If a Halloween party is in your near future, a fortune teller or gypsy costume is easy to throw together. Wear a flowy maxi skirt, sequined top, loose kimono and knot a fringed scarf around your waist. Tie another scarf into a turban on your head, and layer on loads of jewelry.
That classy black suit you bought for interviews isn’t only good for landing a job. When worn with a bowtie or sunglasses, it also makes for a great James Bond or Men in Black costume. Ladies can rock a mysterious trench coat, riding boots and sunnies combo or channel Kim Possible with green cargos and a black long-sleeved crop top.
Rosie the Riveter
Nothing says “we can do it!” like an all-denim outfit and red scarf. Complete the look with retro makeup: filled in brows, winged eyeliner and a bold red lip.
Spike up your hair, find an obnoxious printed shirt, tie a black and white strip of fabric around your head, maybe paint on some metallic blue cheekbones and lips and you’ve transformed into top male fashion model Derek Zoolander. Of course you also have to walk around all night with your best “blue steel” on. Bonus points if you have a friend with shaggy blonde hair and some ‘70s style hippie duds to go as Hansel.
Chanel, Chanel #3 and Chanel #5
If you happen to own a lot of feminine, glam pastels and fur, going as the Chanels from “Scream Queens” is just about the chicest group costume imaginable. Combine miniskirts, girly tops, fur outerwear and statement jewelry in over-the-top looks, and if you’re #3, earmuffs are an absolute must.
Super Sports Fan
Whether your favorite team is the Vikings, the Packers, the Twins or our very own Bison, you probably own a lot of team merch. Deck yourself out in it from head to toe, paint your face and carry around a foam finger to show your undying support.
If you own suspenders, a bow tie, a backpack and some tape to wrap around your glasses, you can easily throw together a quick nerd getup. Hike up some dress pants and roll them so a bit of sock shows, then tuck in a dress shirt.
Pink lips, pink dress, pink jacket, pink handbag, pink nails, pink heels and blonde hair will turn you into a Barbie girl for a night.
Get people all nostalgic about the old neighborhood. Start off with dress pants, a white button up and a tie. Top that off with a red cardigan sweater and accessorize with a sock puppet. Then give people touching life lessons all night.
Release your inner rebel by dressing up in black pants and a black and white striped shirt. You’ll also need a black ski mask or beanie, and you can either draw on an eye mask with face paint or make one by cutting holes in a strip of fabric or headband.
If you’re already a bearded hipster, this look isn’t hard to pull off. But if you’re a follicly-challenged lumberjack or lumberjane, draw on a fake beard with some eyeliner. From there, all you need is a pair of jeans, hiking boots, a plaid shirt, a beanie and some suspenders.
“The Bachelor” Contestant
Slip on your fanciest dress and heels and do up your hair and makeup. Then get yourself a red rose and you’ll look like you’re ready to find true love on national television.