10 Halloween Costumes From Your Favorite TV Shows That Are Insanely Easy to Put Together

Fun pop culture-inspired spooky season looks that are budget-friendly.
Halloween costume.

Halloween costume.

Spooky season is just around the corner, and if you haven’t already been thinking about it, now is the time to start pondering your Halloween costume. Whether you’re planning on attending a party or passing out candy in your neighborhood, you don’t want to miss the chance to dress up, right?

Unless you’re attending a Heidi Klum-level bash, you can pull together a fun and pop culture-inspired costume on a budget—and there’s no better inspiration than your favorite television show. So, go ahead and scroll through Netflix or Hulu to get those creative juices flowing, or peruse our list below to find a costume that speaks to you and is pretty simple to execute.

Sydney “Syd” Adamu From The Bear

The simplest of op culture-influenced Halloween costumes. Grab a white button-up, throw on a blue apron and simply shout “corner!” or “yes, chef!” as you constantly run around to really get into character.

Costume essential:

Uncommon Threads Unisex Adjustable 3 Pocket Restaurant Bib Apron, $10.95 (amazon.com)

Miriam “Midge” Maisel from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

Channeling Midge Maisel is the best excuse to purchase a vintage ’50s-era dress and matching hat.

Costume essentials: 

OWIN Women’s Vintage 1950’s Floral Spring Dress, $12.99 and Lawliet Wine Red Women Fascinator Pillbox Felt Wool Hat, $32.99 (amazon.com)

Nadja From What We Do in the Shadows

A vampire is always a classic Halloween costume, and all you need to portray Nadja is a full skirt, lots of black and, of course, her signature space buns.

Costume essential: 

HOOJIH Hair Bun Hair Piece, $19.99 (amazon.com)

Wednesday Addams From Wednesday

Arguably one of the easiest popular TV costumes to execute this year, you can embody the glum and morbid character with merely a braided pigtail wig and a Peter Pan-collared dress.

Costume essentials: 

FENSACE Women’s Peter Pan Collar Long Sleeve Dress, $29.99 and Juziviee Wednesday Addams Wig, $20.69 (amazon.com)

Mable Mora From Only Murders in the Building

Assemble a similar look to Selena Gomez’s character from the Hulu hit with a fuzzy orange jacket, the pair of Beats by Dre you already own and some round tinted sunglasses.

Costume essential:

Women’s Faux Fur Teddy Sherpa Jacket, $29.99 (target.com)

Sarah Cameron From Outer Banks

Before you pack away your denim shorts and tanks for the season, consider how you could repurpose them into a Halloween costume dedicated to OBX. Grab your John B and make it a couples costume.

Costume essentials:

Tiny tank and jean shorts that you likely already have in your closet, plus simple beach-inspired waves.

Belly Conklin From The Summer I Turned Pretty

Another great costume for girlies on a budget. Throw it back to the first-ever episode of the Amazon Prime Video hit in a simple graphic T-shirt that you can wear even after Halloween is over.

Costume essential: 

Positive Vibes The Summer I Turned Pretty T-Shirt, $22 (teepublic.com)

Alex Levy or Bradley Jackson From The Morning Show

A great TV-themed costume to try out with a friend, embody Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s characters, respectively, from this Apple TV+ drama in your best business-casual looks.

Costume essentials:

This is another easy one to achieve with items you already have in your closet, from a simple pencil skirt and turtleneck to a quarter-sleeve sheath dress and sensible pumps.

Tanya McQuoid From The White Lotus

Do your best Jennifer Coolidge impression with a gauzy long sleeve pink maxi dress, oversized sunglasses and pink head wrap.

Costume essentials:

PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Long Sleeve Vintage Flowy Dress, $46.99 and AStyles - Big Huge Oversized Vintage Style Sunglasses, $11.99 (amazon.com)

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Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.