How to Create an Easy DIY Halloween Costume

Halloween is right around the corner and we literally cannot stop talking about what we’re wearing! With so much going on and all the options out there, choosing the perfect costume can be a STRUGGLE (and like, so expensive). But no stress tho. We came up with an easy DIY Halloween costume guide with looks designed to break the internet, not the bank. Got you, girl! 

As If Girl

Get this look: Plaid Jacket Plaid Mini Skirt White Tee Leather Heeled Booties Knee High Socks

Embrace your inner ‘90s girl in this sooo not whatever costume. Pair this yellow, plaid print matching set with lug-sole booties and over-the-knee socks for the perfect remake of this movie icon. Don’t forget that a key component of this look—major sass—and you’ll be ready to party all night long. 

Rocker Girl

Easy DIY Halloween Costume rocker girl

Get this look: Plus Faux Leather Jacket Plus Rolling Stones Tee Plus Black Seamless Leggings Black Canvas Sneakers Red Bandana

If you needed an excuse to buy that faux leather moto jacket you’ve been eyeing, Halloween is it. Style your favorite retro band tee with black leggings and matching canvas sneakers or combat boots for the perfect “I’m with the band” aesthetic. Finish off the look with a red bandana, cruelty-free red lipstick and black eyeliner, and you’ll be totally ready to slay karaoke like a rockstar.  


Easy DIY Halloween Costume vsco girl

Get this look: Zodiac Chart Tee Medium Wash Mom Jeans White Sneakers Neon Scrunchies Braid Bracelets Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Sksksksks!! 😂 I mean….you know we had to put this look together, right?! We’re totally here for the VSCO girl trend and it makes for the perfect, totally recognizable costume. Your favorite astrology, wildflower, or butterfly graphic tee paired with ripped mom jeans and a water bottle are crucial for this ‘fit. The sneaks, bracelets and scrunchies really top it off 😘

Sporty ‘90s Girl

Easy DIY Halloween Costume sporty girl

Get this look: Black Bike Shorts Neon Trim Sneakers Neon Yellow Fanny Pack Colorblock Windbreaker Striped Crew Socks 

Werk it, girl! The ‘90s aesthetic is cute on literally everyone and as a major bonus, you’ll wanna wear every piece of this costume waaaay after Halloween. Get sporty in this look and throwback to those retro workout videos in a colorblock windbreaker, Barbie tee and bike shorts. Complete this look with all neon everything—fanny pack, crew socks and dad shoes. Dust off that VHS and get ready to break a sweat out on the dance floor.

Scarecrow Girl

Easy DIY Halloween Costume scarecrow

Get this look: Navy Plaid Print Shirt Medium Wash Overalls Dark Red Bralette Cognac Heeled Booties Navy Bandana

Country music is really having a moment right now, so jump on this trend! This classic scarecrow look is super easy and super far from what you remember as a kid. Start with ripped overalls for that rustic touch and throw on a knotted front plaid top, crochet bralettes, and heeled hiker booties to bring this throwback to the next level.

Festival Girl

Get this look: Plus Ivory Kimono Plus Mustard Bralette Plus Paisley Flare Pants Black Platform Wedges Round Sunglasses Rainbow Bracelets

Summer festivals might be over, but we gotta keep those good vibes going! Grab your favorite border print flare pants, lacey bralette and flowy maxi kimonos for a look that’s recognizable and totally on-trend. Finish off this ‘70s throwback with round sunnies, beaded bracelets and clog heels. ☮️✌️ Peace and love, y’all.

Whether you’re trick-or-treating, handing out candy or partying welllll into the witching hour this Halloween, you’ve gotta have a cute costume so go the easy DIY route! Try adding your own twist on these looks and really make them your own. Get spooked, eat candy and be safe this Halloween! 🎃 

Share your costumes on Instagram and tag @rue21 with #YOUinrue! 

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