15 Film/TV inspired costumes using things you already own!

So you decided to go to a Halloween party last second and you don’t have a costume, NO PROBLEM! We got you covered.

Here are 15 Film/TV costumes you can wear using things you already own!

1. Margot Tenenbaum – The Royal Tenenbaums

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Fur Coat
  • Polo shirt (dress)
  • Hair barette
  • Cigarette 
  • Brown Tape/Brown Sharpie/Something brown to cover your finger…really anything.
  • Tell people that you are going to have to be secretly in love with each other and leave it at that.

 

2. Suzy Bishop – Moonrise Kingdom

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Black construction paper
  • Tape
  • Black clothes
  • Black Eyeliner
  • White eyeshadow/facepaint/primer.
  • Run away with a Khaki Scout and get married!

 

3. Forrest Gump 

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Yellow shirt.
  • Red shorts.
  • Red Hat.
  • Beard.
  • Just…feel like runnin’

 

4. Mia Wallace – Pulp Fiction

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Black pants/leggings
  • White button down
  • Go out there and dance GOOD.

BONUS ROUND

4.5 Mia Wallace post OD.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Red sharpie
  • Fake blood
  • Syringe (or syringe looking object)

 

5. Mathilda – Léon the Professional

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • High waisted shorts
  • Choker
  • Striped shirt
  • Combat boots
  • Stuffed rabbit optional

6. John McClane – Die Hard

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Dirty up a tank top
  • Pants
  • Don’t wear shoes
  • Say things like “Now I know how a TV diner feels.”

 

7. Kiki – Kiki’s Delivery Service

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Black/Blue dress
  • Red Ribben
  • Messenger bag
  • Broom
  • Hand people packages all night

8. Gob Bluth – Arrested Development

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Black pants
  • White button down
  • Cards/dull knife
  • Blast ‘The Final Countdown’ whenever you enter rooms!

 

9. Gene – Wet Hot American Summer

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Crop top
  • Bandana
  • Chefs apron
  • Can of mixed vegetables
  • Feel up your friends refrigerators, without shame!

10. Cookie Lyon – Empire
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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Fur Coat
  • Print dress
  • Lots of gold jewelry
  • Bright lipstick
  • Tell people to “ask about you.” and that “You’re gonna take whats yours.”

 

11. Dexter Morgan – Dexter


WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Green pants
  • Green long sleeve shirt
  • Latex gloves.(…why do you already have latex gloves? Nevermind. Don’t want to know)

12. The Dude – The Big Lebowski 


WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Bathrobe
  • Tshirt
  • Boxer shorts
  • Drink white russians and compliment the decor of your friends apartment. That rug really ties the room together!

 

And for the bold, costumes with one clothing item or LESS!

13. Riggan – Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Whitey Tighties

14. Dexter Victim – Dexter


WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Cellophane
  • Bonus points for pairing up with a buddy dressed as Dexter

15. Leonard – Memento

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Pants
  • Sharpie
  • Ask people you’ve already met if you’ve met. (Perfect excuse for not knowing the name of that guy you’ve met a couple of times.)

Now go out there and have fun! Your friends will never know how little effort you put into your costume!
I myself will be rocking the ‘Tom Hanks from Castaway’ look. A classic.

 

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WHAT YOU NEED:

Loin cloth
Beard
Emptied out vollyball to use as a purse.

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