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Need a way to pull together a Disney costume in no time at all? Take a look at these easy cosplays for October 31st! Many of the options from Polyvore are super expensive, but cheaper alternatives can always be found.
For a darker twist, Maleficent is a great choice! You can be inspired by the original cartoon or the new movie, and all you need is a wealth of black.
Clothes: A long dark dress works perfectly for Maleficent, but you could pull off a black top and pants as well. If you can work in some feathers on the top (like the jacket above), that will go the extra mile. Easy black shoes, simple black jewelry, and a headband (or some horns if you can find them) will round it out.
Hair: Maleficent works with any hair color, but a dark brown is best. Either style in an elegant updo or just leave your hair curled.
Makeup: A smoky eye is the obvious choice, with lots of highlighting for your cheekbones and a nice red lip. Dark red or black nails are perfect.
Ariel is super easy to pull together, especially if you have a wealth of summer clothes and red hair (hopefully it's not too cold where you live).
Clothes: Ariel's colors are definitely seafoam green and purple, so any purple top and green pants will do in a pinch. If you want to get even more creative, a white or pink dress with princess sleeves will also work. You can throw on some cute sandals or go barefoot (safely). Any gold or beach-themed jewelry will match perfectly.
Hair: If you're not naturally a ginger and want to go full Ariel, grab some dyed hairspray and get yourself a red mane. Hair can be left out in beachy waves or pulled back into a pretty braid.
Makeup: Blue and green shades work well, with a light pink or red lip.
Belle, in her classic beauty, provides so many options for a quick and easy Halloween costume.
Clothes: You could go for provincial belle with a light blue skirt and white top, as well as some book-themed accessories and simple black shoes. To vamp it up, become the "belle" of the ball with a golden dress and a beautiful rose necklace.
Hair: Pulling your hair back with a bow is perfect for provincial Belle, and ball gown Belle can be a bit fancier with flowing curls.
Makeup: Keep it fairly basic on the makeup front, with tones of gold or blue.
Start making wishes on wells and looking for a prince as Snow White!
Clothes: The colours red, yellow, and blue make up Snow White's outfit. Grab a blue top and a yellow skirt, and pair them with simple black flats and red accessories. A red headband is perfect.
Hair: Any simple bun will do in a pinch, but for the ultimate look, go for tight curls made by curlers.
Makeup: Lips as red as blood and skin as white as snow are the goal, but any red lip and neutral eye will do!
The great thing about Sleeping Beauty is you can make her super modern (like above) or go very original, and the colors are easy enough to pull off.
Clothes: For a modern take on Sleeping Beauty's forest look, go with khaki shorts, a white cardigan, and a black top. Pair this outfit with nude shoes and a beige purse for optimal storage purposes. If you want to go original, choose between a pink or blue dress (or find one that mixes both!).
Hair: Aurora somehow has the perfect curls as soon as she wakes up, so reflect these with easy beach waves or classic 50's curls.
Makeup: A very neutral eye and a light pink lip will as the perfect touch to your Sleeping Beauty.
Turn yourself into the hard-working Tiana with a 20s vibe for Halloween.
Clothes: There are a lot of option for Tiana, but green is the main color you want to shoot for. I like the mix of green and 20s style flapper dress pictured above, which you could pair with flowery jewelry and a hint of frogs, as well as some green shoes. You could also go party-Tiana with a light blue dress and a matching necklace.
Hair: Tiana's hair is so gorgeous either pulled up into a bun or left curled in 20s fashion.
Makeup: Tiana is very neutral when it comes to makeup, but you'll want to include a red lip and barely-there pink eyeshadow.
Show the entire world your strength and discipline (and your fashion sense) by going as Mulan this October.
Clothes: Mulan rocks some pretty crazy colors, including a lot of pastels. Make the character a bit more modern with yellow shorts, a blue top, and a light green cardigan for warmth. Sandals of any kind (though probably beige) will work, and add a couple of dragon-themed accessories for spunk.
Hair: Two choices: Mulan before the war and Mulan after the war. This character works with any hair length, whether straightened or pulled into a tight bun.
