Regina George, Mean Girls
The Dude, The Big Lebowski
Villanelle, Killing Eve
Joe Exotic, Tiger King
Connell Waldron, featuring chain, Normal People
Patrick Bateman, American Psycho

10 last-minute Halloween costumes you can nail at short notice

The only thing scarier than Halloween is the fact that it is almost upon us. If you’re feeling decidedly disorganised in the costume department, never fear. From the obvious to the obscure, these Halloween costume ideas are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

A person surviving 2020
Bathrobe, bottle of wine, newspaper with disturbing headlines. You get the picture, you’re living it. 

A cast member from ‘Tiger King’
Dust off that flower crown from 2015 and bust out your best leopard print — voilà, you’re Carole Baskin. Cowboy hat, speed dealer sunnies and some form of patterned shirt — hello Joe Exotic. 

Connell’s chain
No, we’re not suggesting you dress up as Normal People‘s Paul Mescal, but rather his wildly appreciated silver chain. Go subtle with your own, or obvious with a larger-than-life version from Bunnings.

A TikTok star
Got a cropped cardigan and a half-decent memory? Great, add a few routines to your repertoire and you’re ready to go viral.

A long-haul Work From Home employee
Dress to impress as you would for Zoom — business on top, sweatpants (or no pants) on the bottom. 

A stylish villain
Look no further than your own wardrobe to create a sophisticated villian from scratch. Got a dramatic dress? Consider yourself Villanelle from Killing Eve. How about a sharp suit? Add a clear raincoat and American Psycho‘s Patrick Bateman is in sight.

The Dude from ‘The Big Lebowski
Robe, sunnies, white tank, slides. Oh — and don’t forget the White Russian.

Craig Foster aka the guy from ‘My Octopus Teacher
Snuggle up to a plush octopus toy in your swimming trunks. Add goggles, snorkel and flippers for extra points. 

A couple from Love is Blind
Got a piece of cardboard lying around? Recreate a dividing wall between you and your boo to channel the hit reality TV show.

A mouse, duh
Mean Girls is the gift that keeps on giving, so make like one of the Plastics and enjoy maximum return for minimum effort with something risqué paired with some form of animal ears. 


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