With Halloween less than 30 days away, it’s time to put procrastination aside and seriously get to work!
Halloween ’22 might be the biggest celebration in years. With the pandemic forcing recent Halloween celebrations to dwindle or remain at home, the hype around Halloween ’22 might be the biggest.
With an over-the-top celebration guaranteed for October 31st, bringing your “A game” is essential this year. To make an impact this year, you’ll need to harness all your creative power and comedic genius to create a costume that strikes fear or funny wherever you go.
Rather than heading to amazon to buy a not-so-one-of-a-kind costume like everyone else, consider one of these DIY, vintage clothing inspired costumes for this year’s festivities. You’ll not only save a few bucks, but you’ll likely be the star of the party rolling up in one of these costumes.
Clueless costumes for Cher or Dionne offer some of the most iconic looks from the 90s. If you’re looking to turn some heads and relive the glory days, head to your local vintage clothing store to stock up on all the best trends from your Beastie Boy days.
To achieve this look, you’ll need:
- Plaid fitted blazer
- Plaid mini skirt
- Knee-high socks
- Fitted sweater vest
If you want to be the mysterious, hard-to-find partygoer this year, you need to find a pair of black spectacles and a red and white striped shirt. This costume is great to wear solo but is even more fun with a group of friends.
Search your vintage clothing store for these items:
- Red and white striped shirt
- Red and white striped hat
- Black rimmed glasses
- Blue jeans
Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter was a female icon in the 1940s who exuded feminine strength and the incredible power of a red bandana. This is an easy look to shop for and is a great way to show off the hard work you do at the gym at any costume party.
All you need is:
- Red bandana or head scarf
- Denim shirt or jumpsuit
- Red lipstick
Be a Cactus
Who doesn’t love a good houseplant? Being a cactus is an easy-to-assemble costume that all ages and sizes can enjoy. Creating a cactus costume can be as straightforward or as complicated as you like, so don’t be scared to get creative.
This costume requires a little DIY but is well worth it. Just look for the following:
- Green dress or long sleeve shirt and pants combo
- Tiny strands of white or yellow yarn are attached as “spikes.”
- Flower accessories like headband or broach
With some luck at your local thrift store, you can become one of 2022’s hottest memes. Minions have quickly taken over the world and are popular among all age groups. Finding minion clothes is relatively easy, and you’ll likely see some fellow minions wherever you go this Halloween.
If you want to transform into one of Gru’s loyal minions, look out for these items:
- Yellow hat
- Yellow long sleeve shirt
- Goggles to add eyes
- Denim overalls
Classic costumes are classic for a reason. The lumberjack look is a low-effort costume found at almost any vintage clothing store. Lumberjack costumes can be straightforward or wildly involved depending on how much time and money you want.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Flannel shirt (bonus if it’s red and black)
- Baggy jeans
- Construction boots
Another iconic costume is dressing up as Audrey Hepburn. Almost every Halloween party, you’ll find one partygoer looking to show off their most refined set of costume pearls and black cocktail dresses.
This look can be easily achieved with the following:
- Black cocktail dress
- Pearl necklace
- Long black gloves
- Vintage cigarette holder (or something that looks like it)
90s Hip Hop Star
Every vintage clothing store has a rack of loud and colourful windbreakers waiting to relive their glory days. If you find one, grab it quickly to look like one of MTVs' up-and-coming hip-hop stars from the 90s.
Look out for these items:
- Colourful windbreaker
- Retro denim jeans
- Gold jewelry
- Big sunglasses