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Fact: Euphoria’s Rue Bennett Makes For The Comfiest Halloween Costume Ever

Warning: This costume post does contain a few spoilers.

Euphoria took the summer of 2019 by storm. If you weren’t mood boarding the characters’ style via the saved tab on your Instagram, you were probably trying out their many colorful and sparkly makeup looks at home. Admit it: You’ve been training to for your Euphoria Halloween costume since August and now that there are themed parties to go to, it’s time to shine. 
Halloween is creeping up faster than you can say, “BOO!” and that means you don’t have a ton of time to piece together a complicated look. Luckily, the easiest and most comfortable character, wardrobe-wise, is Euphoria's lead, Rue Bennett (Zendaya). You definitely already have pieces in your closet (or your dad’s) that will help you complete some of Rue’s laid-back looks. All you need now is some glitter, tousled hair and if you’re part of a twosome (or a whole squad) — someone to play Jules (Hunter Schafer), Kat (Barbie Ferreira), or Cassie (Sydney Sweeney). 
Get ready to Amazon Prime more glitter than you’d need for any arts-and-crafts project, some truly cozy athleisure, and, potentially, a nun’s habit. Here’s everything you’ll need to recreate some iconic Rue Bennett (and friends) looks. 

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Rue Bennett's Glitter Makeup 

Rue tends to keep her makeup looks fairly casual, except for her when it comes to her eyes. The high schooler’s skin and face are kept natural to make burgundy tones on her lids or smears of glitter under her lower lash line really pop.

On Instagram, Euphoria’s lead makeup artist Doniella Davy revealed that to achieve the rich red hues on Rue’s eyes, Davy uses the warm burgundy tone on the Kevyn Aucoin Electro Pop Pro Eyeshadow palette. To give Rue her iconic glitter-y tears, the makeup artist uses the gold glitter side of budget-friendly Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art in the shade “Desert Dazzle.” 
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Photo: Courtesy of HBO.

Rue Costume Option 1: Dad Style

Rue likes to combine pieces I imagine she could have found in her dad’s closet with comfortable trendy pieces of her own, like the time she wore an open Hawaiian shirt over a tube top and work pants. Although the actual shirt she’s wearing is a vintage find, this orange and blue King Kameha button down looks fairly similar and has the same energy.

I'd avoid any shirts with flames to keep your 'fit from looking too Guy Fieri. Wear it unbuttoned over this striped tube top and pair it with some navy boot cut Dickies pants  and a high ponytail to achieve the full look.
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Photo: Courtesy of HBO.

Rue Costume Option 2: The Red Hoodie

Besides glitter tears, Rue’s dark red hoodie is one of her most notable looks. Seriously, does she ever take that thing off? This Hanes Full-Zip Fleece Hoodie is the perfect dupe for what they have her wear on the show. Pair it with this muted green tie-dye shirt, some bike shorts and black high top Converse sneakers for the most comfortable Halloween costume ever.
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Costume Option 2: Jules & Rue At The Carnival

Thinking of a couple’s costume? You’ll be the best dressed as Rue and her best friend/girlfriend Jules Vaughn at their school carnival. To achieve Jules’ layered '90s look, go for a sweet-looking pink nighty like this over a striped red and black mesh top with a white choker around your neck. This is the exact glitter Euphoria’s lead makeup artist Doniella Davy used on the character. Top it off with a little pink furry backpack embroidered with silver stars for major Jules vibes.

To be Rue, you’ll need high waisted black skinny jeans or jeggings, a mesh black crop top that complements Jules’, and a camel-colored duster jacket.
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Photo: Courtesy of HBO.

Costume Option 4: Rue & Jules At Halloween

You should definitely copy Rue and Jules' chic Halloween costumes for your own Halloween look. Although it initially seems like a couple’s costume from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, I think Rue is giving off way more Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic vibes in her tuxedo. You can find a similarly fitted one, here. Finish the look with a deep side part and glitter liner.
To be Jules as Juliet, a long white sundress topped with angelic-looking wings will do the trick. Melting black eyeliner after you’ve fallen into someone’s pool is optional. 
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Costume Option 5: Rue & Friends At Halloween

If you’re looking to dress up as the whole Euphoria squad with your own crew, add Kat’s nun costume or Cassie’s True Romance look to the mix. Kat’s Ms.45 inspired nun ensemble can be achieved with a nun habit like this one, some black eye liner and a little glitter to recreate the upside down crosses under her eyes, deep red lipstick, and a fearless attitude. 
Cassie’s Alabama Worley costume is a little more involved. Not only will you need a bobbed blonde wig, you’ll need a blue underwire bra like this one, a cow print skirt, an aqua patent leather belt, aqua-rimmed shades, a bright red lip, teal glitter shadow, and some navy cowboy boots

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