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27 TV-Inspired Costumes For The Laziest Halloweeners

Because Halloween prep takes too much time away from your Netflix binge.

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2. Keith Morrison From Dateline / Via

What you'll need: Sport jackets, button-down, white hairspray, love of all things creepy and murder-y.

Bonus points: Narrate the potential murder mystery of your friends' lives throughout the night.

3. Carrie From Homeland / Via

What you'll need: DIY some mascara tear tracks, a wobbly chin, blonde wig, and one of those Bar Mitzvah blow-up saxophones (because she loves jazz).

Take it further: Carry around a diagram white board of your color-coded theories. Also a terror alert chart.

5. Frank Underwood From House of Cards

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What you'll need: Suit, propensity of breaking the fourth wall, giant plate of ribs, knocking on all tables.

Go big: Slowly take over the party you're attending, eventually being sworn in as host.


8. Guy Fieri From Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives / Via

What you'll need: Blonde temporary spray and gel for frosted tips, ridiculous bowling-type shirt, a hoop earring, facial hair. Call things "money," and every hour, yell, "I'm driving the bus to flavortown!"

Take it further: Eat the biggest food item you can find as messily as possible throughout the night.

9. Mary Queen of Scots From Reign / Via

What you'll need: Any maxi dress, literally all the jewelry, put lots of random braids in your hair, add a flower crown or tiara. Make it as un-historically accurate as possible.

Bonus points: Draw a red line on your neck where Queen Elizabeth will have your head removed.


10. Selena and Gary From Veep

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For Selena: Red dress, flag pin, foul mouth.

For Gary: Suit, enormous purse.

Bonus points: Gary should whisper information about other party guests or friends into Selena's ear all night.

12. Jon Snow and Yigritte From Game of Thrones

For Jon Snow: Your girlfriend's trendy faux fur vest from a couple years ago, all black everything. You should probably know nothing.

For Yigritte: Your own faux fur vest from a couple years ago, red hair, bow and arrows. Alternatively, a sheet ghost.

13. Tim Gunn and a Hideous Dress From Project Runway / Via

For Tim Gunn: Impeccable suit, gray hair. Say, "This worries me" to the dress all evening.

For the dress: Find a garish old thrift-store gown and tear it apart. Strut as if you were on a catwalk all night. #Done.


17. 9th Doctor and Rose From Doctor Who / Via

For the 9th Doctor: Leather jacket, funky dance moves, Northern English accent.

For Rose: Pink top or Union Jack tee, leather jacket, blonde hair.

Take it further: Have your third-wheel friend go as a living plastic mannequin from the inaugural episode of the reboot. *Run for your life!*


22. Various Clones on Orphan Black

For Cosima: Glasses, dreads, nose ring, science. (Nasal cannula optional.)

For Sarah: Side part, punk attitude, leather jacket. (Daughter optional.)

For Alison: Bangs, ponytail, suburban mom clothes, bottle of alcohol.

For Helena: Frizzy blonde wig, under-eye circles, air of craziness.

26. "A" and the Liars from Pretty Little Liars

For the Liars: Just grab some Forever 21 pseudo-trends, a curling iron, and you and four friends are good to go.

For "A:" A black hoodie and tube of lipstick for writing threats on mirrors.

27. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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For Charlie, as Green Man: Green morph suit.

For Dee: Wear a feather boa and a beak, ask why everyone is calling you a bird.

For Mac as Night Man: Black karate outfit, hella eyeliner, cat-eye contacts.

For Dennis: Sweater, button-down, D.E.N.N.I.S. Method on poster board.

Bonus points: Drink unlabeled bottles of beer, be the worst people in the world. Revel in it.

Double bonus points: For Rickety Cricket, dig out old priest costume, make it very ragged.