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9 '90s Halloween Costume Ideas That Will Make You Super Nostalgic

It's officially September, which means you have less than two months to figure out what the heck you're going to be for Halloween this year. If it's an absolute struggle for you when it comes to deciding what kind of costume you want to rock, you're certainly not alone. Halloweekend is a pretty big deal, and there's a lot of hard work and planning that goes into it. I'm sure that figuring out several fire costume ideas has to be right at the very top of the “Hardest Decisions Ever” list, along with deciding what exactly you want to do with the rest of your life (kidding, but not really). When in doubt, turn to the tried and true. You can't go wrong by making a list of 90s Halloween costume ideas that will give you all of those nostalgic feels.

Whether you're wearing overalls and your best choker, or imitating one of your favorite celebs, a 90s costume is sure to get all of the compliments and likes on Instagram. The best part of dressing up as anything from the 90s means that your closet is already halfway there (you know you own way too many outfits that pass as 90s wear), and a trip to a thrift store is all you need to grab any last-minute items. Cheap and easy equals a recipe for success. Ready to slay in the best costume? You better be. These nine 90s Halloween costumes will you get there for sure.

1. Scary Spice

You can't go wrong with a Spice Girls costume for Halloween. You especially can't go wrong going as Scary Spice. Grab your animal print, and get going… because this costume idea is fierce.

2. A Beanie Baby

What's more iconic about the 90s than your favorite Beanie Baby? This easy costume is cute and totally comfortable for dancing the night away with your girlfriends. Go as the Beanie Baby of your choice.

3. Lisa Frank-Inspired

You're not even a 90s baby if you don't remember the absolute best trend ever that was Lisa Frank. Channel you inner 90s queen and go full-on bright colors, unicorns, and rainbows as a Lisa Frank ensemble.

4. Cher And Dionne

As if I could forget this iconic duo in this roundup. If you're planning a costume with your best friend, Cher and Dionne is the perfect option for you. Plus, what other excuse do you have to rock their adorable plaid outfits?

5. A Troll Doll

As a kid, I was freaked out by these, but there's no doubt that the troll doll costume is easy, customizable, and so very, very 90s. You can include as many friends as you want. Everyone will love your vibrant squad, so it's time to round up the girls.

6. Daria

Daria is the real MVP. Her costume is comfy and super simple to put together. If you raid your closet, I'm sure you probably already have all, if not most, of the pieces. It's a win-win.

7. Tamagotchi

Tamagotchi is a classic toy, so naturally, it's also a classic option for your Halloween costume. I can promise you that you'll probably be the only one with this costume. Whether that's good or bad is up to you.

8. Anyone From Hey Arnold!

Name a main character in this show, and you're bound to come up with a recognizable, iconic costume. An even better idea? Get your whole squad to do it with you. Congrats, because you've just won Halloween.

9. Britney Spears In The 90s

“It's Britney, b*tch!” Britney is the ultimate 90s queen, so take your pick on her favorite outfit. This costume seriously deserves all the gold stars.

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Tessa Harvey

Staff Writer

Elite Daily writer, creator, coffee junkie. Passionate about dogs, social justice, and the environment.
Elite Daily writer, creator, coffee junkie. Passionate about dogs, social justice, and the environment.

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