5 1/2 Fast & Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is only 9 days away. While it looks like we won’t go out to celebrate on that Saturday night that does not mean we will not get dressed up. Every year I dress up for Halloween in school. While I love the dressing up part, I also need costumes that are convenient and, but that is a personal preference, cheap and easy to make. Since I moved to the U.S. five years ago, I have worn a different costume every year. So I thought I’d share my favorite costumes from the last few years with you for some inspiration.

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1. The Leopard Costume

This might very well be my favorite of all my costumes so far. I initially bought myself a onesie for those very cold Boston days and nights. For the costume I only added ears, gloves and a tail. The advantage of the onesie costume is that it is nice and warm wherever you go.


2. The Creepy Ballerina

The creepy ballerina mostly focuses on the facial makeup, which makes it a very easy costume idea. Just whiten your face, and then work with a lot of black kohl and red lipstick. I already had a tutu. So for this costume I really only used clothes from my closet. I am sure the makeup works well with other outfits, too.

3. Hermione Granger

Last year’s Halloween motto at school was “Superheroes”. That was the first time that I put more preparation into my costume. As I love Harry Potter and already had several items of Hogwarts clothes, I dressed up as Hermione Granger. To me she is the perfect superheroine – smart, brave, lovely, helpful, a great friend and so much more.

4. & 5. Dorothy Gale from “The Wizard of Oz” and her Rainbow

2019 was also the first year I wore two different costumes. Rich had set his mind on being a rainbow and since we wanted to dress up as a couple, I decided to be his Dorothy – as in Dorothy Gale who sings “Somwhere over the rainbow”. Funnily enough, everybody immediately recognized us as being from “The Wizard of Oz”. I didn’t even need a plush dog.

5 1/2. Halloween Face Masks

I haven’t totally figured out this year’s costume yet. My school has published its motto though, the 1980s. So I might just delve into my closets and see how I can come up with an obvious costume, but also one that allows me to take public transport without being the weirdo. Oh wait, it doesn’t matter cause it’s Halloween. And we have all already worn masks for six months. By the way, the easiest way to dress up this year is obviously by wearing a fancy Halloween face mask. I have worn Halloween masks since last week, just in case you were wondering.

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