Halloween is approaching fast, and you have approximately zero time to order a costume. Ugh. Instead of panic-purchasing a “scary” mask from a picked-over CVS aisle, reach into your closet and channel one of the below pop culture figures from the past year.
Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
What you need: A black turtleneck, miniskirt and high boots
Robbie’s Sharon Tate was the epitome of ‘60s glam. Think: Sleek turtlenecks, center-parted hair and short, short, short hemlines. If you don’t own a pair of go-go-ish boots, any old pair of platforms will do just fine. Oh, and in terms of color palette, try to stick to stark blacks and whites.
Any Bachelor Contestant
What you need: A fancy dress and a rose
Dust off that old prom dress and beach waver, baby. Of course, if you can’t get a hold of a rose, add mascara stains to your cheeks and transform your costume into a just-eliminated Bachelor contestant.
What you need: A scarf, trench coat and giant sunglasses
We’ve already praised Cate Blanchette’s wardrobe as Bernadette Fox in Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and it’s surprisingly easy to pull together as a quick Halloween look. Whether or not you have a blunt bob, be sure to walk around all night with a steely, Anna Wintour-like expression of disdain.
Nadia from Russian Doll
What you need: Any all-black outfit, dark sunglasses and a (prop) cigarette.
Natasha Lyonne exuded cool as Russian Doll’s HBIC. If you’re anything like us (and wear mostly black anyway), this costume is beyond easy. Just add a fake cigarette, tousled hair and—if you so choose—a rough-and-tumble New York accent.
Hopper from Stranger Things
What you need: A Hawaiian shirt, light-wash jeans and a drawn-on moustache
While we wait to find out if Hopper will return for season four, we might as well channel his laid-back, Hawaiian shirt-ed style. Simple, comfortable and can also pass as someone’s dad on vacation in the ‘80s in case people aren’t familiar with Stranger Things.
What you need: A black turtleneck, blazer and imperfectly-applied burnt red lipstick
The disgraced CEO of world’s buzziest start-up turned scam Theranos may be a persona non grata, but that doesn’t mean she’s not also a very easy Halloween costume. Just promise us one thing: If you do go with this look, pretty please deepen your voice by at least five octaves, and refuse to admit you’re faking it.
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