Makeup: Bright red lips seem to be the way to go for Mulan, but I also included a range of options for eye shadow as it really depends on the colors you use in your outfit and which version of Mulan you portray.
I'll tell you all a secret: Merida is my favorite Disney princess, hands down (maybe I'm biased as a ginger).
Clothes: You can go more casual or more fancy as Merida. For the casual look, grab some dark shorts, a cozy dark blue sweater, and a light brown belt. Add archery-themed accessories, black combat boots, and maybe even adorable bear tights. Make Merida fancier with a dark green-blue dress, more bear accessories, and similar-colored shoes.
Hair: Get out your curler and get ready for lots of work if your hair isn't natural curly, because you have to tease and curl until you hit the perfect amount of volume.
Makeup: Merida is not one for makeup, so you can keep her look really natural with tinges of blue in the eyes and a a nude or light pink lip.
Dress as one of the dreamiest princes of all time by going as Prince Eric for Halloween.
Clothes: The goal here is casual sea chic (I think I made up an entirely new genre of fashion). Acid wash jeans (with rolled up legs) and a loose white shirt fit the bill, especially when paired with a red belt and sturdy boots. To make your Eric a bit more modern, grab a pair of sunglasses to complete the look.
Hair: While Eric's hair is originally black, I think any color will look good with this style. Add a bit of a curl for optimal dreaminess.
I dressed up as Peter Pan two years ago for Halloween and found that it was super easy to pull all of the parts together in a short time limit.
Clothes: Basically find as much green as you possibly can: dark green pants (unless you want to go for tights), a light green shirt, and a green hat (preferably with a red feather). I had trouble finding a hat that worked, so I ended up buying a green fedora, cutting the lip off, and hot gluing a little section for the feather to sit in. Light brown boots and a fake sword will round the outfit out.
Hair: This is the time for the gingers to rejoice! If you're not naturally a redhead, you can go for temporary hair dye or just leave your hair as is; the costume will make you recognizable enough.
Naveen is so charming and has such great style so he's an easy choice for a last-minute costume.
Clothes: Naveen's street clothes use a lot of yellow and beige, so grab some khaki pants, an off-white shirt, and a brown sweater vest. Accessorize with brown shoes, a red tie (or bowtie!), and a nice brown newsboy cap. If you can, grab a uke and play some dulcet tunes.
Hair: Naveen's hair is fairly slicked back at first, so the right style may take a lot of gel and a little bit of curling. If you're wearing a hat, then you don't have to worry too much.
I laughed a lot when I realized that modern Hercules basically looks like an athletic frat boy, so that's the goal here. This may be one of the easiest to pull together last minute.
Clothes: Oh how fun it is to rock bright orange! An orange tank paired with athletic pants of the same color will work (unless you want to find a skirt-like bottom like Hercules wears). This is the time to sport a crazy dark brown belt, brown bracelets, gladiator sandals, and a cape fashioned out of dark blue material (like a scarf). At least with this outfit you won't have to worry about being hit by cars in the night.
Hair: Hercules is also a ginger, but he has pretty curly hair so a curling iron is required. He also wears a red headband, so you can use a sports headband or a simple bandanna to tie the look together.
Aladdin also looks like a frat boy, with a crazy mix of colors that probably wouldn't work in everyday life.
Clothes: I searched for a purple vest that worked for Aladdin for a while and couldn't find the perfect item so I settled for a shiny purple shirt that could be left open or closed. Pair that with khaki shorts and a light brown belt, and then throw on a fez or a red beanie.
Hair: Aladdin's hair is long and wavy in the front, with a Superman-like strand that always falls in between his eyes. You could rock it super curly or straight and pull off the adorable prince either way.
Putting this outfit together made me physically cringe. I never realized how little fashion sense Prince Charming actually has: red pants and a gold shirt make him look vaguely like a clown (a charming one at least). Still, I did my best to pull together a decent-looking cosplay.
