With the 90s making a comeback in fashion, why not channel the 90s vibe into your Halloween costume? It’s a lot easier than you think and the good part about it is you probably already own these items in your closet. So now it’s just a matter of pairing them up a la 90s and you’re all set!
Everyone’s favorite 90s movie, Clueless is a great place to get Halloween costume inspiration from. Whether you decide Cher is your role model or you’re more of a geek turned chic Tai fan all you really need is a mini skirt suit (preferably in plaid), knee high socks and black Mary Janes. If you don’t have a mini skirt suit, a plaid skirt, long sleeve white shirt and a little pullover vest will do the trick too.
As the antithesis of Cher, Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family is another movie from the 90s that you can channel inspiration from. Super easy to recreate all you need is a black dress, black stockings and of course pigtails. Make sure you have a sour face all night to pull off the grim angry child look.
The 90s didn’t just have great movies but also great toys. If you’re old enough to remember what a Tamagotchi was then this is the perfect costume for you. All you need is the same color tights, sneakers, top and wig to begin with. Get some colored poster board to cut out into an egg shape and with a few more tweaks you’ve created a Tamagotchi costume!
If you were a 90s child then there’s no doubt that you spent a vast amount of time in front of the TV watching Nickelodeon. If this was you then take cue from some of your favorite cartoons and create your favorite Nickelodeon character. Spinelli from Recess is easy if you own an red/orange tunic. Pair it with a moto jacket, striped socks, combat boots and of course a beanie and you’re all set.
For the older kids of the 90s who watched cartoons on MTV how about Daria or her best friend Jane Lane? For Daria all you need is a green cardigan, brown tee, a black skater skirt and boots. For Jane all you need is a red/brown blazer, black v neck tee, black shorts, black tights and of course combat boots, preferably Doc Martens but any combat boot style would work.
Lastly, the 90s bought us great music namely grunge music. Dress grunge is relatively easy especially if you own the aforementioned combat boots, a plaid shirt, ripped jeans, a beanie and don’t forget the string choker. Take it one step further and thrown on a white slip that has been dirtied up a bit, tousle your hair for an unkempt appearance, smear some lipstick across your face and lips and viola! Now you’re Courtney Love in her Hole days.
With a little imagination and a bit of creativity, Halloween doesn’t have to be expensive. Your closet may have some hidden gems you may not have thought about before. If you still need some more 90s inspiration head on over to Pinterest by clicking here where you will find a plethora of 90s costumes just waiting for you to recreate!