Which isn't to say that you haven't found yourself grabbing an expensive, packaged costume in a last-minute panic off the shelf a few hours before the stores close. (If you haven't seen the lines at "Generic Halloween Costume Depot" at 5 p.m. the night of October 30, trust us: Nothing is scarier.)
To save you time, money and stress, we've come up with the easiest Halloween costumes that won't break the bank—or drive you crazy with sequins and a glue gun. From go-to standbys to Hollywood characters and high-concept ideas your friends will love, check out these 17 Halloween costumes.
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