Halloween is just around the corner, and you're more ready than you think. With a little creativity and some digging through your closet, you can make one of these easy costumes in no time!




Halloween Costumes - From Your Closet!

1. A certain dynamic duo of Figure Skating Announcers won America’s hearts with their commentary and coordinated outfits at the Sochi Olympics. To get this look, choose colorful or decorative blazers and big bold necklaces. For the first look, wear your hair in a big messy side braid with a headband. For the second look, button your shirt all the way and then wear a necklace tucked under the collar. Complete the look with a headset (you might be able to borrow one from your office).




Halloween Costumes - From Your Closet!

2. Chambray shirts are a huge trend, and the perfect thing to wear for a Rosie the Riveter costume. Just roll up the sleeves and wear the shirt with jeans. Then tie your hair up with a red bandana. Finish the look with red lipstick.




Halloween Costumes - From Your Closet!

3. Inspired by a popular cooking competition show, this Chef Contestant costume is a funny play on words, and almost everyone has the ingredients for this costume at home. Wear an apron, fill the pockets with some kitchen tools, add an iron and you are good to go.




Halloween Costumes - From Your Closet!

4. Monster Family Daughter is a classic spooky and always recognizable theme. Wear a simple black dress, with a collared white shirt underneath. This is a simple and cute costume. The key to people understanding who you are, is to tie your hair into two braids.




Halloween Costumes - From Your Closet!

5. 1950s American Teens is a classic Halloween costume, and now that leather jackets are popular, you probably have everything you need for this costume. For a female, wear black leggings, a black off the shoulder shirt, a leather jacket, and heels. Curl your hair and add red lipstick. For a male - it really is all about slicking back the hair, then a simple white tee and cuffed jeans complete the look.




Halloween Costumes - From Your Closet!

6. Have a graduation gown? Then you can make an easy Wizarding Student Costume. Wear a white shirt and a two colored stripped tie and the graduation gown over. Then grab a stick from your backyard to be your wand.

 
7. If you want to go black tie for Halloween, you have a few different costume options:



Halloween Costumes - From Your Closet!

The first is to pair up with someone and go as an award show presenter and the award winner. One of you can carry the envelope with the winner’s name, and the other can carry an award.



Halloween Costumes - From Your Closet!

Next is the classic International Superspy costume. Just wear a sleek dark suit and carry a martini glass with you - and don't forget your sophisticated love interest.



Halloween Costumes - From Your Closet!

Dating Show Finalists works well as a couples costume, a group costume, or for someone on their own. Dress up and carry roses. If you are on your own, dress up and carry a bouquet.




Kitt Graham

Kit Graham spends her time cooking up new creations in her kitchen and exploring Chicago’s ever-evolving culinary scene. She began blogging in 2011 when her friends gifted her a blog as a way to get her to share her recipes. In 2013, Kit wrote her first cookbook, The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Cookbook, which is an ode to her favorite meal from childhood. Kit was raised in Kennebunk, Maine, went to college in Massachusetts, and lived in New York City before settling in the Windy City. For more, head over to thekittchen.com where Kit shares original and practical recipes and Chicago restaurant reviews.

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