Halloween is a great opportunity to dress up like today’s celebs and fictional characters, but there’s nothing like reliving our favorite decade on October 31. If you’re dying to embark on a blast from the past, check out these eight costumes for halloween that every ’90s girl will definitely remember.
1. Cher and Dionne from Clueless
To capture the essence of Cher and Dionne from the 1995 movie starring leading ladies Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash, be sure to track down a pair of plaid skirt/blazer combos, and don’t forget the knee-high socks and matching handbags. To really top it off, replicate Dionne’s—as Cher describes it—”Dr. Seuss” hat. A thrift shop is probably the best place to start your shopping.
2. The Spice Girls
This ’90s pop sensation never fails as a group costume for five besties and leaves plenty of options for every type of getup, from modest to wild. Let the more reserved members of your group go as Baby Spice and Sporty Spice, and let your risk-taking friends go nuts with Scary Spice or Ginger Spice ensembles. To round out the group, Posh Spice gets to wear the highest heels, of course.
3. The Powerpuff Girls
Good for a group of three or as a solo costume, the Powerpuff Girls are a ’90s girl’s go-to. The degree of the costume can vary from something as simple as wearing the crime-fighting gals’ signature colors to making cartoon eyes with plastic glasses to really sell it.
4. Lola Bunny from Space Jam
The most prominent female character from the 1996 classic, Lola Bunny is a fun costume if you want to resurrect the Looney Tunes. All you need is a “Toon Squad” jersey (homemade is perfectly acceptable), a cotton ball tail and some rabbit ears. Carrying a basketball around is a great touch if you want to add a prop.
5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Though Buffy didn’t make her TV debut until 1997, her style was very ’90s. Leather—especially red—is a must, whether it’s the pants, the jacket or both. Throw in a wooden stake for good measure, and you’re sure to be mistaken for Sarah Michelle Gellar.
6. Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World
If you want a throwback costume, it doesn’t get any more ’90s than Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar. A fun gender-bend idea for you and a friend, all you’ll need is messy blonde hair and greasy, black hair plus the coordinating outfits. For Wayne, a black trucker hat, a plain black shirt and ripped loose jeans will complete the look, and Garth’s outfit is just as simple. Pick any white band tee and throw on an unbuttoned flannel over it; then, add some black framed glasses. For added effect, carry around drumsticks or a fake guitar.
7. Fembots from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
For someone looking for an edgier costume, the Fembots ladies halloween costumes are a great way to show some skin. A pink slip dress—preferably with a fuzzy accent—will do, and be sure to get as much of a bee-hive going in your hair as possible to capture that ’70s vibe.
8. Baywatch babes
Ever dreamed of running in slow motion on the beach? Dressing up like a Baywatch babe for Halloween is a good place to start. Buy a red one-piece swimsuit, and you’re good to go. A matching life raft, whistle and any other lifeguard necessities are a nice final touch.