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    19 Things To Turn Clothes You Already Own Into A Halloween Costume

    If you just got invited to a last-minute Halloween party, these accessories will get you ready with very little effort and very little money spent.

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    1. A deer antler headband that'll turn you into a cute forest animal in seconds. Pair it with a brown outfit, maybe some faux fur, and voilà! And if you want to be an overachiever, you can also do some deer makeup.

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    Promising review: "These antlers are fantastic! The quality is top notch. I wore them for eight-plus hours with no problem. They were very comfortable. Bumped into door frames and the roof of the car several times getting in and out of the car with no issue. Made of durable material and stayed on securely with the ribbon tie attached to the headband. Will probably have to be a deer some future Halloween just to use these antlers again. Definitely recommend purchasing these." —Bertystevens

    Get it from Amazon for $12.17+ (available in two designs).

    2. A glittery cat ears headband, because this is honestly just a good thing to have on hand for all future last-minute costume events. Pop these ears on with a black outfit, draw some whiskers on, and you'll be ~the cat's meow~.

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    Promising review: "Wore them all day at work for Halloween, and forgot they were on my head. Very lightweight and really adorable. I received many compliments." —Danigrl

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in seven colors). 

    3. An adjustable captain's hat you can wear with a striped shirt or a white button-down and a blazer for a super-easy sailor costume. Ahoy, mateys!

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    Promising review: "Good quality and perfect for different-sized heads." —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    4. A mouse ears headband so you can finally have your "I'm a mouse, duh!" moment. Find some friends and wear these with sunglasses to go as the Three Blind Mice, or wear them with a Disney-themed outfit and you're instantly a Mouseketeer.

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    Promising review: "These mouse ears are fantastic! I was a little skeptical when they were priced so low, but took a chance after seeing great reviews and, really, I just needed these to work for Halloween. I was pleasantly surprised when the ears arrived. They are nicer than I expected and will last. I added cute DIY hats to them for my kids to dress up as Steamboat Willie and Vintage Minnie Mouse for Halloween." —Sarah Coggins

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 12 designs).

    5. Some ladybug wings, because all you need is a black and red outfit and maybe some antennas and you're good to go!

    reviewer wearing the ladybug wings with a black top and red tutu
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    Promising review: "Just adorable! These wings are sparklier and nicer-quality than expected, and I felt just adorable all day. Highly recommended for an easy, cheerful costume that will make you feel pretty!" —Fancy Cookie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99

    6. Or a beautiful butterfly wings shawl available in a bunch of gorge color options that'll have you fluttering around the function like the social butterfly you are. You can wear these wings with pretty much anything, but most reviewers opted for a black dress or black leggings.

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    Promising review: "Fun wings that are lightweight and brightly colored. Usually things around my neck annoy me, and I was worried about this one pulling too much, but it really wasn't an issue. The Velcro neckband had enough room and wasn't tight at all. I loved that these wings could be folded up and stored nicely, unlike the ones with wire in them. Also they don't get in the way of other people. I wore mine to a classroom party and didn't have to worry about the wings whacking anyone. :-)" —SweetPeaUT

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

    7. A wand to pair with your favorite plaid skirt or slacks and a tie so you can look like a witch or wizard straight outta Hogwarts — for less than $20. Bonus points if you already own clothes to match your House.

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    Each style is based off the wand of a Harry Potter character! 

    Promising review: "If you're looking for a wand just to complete the look for a costume, this is it!! Lightweight plastic wand, good for kids or adults. Very affordable." —Iolaninani

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven styles). 

    8. A Cat in the Hat accessory kit fully equipped with white gloves, a red bow tie, and the iconic striped hat. All you need is a black shirt, dress, or jumpsuit from your closet.

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    Promising review: "I bought this last minute for Dr. Seuss Day at school. It came on time and was perfect! I like being really creative, but just didn't have it in me this week. This accessory kit did the job just fine." —sam

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    9. A pair of alien glasses and a headband to throw on with a metallic ensemble, and BAM! You're a space babe.

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    Promising review: "Awesome quality and got lots of compliments! Used it for my alien costume. People at the party loved my costume — mostly the alien antenna headband!" —onanne

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    10. A set of Pikachu ears and a tail perfect for Pokémon fans in need of a last-minute costume. To complete this look, just wear a yellow outfit and paint some red circles on your cheeks. Oh, and don't forget to say "Pika Pika" all day.

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    If you want your bestie or partner to dress up as Ash Ketchum, just grab this accessory kit. And don't forget your Pokéball!

