37+ Absolutely Amazing College Halloween Costume Ideas (That Are Easy AF)

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Amazingly Easy College Halloween Costumes

All the best college girl costumes for Halloween in 2019. Quick outfit ideas for cute, funny and hot party ready looks.

girl smiling in striped top

Halloween is popular in America but, according to a study by YouGov, it’s especially popular with the younger crowd. Really though, that’s not a surprise.

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that Millennials and Gen X’ers (AKA college students) LOVE to celebrate this holiday.

When October rolls around:

College girls (and guys) are looking forward to parties, festivities, and good times with friends.

Choosing what type of outfit vibe you want to go with and what to wear is a big part of the fun. But not everyone has time to plan an elaborate Halloween costume.


Less can definitely be more!

To help you decide on what to wear for Halloween this year:

I have a list with lots of easy girl Halloween costumes. In it are some of the best ideas for college students that don’t require anything fancy.

Look your best at a college party by copying one of these amazingly uncomplicated college costumes for Halloween.

Table of Contents:


38 College Costumes for Halloween

These college costumes are seriously easy AF. 38 ideas worthy of stealing for your own look!

Cute Ideas

1. Magically Low-Effort Unicorn

sparkly unicorn easy girl costume
Via Instagram @chailawaila

– “Throw some glitter, make it rain on ‘em?.”

I love the concept of this Unicorn costume. All the sparkly fun without any hassle!

Put together this look with:
Metallic Crop Top | Metallic Leggings | Unicorn Headband

2. Life Size Barbie Doll

college girl in Barbie costume sitting
Via Instagram @gracecarrrr

Even Barbie likes to party!

It really doesn’t take much to pull this outfit together and chances are you have almost everything needed. If nothing else, it’s is a great excuse to wear pink.

See if you can find a vintage “Barbie” shirt at a thrift store or maybe in a box of your aunts old clothes.

Recreate this outfit with:
“Barbie” Shirt, Sweatshirt or Iron On Letters | Hot Pink Shorts | Scrunchie 

3. Starbucks Drink Easy Girl Costume

College girl dressed at Starbucks cup, front of outfit
Via Instagram @beyond__creative
Starbucks girl costume, back of outfit
Via Instagram @beyond__creative

“Got promoted from a barista to a hot drink ?.”

Halloween costumes don’t get any more budget friendly than this.


Source a white shirt from the nearest guy (he probably has too many anyway), fire up your printer, grab a sharpie, and get to work!

What’s needed for this costume:
Over-sized White Shirt | Green Bandanna | Printable Starbucks Logo

4. Eleven from Stranger Things

college girl dressed as Eleven from Stranger Things
Via Instagram @suburbanmango

Pay homage to your favorite Netflix series with this impressively cute costume. This look can be done with a wig or (if you feel like really committing) you can shave your head. 


It’s super easy to come across denim jackets at a second hand store.  

Pull off this 2019 Halloween outfit with:
Denim Jacket | Tube Socks | Light Pink Dress | White Converse

5. Lola Bunny Outfit

girl wearing Lola Bunny Halloween costume
Via Instagram @fabivee

Remember watching Space Jam as a kid?

This is one of my favorite college costumes for Halloween! Lola Bunny is the perfect mix of cute and flirty.

Recreate this costume as a college student:
Bunny Ears Headband | “Tune Squad” Tank | Thigh High Socks | Dolphin Shorts

6. 80’s Fitness Instructor

college girl wearing bright 80s workout clothing
Via Instagram @meggylifts

– “Power moves only! ??”

Love the 80’s and the aerobic videos that came out the era? Channel it on Halloween night!

If your wardrobe already has a few neon pieces, recreating this look will be a piece of cake.

Copy this idea with:
Pink Sports Bra | Retro Fanny Pack | Neon Windbreaker

7. Modern Dorothy

woman in blue yoga pants and plaid crop top
Via Instagram @mytrainercarmen

This year, you can skip buying the overdone, demure Dorothy costume.


