Last-Minute ‘The O.C.’ Halloween 2017 Costume Ideas That Will Take You Back To The '00s

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Here's a fact: All Hallows' Eve is only a caramel apple’s throw away. Here's another fact: The O.C. series finale aired 10 years ago this past February. Put these two things together, and what have you got? Some last-minute The O.C Halloween costume ideas. If you happen to be a fan of the primetime soap about a kid from Chino who moves to Newport Beach — and why wouldn't you be? — why not celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iconic show's final episode by dressing up like your favorite character? Welcome to The O.C. Halloween, witch.

Below you will find recipes for several different The O.C.-themed Halloween looks. If you can't find the exact items listed or they don’t work for you for one reason or another, please don’t pull a Summer and go into a rage blackout. Instead, feel free to make all the substitutions and amendments you want; you aren’t baking a cake. Think of the recipes below as a friendly guide to throwing together a The O.C. 'stume rather than an inflexible directive. Let's keep things as breezy as the name of Seth’s sailboat.

Alright, let's get to the garb.

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1. Seth Cohen: Patron Saint Of Emo Geeks Edition

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Sweaters and Chuck Ts and angst, oh my!

An Argyle Sweater

Macy's

Tommy Hilfiger Sweater, $60, Macy's

A Button-Down Shirt

H&M

Striped button-down, $25, H&M

A Pair Of Dark Blue Jeans

American Eagle

Boyfriend jeans, $50, American Eagle

A Pair Of Chuck Taylors

Journeys

Converse Chuck Taylors, $50, Journeys

A Messenger Bag

Target

Dickies messenger bag, $29, Target

A Death Cab For Cutie CD

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Transatlanticism, $11, Amazon

2. Summer Roberts: Harbor School Edition

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Shrunken polos, tube tops, camisoles, floral A-line skirts, bootcut jeans — Summer’s look is mid-aughts beach prep perfection.

A Bright Cardigan Or Zip-up Sweatshirt

Macy's

August Silk cardigan, $30, Macy's

A Camisole

H&M

Yellow camisole, $20, H&M

A Flouncy Skirt

Charlotte Russe

White ruffle skirt, $12, Charlotte Russe

A Scarf For Your Hair

Amazon

Cityelf scarf, $3.99, Amazon

Metallic High Heels

Target

A New Day high heels, $30, Target

A Pair Of Hoops

Forever 21

Hoop earrings, $5, Forever 21

3. Ryan Atwood: “Whoever You Want Me To Be” Edition

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Is there a more Ryan Atwood look than the outfit he wore when he and Marissa Cooper locked eyes for the first time? If someone asks you who you’re dressed up as, reply, “Whoever you want me to be.”

A White V-Neck T-Shirt

Target

White T-Shirt, $8, Target

A Grey Zip-Up Hoodie

H&M

Grey sweatshirt, $20, H&M

A Leather Jacket

H&M

Biker jacket, $70, H&M

A Pair Of Boots

Target

Mossimo Supply Co. boots, $30, Target

A Suede Choker

Michaels

ArtMinds suede leather lace, $13, Michaels

4. Marissa Cooper: "Whoever You Want Me To Be" Edition

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Here’s a chill costume based on what Coop wore the fateful night she met Ryan out on her driveway.

A White Sleeveless Blouse

Kohl's

Simply Vera Vera Wang tank top, $19, Kohl’s

A Pair Of Flares

American Eagle

Flare jeans, $46, American Eagle

A Pair Of Flats

Target

A New Day ballet flats, $20, Target

A Small Bag That Fits In The Crook Of Your Armpit

Kohl's

Rosetti hobo bag, $28, Kohl's

5. Seth Cohen: Bribing Ryan With Bagels Edition

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At the top of Season 2 episode “The Rainy Day Women,” Seth attempts to lure Ryan out of the pool house and into the rain with a bowl of bagels. It does not work. However, the moment did go on to live in GIF-famy.

A Grey Crewneck Sweatshirt

H&M

Sweatshirt, $13, H&M

Some Bootcut Jeans

Old Navy

Bootcut jeans, $27, Old Navy

A Bowl

Target

Spectrum fruit bowl, $16, Target

Some Bagels

Target

Archer Farms everything bagels, price varies, Target.

6. Summer Roberts: Wonder Woman Reveal Edition

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In Season 1’s “The Best Chrismukkah Ever,” Summer surprises Seth with the Wonder Woman costume hidden beneath her cocktail dress. If you want to stay true to the look, you could pick up a Wonder Woman costume at a Halloween store near you. Or you could go all DIY and change into a homemade outfit in the middle of the evening (more on that in a second).

A Black Strapless Dress

Tobi

Strapless dress, $12, Tobi

A Small Crown Hair Clip

Claire's

Tiara comb, $15, Claire's

A Red Cotton Dress

H&M

Jersey dress, $13, H&M

A Wonder Woman Insignia Patch To Iron On The Dress

Joann Fabrics

Wonder Woman patch, $13, Joann Fabrics

Some Iron-On Stars For The Dress

Joann Fabrics

Wrights iron-on stars, $3, Joann Fabrics

And Some Yellow Puffy Paint To Write "I Hear You Like Comic Books, Cohen" On The Dress

Joann Fabrics

Tulip puffy paint, $4, Joann Fabrics

7. Marissa Cooper: Green Bow Hat Edition

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In Season 2’s “The New Era,” Coop wore this breathtaking outfit to school. The pièce de résistance was, but of course, that hat with that green bow. This costume may prompt a lot of questions about who you’re supposed to be, but the diehards will know and respect the look.