    Promising review: "Headband was perfect and nicely stuffed. Stayed put all night. The tail is bigger than I expected, but I'm so glad because it ended up looking better for the costume. I had to put a couple loose stitches at the base of the tail to attach it to my dress, and the top of the tail I just attached to my zipper using the safety pin it comes with. All-in-all, took two minutes and stayed put all evening, upright and fully stuffed. If you are worried it's a child size and aren't sure, just order it because it's fine and can totally fit an adult female head size." —asamimakes

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    11. A hippie-inspired accessory kit that includes a fringe vest, round sunglasses, a headband, and leopard print peace sign earrings — just throw on some bell bottom jeans or a floral dress, and you'll be the grooviest person at the Halloween party. ☮️

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    Promising review: "Doesn’t look cheap and cheesy like other costumes. Makes me want to wear it on a daily basis, LOL." —Sabrina Burns

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in vest sizes XS–3XL).

    12. A stunning jeweled crown that'll go perfectly with that extravagant dress, tulle skirt, or fancy suit collecting dust in the back of your closet. Finally, you can live out your childhood dream of being a queen or king when you grow up.

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    Reviewers have also worn it for birthdays, maternity shoots, and cosplay!

    Promising review: "This crown is amazing. The colors are a perfect pastel pallet. I used it for a birthday photo shoot. My friend attached it with only the clips included in the box. I could tilt my head all the way back, and that thing wasn't going anywhere. It's not heavy, and I honestly forgot I was wearing it a few times. My advice...buy the crown, QUEEN!" —Cammy

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    13. A 1920s flapper accessory kit available in tons of color and design options — it comes with a feather headpiece, dangle earrings, a long necklace, gloves, and a cigarette holder. Just add these to a sassy fringe or sequin dress, and you'll look like you just stepped out of The Great Gatsby.

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    Promising review: "I was surprised that this was as nice as it was. I honestly expected the feather headband to be crushed or just not of good quality. But it's beautiful. The pearl necklace looks nice and has some weight to it, like real pearls would — not cheap plastic. The earrings actually look beautiful for costume jewelry, and I like the fabric the gloves are made from. The cigarette holder is maybe a little cheaply made, but not enough that I wouldn't buy it again." —Amanda Kay Heffley

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    14. A pack of stick-on face jewels to transform you into a mermaid in minutes. Although you can totally let the ~face~ do the talking for this look, you could also grab a mermaid shell tee to really drive it home.

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    Reviewers also love to wear these for music festivals!

    Promising review: "All of the face gems were unique and beautiful. Super easy to apply, they come with adhesive already on them, ready to stick on. The gems are not individual; it comes in a ready-to-paste pattern. But I took some of them apart to customize my look." —Sasha

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $15.97.

    15. A stylish witch hat made of a breathable wool blend fabric that'll make any all-black outfit something Sabrina Spellman would envy.

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    Promising review: "My hat arrived today. It has a wide brim and foldable pointed, and it's so freaking comfortable. I love it! Definitely going to order more in different colors. When I'm not at work, I'm wearing it EVERY DAY." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in two colors).

    16. Or if Maleficent is your witch of choice, a horn hat to pair with a dramatic black dress so you can become the Mistress of Evil.

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    Promising review: "Awesome headpiece! I was very skeptical about purchasing this item for my Maleficent costume, but I was super impressed by it! It does have a bit of a strong smell, but it went away quickly after taking it out of the bag. The fit is perfect, and the horns stand up perfectly. I am really looking forward to seeing the whole costume come together." —Somer Zvolensky

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    17. A Mario and Luigi set of hats, mustaches, yellow buttons, and gloves you can wear with your bestie. Throw on some overalls, and you'll be on your way to save Princess Peach.

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    Promising review: "These items were way better quality than I was expecting. The hats are stretchy, thick, and fit both my really big head and my son's small/average head surprisingly well. The M and L are actually embroidered on. The mustaches, buttons, and gloves are great, too. Amazing value for the money!" —Randy

    Get both sets from Amazon for $26.99.

    18. A pair of realistic-looking vampire fangs that are honestly all you need for a dope vampire costume. Go heavy on the black eyeliner, add some fake blood and a moody outfit, and you'll look like an extra on Twilight.

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    Promising review: "The BEST! They look so real!! I went to a gothic bar for Halloween, and the guy there thought they were my real teeth. Plus they're super easy to put on or take off, the size is perfect for a sexy look, and it doesn't bother drinking or eating at all. I never post pictures of any products, but I'd love to post one for it!" —Alex Dai

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    19. And a unicorn headband for wearing with a sparkly outfit and some glittery makeup so you can prance around like the mystical being you are.

    reviewer wearing the unicorn headband with a pink and blue wig
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    Promising review: "Very happy with the unicorn headband quality. Really pretty and super cute. Even better in person. I wore it as a Halloween costume. It is very eye-catching and takes many beautiful photos. Left many sweet memories. Honestly, really well made. And I continue to wear it every day after the party." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99

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    Psst! Did you hear that Tasty has its very own Halloween TV special? Snoop & Martha's Very Tasty Halloween premieres Thursday, October 21 only on Peacock. Check it out!

    Tasty's Halloween special
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