100 #TBT Halloween Costume Ideas for Folks Who Love a Throwback
It's Thursday, and it's time for an extra special edition of #TBT! Presenting not 10, not 20, but 100 Halloween costume ideas for folks who love to throw it back. From the '20s to the 2000s, we've got something for every single one of you Bettys, Barneys and Beanie Babies.
SOLO #TBT COSTUMES
Hanson Teen Beat CoverOur esteemed Editorial Director Lisa gets DOUBLE the points for this throwback — it’s her costume from 1997! (via @lraptweets)
If you have a bucket hat and an old flannel lying around, all this costume requires are a few popsicle sticks from the craft store (or a sneaky trip to the doctor's office) and a little bit of glue. Folks may get confused if you swap the makeshift fence for a drink, but pop it up in front of your face and all those JTT lovers will instantly recognize/adore you. (via Uproxx)
Complete with an accurate 1st grader smile, this girl knows how to stay in character. She also knows her way around a laser backdrop. (via Moth)
GROUP #TBT COSTUMES
Saved by the Bell
Channel your inner Slater, Kelly, Zach, and Jessie with some sweet threads straight out of the late '80s. Just don't forget the old-school cell phone with an antenna bigger than your head. (via Brit + Co)
This unlikely crew of five is one of the most celebrated high school groups in movie history. A few key accessories and some '80s outfits will make this one a cinch. (via Brit + Co)
The race is on! Mario costumes can be a little tired, but this group punches it up with an amazing Mario Kart version. Or you could try a Dr. Mario or Mario Tennis angle, too!
The Golden Girls are absolutely timeless, and dressing like them is a total blast. Load up on the blush, ladies! (via Instagram)
Mini skirts? Check! Long locks? Check! Pink, pink and more pink? Check! With your outfits put together, you'll just need a Burn Book to complete the costume. (via Brit + Co)
Cast of Grease
Rydell High never looked so good. (via Brit + Co)
Who's the Lorelai to your Rory? Choose carefully and then pick your main men too. (via Brit + Co)
Wet Hot American Summer
What do you want to bet you and your friends own everything you need to pull this one off together? (via Brit + Co)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles
Cowbunga! (via Brit + Co)
Throw back to the Ghostbuster girl gang (via Brit + Co)
Prepare to save the shoreline with your amazing team *and* whistleblowing skills. (via Brit + Co)
COUPLES #TBT COSTUMES
Our '90s hearts have gone all aflutter. Become everyone's favorite football head with just a little construction paper and a pair of scissors. (via Twisted Sifter)
Lizzie McGuire and Miranda Sanchez
"You'll never figure out who you really are if you are trying to be someone else." (via Brit + Co)
Finn and Rey from Star Wars
Ham it up all night pretending to fight off Stormtroopers with Adam from Girls (errr… Kylo Ren). May the force be with you! (via Brit + Co)
The Simple Life
Have you ever wanted to do an early 2000s costume so badly?! The real question is, who will dress as Tink? (via Brit + Co)
Cruella De Vil and a Dalmatian
Who doesn't love Cruella and her 100 Dalmatians? Grab your favorite black dress and old white clothes that you don't need anymore to create this couple's costume. (via Brit + Co)
Sonny and CherThis pop star pair are a favorite for costume season, but Rachel Zoe and her hubby Roger Berman look nearly unidentifiable! Their attention to detail is stellar. (via @rachelzoe)
Add more characters to your Mystery Incorporated crew. Shaggy Rogers, anyone? (via Instagram)
The Shining Twins
"Come and play with us Danny!" (via Brit + Co)
Army Toy Soldiers
"Don't worry, boy. I've got your back." (via Brit + Co)
David Bowie and Prince
It wasn't enough to simply be a rock star or a musician — both Bowie and Prince took the role of artist VERY seriously. (Brit + Co)
BABY AND KID #TBT COSTUMES
Surely you can find some goggles and a hat at the last minute. (via Brit + Co)
Grab some shades and a button-down shirt and you're in business! (via Instagram)
Lana del Rey
Grab a summer dress and add a dramatic and colorful flower crown. (via Brit + Co)
Morton Salt Girl
All you need for this one is a trip to the grocery store for a cheap umbrella and some salt. (via Brit + Co)
Sandy + John
Looking to match your little man while you hit the 'hood going door to door? Jeans and Converse will save the day, and the jacket is likely needed anyway. (via Brit + Co)
Return of the Jedi Ewok
Turn your furry scraps into a fuzzy costume. (via Brit + Co)
Rosie the Riveter
Yes she can! #girlpower (via Brit + Co)
The best part of this? The costume was made from an actual Care Bear stuffed animal. Brilliant. (via Instructables)
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