You've just been invited to a Halloween party. The problem is, it's tonight. What are you going to wear? Here are five costumes anyone can throw together just in time for the party:
Pop culture reference
Sport your best black suit and skinny black tie and voila! You are Don Draper from Mad Men. Black glasses, a yellow hair clip, a light-blue t-shirt and blue skirt make you Tina Belcher from Bob's Burgers. Any good sitcom reference is sure to make party-goers giggle.
Tried and true classic
Glasses, suspenders, a few pens in your pocket, and a dorky attitude make you the classic nerd. A red bandana, chambray shirt and some bright red lipstick give you an instant "Rosie the Riveter" look. Or there's always the go-to white sheet ghost costume with holes cut out for the eyes. (You can rub some dirt into your clean sheet and go as "Pig-Pen" from Peanuts.)
Choose a decade and grab anything you have that resembles the fashion from that period. If you have a flowing top and some chunky heels, you're from the Sixties. If you have an old, cutoff t-shirt and sweatpants, you are an Eighties gym rat. Easy as 1-2-3!
When I grow up
Try on a new occupation for size. Be a lumberjack with a pair of blue jeans and a flannel shirt. Wish you were Bill Gates? Toss a sweater over a collared dress shirt. You are now a billionaire. All you need to be a pro athlete is your favorite jersey and a baseball, football or basketball.
Welcome to the zoo
If you have a solid-color outfit, being an animal is simple. Want to be a black cat or tiger? Choose a tie to tuck in for a tail and start purring. Or, say hello to that zebra-striped print top you thought you'd never wear again. Draw on a black nose and whiskers or stripes on your cheeks for the finishing touch.