|Stranger Things' Eleven | Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad | Ariana Grande at the VMAs|
How to be the talk of the costume party
Picking a Halloween costume can be a little stressful. I hate purchasing tacky polyester-based costumes from Party City, but making mine from scratch can be a real pain, too. And then there's always the fact that people might not get it and then you have to spend all night explaining who you are because the people surrounding you are uncultured pigs. JK random people, but seriously, it's the worst when people don't understand your costume reference.
But no fear, Lindsey's here to save the day with an assortment of pop culture costumes that will have you winning the costume contest! Plus, I've found places to purchase costume pieces so that deciding a costume is as stress-free as possible.
Eleven (and the rest of the Stranger Things cast)
|Eleven from Stranger Things|
|The Stranger Things gang|
To really go all out, gather up your friends and dress as the entire cast. Wrap a camo bandana around your forehead like Lucas, turn your Walking Dead sheriff costume into a Hopper outfit, or just carry around a bunch of Christmas lights and cry about Will for a perfect Joy Byers look. Bonus points if someone dresses as the Demogorgon.
SoulCycle Instructor Ariana Grande
|Ariana Grande during her VMAs Performance|
|Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn|
|My favorite (fictional) Padre, Ginny Baker|
Pokémon Go was the summer phenomenon. Everyone and their mom played it. To go as the game, simply dress as Ash Ketchum (or your favorite Pokémon trainer or character) and spend the entire night on your phone playing the game, trying to catch a Charizard but probably finding nothing but Rattatas.
|Billie Lourd as Chanel No. 3 on Scream Queens|
A Snapchat Filter
|Rclbeauty101's take on the Snapchat rainbow filter|