There's always pressure to dress up on Halloween every year and with so many funny, crazy and cool costume options, it can be hard to decide what to wear.
It's also hard to find a great costume that won't cost you an arm and a leg. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $3.2 billion dollars on Halloween costumes in 2019.
For anyone who loves "Stranger Things" (and let's be real, who doesn't love the show?), here's an easily recognizable costume that will take you no time at all to put together!
Find a pink dress (check around at different thrift stores) and if you don't already have blonde hair, get yourself a wig.
Draw some green and yellow stripes onto a pair of white knee-length socks with permanent markers.
Throw on some white sneakers (preferably white high-tops) and use some dark red lipstick to make it look like your nose is bleeding. If possible, top it all off with a blue bomber jacket and carry an Eggo waffles box with you!
Since the early 2000s, "Mean Girls" has become one of the most referred to movies, often quoted in daily conversation to this day. It's always relevant, even 15 years later, and you can represent one of the most recognizable character with this simple costume.
All you need is a purple hoodie and a pair of big sunglasses. Put on the hood and cinch it around your face so your hair isn't visible and put on your sunglasses.
You can even hold a sign that reads "She doesn't even go here!" Or just walk around shouting it all night. And if your friends don't recognize you by that point, you really need to rethink your friend group.
Another simple costume that's still recognizable, this one will require a little bit more effort than recreating Damian's look, but not much.
Start by cutting white yarn into two-inch sections. On a green long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt, attach the yarn pieces in "v" shapes all over using hot glue.
Attach pink and yellow paper flowers to the shoulder of the shirt and get a headband and glue a few flowers onto that, as well.
When you're ready to go out, all you need to do is put on the shirt and headband!
Go out this year as everyone's favorite mad scientist! If you can, find a friend to dress up as your trusty sidekick grandson, Morty Smith.
Khakis, a blue T-shirt, a white lab coat (or just use a large white button-up shirt), black shoes and a crazy blue wig. Put all of that on and paint a blue unibrow across your forehead with some face paint.
If you can't find a blue wig, get a white one (these are usually more common) and use blue temporary spray hair dye and some extra-strong hair spray to transform the wig into Rick's wild hair.
Whether you're heading out with a group of friends dressed as Fruit of the Loom or you're riding solo, this costume will out a smile on the face of even the most somber soul.
Buy a bag of purple or green balloons and blow them up until they're about six inches wide. Be careful not to inflate them too much or they'll pop easily.
Get a shirt that's close to the same color as the balloons. Using safety pins, attach each balloon to the shirt by poking the pin through the tied end of the balloon and fastening it directly onto the shirt. Make sure the balloons are spaced out enough that they can still move while you're wearing it.
Get a beanie that matches the balloon color. Cut out some felt leaves and hot glue them to the beanie. Put everything on and avoid sharp objects for the evening!
Out of all the amazing artists throughout history, there's only one that truly stands out to anyone and everyone. You don't need to paint "happy little trees" to disguise yourself as the world's most chill art icon.
Put on a button-up shirt, curly brown wig and get yourself a beard (real, fake or drawn on with brown eyeliner). Cut a paint palette out of cardboard and splatter some paint colors onto it. Carry the palette around in one hand and a paintbrush in the other to bring people joy in the same way Bob Ross himself did back in the day.
Don't be afraid of coming up with your own ideas. Take a look at your everyday life for inspiration — TV shows you watch, music you listen to or even your own family members and friends. Get creative and make a unique costume for yourself!