If you and your sweetheart are looking for a couple’s costume this year, you might want to consider dressing up as Mia and Sebastian: the main characters in the Oscar-winning hit La La Land, which was filmed in Los Angeles. Whether or not your life mirrors that of the aspiring actress and the jazz-loving pianist, how can you pass up the opportunity to wear a gorgeous yellow dress and a simple suit? This ensemble is not only easy, but also allows you and your partner to wear your getups again and again, even when it’s not Halloween. Bonus points if you spend the day in L.A. and visit Griffith Observatory while in character.
Mia Wallace’s haircut is on-trend this fall, so you’re already halfway to creating your ideal modern train wreck woman’s Halloween costume based on the Pulp Fiction character. All that’s left to do is grab some black pants and a white button-up (which might already be among your work-wardrobe staples), and you’re there! Turn it into a couple’s Halloween costume by having your significant other dress up as Vincent Vega, who dons a black suit, black socks, a white button-up, and a black bolo tie.
If you’re feeling inspired by The 90’s Experience, get your girls together for the ultimate group Halloween costume. Find the Tai and Dionne to your Cher, channel your love for plaid and feather boas, and take a drive out to Beverly Hills to complete your Clueless look (but be prepared for all the high-school drama).
The Big Lebowski
When it comes to easy Halloween costumes, it doesn’t get much better than “The Dude” in The Big Lebowski—especially if you’re looking to hit up your local thrift shop and craft a costume on the cheap. Whether you decide to hang out in a clashing patterned ensemble or in a pair of shorts and a bathrobe, you must head to the bowling alley to truly embrace the persona.
Full House is clearly set in San Francisco, making the beloved sitcom ideal for Halloween-costume inspiration. Given how long the TV show was on-air, there are literally hundreds of outfits to choose from, so pick your favorite and hang out by the Painted Ladies, where you’re sure to get noticed (especially if you rock the Uncle Jesse hair).