12 Easy Halloween Hair Accessories If You Need An Instant Costume

Whether you're looking for an office-appropriate way to get into the Halloween spirit, or (and remember, this is a safe space) are simply too lazy to plan out a head-to-toe costume, hair accessories are a five-second way to instantly transform into royalty, the undead, or, you know, a mouse. (Duh.)

However, hair accessories aren't just the easiest way to dress up: They're also among the most affordable ways to do Halloween. From blinged-out crowns to spooky headbands, here are 12 hair accessories and headpieces that let the world know, 'I'm not that into Halloween, but hey, I tried.'


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Bat Hairband with Appliqué

Take flight with a glittery black bat headband for a subtle interpretation of Halloween spirit.
H&M Hairband with Appliqué$5.99 Buy

Prextex 4 Piece Halloween Horror Hair Bands

Gather up a few other lazy compadres and choose among death by axe, meat cleaver, saw, or...safety scissors?
Prextex 4 Piece Halloween Horror Hair Bands$18.95 Buy

Leg Avenue Die Cut Royal Crown Costume Headband Accessories

If evil sorceresses are more your vibe, add a black, lace-effect headpiece to the all-black outfit you're probably already wearing.
Leg Avenue Die Cut Royal Crown Costume Headband Accessories$10.99 Buy

Glitter Unicorn Headband

Transform into everyone's favorite mystical animal with a sparkly rainbow unicorn headband, complete with a miniature horn and adorably tiny ears.
Forever21 Glitter Unicorn Headband$5.90 Buy

Cuhair 4pcs Fashion Metal Crystal Rhinestone Hair Accessories

The biggest hair trend of the season gets a spooky makeover with these metallic skeleton barrettes.
cuhair 4pcs Fashion Metal Crystal Rhinestone Hair Accessories$4.99 Buy

Harley Quinn Wig - Suicide Squad

There's no mistaking Harley Quinn's dip-dyed blonde pigtails. Complete her look with messy red lipstick and a baseball bat.
Spirit Halloween Harley Quinn Wig - Suicide Squad$24.99 Buy

Hairband with Spider

For a minimal (or as minimal as Halloween can be, at the very least) approach, an all-black headband with a scary furry friend is the move.
H&M Hairband with Spider$12.99 Buy

BOO! Halloween Diamante Hair Slide

Add a touch of Halloween glam to your look with a sparkly rhinestone barrette.

Boohoo BOO! Halloween Diamante Hair Slide$4.00 $10.00 Buy
SWEETV Jeweled Baroque Queen Crown

This Amazon gem might look fancy, but for just $24, you can pick up this gorgeous bejeweled crown. (Keep it around for your birthday to get even more bang for your buck.)
SWEETV Jeweled Baroque Queen Crown$23.99 Buy

ASOS Crystal Hair Clips

You can choose trick or treat or both with this 2-pack of hair clips
ASOS Halloween Hair Clips$9.50 Buy

Goldtone Rhinestone Angel Headband

Feeling angelic? You can't go wrong with this classic Halloween costume add-on.
Spirit Halloween Goldtone Rhinestone Angel Headband$12.99 Buy

Sequin Cat Ears Headbands 8-Pack

Whether you want the option of wearing a different pair of sequined cat ears every day of the week, or are down to share, these feline headbands are a cute addition to your going out outfit. Also pairs well with this T-shirt.
Beinou Sequin Cat Ears Headbands 8-Pack$7.88 Buy

Mario Accessory Kit Adult Halloween

Mario's hat is one of the most iconic hair accessories of all time. (Now all you need to find is your Luigi...)
Disguise Inc Mario Accessory Kit Adult Halloween Accessory$16.70 $14.87 Buy

Shop Spooky Town

Nothing's scarier than a last-minute costume scramble. Click on over to Spooky Town now and shop our editors' curated collection of Halloween outfits and accessories. We even included some tasty treats!
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