5 Trendy & Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for Adults

5 Trendy & Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for Adults | thegoodstuff

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Finding the perfect Halloween costume can be an incredibly difficult task. While there are hundreds of Halloween costumes out there, sometimes what’s left on the rack after the first mad rush to the costume store just isn’t what you pictured in your mind.

Luckily there’s a better idea: Make your own costume! I’ve put together five easy Halloween costume ideas for adults inspired by some of this year’s most popular movies and TV shows. Pick your favorite and dress to impress this October 31st.

Need more Halloween inspiration? Check out these Halloween makeup ideas and affordable party ideas.

Minion from Despicable Me


Source: Stack Exchange

Overalls: Forever 21 | Yellow shirt: Amazon | Boots: Forever 21 | Goggles: Birthday Express | Gloves: Spirit Halloween

Minions might be the cutest characters that graced the movie screens all year long. Our DIY minion costume is easy to put together. You’ll only need a pair of denim overalls, a long-sleeve, yellow T-shirt, and a pair of black boots to create the basic look. However, the addition of goggles and black gloves will transform you into a true minion!

Katniss from The Hunger Games


Source: The Hunger Games Wikia

Cargo pants: Forever 21 | Black shirt: Forever 21 | Utility jacket: Wet Seal | Bow & arrow: Spirit Halloween

Katniss inspired a nation in The Hunger Games series, and this courageous character has forever earned a place in our hearts. You can channel your inner warrior this Halloween with a pair of olive green cargo pants, a black T-shirt, and a black utility jacket. Add the signature side braid along with a bow and arrow, and you’ll be ready for arena!

Orange Is The New Black


Source: Screen Rant

Scrubs: Amazon | Sneakers: Payless ShoesSource | Nametag: Away Mission

Orange Is The New Black (OITNB) was the hit show on Netflix this year, and I completely understand why. The writing is spot-on, and the incarcerated characters are completely lovable! This Halloween, become an OITNB girl for the night with a pair of khaki scrubs, black sneakers, and a nametag. If you’re not into the latest season’s khaki uniform, you can also opt for the orange scrubs featured in the first season. No matter which color you pick for your costume, customize the look by embracing the hair, makeup, and attitude of your favorite Orange Is The New Black character!

Doctor Who


Source: The Doctor Who Site

Jacket: Etsy | Pants: L.L. Bean | Shirt: Forever 21 | Bowtie: Etsy | Oxfords: Forever 21

Doctor Who isn’t just for the boys. Women can look just as dapper in a Halloween costume inspired by the signature look of the eleventh Doctor! To complete the Doctor’s whimsical British look, style a pair of brown corduroy pants with a tan button-down shirt, tweed jacket, and tan Oxford shoes. A burgundy bow tie adds the finishing touch to the look. Style your hair in a bun and wear minimal makeup, and people will be asking if they can accompany you on your time travel adventures all night long!

Joy from Inside Out


Source: The Disney Wiki

Yellow dress: Overstock | Nude flats: Payless ShoeSource | Blue hairspray: Amazon | Nude lipstick: Walgreens

Joy from Disney’s Inside Out might be the happiest movie character in existence! Adopt Joy’s cheerful look with a bright yellow fit-and-flare dress, nude flats, and light pink or nude lip. If you can’t find a blue pixie wig, don’t worry. A tight bun topped off with blue hairspray works just as well. If you’d like to bring more of Inside Out into the costume, carry around a large blue ball all night to mimic the memory bubbles featured in the movie.

Have another idea for your Halloween costume this year? Share with us in the comments below!

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