Halloween can be draining on your wallet, particularly when you shell out for an outfit that you know you aren’t going to wear ever again. The sneaky solution to this conundrum is to stock up on costume outfit items that can easily be re-worn throughout the year. This way, you’re still in the spirit of the season, and your cheapskate heart will be satisfied!
Here are just a few repeatable costume ideas to get you started on this year’s Halloween journey:
Wednesday Addams style is definitely experiencing a resurgence, thanks to ’90s nostalgia. A black collared dress will not only fit your Halloween needs, it will look awesome when paired with knee-highs or flats.
This ’70s-inspired outfit made famous by Diane Keaton is easy to pull off any time of year (although it might be too warm in summer). The fitted vest, skinny tie and flared khakis are all items you definitely won’t mind having in your closet.
Carmen Sandiego is an awesome costume choice, because it essentially gives you an excuse to purchase a cute raincoat (score!). Pair it with a red hat and a yellow neck scarf, and you’re good to go.
Honestly, you probably already own the items required for a Mia Wallace costume: a white button-down, black pants and flats are all you need to complete this look. Although you may need to buy a bobbed wig — but honestly, that’s a small price to pay for such a low-key Halloween look.
Black leather leggings are not only perfect for recreating Sandy’s bad-girl look from Grease, they’re also great for wearing when you go out on the weekends — although whether or not you tease your hair is totally up to you.
This iconic look begs to be re-worn over and over again. After all, there’s a reason Audrey Hepburn was considered a style icon, particularly after starring in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Striped shirt? Check. Skinny Jeans? Check. Beanie? Got it. An effortless Halloween costume you will probably wear again? Yes indeed!
A Daria costume is not only instantly recognizable at any Halloween party, the pleated skirt and combat boots are definitely items you’ll want to re-wear when you’re feeling like kind of a bad bitch.
Joan’s sheath dresses on Mad Men are almost as iconic as her voluptuous curves. You definitely won’t regret adding a flair of Joan Holloway style to your preexisting wardrobe.
Rosie the Riveter
This look is so easy and recognizable, you almost have no excuse not to do it. The best part? You end up with a cute denim shirt and head wrap once Halloween is over!