5 DIY Halloween Costumes For The Pop Culture Obsessed

By Dacy Gillespie
In Style

The inevitable trip to the Halloween store and spending too much money on something that will be worn one time is a common blunder among those of us who love the holiday. But you don’t have to spend a ton to have the perfect costume. Here are five “Oh, I know what you are!” costumes that are inspired by pop culture and are a breeze to throw together.

Photo courtesy of TheHungerGamesmovie.com

Photo courtesy of TheHungerGamesmovie.com

Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games”: Layer a brown leather (or faux leather) jacket over a black tee and black leggings, and add brown boots. Pull your hair into a side braid and pick up a cheap bow and arrow set to complete your look.

Photo copyright by Paramount Pictures via moviestillsdb.com

Photo copyright by Paramount Pictures via moviestillsdb.com

Cher from “Clueless”: You’ve got lots of outfit options for this one. Start with a (very) short plaid skirt, add a white button down, a cardigan, white knee socks, and Mary Janes. Carry lots of shopping bags and if you’re not genetically blessed with long blonde locks, add a wig. Extra points for a mini backpack.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Rosie the Riveter: Find a pair of wide-leg jeans, pair with a chambray shirt, red bandana, and boots. For an extra-nerdy detail add  a “Westinghouse Electric” (the company that produced the Rosie the Riveter posters) button to your collar.

Image by Helen Sloan/HBO via latimes.com

Image by Helen Sloan/HBO via latimes.com

Ygritte from “Game of Thrones”: Ideal for redheads. Strap a few leather belts over a fur coat, add a fur or shearling hood, furry boots, and a bow and arrow. Smudge a little dirt across your face and grab a male friend to do the same for Jon Snow.

’80s School Portrait: Get creative and search out the best ’80s attire your local thrift store has to offer. Grab your blue eyeshadow, throw your hair in a side pony, and follow this ingenious tutorial for your photo background.

Try a few of our favorite thrift store chains to snag any extra gear you may need, like Savers, Goodwill, Avalon Exchange, Value Village, and St. Vincent de Paul.

Happy Halloween!

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