We get it — between work, raising a family, rocking your side hustle, and everything in between, some of us simply don’t have the time to construct a jaw-dropping Halloween costume, especially since the holiday is landing on a school night this year. Never fear!

We’ve got your back with these one-item costumes that will take dressing up to the next level without inducing a full-on panic attack.

Scroll down to see just how easy this year’s costume can truly be…

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Woodland Animals

What you’ll need: DIY Animal Ears

Wear it with: gown or dress and optional whisker makeup.

Go the extra mile: Find a vintage fur coat or vest to feel oh-so-cuddly.

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A Bat

What you’ll need: DIY Bat Wings

Wear it with: An all black outfit.

Go the extra mile: Add bat ears and a black eye mask if you’re going for major Batman vibes.

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Genos Cyborg Costume

What you’ll need: sclera or colored contact lenses

Other possible costumes: zombie, cat, or vampire.

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Holly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

What you’ll need: A sleeping eye mask.

Wear it with: An oversized white dress shirt and heels.

Go the extra mile: Add tassel earrings to complete the look.

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A Witch

What you’ll need: A witch hat.

Wear it with: An all black outfit and heels or booties.

Go the extra mile: Get yourself some black sclera contacts, and don’t forget your broom!

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Unicorn Costume

What you’ll need: A unicorn horn.

Wear it with: An all white outfit, colorful and glittery makeup.

Go the extra mile: Temporarily dye your hair silver (above) or a pastel pink or purple. Wear furry boots and attach hair extensions, or strands of ribbon, to your lower back as a tail.

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A Vampire

What you’ll need: Fangs

Wear it with: An all black outfit and blood red lipstick.

Go the extra mile: Wear some colored contacts and add the classic blood drip from the corner of your mouth!

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Margot Tenenbaum

What you need: A vintage fur coat

Wear it with: A striped shirt dress, a hair clip, and a lot of eyeliner.

Go the extra mile: If you’re brunette, wear a blonde wig. Carry the iconic cigarette everywhere you go.

A Bachelor Contestant

What you’ll need: A long-stem red rose.

Wear it with: A nice cocktail dress, loads of hairspray and heels.

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Wednesday Addams

What you’ll need: A black and white collared dress.

Wear it with: Black tights and shoes, braided hair, optional black lipstick.

Go the extra mile: Carry around a skull head or your favorite poison.

3 comments
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    Laura Cooper | October 23, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Brilliant ideas! I like the Wonder woman, unicorn, animal ears, and bat wing. Who says you can’t be pretty on Halloween. 🙂

    Laura | https://toppicksforher.com/

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    Eden | October 27, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Oh man, I feel such like a mom but I have to warn your readers not to buy colored contact lenses without a prescription. “Anyone who sells you lenses without first looking at your prescription or asking for your eye doctor’s contact information is selling them illegally. That’s important because contacts that don’t fit can have scary consequences, including conjunctivitis (pink eye), scratches and sores on the cornea, even blindness.” https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/10/cosmetic-contact-lenses-without-rx-scary

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