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10 Simple ‘From Your Closet’ Halloween Costumes That Every Lesbian Can Pull Off With Ease

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If there is one holiday the gay men beat us at, it’s Halloween. They win for two reasons: First, because they’re willing to spend a lot of precious hours and dollars on something extravagant, sparkly, and beautiful. Secondly, because if they don’t want to put effort into anything they can just wear a jock-strap and go as some sort of professional athlete.

In an effort to help the ladies who love ladies out there, I have compiled a list of costumes that you can assemble mostly from your closet (or your girlfriend’s if you’re lucky enough to have one). And don’t worry; they aren’t the default trucker, cowgirl, and/or lumberjack that we’ve all done last minute.


1. The Dude

From Your Closet: A white v-neck tee, sandals, sunglasses, and plaid board shorts.

You Might Have To Get: A bathrobe

The-Dude


2. Kim Possible

From Your Closet: Cargo pants (I know they’re in the closet somewhere, probably next to your first college girlfriend), black shirt, and gloves.

Tip: Say, “What’s the sitch?” into your cell phone all night.

Kim-Possible

Lara-Croft


3. Lara Croft

Even if you don’t have big boobs, this is an easy and fun one to do!

From Your Closet: There’s a ton of different versions of her so you can wear dark or khaki shorts or pants, a black tank top, and combat boots. Throw your hair in a braid or let your girlfriend do it as a fun bonding experience.

You Might Have To Get: Some fake guns if they’re allowed at the party you’re attending.

Lara-Croft


4. Hey Arnold

From Your Closet: Red flannel, green sweater, jeans, and a baseball cap.

Tip: Also a great couple costume if your lady friend has a pink dress and a uni-brow.

Hey-Arnold


5. Army Pants and Flip-Flops Girl from Mean Girls

From Your Closet: Army pants and flip-flops.

If anyone asks what you are, just say:

army-pants


6. Francine from Arthur

From Your Closet: Red sweatshirt, jeans, and red chucks.

You Might Have To Get: A couple yellow barrettes, unless you already rock those.

Francine-from-Arthur


7. Sporty Spice

From Your Closet: Sports bra, track pants, and sneakers. Bonus points if you already have the armband tattoo.

It’s never out of style to spice up your life!

Sporty-Spice


8. Katniss Everdeen

From Your Closet: Cargo pants, dark v-neck, combat boots, and brown leather jacket (if you have one).

You Might Have To Get: Bow, arrows, and the ability to kick-ass.

Katniss-Everdeen


9. John Bender AKA “The Criminal”

From Your Closet: White t-shirt, red flannel, jean jacket, grey jeans, and black boots. It’s also a great touch to cut the fingers off an old pair of gloves.

Optional Accessories: Molly Ringwald and a bad attitude.

John-Bender-AKA-The-Criminal


10. Pillow Princess

From Your (Linen) Closet: An old pillowcase and tiara.

Instructions: Cut a hole in the pillowcase for your arms and legs. Then, place the tiara on your head. For added length, use a body pillowcase.

Tip: Don’t tell your girlfriend you are going as her.

pillow-princess

pillow-princess

If all else fails, paint yourself a deep blue and go as an Indigo Girl.

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