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Easy Nostalgic Halloween Costumes Made in USA

Halloween is coming up, which used to mean two things. Free candy (YAY!) and one of those Halloween store costumes (BOO!). You know the terrible, itchy ones labeled “made in china”? Thanks, but no thanks!

If you’re anything like us, you were a witch every year for Halloween and Hocus Pocus was basically your religion. But instead of the beautiful corset and cape worn by SJP, you wore cheap, scratchy lace and bell sleeves that stopped awkwardly at your wrists. But, we’re grown-ups now and we can do much better than that this year! 

You want a look that is cool, creative, and sexy. And you want to shop responsibly, too. Luckily with a little creativity, you can pull together a stellar Halloween costume made of pieces you will actually want to wear. 

Gone are the days of cheap, disposable costumes. Now we do it ourselves, combining quality clothing, accessories, and makeup to make the perfect costume. And you’d be surprised to see just how easy it is. 

Depending on what you have in your wardrobe, you can be about 100 different people. DIY is a great last-minute costume option, too. Especially for those of you who are super busy, and probably not thinking of All Hallows Eve the other 364 days of the year. 

So, with that being said, we want you to SLAY this Halloween season. But not in some standard, one-and-done fast fashion costume. Instead, we encourage you to grab some quality pieces and throw together your own classic Halloween costume – one that is easy, nostalgic, and totally recognizable. 

Need some inspo? You’ve come to the right place! Let’s dive into our top 5 Halloween costume ideas this year. All of which are super relevant, super cute, and super on-trend this spooky season. 

Easy Nostalgic Halloween Costumes Made In The USA

It’s been a major trend for the last few years to go for nostalgic character costumes. Halloween is equally about indulging your inner child as it is about embracing your wild side. 

Nostalgic Halloween costumes are often instantly recognizable, which is what makes them so easy to put together! You just need the most identifiable features of these characters. Then, you can get creative and have a ton of fun with it! 

Now to the costumes and accessories:

Sandy from Greece Halloween Outfit

Bad Sandy

I’ve got chills, they’re multiplying! Who doesn’t remember the iconic outfit Sandy wears at the end of Grease? Or more recently, when mega babe Gigi Hadid shared her Bad Sandy Halloween costume on Instagram and made us all realize that this costume will NEVER go out of style. If Gigi thinks it’s a yes, it’s a YES YES YES! So we had to recreate it. This is the perfect costume if you’re on the hunt for a guy with big blue eyes and nice legs. Or, if you’re just planning to spend your Halloween night on the dance floor! 

The key to this look will be putting together an ensemble of skin-tight clothing in alllllll black. Start with these cool faux leather leggings. Then, pair it with an off-the-shoulder top, cropped jacket, and bright red lipstick to match your pumps, of course. 

Marilyn Monroe

Oh, Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate blonde bombshell and Hollywood icon. If you want to channel your inner glamour goddess this Halloween, dressing up as Marilyn is an absolute must.

With her signature white dress, red lips, and platinum wavey hair, all eyes will be on you the moment you step into the party. This timeless costume pays homage to the golden age of Hollywood, and let’s face it, who doesn’t want to be Marilyn, even if just for one night? To complete your transformation into this silver screen siren, don’t forget to add a pair of sparkling diamond earrings and some killer heels to really steal the show.

Britney Spears Easy Nostalgic Halloween Costumes Made in USA

Britney Spears

This one is both nostalgic and timely, and there’s never been a more perfect time to curate a Britney-themed pop culture costume. Britney has had a big year, so why not pay homage to one of her best, most iconic looks? The Hit Me Baby One More Time music video outfit lives on FOREVER. And we’re here for it. We almost DIED when Hailey Beiber wore this 90s costume look for Halloween in 2021. So good. And you can rock it too! Made in USA style of course.

A simple cardigan, white button-down, schoolgirl skirt, and knee-high socks. Honestly, we can’t even think of this video without breaking out into the dance. You know what we mean! Complete the look with braided pigtails and some school-appropriate shoes. Britney wore loafers, but you could honestly get away with a pair of heeled lace-up boots, pumps, or even comfy all-black sneakers. Oh, and don’t forget the pink feather or pom pom pen and pom pom scrunchies to complete your look. 

Wonder Woman

Calling all superhero lovers! Want to feel like a true Amazonian warrior this Halloween? Look no further than Wonder Woman. This iconic character, known for her strength, power, and undeniable style, is the perfect choice for those looking to make a bold statement.