For a quick look you can pair leggings, a cute top, and braids. Bonus points for a tiny doggo in a basket, of course.

Recreate this updated costume with:
Gingham Top | Blue Leggings | Red Converse

8. DIY Bratz Dolls Costumes

two college girls dressed as Bratz dolls
Via Instagram @amyserrano

Barbie vs Bratz, which side are you on?

If the former was your go-to growing up, this doll inspired look is for you. So easy to coordinate with a friend, too!

Recreate this throwback idea:
Black Beret | Rhinestone Choker Necklace | Faux Fur Jacket | Skinny Cat Eye Sunglasses

9. Last-Minute Lilo

Girl in Lilo grass skirt costume holding Stitch
Via Twitter @MaddyisynStocks

– “Happy Halloween from lilo and stitch??.”

I think we can all agree:

Disney characters always = cute Halloween costumes college girls can rock.

This Lilo costume is a quick DIY project that’s sure to have you looking adorable.

DIY this easy Halloween costume:
Tube Top | DIY Leaf Crown | Simple Grass Skirt

10. Nani (from Lilo & Stitch)

girl with orange crop top and cut of jean shorts
Via Instagram @kieraplease

For a different version of cute:

This character costume for Halloween is simple but amazing. Everything you need for the outfit could be easily found at a thrift store, too!

Recreate this cute look:
Crop Top | Iron On Heart | Bermuda Jean Shorts

11. Riverdale Vixens

Riven two girls in Vixens Halloween costume
Via Instagram @mesciatwinsofficial

Riverdale is still popular (though the seasons only continue to get more wild) and this costume is on trend.

Vixens are a great matching costume idea for bffs or even the whole girl gang!

Put together these college girl costumes:
Black Dolphin Shorts | Yellow Tube Socks | Baseball Tee

12. BFF Girl Costume Idea: Thelma & Louise 

two college girls, one shirt says Thelma & the other Louise
Via Instagram @thesaltyblonde

Thelma and Louise are the perfect college costumes for ride or die besties.

Recreate this idea with your best friend:
Daisy Dukes | Ray Ban Sunglasses | Thelma & Louise Shirts

13. Beret Girl from The Goofy Movie

girl taking selfie in bodysuit and beret
Via Twitter @wootjoanna

Black is staple in my wardrobe and I know I’m not the only one. 

This easy girl Halloween costume is a low-key Disney WIN.

Recreate this look:
Beret | Black Jumpsuit | Flats

14. PB&J Easy Girl Halloween Costumes

peanut butter and jelly shirts on women
Via Pinterest, source unknown

An idea for best friends who go together like PB&J.

Try these fun Halloween costumes at college:
Brown Shirt Dress for Peanut Butter | Mauve Shirt Dress for Jelly | Iron on Transfer Letters | Knee High Socks

15. Grown Up Wednesday Addams

easy Wednesday Adams costume
Via Twitter @mafe644

Wednesday Addams should be one of the Patron Saints of this Holiday.

You can let your Resting Bitch Face shine with this costume!!

Make this your Halloween outfit:
Mini Skater Skirt | Pan Collar Sweater | White Sneakers

16. Scully from the X-Files

Scully X-Files Halloween costume
Via Twitter @@_Kenziepuff

X-Files fans rejoice – becoming Scully has never been easier. This is a top costume choice for natural redheads. 

Recreate this outfit:
Mulder, It’s Me Shirt | Black Blazer


Funny Halloween Costumes

17. But That’s None of My Business Kermit

funny Kermit tea Halloween costume
Via Instagram @nikidetrich

This college Halloween costume is genius! Pay attention kids, THIS is how you bring a meme to life.

DIY this hilarious Halloween costume:
Green Long Sleeve Shirt | Poster Board | Glitter Paper

18. Paper Bag Trader Joe’s Outfits for Halloween

girls dressed in DIY costumes made from Trader Joe's bags
Via Instagram @madewellbymeg

The perfect easy Halloween costumes for Trader Joe’s fanatics.

You are what you eat and this outfit couldn’t be cheaper to DIY with your college besties. 

