This is my personal top choice for this year's Halloween costume. For the main base of the costume, try to find a lot of green, metallic, or holographic colors (mix and match tops and skirts, dresses, etc). Add a cute alien antenna headband from the dollar store, or even do two mini buns at the top of your head. Makeup's the fun part-- experiment with a bunch of funky colors, glitter, colorful fake lashes, and body jewlery!
2) Daria from Daria
The biggest cynical teen on TV is an easy costume to throw together. All you need is a green jacket, some sort of orange top, a black skirt, combat boots, round glasses, and an unimpressed pout.
This one's something you can put together with stuff around the house as well as thrift stores! Find a tacky looking hawaiian shirt from the men's section at Goodwill. Pair with high waisted shorts, converse, and accessorize with a backpack/fanny pack, binoculars/a camera, and Disneyland ears or a visor. Keep makeup basic, and add a dot of sunscreen on your nose/cheeks.
4) Cher from Clueless
America's favorite blonde is making a comeback this year, from Wildfox's collection, to plaid skirts raiding every closet. Cher's signature head to toe yellow outfit is one you can master without buying much.
5) American Horror Story: Coven witches
October also means the return of one of the greatest modern television shows of this generation. Channel your inner teen witch with a look based on the supernatural girls of American Horror Story: Coven. You really only need 3 basic pieces: gothic looking black dress, paired with tights, a black wide brim hat, and large sunglasses.
6) Princess Peach
Princess Peach is a cute and easy DIY costume that doesn't take much to make! Just check around local cheap stores or thrift stores for a high collar, cap sleeved skater-style dress. You can create your own crown and brooch with stuff from art supply stores (I personally love Joanne's), and buy some evening gloves from a costume store. For shoes, you can't go wrong with white converse or nice cream colored oxfords. Make sure to add bright blue statement earrings, wave your hair, and top it with a peachy pink lip color.
7) Margaux Tenenbaum
This one's gonna take a little more time and looking to achieve the perfect look. Margaux from Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums (go see it if you haven't, it's one of my favorites). Look around thrift stores for a giant fur coat, under it wear a blue dress with a collar (to be more true to the character, see if you can find a striped polo dress). To accessorize, pile on the heavy eyeliner, straighten your hair to a side part with a barrett clip, wear loafers and an oversized tan purse.
8) Marie from the Aristocats
This one's an easy last minute costume with a twist. It's the classic cat costume, but all white and pink! Take white cat ears, a white top/skirt or dress, and white shoes. Between your cat ears, make a little bun at the top of your head (with the rest of your hair down) and tie it with a pink bow. Wear a pink bow around your neck, a pink belt (optional), and don't forget to add cute whiskers and a nose with black eyeliner.
Another cat costume you can do with a twist is Luna from Sailor Moon (wear all black. use a post it note to create a crescent moon, use eyelash glue to attatch to forehead.)
9) Minnie Mouse
This is a classic. I was Minnie a couple years ago when I was in a crunch for a Disney themed Halloween costume and it turned out great. You have several options for the base piece: a red polka dotted dress, a red polka dotted top with a black skirt, or a black top with a polka dotted skirt. If you cant find red polka dotted pieces, you can take a plain red top or skirt and polka dot it yourself with puffy paint. Pair with red tights, Minnie ears, and either yellow flats or black shoes.
10) Spinelli from Recess
This is another great one to put together with items in your closet or to easily pick up at your local Target. Spinelli only needs her rebellious leather moto jacket, a red dress, a mustard-yellow beanie, striped knee high socks, and combat boots. For hair, make sure to get her pigtails, tied with red hair ties.
11) Britney Spears in the "Baby One More Time" music video
I've been wanting to do this look for so long, so hopefully soon....or next year or something. All you need is a classic white button up top that you can tie (leave last couple buttons unbuttoned to achieve this), a grey cardigan, a plaid or dark colored skirt, a purple bralet/bandeau, grey knee highs, and black shoes. Acessorize with fuzzy pink hair ties and scrunchies for her pigtails!
*I've also seen the idea of "Britney through the ages" which is a fun idea for groups (Britney circa "Slave 4 U", Britney circa Circus, Britney in "Oops! I Did it Again")
Well, there you have it! If you have any other cool DIY last minute costume ideas, leave a comment down below! Have a happy and safe Halloween!