Whether you go for the classic red, blue, and gold suit or opt for a more modern interpretation, this costume is guaranteed to have you feeling like a true hero. Complete your look with Wonder Woman’s tiara, cuffs, this bracelet version of her lasso of truth, and a pair of knee-high boots. Trust us, you’ll rule the party like the fierce and fabulous Themysciran warrior that you are.

Elle Woods Halloween Costume

Elle Woods

Elle Woods is an inspiration to us all. Getting a law degree and looking fabulous while she does it? We should all try to channel that energy into everything we do.

Get double inspiration when you realize the QUEEN OF CONTENT KIM KARDASHIAN was Elle Woods for Halloween in 2019, you know it’s a total vibe and look you can’t go wrong with. To rock a totally Elle Woods ensemble, you already know that everything has to be PINK! 

So, start with this pretty pink dress, this adorable pink mini tote, and some pink heels or pumps! October nights get chilly, so you can also throw on a cute (pink or white preferably) blazer to top off your look. Oh, and you know we just had to include a stand-in for Bruiser. If you have your own chihuahua, that works too.

Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”

Express yourself this Halloween with a little 80s flair by channeling the one and only Madonna. This pop music queen was known for her bold fashion choices and rebellious attitude, making her the perfect inspiration for a nostalgic costume.

Try serving her iconic “Like a Virgin” look with a white lace dress and fingerless gloves. Don’t forget to tease your hair sky-high, rock some fishnet stockings, and add a bold red lip to truly capture Madonna’s rebellious spirit.

Hocus Pocus Easy Nostalgic Halloween Costumes Made in USA

Fourth Sanderson Sister

The Sanderson Sisters are back, haven’t you heard? So, why be a generic Halloween witch when you can be a campy, glamorous one? The Sanderson sisters were dead a thousand years ago, so starting with some Renaissance-inspired pieces is a must. Like a pair of cool witchy shoes for example. 

HOWEVER, your 90s Halloween costume look can definitely be more modern and chic with some simple black heels. Honestly grab a pair already in your closet and you’re good to go. We think SJP would agree. You can go really crazy with the makeup on this one, too! A bold-eye look will really pop against the black and make you look….bewitching. Or, you could just draw on a big mole – either way works! 

Audrey Hepburn from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

If elegance and sophistication are more your vibe, then Audrey Hepburn’s iconic character Holly Golightly from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is the perfect Halloween costume for you.

This timeless look features a little black dress, long black gloves, and a statement pearl necklace, creating an effortlessly chic ensemble that will have you feeling like a classic Hollywood starlet. Style your hair in a sleek updo, grab a coffee and croissant to go, and don’t forget your oversized sunglasses. You’ll be ready to walk the streets of New York City with Audrey’s grace and charm.

Carol Baskins Halloween Costume

Carol Baskins

2020 feels like forever ago, doesn’t it? When we were all binge-watching Tiger King – a very pleasant distraction with so many stand-out characters. But, the most fashionable of them all is the one-and-only Mrs. Carol Baskins. 

Animal print on animal print and flower crowns as everyday wear? The woman is a visionary. Of course, we want a foxier version of Carol, right? Or maybe a cougar? Grab a long blonde wig and you’re ready to slay this spooky holiday. 

Cher from “Clueless”

As if you needed another reason to bring back the 90s, dressing up as Cher from “Clueless” is the epitome of nostalgic cool. This character is synonymous with plaid skirts, knee-high socks, and matching sets that scream Beverly Hills chic.

To become Cher, grab a yellow plaid skirt suit, add a white button-down, and slip into some knee-high stockings. Top it off with a fluffy pen and a flip phone for that ultimate 90s touch. Get ready to roll with your crew in true Valley girl style and remember, like, totally own it, babe.

An easy, nostalgic, and DIY costume will always be better than the lame, generic selection of costumes that come out year after year. 

Okay, guys, we hope our roundup of costumes has inspired you! And we can’t wait to see which looks you plan to rock this year. Looks? Yes – LOOKS! You have to try more than one, right???

Of course, you can always supplement any one of these looks with things you have lying around. Costumes include tons of accessories, makeup, props, and so on, so there’s always something a little extra to add. 

And that’s really the point of DIY anyway – to use everyday clothing items to create something really fun! Aaaaaand if all else fails, we’re sure you can whip up a cardboard robot costume. Just kidding! 

Until next time, drop your favorite Halloween ideas below! And check back each week for more American-made fashion inspiration!

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