Halloween is one of the only times of the year that it is totally acceptable in some parts of the country to leave the house dressed in a wig and full face of makeup. It's also the only time you can eat pounds of candy without feeling like you have to hide in shame — making it one of the best holidays. If you want to get into the Halloween spirit this year, but have no time for a French maid or sexy cop costume, you might want to check out some of these easy Halloween costumes for adults.
You don't have to start planning for Halloween on the Fourth of July to come up with a costume that will be a hit at the party. Whether you want to give people a good scare or a good laugh, there are plenty of great costume ideas that are both inexpensive and easy to put together. If you are struggling to come up with the perfect costume for you, you can take inspiration from the movies, music, and even the current presidential campaign.
Don't let your kids have all the fun this year, check out this list and get ready to get into the Halloween spirit.
There's no better way to pay homage to the first female presidential nominee in U.S. history than by making her your Halloween costume. Get your hands on a snazzy pantsuit ($100) and some sensible shoes ($50), and people will be calling you Madame Secretary.
If Hillary isn't your thing, you could go as her Republican rival, Donald Trump. All you need to do is rock a red tie and a "Make America Great Again" cap ($30). And no Trump costume would be complete without that hair ($18).
3Rosie The Riveter
Rosie the Riveter is a pretty badass symbol of American women who worked in factories while men were off fighting in World War II. And even if you're not into making a political statement, you've probably got a denim shirt ($25), jeans ($30), and red bandana ($9) in your closet already.
A ribbed off-the-shoulder top ($20), frayed denim hot pants ($26), and a silver choker ($28) can turn an ordinary soccer mom into Miley Cyrus in a flash. Finish your look with double hair buns and red lips. You also might want to stick your tongue out a few times just to make sure people know who you are.
5Dora The Explorer
Your kids will definitely be impressed if you go as Dora the Explorer this year. The orange shorts ($35), pink t-shirt ($6), and a dark bob wig ($15) should be pretty easy to come by. And of course, no Dora costume would be complete without the infamous backpack ($28).
Look into your crystal ball and let your friends know what the future has in store for them. A fortune teller costume is classic and easy to put together with an off-the-shoulder blouse ($21), multi-colored turban ($14), and maxi skirt ($18), if you're a last minute costume shopper.
Whether you're partial to the good, bad, or teenaged kind, you can't go wrong with a witch costume on Halloween. Get creative with a black dress ($50), makeup, and don't forget the black witch hat ($22).
I was still in diapers when Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" was topping the charts, but this disco diva gives me life, and is sure to make you the hottest thing at your Halloween party. You can't go wrong with a sequin dress ($25) and stilettos ($35).