10 DIY Costumes Inspired By 2014’s Most Popular Movies

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Although Halloween is literally a day away, all hope isn’t lost for the procrastinating souls who have still yet to find a costume. You’ve already seen how easy it is to copy your favorite singers’ looks from their music videos and how cool and cute it can be to dress up like any faction member from Divergent, but did you know that it’s also very simple, cheap and fast to dress up like your fave movie character? We thought so.

Here are some DIY costume/outfit inspos that will have you looking like best you can on All Hallow’s Eve:

Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace in The Fault In Our Stars

Hazel’s dressed-down look is so easy to duplicate, and that’s why it’s the perfect last-minute costume! A graphic tee, jeans, Chucks, and an oversized cardigan are all you really need to look so freakin’ cute this Halloween!



Ansel Elgort as Gus in The Fault In Our Stars

Gus’ amazing TFIOS style is easy to duplicate, too! “Borrowed from the boys” is always, always, always a good way to go when looking for costume ideas, so grab your dad’s or brother’s old leather jacket, some boyfriend jeans, and some old, classic sneakers and you’ll be good to go! Accessorize however you want, okay? Okay.

Angelina Jolie as the titular character in Maleficent

Yes, Angelina’s extreme ferocity is totally doable, even if you waited forever to do your costume. A long flowy dress, chunky heels and/or boots, and a leather jacket will help you channel your inner evil queen, but make sure all your pieces are as black as night (this look won’t work with any other color). Grab a glam walking stick (must also be black), add some emerald/jade accessories, and contour your face to give yourself high cheekbones, and before everyone’s very eyes, you’ll transform into the ferociously chic version of Maleficent.

Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora in Maleficent

The flowier the better when looking like a princess, especially Princess Aurora from Maleficent. Grab a long, light-colored dress, and pair it with a dark colored coat or cape (must also be long). Not only will this costume keep you warm, but you can also twirl around in all of your fabulosity. For this look to be complete, we recommend that you use some of your best heels, some really nice jewelry, and a tiara. After all you’re a princess, right? Princesses deserve the best! For an added Elle touch, you can even braid a small section of your hair.

The Lego Movie

Who says your DIY costume has to be of a live-action person? Animated movies are also up-for-grabs, and that includes a look inspired by The Lego Movie. We suggest doing a clean and simple monochromatic, color-blocked ensemble, using lego pieces as a way to accessorize things like your earrings, your clutch, and your shoes. It’ll be just enough to let people know you love LEGOs, without having to dress like a full-blown toy. Because obvi we still want to be cute on Halloween! Duh!

Emma Roberts as April in Palo Alto

For all the indie movie lovers out there, this absolutely hip and inspired look from the Palo Alto flick (based on the novel by James Franco) is one that you’ll probably want to rock this holiday. A sweater, knee socks, boots, a pleated skirt, and some white headphones will make you the epitome of a modern day, hipster school girl. Don’t forget the cutesy mysterious look on your face!

Dylan O’Brien as Thomas in The Maze Runner

Rock anything outdoorsy and Earth toned, and you’ll be all set to take on the Maze like Thomas. For our version of the look, we used an oversized grey sweater, a brown belt, brown field jacket, brown pants, and some Timbs.

Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past

You’ve more than likely already have blue pants/leggings, a blue top, and blue shoes. Put them all together, add some blue makeup, orange hair, and orange accessories, and WHAM, you’re Mystique! This costume is all of the X-Men cuteness, but none of the gross mutant stuff.



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Just like how you probably already have a ton of blue clothes, you probably also already have a ton of green pieces, like a dress and leggings. Get a brown belt, boots, and some toy ninja weapons to complete your kick-butt costume. For the eye-masks (depending on which turtle you want to be) grab some red (Raphael), blue (Leonardo), orange (Michelangelo), or purple (Donatello) ribbon and cut some eye holes in a strip that you will later tie around your face. The best part of this costume is that that you can wrangle three of your besties and be all four super turtles!



Zoe Saldana as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy

Last but certainly not least is an costume idea inspired but the kick-butt heroine of the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Gamora. A leather vest, leather pants, some boots, fingerless gloves (all black) and green body paint will be all you need to transform into an intergalactic heroine. Don’t forget the toy sword… you’ll need it to slay.



So which DIY movie costume is the one for you this Halloween season? Dish in the comments!

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