11 easy ways to turn a pair of jeans into a Halloween costume

Paramount PicturesRecreate this iconic scene from ‘Mean Girls’ this year.

With Halloween right around the corner, chances are you’re already thinking about costume ideas.

If you don’t have time to put together a DIY look this year, and you’re not impressed with in-store options, there are still dozens of ensembles to choose from – even if you wait until the last minute.

Below, check out 11 easy costumes you can make with a pair of jeans you already have in your closet.


Dress up as denim-clad Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake from the 2001 American Music Awards.

What you need to be Britney Spears: A denim dress or skirt, a denim top, a light blue shirt, a denim or light-blue blazer, jeans, and a denim hat if you have one.


Throw on a flannel and some scarecrow makeup.

Courtesy of Jessica LynMake the look as scary or tame as you want.

What you need: A plaid shirt, blue jeans, cowboy boots, and a straw hat.

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Transform into cultural icon Rosie the Riveter.

Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)No list of last-minute costumes would be complete without this classic outfit.

What you need: A red bandana, a blue or denim top, jeans, and some red lipstick.


Coordinate with a friend or partner and dress up as Wayne and Garth from “Wayne’s World.”

Paramount PicturesThrow it back to this ’90s classic.

What you need: A black T-shirt, a black baseball cap, a blue plaid shirt, a printed white T-shirt, and ripped light-wash jeans.


Bring the “Where’s Waldo?” series to life this Halloween.

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty ImagesIt’s a fun idea for a group costume.

What you need: Red and white striped shirt, jeans, fake (or real) black glasses, a beanie, and a scarf.


Go as children’s book and TV show character, Arthur the Aardvark.

DHX MediaThis look takes minutes to put together.

What you need: A yellow sweater, a white button-up, jeans, white sneakers, and glasses.


Dress up as Debbie Thornberry from “The Wild Thornberrys.”

Viacom InternationalLook bored in any photos you take on Halloween.

What you need: A green plaid shirt or green jacket, an orange shirt, jeans, and a pair of red sneakers.


Become Linda or Gene from “Bob’s Burgers.”

20th TelevisionAnother great idea for a group costume.

What you need: A red long-sleeved shirt, red glasses, a yellow T-shirt, and jeans.


Turn yourself into beloved Disney character, Goofy.

Walt Disney StudiosThis is perfect if you have an orange sweater.

What you need: A green or straw hat, a vest, an orange sweater, sneakers, and jeans.


Create a Coachella costume in minutes.

Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesJust wear every trend you can think of.

What you need: A crop top, fun accessories, oversized sunglasses, and jeans or denim shorts.


Go as Cady Heron from this iconic scene in “Mean Girls.”

Paramount PicturesEnlist three friends to be the ‘Plastics’ this year.

What you need: An oversized pink polo shirt and jeans.

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