(Not Basic) College Girl Halloween Costumes
All the best easy Halloween costumes for college in 2021. Quick outfit ideas for cute, funny, and hot party ready looks.
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!
Down below is a list of easy and creative girl costumes for Halloween. Look your best at a college party by copying one of these amazingly uncomplicated ideas!
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Best College Halloween Costumes
If you’re in a rush:
Here are our top three favorite picks for the best costumes that are sure to turn heads at college Halloween parties.
An astronaut is a timeless and iconic idea that never goes out of style.
There’s plenty of space to explore with this costume as there are loads of different variations & styles you can choose from. I’m digging the raver inspired look these college girls are wearing – the space buns are perfect!
Whether you’re looking for something vintage, futuristic, or just brilliantly lazy, this costume will go down well at any party.
2. Shrek & Donkey
Or more accurately pronounced – Shreek and Donkayy.
I cannot even begin to describe how much joy this photo brings me. This costume idea is truly *chefs kiss*.
3. Playboy Bunny
Just because the weather is cooling down doesn’t mean you have to. 😜
Bunnies are known for their cuteness and Playboy has been around for decades, so it’s no surprise this outfit made the list. The Playboy bunny is a classic Halloween costume for a reason after all.
This idea will have you looking and feeling terrific all night long! Just be sure to keep a robe or parka with you just in case.
Cute Halloween Costumes for College Girls
4. Magically Low-Effort Unicorn
– “Throw some glitter, make it rain on ‘em?.”
I love the concept of this Unicorn costume. All the sparkly fun without any hassle!
5. Barbie Halloween Costume
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.
6. DIY Mermaid Costume College Girl Style
Be a mermaid for Halloween and you’re guaranteed to make waves. 🌊
This is a fabulous idea for BFFs, the entire friend crew, and couples.
7. Starbucks Drinks
– “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!
8. Eleven from Stranger Things
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.
9. Lola Bunny Outfit
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.
10. 80’s Fitness Instructor
– “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.
11. Modern Dorothy
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.
12. DIY Bratz Dolls Costumes
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!
13. Last-Minute Lilo
– “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.
14. Nani (from Lilo & Stitch)
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!
15. Riverdale Vixens
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!
16. BFF Girl Costume Idea: Thelma & Louise
Thelma and Louise are the perfect college costumes for ride or die besties.
17. Beret Girl from The Goofy Movie
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.
18. PB&J Easy Girl Halloween Costumes
Copy this idea:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Shirts
An idea for best friends who go together like PB&J.
19. Grown Up Wednesday Addams
Wednesday Addams should be one of the Patron Saints of this Holiday.
You can let your Resting Bitch Face shine with this costume!!
20. Scully from the X-Files
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21. But That’s None of My Business Kermit
This college Halloween costume is genius! Pay attention kids, THIS is how you bring a meme to life.
Check out DIY instructions here.
22. Paper Bag Trader Joe’s Outfits for Halloween
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.
23. Bunch of Grapes
– “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.
24. College Ruled Punny Costume
– Them: “What are you?”
Me: “College ruled.”
If puns are humor style, this costume is right up your alley.
25. Female Spin on Dwight Schrute
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.
26. Louise & Tina Belcher
Coordinate with another Bob’s Burgers fan for this fun look!
27. Post Malone Look Alike
Dressing up like Post Malone is hilarious and the perfect way to try out all those face tatts you’ve been considering.
28. The Hash Slinging Slasher
The Hash Slinging Slasher is the last-minute costume idea to end all other last-minute costumes.
When is Spongebob ever not relevant??
29. Edna Mode Costume
– “No capes.”
This fabulous, sassy Incredibles character makes for a great party costume. Edna is so simple to pull off, too!
30. Cereal Killer
Another pun-tastic idea!
If you’re big on breakfast food, this costume is even more relevant.
31. Netflix and Chill Best Friends Costumes
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.
32. Napoleon Dynamite and Deb
– “I’m the Deb to her Napoleon.”
Napoleon Dynamite inspired looks are cute, funny, and oh so easy to DIY.
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33. Quick Victoria Secret Costume Idea
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!
DIY Costume Video: Victoria Secret Angel
34. Angel and Devil Costumes for Best Friends
Angel on one shoulder, devil on the other. 😜
This matching Halloween costume idea is a classic for college besties!
35. Hot Ninja Outfit
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.
36. Sultry Teddy Bear
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.
37. Sexy Freddy Kruger
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.
38. A Magician & Her Rabbit
Look cute and sexy with your bestie on Halloween by trying out this costume.
I love how creativity of this idea!
39. Ariana Grande Inspired College Costumes for Halloween
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.
40. Dangerous Woman 2.0
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.
College Halloween Costume Video: Ariana Grande Look
Tell Daphne step aside:
Because Velma can give her a run for her money!
42. Sensual Scooby Girl Costume
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.
43. Mummy Wrap Besties
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?
Conclusion on easy college girl Halloween costumes
It’s honestly great that there are so many quick & easy college Halloween costume ideas out there.
Because procrastinating is a weakness of mine…
And I always wait until the last-minute to pick an outfit!
Thank goodness for ideas 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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