Dating back to the 9th century, Halloween hasn’t always been about donning costumes of cute animals and political figures. Dressing up for Halloween was once a tactic for people to disguise themselves as the spirits, witches and ghouls that were said to be roaming around on All Hallows Eve. Town folk would leave food and drink out to appease the spirits, so some cottoned on to the idea of dressing as the deceased to have an extra cookie or glass of milk.
If you’ve been dressing up since you were young, you might be getting tired of the hoo-ha. Luckily, we’ve put together a creative last-minute Halloween costume ideas that won’t have you breaking the bank, exerting tons of effort, or adding to your unused costume pile. You’re welcome.
The pharaoh of Egypt wouldn’t be seen dead without her heavy artillery of gold wear, and now you don’t have to either. The bib necklace and rupee pendant necklace are made by disadvantaged women in India, and can be easily reworked as statement pieces with a casual outfit. Wear the arrow cuff hight up on your arm and the beaded metallic sequins earrings for an Egyptian look.
Channel the Mexican artist with our trifecta of bright and playful accessories. The colorful fan earrings, made by Maasai women in remote impoverished regions of Tanzania, can team up with the Guatemalan beaded tassel necklace, Peruvian burgundy scarf and Cambodian silk knotted necklace. All you have to do now is perfect your monobrow.
If every costume was as easy as white tees, denim and bangs, then we’d go to a Halloween party once a week. Get on Jane’s level with our Bolga Basket Tote or Natural Raffia Market Tote in tow, just don’t forget your fur for the chilly night. We promise you’ll use this tote again and again.