All you need to make these easy girl costumes:

Trader Joe’s Paper Bags | Scissors | Tape

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19. Bunch of Grapes

girl wearing purple balloons for grape costume
Via Instagram @kristenduff

– “Last time I saw you, you were interviewing for a job at Google… Now you’re a grape.”

This funny college Halloween costume is coming out of left field and I’m LOVING it.

Recreate this easy DIY look with:
Purple Balloons | DIY Leaf Crown

20. College Ruled Punny Costume

girl wearing college ruled costume
Via Twitter @cgarcia_0913

– Them: “What are you?”

   Me: “College ruled.”

If puns are humor style, this costume is right up your alley.

Recreate this funny costume:
Poster Board | String | A Paper Crown

21. Female Spin on Dwight Schrute

Girl in Dwight (the Office) costume
Via Instagram @kanstelar

The Office has never steered you wrong before and it certainly won’t on Halloween night.

Be the talk of any college party by going as Dwight. 

How to DIY this look:
Mustard Yellow Button Up | Metal Frame Glasses | Striped Tie | Wool Skirt

22. Louise & Tina Belcher

college girls dressed up as Tina and Louise Belcher
Via Instagram @prncsjuliana

Coordinate with another Bob’s Burgers fan for this fun look!

Try this bff costume:
Bunny Ears Beanie | Green T-Shirt Dress | Blue Skort | Blue T-Shirt | Vans

23. Post Malone Look Alike

college girl dressed as Post Malone
Via Twitter @EdenJacoby

Dressing up like Post Malone is hilarious and the perfect way to try out all those face tatts you’ve been considering.

Recreate this idea with:
Plaid Fleece Shirt | Temporary Rapper Tattoos

24. The Hash Slinging Slasher

girl with over sized hoodie and spatula for a hand
Via Twitter @show_merrr

The Hash Slinging Slasher is the last-minute costume idea to end all other last-minute costumes. 


When is Sponge Bob ever not relevant??

Recreate this last-minute costume with:
Over-sized Hoodie | Chef Spatula

25. Edna Mode Costume

Edna from the Incredibles Halloween costume idea
Via Twitter @justcaroliiina

“No capes.”

This fabulous, sassy Incredibles character makes for a great party costume. Edna is so simple to pull off, too!

Recreate this Halloween costume:
Big Round Glasses | Red Scarf | Fuzzy Dress | Cigarette Holder

26. Cereal Killer

cereal killer girl costume
Via Instagram @itsme_kaley

Another pun-tastic idea for 2019!

If you’re big on breakfast food, this costume is even more relevant. 

Recreate this look:
Prop Knife | Mini Cereal Boxes | White t-Shirt Dress | Fake Blood Recipe

27. Netflix and Chill Best Friends Costumes

netflix and chill vff costume idea for college girls
Via Instagram @kaulani

Why not make matching Netflix and Chill Halloween costumes for college this year?

It’s a fun way to coordinate with your bestie and you can make them in no time at all. Consider picking up the sweaters at a thrift store to save money. 

Make your own version:
Red Sweatshirt | Blue Sweatshirt | Letter Patches | Snowflake Patches

28. Napoleon Dynamite and Deb

vote for Pedro bff Halloween costumes
Via Instagram @kayheckenbach

“I’m the Deb to her Napoleon.”

Napoleon Dynamite inspired looks are cute, funny, and oh so easy to DIY. 

It’s perfect for best friends who love this movie!

Recreate this fun couples costume:
Fanny Pack | Vote for Pedro Shirt | Scrunchie | Tube Socks | Curly Wig | Aviator Glasses


Hot College Party Outfits

29. Quick Victoria Secret Costume Idea

college girl dressed at VS angel for Halloween
Via Instagram @nikidetrich

One of the easiest, hot college costumes for Halloween are Victoria Secret Angels.

All you need to grab is a robe, wings, and your favorite heels or flats!