A Maroon V-Neck Tank Top

Uniqlo

Sleeveless V-neck, $20, Uniqlo

A Crisp Button-Down

H&M

Button-down shirt, $25, H&M

Some Slacks

H&M

Suit pants, $35, H&M

A Newsboy Hat

Amazon

RaOn houndstooth newsboy cap, $20, Amazon

A Green Bow For The Newsboy Hat

Amazon

Wee Ones green hair bow, $11, Amazon

A Brooch

JCPenney

Monet brooch, $26, JCPenney

Some Sparkly Flats

Zappos

Blue by Betsey Johnson flats, $59, Zappos

8. Ryan Atwood: Cage Fighter Edition

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At the beginning of Season 4, a grieving Ryan channeled his emotional pain into cage fighting. It was a short but memorable storyline that culminated in Ryan not killing Volkchok and going back to the Cohens' house.

Hand Wraps

Dick's Sporting Goods

Everlast hand wraps, $10, Dick’s Sporting Goods

A Ribbed Tank Top

Target

Ava & Viv tank top, $8, Target

Bootcut Jeans

Old Navy

Bootcut jeans, $27, Old Navy

Fake Blood For The Hand Wraps

Party City

Fake blood, $6, Party City

Iron-On Letters So You Can Put "Have You Seen Kevin Volchok?" On The Shirt

Michaels

Transfermations iron-on letters, $6, Michaels

9. Summer Roberts: “Mallpisode” Edition

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While the Core Four was trapped in a mall overnight, they passed the time with a rousing game of roller hockey. Summer’s uniform was by far the best.

A Pink Hockey Jersey

Ice Warehouse

Bauer 600 pink hockey sweater, $30, Ice Warehouse

Bootcut Denim

H&M

Bootcut jeans, $40, H&M

A Hockey Stick

Target

Franklin Sports hockey stick, $24, Target

Hockey Gloves

Target

Franklin Sports hockey gloves, $45, Target

Shin Guards

Amazon

Mylec Pads, $24.99, Amazon

Skate Shoes In Lieu Of Roller Skates (Unless You're Comfortable Rollerskating All Night, Of Course)

Heelys

Skate shoes, $55, Heelys

A Hockey Mask

Amazon

Unique's Shop hockey mask, $20, Amazon

10. Taylor Townsend: Harbor School Events Planner Edition

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Leave out the fifth member of The Core Four? Never!

A Polo Shirt

JCPenney

St. John’s Bay polo, $10, JCPenney

A Pink Sweater To Tie Around Your Shoulders

H&M

Sweater, $25, H&M

A Pair Of Pink Shorts

H&M

Pink shorts, $30, H&M

A Pearl Necklace

Target

Pearl necklace, $10, Target

Pearl Earrings

Claire's

Pearl earrings, $3, Claire's

A Binder For All Of Your Event Planning Needs

Staples

Binder, $5, Staples

A Silver Watch

Target

Carriage by Timex watch, $23, Target

A Pair Of Heels

Target

Merona pointed toe pumps, $30, Target

11. Captain Oats: Horse Confidant Edition

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Who wouldn’t want to dress up like Cohen’s prized toy horse?

A Horse Mask

Spirit Halloween

Horse head mask, $30, Spirit Halloween

A Brown T-Shirt

H&M

Long T-shirt, $18, H&M

Brown Leggings

Kohl's

LC Lauren Conrad leggings, $12, Kohl's

One Pair Of Brown Legwarmers For Your Forearms

Amazon

Super Z Outlet leg warmers, $7, Amazon

One Pair Of White Leg Warmers For Your Legs

Amazon

Super Z Outlet leg warmers, $7, Amazon

Iron-On Letters So You Can Put “Princess Sparkle’s Other Hoof, Er, Half” On The T-Shirt.

Michaels

Transfermations iron-on letters, $6, Michaels

12. Princess Sparkle: Unicorn Confidant Edition

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And who wouldn’t want to dress up like Summer’s prized toy unicorn?

A Unicorn Wig

Spirit Halloween

Unicorn wig, $25, Spirit Halloween

Purple Acrylic Paint For The Unicorn Wig's Ears & Horn

Michaels

Martha Stewart acrylic paint, $2, Michaels

A Light Purple Shirt

Target

Mossimo Supply Co. long sleeve T-shirt, $10, Target

Light Purple Pants

Forever 21

Lavender joggers, $20, Forever 21

Iron-On Letters To Put "My Heart Sparkles For Captain Oats" On The Shirt

Michaels

Transfermations iron-on letters, $6, Michaels

13. Sandy Cohen: Just Got Home From Surfing Edition

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Saved the best TV dad in history for last. Here’s how to go about paying homage to Sandy with your Halloween look.

A UC Berkeley Law T-Shirt

Amazon

Berkeley Law shirt, $15, Amazon

Some Board Shorts

Target

Mossimo Supply Co. board shorts, $25, Target

A Pair Of Flip Flops

Target

Mossimo Supply Co. sandals, $15, Target

A Yogalates Mug

Cafe Press

Travel mug, $18, Cafe Press

An Eyebrow Pencil To Ensure Your Brows Make Peter Gallagher's Perfect Brows Proud

Wet n Wild

Color Icon brow pencil, $2, Wet n Wild

Or hey, if all else fails, just dig up your old velour tracksuit. Boom, you're Julie Cooper-Nichol-Cooper/Summer Roberts/every aughts it girl. Whatever you choose to do on the costume front, may your Halloween be as delightful as a properly schmeared bagel.