Halloween is just over a week away, so you might be panicking about putting together an awesome outfit in a short amount of time. Don't worry: I've got you covered with simple Halloween costumes for lazy girls inspired by your favorite leading ladies. There's still plenty of time left to order what you need from online stores or pick up some pieces from your favorite fast fashion destinations. So if you don't want to break the bank by spending a ton of money on a costume that you'll probably only wear once or you just can't be bothered to spend hours shopping and prepping because you're a lazy girl at heart, these ensembles are for you.
To be honest, Halloween involves a lot of hard work, especially if you're hosting a party. Once upon a time, people would have probably been happy with a punch bowl and a few fake cobwebs strung around the place. These days, however, there appears to be a trend of people hand-crafting their pun-y Halloween decorations, cooking up ghoulish looking yet delicious tasting food, and even entire Halloween parties themed around your favorite movies. Even if you're not hosting a Halloween party yourself, chances are you'll get asked to bring some creepy cuisine or bring it with a one-of-a-kind outfit.
So take a load off and embrace your inner lazy girl this Halloween with these incredibly simple costumes.
1. Marilyn Monroe
Channel a vintage vibe and dress up as iconic blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe. She is most famously known for wearing a white dress in the 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch, which cheekily billowed upwards in a scene where she stands over a subway grate. Here's how to become a Hollywood starlet in three simple steps.
Check out this divine tulle dress that would totally be worthy of a Hollywood screen siren.
Unique Vintage 1950s Style Ivory Midtown Halter Swing Dress, $74, unique-vintage.com
Great news: The exact same style is available in plus sizes, so everyone can be a vintage vixen this Halloween.
Unique Vintage Plus Size 1950s Style Ivory Midtown Halter Swing Dress, $74, unique-vintage.com
Before the height of her popularity, Ms. Monroe was known as Norma Jeane Mortenson and she was a brunette. When she decided to become known as Marilyn Monroe, she changed her look to suit her new identity. A platinum wig is a must for any aspiring Marilyn's out there.
Classic Marilyn Costume Wig, $13.68, amazon.com
Marilyn was rarely seen without her signature scarlet pout, so make sure to wear a bright red lipstick to complete your look. Pick an old favorite or if you're running low, this MAC lipstick is the perfect shade for Ms. Monroe.
Lipstick In "Brave Red," $17, maccosmetics.com
2. A Glee Cheerleader
If like me, you always wanted to be a cheerleader but your school didn't have a team or immature school politics meant you didn't make the team, then now your childhood dreams can come true. This is a great costume for lovers of cheerleading and Glee since you can literally become a Cheerio. And I'm not talking the cereal.
The Cheerios Uniform
This awesome replica of the Cheerios uniform comes in sizes S to XL and it's a complete package with pom poms.
Women's Cheerleader Costume Outfit, $20.41-23.45, amazon.com
The Pristine Sneakers
Color coordinate with a pair of white sneakers. Or if you really want to look stylish, invest in some customized sneakers with a touch of sparkle.
Women's Nike Air Max Thea Running Shoes White On White Bling Shoes, $139.99+, etsy.com
The Hair Ties
The Cheerios never had a hair out of place, so these red and white "no tug" hair ties should do the trick.
4 No Tug Elastic Hair Ties, $5, etsy.com
3. Cruella De Vil
Cruella de Vil is one of the most notorious Disney villainesses of all time. If she existed in reality, she would be animal rights activists' worst nightmare. However, disregarding the animal fur, she did have a unique and quirky style that can be replicated quite easily.
Nothing screams Cruella de Vil more than a half and half, monochrome dyed do. Unless you're willing to flaunt such a dramatic look on your own hair, you might want to wear a wig.
Rubie's Costume Ms. Spot Wig, $12.99, amazon.com
For a classic Cruella look, opt for an off white faux fur coat. The great thing about this investment piece is that you can wear it long after Halloween.
Story Of Lola Hooded Fluffy Faux Fur Coat, $189, asos.com
Alternatively, if you wish to channel Glenn Close in the more modern film adaptations of the classic animation, opt for a spotty faux fur jacket like this one. Whichever style you choose, wear your favorite LBD underneath.
Faux Fur Jacket, $130, simplybe.com
Of course one cannot be a vampy villainess without a pair of silky, red gloves. A pair of red gloves is the best metaphor for having blood on your hands (no doubt a reference to Cruella and her lust for animal hide).
Mid Century Long Red Gloves, $50, etsy.com
4. The Clueless Costume
Clueless turned 25 this year. To celebrate this iconic movie, why not dress as your favorite '90s Clueless gal?
The Plaid Suit
You can channel leading lady Cher Horowitz in this yellow plaid co-ord set, which is a replica of one of her most famous outfits.
Cher's Yellow Tartan Plaid Two Piece Set, $119.27, etsy.com
If you fancy putting your own spin on the Clueless look, choose a co-ord set in a different shade such as this pretty pink, plus size ensemble.
The Thigh High Socks
The Clueless girls were always accessorizing with over the knee socks, so make sure to add a pair to your outfit.
ASOS Over The Knee Socks, $9, asos.com
Plus size ladies can even get two for the price of one with this money saving set.
Ribbed Knee-High 2 Pack Socks, $18.50, torrid.com
The "Whatever" Necklace
Make a clever reference to the girls' favorite hand gesture with this quirky, cool necklace.
Clueless Necklace, $59.17+, etsy.com
5. Sookie Stackhouse
For those who are still mourning the end of True Blood, dressing up as Sookie is super simple. If you're a redhead, or you're just not a fan of Ms. Stackhouse, you could even use this outfit to dress as Arlene Fowler instead.
The Merlotte's T-Shirt
Sookie was a waitress at Merlotte's Bar & Grill, and although the establishment underwent new ownership toward the end of the series, the Merlotte's Bar & Grill uniform is sure to be the most memorable. This shirt is available in sizes Small to XXL.
True Blood Merlotte's Logo Women's Slim Fit T-Shirt, $24.99, store.hbo.com
The Short Shorts
The greatest thing about recreating Sookie's work uniform is that it's ultra comfy, including the shorts.
Boutique Lianne Suedette Button Detail Shorts, $30, boohoo.com
Show off your lovely legs like Sookie in a pair of plain black, plus size shorts.
Sateen Short, $38.50, torrid.com
The Vampire Bite
In the beginning of the series, Sookie would try to hide her vampire bites with scarves, but as the story progressed, she didn't care about what other people thought of her.
Vampire Halloween Costume Accessories — Bite Mark Temporary Tattoos, $2.99, etsy.com
Halloween costumes needn't be overcomplicated; sometimes the simpler they are, the better they look. The fact that you're actually a lazy girl at heart can be our little secret.
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