It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Halloween! Everyone’s entitled to dressing up as someone or something they’re not, regardless of whether they have a party to attend.

Even if you’re simply handing out candy (and keeping a back-up bag for yourself), there’s nothing holding you back from throwing a few pieces together for a festive, fun costume and being the hit of the neighborhood.

These easy costumes can be tossed together at the last minute with a few cheap and simple items you may already have around the house.

The Fonz

The “Happy Days” baddie is a classic and instantly recognizable. What’s more, you’ll also be fairly comfortable if the temperature drops.

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The Fonz Costume

What You Need

  • Black leather or bomber jacket
  • White T-shirt
  • Blue jeans
  • Hair gel
  • Thumbs up
  • BONUS: A shark

Vampire

This terrifying monster is also a super fun and uncomplicated way to creep the local kids out. Not that this should be your goal (wink, wink).

Vampire Costume

What You Need

  • Black cape (or blanket if you’re in a rush)
  • Set of teeth
  • Button-down shirt
  • Black slacks
  • Transylvania accent
  • BONUS: “Dracula” quotes

Pirate

A pirate is a less sinister costume, but still fun to put together. This popular ensemble will be a fun excuse to whip out all your jewelry and makeup and get silly.

Pirate

What You Need

  • Bandana
  • Button-down shirt
  • Black slacks
  • Tall boots (or covers)
  • Dark eye shadow
  • Necklaces
  • BONUS: Slurred speech

Charlie Chaplin

Remember that bowler hat you bought all those years ago and haven’t worn since? This is your opportunity to get some mileage out of it, and to watch some great movies.

Charlie Chaplin

What You Need

  • Bowler hat
  • Funny mustache
  • Suit jacket
  • Button-down shirt
  • Black slacks
  • Mallet
  • BONUS: Slapstick experience

Holly Golightly

If you’re looking for a more elegant costume, or a reason to feel fabulous, Holly Golightly’s timeless style is easily captured in your closet.

Holly Golightly

What You Need

  • Little Black Dress
  • Sunglasses
  • Tiara
  • Elbow-length gloves
  • Black heels
  • Cup of coffee
  • BONUS: Sleep mask

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Halloween is a time to have fun, not to stress about what to wear. Enjoy yourself and get creative!