Easy Halloween costumes for adults who are feeling lazy but spooky

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

Halloween Background with pumpkin in silhouette and images of the movies 30 Going on 12, XX and TV show Bridgerton
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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'

13 going on 30 dance scene

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Cider, 13 going on 30 Multicolor Cut-out Dress ( $18

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

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'

wednesday and pugsley the addams family

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Modcloth, Is It Wednesday Yet? Mini Dress ( $69

Modcloth, Is It Wednesday Yet? Mini Dress ($69, £‌67.00

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'

it movie poster 2017

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Amazon, ZHENWEI Rain Jacket Women ( $38.99

Amazon, ZHENWEI Rain Jacket Women ($38.99)

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'

Amazon, DGMYG Women Sexy Bodycon Dress Sparkly Sequin Cocktail Short Mini Club Dress ( $25.99

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

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. Dexter from 'Dexter's Lab'

dexter's laboratory

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Amazon, VOGRYE Professional Lab Coat ( $16.99

Amazon, VOGRYE Professional Lab Coat ($16.99 £15.80 - £16.75)

Pair this mid-length lab coat with purple latex gloves and you'll look exactly like one of Cartoon Network's most beloved characters.  

6. A Hippie 

Zara, Satin Effect Print Dress ( $49.50

Zara, Satin Effect Print Dress ($49.50

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

7. A 'Bridgerton' character

pheobe dynevor in bridgerton

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SHEIN Mock Neck Gathered Sleeve Layered Ruffle Detail Dress ( $37

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

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.) 

Or try these other genius 'Bridgerton' Halloween costumes.


8. David S. Pumpkins

Halloween Pumpkin Pattern Drop Shoulder Cardigan ( $21

SHEIN Halloween Pumpkin Pattern Drop Shoulder Cardigan ($21 £16.99

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.

9. Olivia Rodrigo's 'Sour' album cover

Amazon, American Greetings Butterflies and Flowers Stickers ( $3.49

Amazon, American Greetings Butterflies and Flowers Stickers ($3.49)

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. 

Amazon, Adhesive Vinyl Letters Numbers Kit ( $8.99

Amazon, Adhesive Vinyl Letters Numbers Kit ($8.99)

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 transformation in "Traitor" is going to be the new hit 'do of the fall!

10. Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish poses in the press room with the awards for Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best New Artist, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

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Spirit Halloween, Green and Black Ombre Wig ( $19.99

Spirit Halloween, Green and Black Ombre Wig ($19.99

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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Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.