Halloween Costumes You Can Make With Your Own Clothes

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Halloween is less than two weeks away, but don’t panic if you don’t have a costume ready. 

In fact, though some people plan out their costume months in advance, you can create a pretty incredible look with just the items you have in your closet. 

And no, we’re not just talking about cutting up a sheet and saying you’re a ghost. Whether it’s becoming an iconic movie character or TV cartoon, read on to get some Halloween costume inspiration.

Wednesday Addams 

Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family is a tried and true costume that you can easily create with the items in your closet. 

All you need is a long-sleeved black mini dress and a colored white long-sleeve shirt underneath. 

Throw on a pair of knee-high black socks, black boots, and bam — you’ve got yourself a look! Just don’t forget to braid your hair (if your hair is long enough) or see if you have a black wig lying around. 

Mary Poppins 

Who doesn’t love Mary Poppins? To create this look, you’ll need to find a black skirt, black tights, and a long-sleeved white button-down, and, of course, an umbrella. 

To take the costume a step further, add a black hat and a red bow-tie!

Kim Possible 

If you grew up in the ‘90s or the early 2000s, you definitely used to watch Kim Possible after school

If you’re wanting a Halloween costume that will bring some nostalgia back into your life (and also be extremely comfortable), this is the one for you. 

All you need to complete this look is a long sleeve black top, green pants, black boots, and black gloves. Bonus points if you also have red hair!

Powerpuff Girls

This is a great costume idea if you’re wanting to dress up with two other friends! 

All you really need to do is decide who is going to be who (Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles) and make sure to stick to your girls’ colors. 

Sandy from ‘Grease’ 

Dig up a pair of black leggings, throw on a black t-shirt, pop on some red lipstick and you’ve got yourself a Sandy costume. 

If you really want to go the extra mile, curl your hair in tight curls, add a cigarette, and find your Danny!

Rosie the Riveter

This is an iconic costume that is super easy to pull off. You’ll just need a denim shirt, a pair of jeans, a red bandana, and red lipstick. 

Just make sure you do the iconic pose and everyone will know who you are all night long.