Clothes: Our colors for this one are the royal gold and red, but finding a straight-up gold shirt is tough, so an off-white button-down works well. Charming's pants in the movie actually resemble track pants with the gold line down the side, but I think it's even odder to wear a nice shirt and track pants so I found some bright red dress pants. Accessorize with tons of gold: a gold belt, bowtie (in lieu of the crazy shoulder pads), and a royal crown. Any dress shoes you can find that match this crazy mix of colors will work (they're brown in the movie).
Hair: The prince's hair is very standard Disney prince: brown, short, and perfectly styled. If you want to reflect the 2015 adaptation a bit more, go for a curly mop (honestly I just wanted a chance to use a picture of Richard Madden).
As opposed to Prince Charming, Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert has tons of style.
Clothes: I actually quite like Rider's mix of colors, from khaki pants to a white shirt to a light blue vest. Add on a dark brown belt (which must be a standard among Disney males), some tall brown boots, and of course, a satchel.
Hair: Longer hair works better for Flynn, parted to the side and left quite loose.
In my entire time grilling people about Disney topics, I have never found someone who doesn't respond to Hades' name with an excited "yes I love him!" Even more, I actually like how this cosplay works for both males and females.
Clothes: Black and blue are so easy to find, and pairing a grey shirt with dark blue jeans is easy enough for most people. To further add to the outfit, grab some dark shoes, skull-themed accessories, and a dark blue scarf to add more color to the top.
Hair: If you want to go all the way, temporarily dye your hair a cool blue (even an ombré blue would be cool) and style it up as much as possible. Otherwise, you can just plop on a blue hat and be on your way to ruling the underworld.
You can be the scariest (funniest?) and most colorful people at your Halloween party by going as Mike and Sully. You can also switch around the genders on this one to fit your relationship: switch Mike to green pants and a green shirt, or Sully to a blue dress with purple accents, or any mix of the outfits.
Mike: With Mike as the female, you can find any light green dress and nice green shoes. Add to the outfit with a cool eye necklace to represent Mike's one eye or a green headband for horns.
Sully: Time to mix purple and blue: a green-blue shirt and purple pants will work, with purple shoes and a blue hat for the overall look.
Go super classic as Minnie and Mickey, with lots of red and charm.
Minnie: Find a polka-dotted red swing dress (or a polka-dotted top and solid pants) for classic Minnie. Pair the outfit with red shoes, cute white gloves, and, of course, some Minnie ears!
Mickey: Mickey is so easy! A comfy black shirt, bright red pants, and some yellow shoes is all it takes. You can accessorize with a Mickey watch and Mickey ears for extra flair.
You and your SO (or best friend) were simply meant to be, so show it by going as Jack and Sally for Halloween.
Jack: This is the time to show off all of the black that you own, with black pants, a white shirt, and a black jacket (super easy right?). You can sport black shoes, a Jack hat, and even some awesome makeup to round out the character.
Sally: I was looking through patched dresses and came upon the one above just on chance, but isn't it perfect? You'll need to find some kind of patched dress, or even a patched shirt and solid pants to pull of Sally (hey, if you're really handy you can grab any dress and sew patches on yourself). Throw on some Frankenstein's-monster-esque tights, beige or pink shoes, and maybe a light necklace to perfect the look. Dark red hair is ideal, but not required; for an extra touch, you can work with makeup as well.
There is no better couple to dress as than Carl and Ellie from Pixar's Up.
Ellie: You may have to do some searching to pull of this outfit, as you'll need a lot of dark green. Pair dark green shorts with a top of the same colors and a brown belt, then add black combat boots, a bandana or scarf around your neck, and an explorer's hat. The good thing about Ellie is that the hair just requires a low ponytail.
Carl: You can pull off old-timey chic with dark jeans, a white shirt, suspenders, a funky red tie, and brown dress shoes. Grab a pair of square glasses and some balloons for extra effect.
If you choose to go as one of these characters, comment with your cosplays; I'd love to see them!
Kat Shambaugh: photographer, graphic designer, wannabe Disney princess. Literature, Media, and Communications major at the Georgia Institute of Technology.