now you've got to deal with the newest arrow-slinging badass: Katniss Everdeen (she's preceded by Legolas, Link, and Robin Hood). Major costume points: side braid, black wardrobe (T-shirt, cargo pants or leggings, boots, and anorak), a bow, and a mockingjay pin. Any of the other Hunger Games characters can be made with the same formula, sans the pin, because you're not the Girl on Fire. Happy costume-hunting, and may the Halloween spirit be ever in your favor.
Where to go: American Apparel for black body suits, Savers for boots and outerwear, Target for everything else.
The hardest part about this costume is choosing which regeneration of the Doctor you want to be. If you want to dress up as his latest look, you might already have most of the items in your closet. Needed for your own optimal Doctor regeneration: slacks (navy or dark colored), button-down shirt, bow-tie, suspenders, and a light-brown tweed jacket (extra points for elbow patches). You can also add a fez, because they're cool. Make a little cardboard TARDIS to carry around, and chances are that you'll look less like a college professor and more like the Doctor himself.
Where to go: For a classy Doctor, hit up local vintage stores like Tatters, Up Six, or Blacklist Vintage for just the right fit
Azealia Banks and Kreayshawn
This year, Azealia Banks and Kreayshawn may have had some of the lamest lady rapper beef ever, but if you're looking for a fun duo costume, this is a great place to start.
Where to go: Check the kids' section at Savers or Target for Mickey sweaters.
Where to go: Savers for baggy mom/boyfriend jeans and a good shirt to crop, Goodwill for oodles of costume jewelry