Halloween costumes for you and your friends or significant other
October 11, 2021
Halloween is the perfect time to dress up as your favorite characters, and who better to do it with than your friends or significant other. Here are some ideas to help make your decision a little easier.
Couple’s Halloween costumes
Harley Quinn and The Joker
I know this is probably the most basic couples Halloween costume out there, but I had to include it. Harley Quinn’s outfit is composed of two side ponytails, one dyed red and one blue. You can find washable hair dye at stores like Walmart and Target, or you can order it off of Amazon. Now, you can either go to PartyCity and just buy Harley Quinn’s whole attire, or you can get different pieces from different stores to put it together. All you need to get is the iconic red and blue shorts which can be found at Spirit-Halloween and PartyCity, along with her shirt that says “Daddy’s lil Monster”. If you want to go all out and do a Harley Quinn makeup look, just get some red and blue eyeshadow and put it on your eyes in a “messy” way and make it look smeared. Then add some classic red lipstick and cute boots and there you go, you are Harley Quinn.
You can’t have Harley Quinn without the Joker, so it’s time to paint your face and dye your hair green. Again, you can buy washable green hair dye or a green wig for this look. The Joker is quite pale so by adding some white face paint to the face it can help bring out his character. For some crazy “joker-like “ makeup, add some dark eyeshadow all around the eye, and an exaggerated smile with some red lipstick or face paint. For clothing, a long purple or red jacket, which can be found at Kohl’s, on Amazon, and Macy’s, will do. The pants should match the jacket so whatever color you go for, get the same pants. Pants can also be found at stores like Macy’s, Amazon, and Target. For accessories, you can add a tie.
Devil and Angel
Another basic, but iconic costume. This one is pretty easy to put together. For an angel all you need is white clothing and a halo. The outfit can be a white shirt, white shorts, or a white skirt. If you don’t already have these pieces in your closet, take a quick trip to the mall and check Forever21, PacSun, American Eagle, or Macys. For the classic angel halo, you can either make it yourself with some supplies you find at the craft store or you can head to PartyCity and buy one already made. To make the halo yourself, buy some wire to wrap around your head and cover it in a white boa. For the devil to the angel, red is iconic, again, red pants or shorts are perfect for this outfit along with a red shirt. You can’t have a devil without horns so go onto Amazon and order a cheap “devil ears” headband. And there you have it, an easy and quick devil and angel costume.
Danny and Sandy from Grease
One of my favorite costumes is Danny and Sandy from Grease. To create Sandy, you need black pants, preferably leather, a black shirt, black belt and black jacket. All items can be found at Windsor and Macys. Next, go on a little trip to Ulta, Sephora, or your room if you already have red lipstick. Grab a blonde curly wig from PartyCity and layer your outfit by tucking in the shirt to the pants and putting on the belt and jacket. Danny’s costume is similar because he also wears a black leather jacket, and black pants. The only thing different is his hair and he wears a white t-shirt instead of a black one. All of his attire can be found from Amazon, Walmart, and Target.
Blair and Chuck from Gossip Girl
If you are going for a more “rich-girl” vibe this Halloween, this costume is perfect for you. A classic Blair Waldorf look is a bow in the hair, a fitted shirt with a skirt and blazer. Obviously for shoes, heels are recommended. Forever21 will be your best friend when looking for Blair’s clothing. They sell everything from the blazer to the shoes. Now you can’t have Blair without Chuck by her side. Chuck is a sophisticated man who wears mostly suits. If you don’t feel like breaking the bank and going to buy a whole suit, you can easily piece one together that is more simple. To do this, all you need is a black jacket, black pants, a white shirt, and black tie. These items can be found at Macys, Kohls, Walmart, and Amazon. There you have it, Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass.
Cosmo and Wanda
This costume is so cute and easy to put together. For Wanda, she wears a basic yellow t-shirt, which can be found at Forever21, PacSun, Aeropostale, Target, and Walmart. Wanda also likes to keep her pants simple so she wears plain black pants, so the same stores above will have this item too. Lastly, some black shoes would help the outfit a lot. For those who don’t already own a pair of black shoes, you can find cheap ones at Payless. You can not forget the wings, so head over to PartyCity and grab a pair of fairy wings along with a pink wig to complete the look. Cosmo’s outfit is also very simple. All you need is some black pants, a white shirt, black shoes, and a black tie. Run to the mall and go to stores like Macys, and JCPenney to find the perfect clothing for Cosmos outfit.
