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8 Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Found in Your Closet

Now that October is here, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to dress up as for Halloween. While the true diehards plan their getups months in advance, there are plenty of us who decide late in the game that we're going to be heading out on All Hallow's Eve. So for my fellow procrastinators, here are eight quick and easy adult costumes you probably already have in your closet.

1. Nerd
A nerd is one of the cutest and easiest Halloween costumes.  All you need is a white blouse, a bow tie, suspenders, and some thick-rimmed glasses. Wear a skirt, jeans, or whatever you’d like on the bottom and throw on a pair of tennis shoes. Add a strip of tape to the noise piece of your glasses and you’re ready to nerd out! 

2. Carrie Bradshaw
Mimic Sex in the City’s most fashionable character, Carrie Bradshaw, and dress up in a pink tank top and tulle skirt. Don’t forget a strand of pearls and a fancy pair of heels—preferably Manolo Blahniks! 

3. Gyspy
Dressing up as a gypsy is easier then you think. Pull out a crop top and a colorful maxi skirt. Add a turban or headscarf and adorn yourself in a ton of gold jewelry. That's it! 

4. Gold Digger
Epitomize the subject of Kanye West’s chart-topping song, Gold Digger, in an all-gold ensemble. Top off your outfit with a designer handbag and shovel—ya dig? 

5. Rachel Zoe
O-M-G, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Be a hipster-coolster in a Rachel Zoe getup! Rock an all-black maxi dress or jumpsuit and don’t forget to wear the tallest heels you have. Finish off your RZ look with retro sunnies and a chic fedora.  

6. Biker Babe
Another super easy look to rock this Halloween is a biker babe! Wear your favorite skull, Harley Davidson, or American flag tee under a black leather jacket. Throw on black boots and add a bandana to your hair. Wear whatever you’d like on the bottom: jeans, cut-offs, or something leather! Rock it girl! 

7. School Girl
Head back to the classroom this Halloween in a sexy school girl costume. All it takes is a white blouse, mini skirt, a tie from your boyfriend's or husband's closet, and a sexy pair of pumps. Put your hair in pigtails to finish off your look. 

Yee-haw cowgirl! Gallop back to the farm in a classic plaid shirt, Daisy Dukes, and cowgirl boots. Don’t forget your cowgirl hat—Jessica Simpson ain’t got nothin’ on you!  

Katelyn Cheek

Katelyn is an eCommerce Editor for, and by day and the voice behind the blog Katalina Girl by night. Katalina Girl serves as her personal diary where she shares all of the things related to style, beauty, travel, and entertaining about which she's truly passionate. In her spare time, she's a freelance writer + stylist and the design director for her husband's custom home and renovations company, Oakstone Homes. She also has two beautiful fur babies—Dash and Meyer—with whom she is completely obsessed.

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