Halloween is just around the corner, and while some people like to go big and festive for the spooky holiday, if you’re looking to not break the bank on a costume or are just lazy, here are a few costume ideas from movies in 2018. Enjoy.
10. Atari from Isle of Dogs
What You’ll need: I mean, if you’ve got a pilot’s suit and helmet hanging around, great. Otherwise, just wrap yourself in aluminum foil and wear a headset/earpiece. Maybe glue a screw or piece of metal to make it look like it’s embedded shrapnel in your skull for extra effect. Oh, and carry around a picture of your favorite dog, or bring your dog with you. And some makeup to make it look like you have a black eye.
9. The Happy Medium from A Wrinkle in Time
What You’ll Need: Green drapes? I would say a man-bun and beard, but you could probably find fake ones online.
8. Ruth Bader Ginsburg from RBG
What You’ll Need: A black robe and some gold trim. Glasses. Also, hair in a bun like the Happy Medium. In fact, you could combine this with the Happy Medium for the Happy RBG Medium.
7. Gary from Game Night
What You’ll Need: A police officer’s suit, fake or real. A white dog to carry around. An air of desperate loneliness. Bonus points if you make the dog look like someone with a gunshot wound accidentally bled all over it.
6. Marlo from Tully
What You’ll Need: A bathrobe and pajamas. A Cabbage Patch doll or some kind of baby doll to carry around. Do not sleep for more than 2 hours for a week straight to approximate the energy level of a mother of three. Breast pumps optional.
5. Freddie Mercury from Bohemian Rhapsody
What You’ll Need: White tank top and jeans. A moustache and slicked back, jetblack hair. Carry a microphone and mic stand around with you. Aviator sunglasses.
4. Cassius Green from Sorry To Bother You
What You’ll Need: A suit and loosened tie. Wrap a bandage around your head with a red stain to make it look like you were struck in the head by someone throwing a soda can.
3. Charlie from Hereditary
What You’ll Need: An oversized, orange pullover sweater. The ability to cluck with your tongue. A creepy doll made from wires and twigs and the head of a dead bird.
2. Mister Rogers from Won’t You Be My Neighbor
What You’ll Need: Clothes from your dad’s or preferably grandfather’s closet. A button down or zip-up sweater is a must, any primary color will do. Maybe carry around a few puppets for good measure. The sunniest of sunny dispositions.
1. Peter, a.k.a. “Sugar Bear” from Deadpool 2
What You’ll Need: The plainest, most generic business casual clothes you can find. The plainest, most generic haircut and mustache you can find. Protective goggles and a parachute. See? Anyone can be a superhero.