Halloween is around the corner. Will you take the easy or clever way out? Sure, you can go to your local party store and purchase a pre-made costume, problem solved. But, where is the fun in that? The best halloween costumes are those that make people do double takes, laugh, and say “why didn’t I think of that?”

If you want to be clever and unique with your costume, but the ideas are just not coming to you, sit back, relax, and scroll down. Here are costume ideas that will win you compliments all night long!

Burger Costume

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Stylish, easy, and clever all in one. Get a nude colored bodycon dress. Then get different colored felt squares. Cut out the shapes for the meat, cheese, lettuce, and ketchup. Use white felt to cut out sesame seeds for the “bun section.” Glue on all the “ingredients” as seen above, and go on with your happy meal self!

Mona Lisa

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Be a walking work of art! Find an old frame and spray paint it gold. Get a large print of the famous Mona Lisa painting, and staple or glue it to the back of the frame. Cut out the face section, so you can poke your face through. Wear a classic black dress. Hold it up to your face, and just like that, you are the Mona Lisa!

Ice Cream With Sprinkles

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Ice cream, you scream...then you get a white tee, and a white tulle skirt. Find a package of popsicle sticks at your local craft store, and paint them all different colors. Pro tip -- use acrylic paint. This type of paint won’t rub off on your clothes. Hot glue each stick at different angles around the tee and skirt, making sure to cover the back and front. You can also use fabric tape to attach as an alternative. Now you’re a yummy cup of soft-serve ice cream with sprinkles!

Katherine Johnson (from Hidden Figures)

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Katherine Johnson is one of NASA’s greatest. She was an extraordinary mathematician. Her calculations of orbital mechanics were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. You can play this heroine by finding a vintage style plaid dress, some pearls, black frame eyeglasses, a calculator, and some NASA patches. You can buy the patches to recreate her look here.

“It’s Raining Men” Costume

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If you enjoy getting people to laugh on Halloween, this idea is for you! So easy to do, and major clever points. Print out large headshots of your favorite celebrity men. Cut the heads out, then glue strings to each one. Glue or tape the other end of the strings to the umbrella. Let it rain men, babes!

Bubble Tea Boba

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Ready to be the sweetest bubble tea ever? Grab a shift dress of choice, or any mini or mid length dress that has a loose and flared fit. Get some black pom poms from your local craft store. Use hot glue to attach them towards the bottom of the dress, you can also use fabric tape. Finally, to make the straw, grab a thin headband and a cardboard tube. Cut the tube to a length that works for you. Then, wrap it in pink paper. Towards the side bottom of the tube, poke a small hole. Then make another small hole on the opposite side. Thread (pull through) the headband through the hole. Make sure to adjust the straw so that it sits at an angle on your head. Cheers!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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No doubt the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an extraordinary woman. Celebrate one of the greatest female leaders to ever exist by dressing up as her. Get a black robe here. Find a lacy statement collar at your local craft store. Tip: To make it more elegant and classic, (just as Mrs. Bader Ginsburg was) accessorize with pearl stud earrings, and a pearl necklace.

Contemporary Snow White

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Forget old school Snow White. It’s 2020, time for the revamped and modern Snow White. You can either get your favorite LBD (little black dress), or a fitted black tank top or tube top with black skinny jeans. Pair the top with faux leather leggings for an even sexier look. Visit your local party or Halloween store to purchase a short black wig. Finally purchase some wide red ribbon from the craft store. Tie the ribbon in a bow around your head. Make sure the bow sits on the side of your head. Add the finishing touches...a bold red lip, and a shiny red apple!

Kate Middleton

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Ready to become royalty for a day? Find a mid length dress with sleeves. To give it your best shot of replicating Kate Middleton’s style, stick to a single color and choose either blue, red, green, or yellow. Pair with black classic stilettos, a small clutch, and of course a matching fascinator! If possible wear your hair down and slightly wavy.

Corpse Bride

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Always a hit, forever a classic...a corpse bride. Visit your local thrift shop for a white dress or an actual wedding dress if they have any in stock. Pair with black velvet gloves, a white fascinator, and a pearl necklace. For makeup, make your foundation look as pale as possible, and add a deep smokey eye, and dark lip color. Get purple or black silk flowers from the craft store for your spooky bouquet.

Frida Kahlo

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A symbol of bold beauty, feminism, and artistic talent? Yes, please! Frida Kahlo is an easy costume that always makes a loud statement. Choose a large flower print dress, accessorize it with a shawl, bold statement necklace, and flower crown. For the flower crown, grab a headband. Purchase large silk flowers from the craft store. Take the flowers off their stems, and hot glue them to headband.

Twins Emoji

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Grab your bestie, and dress up as the infamous twins emoji! All you’ll need is black tees, shorts, sneakers, and big black ribbons for your hair. Easy way to create a fun costume for two!