Finding the right Halloween costume is always stressful, never knowing if you should go with a classic, DIY or the trend of the year.
A common theme is to go with movie or TV show characters. After looking over common and classic leading lady costumes, these are the top five, requiring only a little work for last-minute outfits. Most only need up to four not-hard-to-find items.
Carrie Bradshaw from ‘Sex and the City’
Known for her iconic outfits in the hit show “Sex and the City,” Carrie Bradshaw is the perfect last-minute Halloween costume. While she has many different looks throughout the show, there are two that really stand out as classic Carrie Bradshaw outfits.
The first one is the outfit she wears in the opening credits. The outfit is a light colored tank top paired with a white full tutu skirt. These are the two main things you will need to pull off this costume.
Lastly, all you must do is curl your hair into tiny, ringlet curls and then brush your hair out to get that poofy Carrie hairstyle.
Another option would be to throw on a slip dress and pearls and top it off with a fur coat. This look is from the scene where she is going to visit Mr. Big on New Year’s Eve.
Blair Waldorf from ‘Gossip Girl’
Blair Waldorf’s classic preppy style is super easy to pull off, and you probably have everything you need in your wardrobe already. The main things you’ll need is a white button-down shirt, knee-high socks and a plaid skirt. Waldorf is known for her headbands, so top it off with one and you have your look.
Sandy from ‘Grease’
This is one of the simpler last-minute Halloween costumes. You can choose between being “good Sandy” or “rebellious Sandy.”
For good Sandy, you will need a poodle skirt paired with a button-down shirt. To pull the look together, let a cardigan hang off your shoulders and put big, loose curls in your hair.
If you want the rebellious Sandy look, go for leather leggings or black skinny jeans paired with a plain black tank top. What really pulls this look together is adding a leather jacket and some red lipstick. For your hair, use a curling iron to do tighter curls, then brush them out and tease your hair.
If you want to take this costume to the next level, have your man be Danny.
Kelly Kapowski from ‘Saved By The Bell’
If you love ’90s style, this costume is a perfect fit. For a more laid-back look, take an old crew neck sweatshirt (preferably gray) and cut the neckline off from shoulder to shoulder so it hangs off one shoulder. After that, all you must do is pair it with some high-waisted denim and white sneakers.
In the show, she wears taller red socks with this look, but any socks will give the same effect.
If you want a more scandalous look, go with her most iconic outfit. Take high-waisted denim and add some black suspenders. Kelly pairs this with just a white bralette, and it looks amazing.
The girls from ‘Mean Girls’
Need a group Halloween costume for your girl gang?
The ladies of “Mean Girls” are an easy and popular Halloween costume. Even though Halloween is on a Tuesday, base your look off the popular Mean Girls quote, “On Wednesdays we wear pink.”
For this costume, anything from a pink polo to a pink velvet jumpsuit will do the trick. You can even assign each girl from your group a different character such as Regina, Gretchen or Cady.