Recreate this idea:
Pink Robe | Angel Wings

Easy Girl Costume Video: Victoria Secret Angel


30. Hot Ninja Outfit

girl dressed as sexy ninja
Via Twitter @shyfaith23

This ninja costume idea is appealing in all the right ways.

It’s provocative, budget-friendly, and can have you ready to go out in minutes. If you don’t have red heels, any color would work!

You can just match the ribbon to your heels for your own version of this costume.

Recreate this look:
Long Sleeve Crop Top | Mini Shorts | Red Ribbon | Strappy Heels

31. Sultry Teddy Bear

girl with ears and fishnets
Via Twitter @@brothatsasia

Fishnets and thigh high boots are always a winning combo when you’re going for a hot look on Halloween night.

This outfit idea is a step above the usual, cute animal costumes girls like to wear.

Recreate this outfit:
Bear Ears Headband | Fishnet Stocking | Thigh High Boots | Bodysuit

32. Sexy Freddy Kruger 

sexy freddy kruger girl costume
Via Twitter @MarleeGaddie

Mix your love of horror movies with thigh boots for a winning combo. A sexy Freddy Kruger costumes will slay any college party you go to in 2019.

Recreate this easy girl costume:
Over-sized Black & Red Stripe Shirt | Fedora Hat | Thigh High Boots

33. A Magician & Her Rabbit

sexy magician and her rabbit girl costumes
Via Instagram @suzanna_rosee

Look cute and sexy with your bestie on Halloween by trying out this costume.

I love how creativity of this idea!

Recreate this look:
Felt Hat | Homemade Magic Wand | Red Bow Tie | Sheer Stockings | Frock Tail CoatWhite Rabbit Ears | Pink Dolphin Shorts

34. Ariana Grande Inspired College Costumes for Halloween

Woman taking selfie in mirror of her Halloween costume
Via Instagram @theresacrall

Ariana Grande’s outfit from her Dangerous Woman music video is iconic. And it’s so easy to imitate for a sensual party look!

I love this idea so much that I include two college costumes for Halloween on this list.

If bodysuits are your jam, I would suggest going with this first idea.

Recreate this outfit:
Bunny Masquerade Mask | V-Neck Bodysuit | Lace Tights

35. Dangerous Woman 2.0

Ariana Grande college halloween costume with bunny ears
Via Instagram @em.mag


If you already have a flirty cocktail dress ready, this second look might work better for you.

Either idea will have you looking HOT at a college party, though. 

Recreate this version:
Lace Bunny Ears | Patterned Tights | Strapless Dress | Choker Necklace | Black Heels

College Halloween Costume Video: Ariana Grande Look


36. Velma

Velma easy girl costume
Via Instagram @reganbarwick


Tell Daphne step aside:

Because Velma can give her a run for her money!

Recreate this costume:
Orange Long Sleeve Shirt | Red Skater Skirt | Tall Socks | Orange Heels | Black Frame Glasses

37. Sensual Scooby Girl Costume

girl dressed like sexy Scooby Doo
Via Instagram @gabriellevendette

Why be Velma for Halloween though when you can be sexy Scooby?

This college girl costume is a good blend of fun, creative, and hot.

Recreate this look:
Brown Crop Top | Brown Pencil Skirt | Printable Scooby Tag | Ribbon

38. Mummy Wrap Besties

college girls dressed as mummies for Halloween
Via Instagram @noamgoldfinger

The final easy girl costumes on this list is mummies!

But, with a twist.

Use less wrappings for easy sexy mummy costumes you can match with your girl friends. Less is more, right?

Recreate these outfits:
Knee High Boots | Mummy Wrapping Cloth



Conclusion on Easy Halloween Costumes for College

It’s honestly great that there are so many quick & simple college Halloween costumes ideas out there.

Because procrastinating is a weakness of mine…

I always wait too long to pick an outfit!

Thank goodness for easy college Halloween costumes like these. They’ve come to my rescue many a time, and probably will again in the future.

Are any of the outfits on this list calling your name? What kind of look are you going with this year – cute, funny, hot, or something else?


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