4 Easy Halloween Costumes: Katniss Everdeen, Carrie, The Royal Family & Donatella Versace

Are you still searching for the perfect Halloween costume? Don’t worry, there’s no need to settle for Sexy Miss Liberty (or something equally ridiculous). I’ve rounded up 4 easy Halloween Costumes that you’re going to love!

My sister and I in our pumpkin costumes.

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I’ve always enjoyed coming up with creative costume ideas. Growing up, my mom rarely bought my sister and I costumes. Instead, she either made us something, or we found the pieces to create one at a thrift store.

One of my favorite Halloween memories is the year my sister and I dressed up as pumpkins. My mom kept the costume and, even though I’m not sure how it fit, I wore it again in junior high!

I really had fun coming up with these four easy costume ideas, and I hope they inspire you to get creative with your costumer this year!

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Easy Halloween Costume: Katniss Everdeen1 (similar) / 2 / 3 / 4 (similar) / 5 / 6 (similar)

Have you seen The Hunger Games? I’ve seen every movie at least once five times … needless to say, I’m a little obsessed! I’m a little sad there won’t be anymore movies, and the Complete 4-Film Collection is totally on my Christmas list this year.

Katniss Everdeen is the epitome of the strong heroine, which is one of the reasons I love this easy-to-recreate costume. Start with a pair of skinny cargo pants and a v-neck black t-shirt. Top this with a black parka and add a pair of brown lace up boots. For your hair, you’ll need a sidebraid – check out this Katniss sidebraid hair tutorial. Don’t forget a mockingjay pin!

You will also need a bow and arrow set, which can be purchased or handmade (get the supplies at your local craft store). Make the arrows from dowels topped with feathers and bend a narrow wood strip and tie the ends together with string for a bow.

Easy Halloween Costume: Carrie1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 (similar) / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

Carrie is one of the all-time greatest horror movies. It’s even been remade a few times over the years. This costume is inspired by the original, which starred Sissy Spacek as Carrie, the tortured misfit.

For Carrie’s prom outfit, you need a slip dress (or other strappy dress) and sparkly shoes. Use a pashmina as a wrap and carry a big bunch of pink roses tied up with a wide ribbon. Don’t forget the wrist corsage!

If you have dark hair, I recommend buying an inexpensive wig. Otherwise, curl the ends of your hair and add a crown. For the finishing touch, you need lots of fake blood. Purchase some, or try making your own (check out 13 ways to make fake blood). Pour some in your hair and down your face and shoulders.

Easy Halloween Costume: The Royal Family1 (similar, similar) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 (similar) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

I have to admit to admiring Kate Middleton’s style on more than one occasion, which is why I love this look. The Royal Family is the perfect couple costume, although at this point you need to add another kid. It would be perfect for a family with two kids though, so get creative! Or, just embrace it and go for retro Kate and Wills.

Let’s start with Princess Kate. You’ll need a cute, printed dress that is gathered under the bust and a pair of nude heels. Don’t forget her iconic engagement ring! Brunettes should curl their hair in loose waves, otherwise get a wig and let it do the work for you.

For His Royal Highness George, simply wrap a baby doll in a white dish towel.

Prince William’s costume couldn’t be easier! All you need is a light blue button down shirt, a pair of dark blue flat front pants, a brown belt, and brown loafers.

Easy Halloween Costume: Donatella Versace1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 (similar)

This is one of my favorites! Donatella Versace has such an iconic image within the fashion industry. You will have so much fun working this fabulous look!

Recreate this costume by pairing a body-conscious black dress with a pair of strappy black heels. She doesn’t wear a lot of jewelry, so keep it simple and just add a couple large rings.

Donatella’s look is really all about the hair and makeup. You need a long, straight blond wig or flat-ironed blond hair. She is always very tan, so go crazy with the bronzer and self-tanner. Imitate Donatella’s eye makeup by ringing your eyes with smudgy black eyeliner (be generous). Finish the look with nude lipstick and a pinky nude manicure. Don’t forget to rock your fiercest face and pose all night!

What is your favorite memory of Halloween?

P.S. Check out my DIY Halloween costume ideas from last year (Holly Golightly, Mary Poppins, and Little Red Riding Hood), the year before that (Beverly Goldberg, Pippi Longstocking, and Orange is the New Black), too!



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