Cheap and Easy TV/Movie-Inspired Costumes

Whether it’s a last-minute party you need a costume for or you’ve been slacking on your costume, these movie and TV inspired costumes are easy to put together, not to mention recognizable.

George, IT

What you’ll need:

  • a yellow raincoat
  • green galoshes
  • bright red balloon
  • paper boat

For extra emphasis, you could try to replicate a missing arm.

Joyce Byers, Stranger Things

What you’ll need:

  • piece of cardboard with gift wrap
  • black marker
  • Christmas lights
  • an old phone
  • green collared shirt
  • striped t-shirt underneath

Write the alphabet on the cardboard and attach the Christmas lights.

Negan, The Walking Dead

What you’ll need:

  • black motorcycle jacket
  • red scarf
  • t-shirt
  • fitted grey pants
  • motorcycle boots
  • Louisville slugger with barbed wire

Make sure that the barbed wire is fake.

Jon Snow, Game of Thrones

What you’ll need:

  • TEJN Ikea rug
  • black dye
  • black vest
  • black long-sleeved shirt
  • black tunic skirt
  • black pants
  • black boots

If you don’t have the hair like him, you can invest in a curly black wig.

Loraine Boughton, Atomic Blonde

What you’ll need:

  • simple black dress
  • long black trench coat
  • knee-high boots
  • black sunglasses

Unless you have platinum blond hair, you might need a wig for this one, too.

Offred, The Handmaid’s Tale

What you’ll need:

  • red hooded cape
  • large white bonnet

If you can’t find a bonnet, you can learn how to make one by following these instructions.

Chris, Get Out

What you’ll need:

  • jeans
  • white t-shirt
  • grey button-down
  • single fake tear

Diana Prince, Wonder Woman

What you’ll need:

  • blue gown
  • plastic warrior sword

You know a lot of people will be Wonder Woman, but why not be the Diana?

Luke Cage, The Defenders

What you’ll need:

  • black hoodie with “bullet” holes
  • stylish goatee

You can grow your own goatee or buy a fake one.

Dougie Jones. Twin Peaks

What you’ll need:

  • oversized lime green blazer
  • oversized khakis
  • oversized white dress shirt
  • green striped tie
  • simple belt
  • brown dress shoes

To top it off, you can put the tie on your head and carry Dougie’s signature coffee mug.

Zoya the Destoya, GLOW

What you’ll need:

  • metallic blue leotard
  • red arm-warmers
  • teased up hair
  • dark blue lipstick
  • matching eyeshadow

If you really want to get into character, top off the outfit with the red boots and the flame-like belt.

Baby, Baby Driver

What you’ll need:

  • varsity jacket
  • white t-shirt
  • white earbuds
  • black sneakers
  • Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglass (or a knockoff)

Dolores, Westworld

What you’ll need:

  • light blue long-sleeved striped shirt
  • high-waisted gray pants
  • brown cowboy boots
  • fake gun

You don’t want to forget a matching holster for your fake gun!

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