Every year we plan to outshine Heidi Klum as the Halloween queen. And every year, we let ourselves down. But the good news is that there are plenty of creative and easy Halloween costumes for those who are short on time.

Sexy schoolgirl costume? Nah. A tribute to the freed Britney Spears? Oops, we did it again.

Want to dress up as your favorite adolescent global crime-fighter? If you’ve already done Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, and Raphael, then Kim Possible it is!

You got about eight more years to cash in on the Roaring ’20s thing. Don’t worry if you miss out, though. They’ll be back in 100 years! By then we’ll all be immortal and living on Mars, right?

With a yellow dress and an umbrella, this is great for a Halloween night out. If it starts raining, you’ll be the only one prepared to stand out in the rain as you fight everyone for a taxi.

For this costume, the good news is that you can pick up literally any clothes off the floor. The bad news is that you probably still haven’t emotionally recovered from last season and this may be triggering for you.

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