8 So-Easy Costumes You Can Whip Up Now

Got a last-minute invite to a Halloween bash? Don’t turn down an opportunity to Monster Mash just because you didn’t have time to purchase or prepare an elaborate costume. That’s what pop culture is for!
This year’s fictional characters from TV and movies represent a snapshot of the year’s cultural highlights — and many of them are easy to recreate in the privacy of your own home.
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Here, a round-up of some of our favorites, from American Horror Story's Madison Montgomery to Scandal's Olivia Pope.


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MAC White Face and Body Foundation, $35, available at MAC; NARS Burn It Blue Duo Cream Shadow, $34, available at NARS; Lancôme Liner Design in Indigo Darling, $24.50, available at Lancôme; Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Shadow in Vision, $36, available at Nordstrom; Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Siren, $8, available at Drugstore.com.
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Dior DiorSnow UV Shield BB Creme, $58, available at Dior; Maybelline Gel Liner in Eggplant, $10.15, available at Soap.com; Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm, $17, available at Sephora; Lise Watier 24 Hrs Glam Mascara, $23, available at Lise Watier; Estée Lauder Pure Color Instant Intense Eyeshadow Trio in Steel Lilacs, $36, available at Estée Lauder.
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Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer, $48, available at Bloomingdale's; It’s A 10 Keratin Dry Oil Plus Keratin, $14.50, available at Amazon; Bobbi Brown Sequin Shimmer Brick Eye Palette, $48.50, available at Bobbi Brown; Tarte Lipsurgence Matte Lip Tint in Envy, $12, available at Tarte.
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Colette Malouf Pearl and Crystal 3-Strap Headband, $395, available at Amazon; Hourglass Illume Creme-to-Powder Duo in Bronze Light, $40, available at Sephora; Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope in Star System, $50, available at SpaceNK; Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush in Smooth Talker, $26, available at Sephora; Tresemmé Tres Two Extra Hold Hairspray, $5, available at Ulta.
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Pureology Pure Volume Extra Care Shampoo, $27 each, available at Pureology for salons; Blow Pro Textstyle Dry Texture Spray, $20, available at HSN; Kareco Medium Thermal Round Brush, $20, available at JCPenney; Sarah Potempa Beachwaver, $200, available at Birchbox; Biosilk Silk Therapy Treatment, $34.50, available at Drugstore.com.
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Votre Vu Le Joli Crayon in Charbon $16, available at Votre Vu; Make Silk Cream Lipstick in Taffy, $25, available at Birchbox; CoverGirl Outlast Foundation, $8, available at Drugstore.com; Benefit Gimme Brow, $22, available at Sephora; Sedu Revolution Diamond Iron, $180, available at Folica.
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Pretty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion, $38, available at Amazon; Amika 4P Interchangeable Barrel Curler Set, $175, available at Sephora; Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Cocoa, $22 at Sephora; Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Mercury, $11 available at Urban Decay; L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Excess, $9, available at Drugstore.com.
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Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Radiance Blush in Sweet Peach, $26, available at Elizabeth Arden; RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Modest, $36, available at Amazon; Eve Pearl Smudgeproof Liquid Liner in Black Pearl, $29, available at Eve Pearl; Original Mineral No Knott Detangling Spray, $26, available at Original Mineral.
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