Now that you have some ideas to help move the costume picking process along, head out to some stores and see if you can make these costume ideas come to life.
Senior Abby Foley has been on the Lancer Spirit Staff for three years, and has worked her way up to being the Executive Features Editor. In her free time, Abby enjoys hanging out with her friends, and playing with her dog.
Friend group Halloween costumes
Toy Army Men from Toy Story
Toy Army Men is a fun and recognizable option for friend groups of any number. Find cheap camouflage pants and jackets from Party City or on Amazon. Get a simple helmet from Walmart or Party city and paint it green or camouflage with paint from Walmart. Pair the look with black combat boots that you can look for at thrift stores or Walmart. If you want to go all out, glue a board of cardboard to the bottom of the boots, like the stand piece on the bottom of the toy.
The Spice girls are an iconic look for girl groups. Try dressing up like the personas of the Spice Girls. They were known for their sparkly, flashy, 2000s style. “Sporty Spice” wore 90s style sweatpants and sweatshirts. “Baby Spice” wore cute, innocent dresses and skirts. “Posh Spice” wore fluorescent, snazzy, sparkly, flare pants and vests. “Ginger Spice” was known for her red hair, but also for her iconic British flag mini dress. “Scary Spice” wore dark, gothic, leather pants and jackets. Since most of the clothes are vintage from the 2000s, you can find a lot of the style in thrift stores. You can also find “Baby Spice’s” British flag dress on Amazon.
This is a fun costume for all of your friends to match. Find red morph suits at Party City or Amazon. You can create the Incredibles’s ‘i’ logo by cutting the design out of felt or fabric and glue it to the front, chest of the morph suit. Add a pair of black spandex you can get from Walmart over the morph suit. For the black boots, you can find black, thigh-high boots from DSL or PrettyLittleThing, or you can just wear black socks that go above the knee with any black shoes over the morph suit. Cheap, black socks and shoes can be found at Walmart. Finish the look with the sleek, long black gloves. Gloves can be found on Amazon, or even the Dollar Store.
Inside Out Emotions
Dressing up as the emotion characters from Inside Out is the perfect way to personalize your friend group costume to each person’s personality. Each of the emotions has a different colored skin, Joy is yellow, Sadness is blue, Fear is purple, Disgust is green, and Anger is red, so if your group wants to go all out, you could get morph suits, from Amazon or Party City, in each color to wear underneath each character’s outfit. However, you could always just sport the character’s unique outfit. For Joy, start with a short, blue wig that can be found at Party City, she also wears a cute yellow dress with blue flowers. Similar dresses can be found at Forever 21 and Shein. Sadness has a blue wig, but she wears big, round glasses that can be found on Amazon. Sadness’s outfit consists of a simple, white, turtleneck sweater, blue pants or jeans, and black shoes. If you don’t already own these pieces, this is an easy outfit to find at Walmart. Fear has a nerdy style with dress pants, black shoes, a dress shirt, a sweater vest, and a red bowtie. Once again, these are easy to find pieces that can be found in almost any clothing store but definitely can be found at Walmart. Disgust has the most unique look of the bunch with a green wig, long green eyelashes, a short, green dress, dark green leggings underneath, and purple shoes. The wig can of course be found at Party City, however for the lashes I would suggest getting big, fake lashes from CVS or Walmart and using green face paint, that can be found on Amazon, to paint the lashes green. Similar flowy, green dresses can be found at Windsor, Forever 21, Shein, or even Amazon. Finally, there is the most simply dressed, Anger. Anger wears black, dress shoes, brown dress pants, a white dress shirt, and a red tie. I would suggest first checking your dad’s closet for these pieces, however they can also be found at some thrift stores or of course, Walmart.
Senior Megan Standifer has been on staff since 2020, starting as a reporter, then Fashion Editor during the 2021-2022 school year, and now Assistant Editor in Chief as well as Magazine Chief. Standifer is accredited with bringing fashion feature stories back to The Lancer Spirit, with her creation, 'Fashion Friday.' When Standifer isn't carefully critiquing the fashion industry, or speaking on insightful podcasts, she enjoys playing volleyball, snowboarding, and sitting bench on the girl's track...