It’s OK to admit it: you already want to be your favorite TV show or movie character IRL, so why not make that dream a reality this Halloween? Whether you want to be Ariel from “The Little Mermaid,” Wednesday Addams from “The Addams Family,” Barbie from the “Barbie” movie, or Woody (or Jessie) from “Toy Story,” you can bring your onscreen icon to life when you transform into them with a DIY costume.
No need to splurge on new items. Channel your character’s cool, quirky, or unique style in a totally original (and cheap!) way for spooky season, using clothes and accessories you already have in your closet. Most costumes from movies or TV show Halloween costumes already have wildly cool looks (basically everything worn on “Mean Girls” and every “Clueless” outfit ever), so dressing the part will be easier than you imagined.
Finding easy character costumes to replicate this year should be a breeze with TV shows and movies like “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” “Succession,” “Stranger Things,” “Black Panther,” “The Umbrella Academy,” Star Wars, and more. Ahead, take a peek at the best DIY Halloween costume ideas for some of the most legendary TV and film characters to grace our screens.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano