- A zombie
Take some old, ripped clothes and add some easy gory makeup effects with washed out, pale skin and exaggerated dark eyes and lips.
- A hipster
Wear some thick-rimmed glasses, a bow tie, braces, carry a cup of your favorite artisan coffee and talk to everyone about that band they probably haven’t heard of…you get the idea.
- The Witcher
Geralt of Rivia is as simple as getting hold of a flowing grey wig and pairing it with an all-black, gothic-looking ensemble. Walk around asking if any monsters need slaying in return for coin and people will get the idea.
- A gym instructor
Wear your workout gear, extra points for sweatbands, and shout motivational statements like: ‘Feel the burn!’ and ‘Hustle for that muscle!’
- An old-school spy
Wear a trench coat, cut eye holes in a newspaper and use a cheap disguise kit like glasses and a prosthetic nose.
- The Phantom of the Opera
Use a cheap Dracula cloak and a mask painted white and that’s cut in half diagonally across the face.
- Tiger King
Sure to be the hottest outfit this year. For Joe, wear a curly blonde mullet gig, jeans and as much leopard print as you can get your hands on, complete with statement jewlery. Bonus outfits for friends as a tiger, one of the park workers. Don’t forget to regale everyone with your theories on a certain Carole Baskin.
- Carole Baskin
Speaking of whom, this is the perfect easy outfit for all you cool cats and kittens, just grab a floaty, ‘earth mama’ or leopard print dress and wear your hair long and flowing with a flower crown.
Make some fake claws out of foil taped to your hands and style your hair in the trademark quiff. Bonus points for sideburns, a moody demeanor and gruff voice.
- Mark Zuckerberg
All you need is a beaten-up old hoodie and jeans.
Make an ‘Instagram’ cardboard frame to hold in front of you, complete with ‘happy Halloween’ caption: or go analog with a cardboard photobooth picture frame.
- Instagram vs Reality
Go in the same outfit as a friend but make one filtered and one unfiltered. Or make a ‘what my friends think I do’-style meme picture. This outfit has endless options.
- A Vegas cocktail waitress
Wear a little black dress, chew gum, smile, call everyone ‘honey’, and bring a tray to hold up above your shoulder. Just don’t be surprised if people try to give you drink orders – but hey, this could be one of those easy, last-minute Halloween costumes where you also make a few tips!
- A psychic
Tie a boho headscarf around your hair, wear some vivid makeup and statement jewellery and make all the crazy predictions you like.