Halloween is just around the corner, and that fact shouldn’t incite terror in your heart because you don’t have a costume yet. Whether you’re taking the kiddos out trick-or-treating or hitting the big kids party circuit, we’ve got you covered with eight easy costume DIYs that you can throw together from your own wardrobe, or a quick, inexpensive trip to the store.
We’re all kids at heart, so embrace it and have a little fun this year.
8. The Dueling Dollies
America’s favorite country sweetheart is the gift that keeps on giving. Grab your best friend, and become both country and glam Dolly Parton – both outfits are easily found in thrift stores across the U.S.! Buy a blonde wig, tease it out, tape your cowboy hat on, and hop to it, darlin’.
Pro Tip: Buy a roll of toilet paper…you know what for.
7. Jessica Simpson
It’s about time we recognized the Texan queen of reality shows with the first of its kind, Newlyweds. Luckily this costume is one of the comfiest, except for that tuna smell that might follow you around all night.
Pro Tip: Ask strangers if it’s chicken or fish. Tally their answers.
6. Reba and the Red Dress
Channel your inner red-headed goddess, Reba McEntire, with a red dress from a thrift store or your own closet (don’t worry, we all have those dresses hidden in the back) and a red wig.
Pro Tip: Yell “Barbra Jean!” at varying intervals of your night.
5. Rust ‘The Taxman’ Cohle
Who’s the most introspective and intelligent Texan of the night? You are, dressed as Rust on what was obviously the single greatest season of True Detective. Just be sure to not wash your hair the day of, and you’ll be set.
Pro Tip: Continue asking if time is a flat circle. Bring your own six-pack of Lone Star with you wherever you go.
4. Daisy Duke
Live in a place where it’s warm on Halloween? You’re incredibly lucky, so take this time to show off those gorgeous gams! Pop on a daisy headband for ironic purposes with your favorite flannel and short-shorts, and you’re ready to go.
Pro Tip: Set your ringtone to the General Lee’s car horn and turn that volume up, baby.
3. A Southern Debutante
Did you always dream of being a debutante? Me, too! Here’s our chance in this all-white, very luxurious costume. Take a white sundress, add some elbow-length white gloves, a tiara, and you’re set.
Pro Tip: Got a date? He’s now your Marshal, and he has to taste-test all of your food before you eat it to make sure it’s not poison.
2. The Infamous Bonnie
Bonnie Parker of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde was one helluva lady. If you don’t mind dressing in a work outfit one extra day of the week, pair a short-sleeve sweater with a pencil skirt and beret.
Pro Tip: Going without a Clyde? Don’t be afraid to tell people that you proved who was more boss (he’s cleaning the bathroom at home, duh).
1. June & Johnny
Going with your sweetheart? Why not be country’s favorite couple of Johnny and June? Pop on your sweetest dress, hand your beloved a black shirt to go with his black jeans and a guitar, and be out the door in no time flat.
Pro Tip: Tease your hair into a massive bouffant, and sing sassy “Jackson” to each other all night. Emphasize June’s laughing bit, HA.
Well, we hoped these ideas sparked inspiration for you. If not, just grab a sheet and be the Snapchat ghost. That’s easy enough, right?