Happy halloween (for tomorrow)! I actually can’t believe that October is ending, this month has completely flown in. Does anyone have anything fun planned for Halloween? Finding a costume is meant to be a fun thing, but it’s actually ridiculously stressful. I was planning on dressing up as Daenerys from Game of Thrones this weekend, and trying to find a nice, affordable wig that wasn’t going to make me look insane was pretty much impossible. My plans ended up being cancelled so I didn’t get to dress up in the end, which is probably for the best. As I now know the struggle of finding a cheap, easy costume, I thought I’d help you out. Here are some ridiculously easy costumes inspired by fictional characters.
- Katniss Everdeen
What you need – a leather jacket, dark trousers, a side braid, Mockingjay pin, bow and arrow (a fake one obviously, don’t ruin your Halloween by getting arrested for having a weapon).
How – literally all you have to do for this costume is find simple clothes that wouldn’t look out of place in District 12, hunting in the woods. As I’m a loser, I have an actual Mockingjay pin, but if you don’t, just print out a picture of the pin and stick it to your leather jacket. Put your hair in a side braid and you’re ready to go!
Why – thanks to the movies, everyone will recognise the costume so you won’t have to have the same awkward conversation explaining who you are every five minutes.
2. Isabelle Lightwood
What you need – black eyeliner/body paint, a party dress/skinny jeans and crop top, leather jacket
How – Izzy always looks flawless, so put on your nicest outfit and make sure your hair is perfect. Google some rune templates and try to copy them onto your arms and chest with the eyeliner/body paint as best as you can. Easy!
Why – this is maybe a bit of cheat since I’m going with Izzy from the Shadowhunters tv show, but it’s still based on a book character so I’m including it anyway. This is perfect if you have to wear a costume, but still want to look nice.
3. Harry Potter
What you need – eyeliner/body paint, glasses, school uniform/jeans and t-shirt, wand
How – if you’re still in school, just wear your regular uniform and imagine you’re wearing a Gryffindor tie. If you don’t have a uniform, just wear regular jeans and a t-shirt, as long as you have the scar and glasses, you’re sorted.
Why – it’s so easy and unless they’ve been living under a rock, everyone will know who you are.
What are you guys doing for Halloween? Are you dressing up as a fictional character? Let me know!