Easy Halloween costumes for adults who are feeling lazy but spooky

Not all Halloween costumes have to be intricate—sometimes the simpler, the better

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Too busy feasting on candy corn and watching Scream? We get it: spooky season is busy. But don't let the idea of dressing up stress you out: we've rounded up easy Halloween costumes for adults that prove the less is more mentality pays off. 

From iconic Halloween mainstays to characters from the best teen movies on Netflix, Hulu and beyond, our list has a little something for everyone—whether you're party-bound or just kicking back watching gory movies on the couch. 

'Tis the season to be spooky! Who's ready to dress up...with minimal effort?

Easy Halloween costumes for adults

1. Jenna Rink from '13 Going on 30'

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Cider, 13 going on 30 Multicolor Cut-out Dress ($18 (opens in new tab), £13.47 (opens in new tab))

Put your hair in a messy bun, throw on a statement necklace and get into this multicolor dress. Boom! Jenna Rink! The striped design and cut-out feature will make you feel as though you've stepped back into 2004. 

2. Wednesday Addams from 'The Addams Family'

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Modcloth, Is It Wednesday Yet? Mini Dress ($69 (opens in new tab), £‌67.00 (opens in new tab)

Wednesday Addams never goes out of style, no matter the generation of Addams you love. This black velvet dress with white accents at the collar and cuffs pays homage to an icon. 

3. Georgie from 'IT'

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Amazon, ZHENWEI Rain Jacket Women ($38.99 (opens in new tab))

You'll be the best-dressed lady this side of the sewer with a bright-yellow raincoat à la Georgie. All you need is to pair this lightweight, zippered number with your favorite galoshes and you'll be mistaken for a resident of Derry, Maine. 

4. 'The Bachelorette'

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Amazon, DGMYG Women Sexy Bodycon Dress Sparkly Sequin Cocktail Short Mini Club Dress ($25.99 (opens in new tab))

A sparkly sequin number and a few red roses are all you need to channel your favorite reality TV show. Just make sure you hand out those florals accordingly, ladies.

5. A Hippie 

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Zara, Satin Effect Print Dress ($49.50 (opens in new tab)

This '70s inspired multi-print dress pairs perfectly with knee-high boots. Some just might think you were an extra in Austin Powers. 

6. A 'Bridgerton' character

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SHEIN Mock Neck Gathered Sleeve Layered Ruffle Detail Dress ($37 (opens in new tab), £34.49 (opens in new tab))

Time to rock that cottagecore look: this floor-length, pillowy, mock neck dress will be the talk of the town. (Don't worry, we won't tell Lady Whistledown.) 

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7. David S. Pumpkins

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SHEIN Halloween Pumpkin Pattern Drop Shoulder Cardigan ($21 (opens in new tab) £16.99 (opens in new tab)

The memorable, albeit divisive, SNL character certainly made an impact on Halloween for generations to come. This adorable pumpkin sweater is the best way to show your appreciation for David S. Pumpkins.

8. Olivia Rodrigo's 'Sour' album cover

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Amazon, American Greetings Butterflies and Flowers Stickers ($3.49 (opens in new tab))

It doesn't get much simpler than this! The 18-year-old's hit debut album features a straightforward concept: stickers, stickers and more stickers. You can do your own interpretation with a variety of adhesives. 

A 165-pack of butterfly and floral stickers, which come in an assortment of colors and flower types, is exactly what you need to recreate the Sour cover. 

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Amazon, Adhesive Vinyl Letters Numbers Kit ($8.99 (opens in new tab))

Put on the finishing details thanks to eight sheets of letter stickers in uppercase and lowercase letters. They come in a black font, with a white background. 

Want to combine her looks? Olivia Rodrigo's pink hair (opens in new tab) transformation in "Traitor" is going to be the new hit 'do of the fall!

9. Billie Eilish

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Spirit Halloween, Green and Black Ombre Wig ($19.99 (opens in new tab)

You'll be mistaken for the Grammy-winning pop star with this mid-length green and black ombré wig. Complete the look with a baggy sweatshirt and you're set!

We certainly hope you find the perfect costume that's all things spooky and comfy! If you need us, you can find us at the party next to the candy apples. We'll be the ones dressed like Pennywise's next meal.


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