• Avril Rodriguez

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Aren’t Basic

No one likes seeing someone else wear the same costume as them on Halloween. When I was in the 8th grade, I wanted to be Cher from Clueless and I told all my friends at the lunch table my idea. Next day, one of the girls in the table had boughten the costume to be Cher from Clueless. To prevent this from happening to you, here are some semi-non basic halloween costumes which will make you stand out.


Elvira Hancock - Scarface


If your attending a more dressed up Halloween party or simply handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, Elvira Hancock in Scarface is an elegant costume for the night.


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Mia Thermopolis - Princess Diaries


Mia Thermopolis is the epitome of geek to chic. After becoming a princess, the only clothing items in her closet were fine gowns and two-piece sets. Dress up as Mia in a simpler version of her coronation gown and put on some sunglasses and headphones to make the look more dressed-down.


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Mary Elizabeth - Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen


Every look that Lindsay Lohan wore in this movie was costume-worthy but the best one of all is listed below. All you need are some black jeans, an "I love New York" top, and a fishnet top to complete the look - oh, and the coca-cola cap necklace.


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Union Jack - Spice Girls


Geri Halliwell was one of the first to wear the Union Jack as a dress and really make it a look. The dress is one the most iconic outfits of all the Spice Girls shows. Even if your not from the United Kingdom, sporting this costume will be easily recognizable yet still unique.


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Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me


When I was little I swore that Taylor Swift playing as the nerd was a completely different person to the cheerleader - the same thing happened to me with "Best Song Ever" from One Direction. This costume is a little more "do it yourself" and will require you to buy a few markers to draw on a simple white tee. The task is pretty easy and your outfit will showcase your love for Taylor Swift's music.


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The Bride - Kill Bill


When I think about this costume my mind directly goes to a mix of Karate Kid and Power Rangers. If you liked both movies, and still want to look good with a prop blade and yellow bodysuit, being The Bride from Kill Bill is for you.


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Nicole Richie - The Simple Life


If farmhouse-chic is your calling you should be Nicole Richie in The Simple Life. Throw on some overalls over a pair of nice heels and a pink top and you've got yourself a look!


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Cher Horowitz - Clueless


I aspire to have the same great taste in clothes as Cher Horowitz in Clueless. My favorite look in particular - apart from the yellow plaid blazer and skirt - is the red party dress with the matching heels. The look is classy yet still great for an outing.


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Miss Congeniality


Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality plays and FBI cop undercover as a pageant contestant. The poster for the movie would be her best outfit from the film (in my opinion) and is sure to look great on any girl (or guy).


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