Costume Ideas for People Who Don't Like Dressing up on Halloween

Choosing your Halloween costume ranks pretty high up there on the list of most difficult life decisions, especially if you're not fond of dressing up.

It's not that you don't want to dress up (mainly because you know you need to wear a costume if you want to go trick-or-treating), you just don't see the point in spending time and money throwing together a getup you'll only wear for a few hours one day out of the year.

We're right there with you, which is why we rounded up nine easy "costumes" that require little to no effort on your part to make.

Keep scrolling to find the perfect Halloween costume for you!


This first costume comes to us courtesy of good ol' Jim Halpert on The Office. He knows what's up. All you need to be "Facebook" for Halloween is a marker to write "book" on your face and voilà! It doesn't get simpler than this.

Jim Halpert's Facebook costume on The Office

(The Office via NBC)


Smartie Pants

If you want to be a little punny with your outfit, attach some Smarties to your pants to become a smartie pants. To make this costume even easier to pull off, just shove your pockets full of Smarties. No need to adhere them to your bottoms.

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Chances are you have a sports uniform or you know someone who does. Throw that puppy on and you're good to go. Who says you have to shell out a ton of cash on a Halloween costume? Definitely not us.

Maddie wearing her basketball jersey on Liv and Maddie

(Liv and Maddie via Disney Channel)


Nudist on Strike

For this hilarious costume, you can wear whatever you feel most comfortable in, then wear a sign around your neck that reads "Nudist on Strike." People will get a kick out of it.

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You can add some Halloween flair to this shirt by pairing it with some witchy accessories, or you can keep it simple and rock it with a pair of jeans. This T-shirt will set you back $10 on Amazon, but you can also make it yourself by writing the text on a white shirt with a fabric pen.

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Hawaiian shirts are generally abundant at thrift stores or in your dad's closet. Ask him, or one of your friend's dads, if you can borrow one. Then pair that with some shorts, tennis shoes, a dad hat and a fanny pack to bring it all together.


Instagram Post

Another costume that lets you wear whatever the heck you want, all you have to do is carry around an Instagram post. Follow THIS DIY to make your very own. It will take a little bit of time, but the payoff is well worth it. Think about how many people will want to snap a pic with your costume.


Wednesday Addams

Of all the costumes on this list, this one requires a bit more dressing up. But it's perfect for the person who sports all black everything on the reg. Get yourself a black dress, tights and shoes, and braid your hair as Wednesday would to pull off this look. No one will have trouble figuring out who you are, because she's such an iconic character.

When Life Gives You Lemons

One of the most hilariously clever costumes we've ever seen, this ensemble is sure to garner plenty of laughs from your friends and family. Simply sport a T-shirt that says "Life" on it and carry around a bag of lemons (preferably fake), and that's that.


Want to be a little more intricate with your Halloween costume? If you have glasses, THESE are the perfect get ups for you.