The only thing scarier than Halloween itself is not having a costume ready when you need it in a pinch. Pop culture is here to help.
We had the joys of clicking through hours of DJ Khaled’s Snapchat chronicles, finding new hope in unofficial election mascot Ken Bone, and Beyoncé’s Lemonade slaying us this year. It’s only right that we dedicate this Halloween to viral moments and #MajorKeys. Whether you need inspiration to rally for the final party of Halloweekend or just want to collect candy from your neighbors without looking desperate, we’ve gathered 10 easy pop culture-inspired costume ideas in the list below:
1. Ken Bone
All you need to become the presidential debate’s living meme is a red sweater, a white collared shirt, and some reading glasses. After that, you are in the #BoneZone
2. Barb from Stranger Things
Make your Halloween costume a tribute to this beloved Stranger Things character with a pair of oversized glasses, a plaid shirt, skirt, and Mary Janes. Pin up your hair or buy a wig to complete the look. May we all find #JusticeForBarb this Halloween.
3. Lady Gaga’s Joanne
Get a blonde wig and a pink floppy hat to create this iconic look. Since Joanne was released recently, this is the perfect last-minute costume.
4. Eleven from Stranger Things
Honestly, who doesn’t want to be Eleven on a regular basis? The girl has superpowers and is a total badass. Dress up as Eleven for Halloween with a pink collared dress, basketball socks, and a blue zip-up jacket or sweatshirt. Also, pick up a box of Eggo Waffles if you want to go all-out for this costume.
Kim rocked a lot of sequined looks this year. To distinguish yourself as Kim, make sure you pick up a black wig and, of course, be ready to pose for selfies all night.
6. DJ Khaled
They don’t want you to be DJ Khaled for Halloween! What you’ll need for this look are a “We The Best” chain, a red bomber, and dark shades. Tip: Instead of handing out candy for Halloween, just hand out #MajorKeys.
7. Joanne the Scammer
This viral internet star is honestly, truly worth copying for Halloween. Here’s what you need: A short dirty-blonde wig, an oversized fur coat, and your best outfit underneath. If you can’t get this costume together, Halloween is over — it’s canceled.
8. Beyoncé’s Lemonade look
Hold up, they don’t love Halloween like we do. For this costume, pick up a flowing yellow dress and a baseball bat, and, more importantly, make sure you don’t run into Becky with the good hair.
9. I’m With Harambe costume
Hopefully, the spirit of Harambe will guide us to the right decision this election season. This shirt is sure to start a conversation at your next Halloween party. (Shirt can also be used to wipe tears away on Nov. 8th)
10. IRL Dog Filter
Be your most basic friend this Halloween by living out Kylie Jenner’s dream of permanently having the Snapchat dog filter on your face!
We hope you have a happy Halloween!
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The 2015 Celebrity Halloween Costume Mega Gallery