This article was originally published on BLAC Detroit.

‘Tis the season for creative costumes and being best-dressed at the Halloween party. This can be a money-tight time of year, but that shouldn’t stop you from going all out.

DIY’s can be time consuming and meticulous, and with Halloween just around the corner, it’s crunch time. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 6 creative costumes that you probably already have hanging in your closet.

The Joker

Grab your oversized blazer, tie, and colorful makeup palette for an iconic twist on the Joker.

Bratz Doll

Channel your inner girl power with this nostalgic costume. All you need is a white tee shirt or tank top, pink bottoms, knee high socks, and over the top makeup.


Disco Girl

Embrace the ‘fro with this groovy throwback costume! Grab your most patterned mini dress and knee high boots for a night out on the town this Halloween.

Cheetah Girls

Need a group costume? Look no further. Get your girls together with your monochrome tracksuit, tank top, and cheetah print accessory for the perfect Cheetah Girl moment.


If you have them, grab some overalls, and if you don’t, grab some dark denim and white shirt. This look requires a precise makeup look that will have you recognized right away!


This costume can easily be a group effort, but it also works solo. An homage to Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’. All you need is a monochrome red outfit and a pair of scissors.

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