20 Halloween Costumes With Jeans When You're Running Out Of Elaborate Ideas (2023)


20 Halloween Costumes With Jeans When You're Running Out Of Elaborate Ideas (1)

You really can't go wrong with denim.

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If you're someone who loathes Halloween and yet somehow, with a lot of persuasion from your friends, goes to a Halloween party every year, then you've probably found yourself Googling toosimplest costumesYou can withdraw with minimal effort. If that sounds like you, I have some suggestions for Halloween costumes to wear with jeans. Because, I mean, even if you don't have a pair of cat ears tucked away in your closet, chances are you have at least one trustworthy pair of jeans to turn to, right?

From Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's all-denim costumes to the ever-dreamy Tim Riggins offriday night lightsto cartoons like Ash KetchumPokémon,thisLast-Minute-Halloween-Outfitscan be easily combined with jeans and other clothing items that you probably already have in your closet. The best part? All of these costumes are pretty obvious, so you'll avoid that annoying "So... what are you?" can avoid. question all night.

If you're in a hurry, read on to discover 20 different Halloween costume ideas to wear with jeans, whether you want to dress up alone or with someone else.

The Olsen Twins circa early 2000s

If you grew up in the early 2000s, then Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were probably your style icons for a good part of that decade. You can easily recreate one of her early red carpet moments with a pair of flared jeans, a silky sequined tank top and some flats.

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Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's 2001 American Music Awards outfit

A list of denim-based Halloween costumes wouldn't be complete without the all-denim ensembles Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake wore to the 2001 AMAs.Back when the duo wasDiecouple ofearly 2000s, they changed the red carpet game forever with this matching Canadian tuxedo and evening dress combo. Grab your significant other or friend and dress head-to-toe in denim to recreate this look.

Woody fromtoy story

Are you a Disney fan? Do you have a pair of jeans, a flannel and a pair of cowboy boots laying around? Disguise yourself as Woodytoy story,and don't forget to write "Andy" on the bottom of your boot.

Bella Swan fromdusk

Whether you like it or not, theTwilight Resurgencehas started since the series was added to Netflix in July 2021 — and it's absolutely going to spill over into Halloween. Queen of pain looks and jeans, Bella Swan is the easiest of all costumes. Put on gray jeans, boots, and an ordinary top, and you're ready to say it (vampire). Paint some teeth prints on your wrist to really sell the look.

Jacob Black fromdusk

There is one theme in particular that TikTok almost carriesduskBack CPR: Jacob Black. More specifically, the werewolf's "Where the hell have you been, Loca?" Line. For this costume you really only need a long black wig, a t-shirt and a pair of jeans. And of course use this iconic line every time someone returns from a drink or using the restroom.

The Rock in his '90s turtleneck

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Kevin Hart got the job done when he turned a viral '90s photo of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson into an iconic, if simple, Halloween costume. And while he may have been the first to realize the potential of the infamous fanny pack portrait, he certainly won't be the last. It's just too good. And best of all - it's one of the easiest Halloween costumes to recreate with jeans. Tuck a black turtleneck into a pair of belted jeans and secure a black fanny pack around your waist. Complement it with a necklace, bracelet, watch and solo earring, all in chunky silver.

Bob Ross

Unleash your inner artist and dress like this peaceful painting legend for Halloween. All you need is a pair of jeans, a curly wig with a beard and a blue button-down. Take home a cheerful little tree painting or recruit a friend to dress up as a canvas - and don't forget your painter's palette and brush.

Tim Riggins fromfriday night lights

Clear eyes, full hearts, you can't lose a Halloween costume contest dressed up as Tim Riggins. To dress up Dillon High School's heartthrob, all you need is a pair of jeans, a pair of cowboy boots, either a football jersey or school jacket (or both), and tousled day two hair. Texas forever.

Janet Jackson hereinpoetic justice

One of the easiest and most iconic couple costumes: Janet Jackson's and Tupac's characters as Justice and Lucky inpoetic justice.To recreate Justice's look, all you need is a pair of high-waisted mom jeans, a long-sleeved dark shirt, and a balloon hat similar to the one Justice wears in the film.

Napoleon Dynamit

Ideally, you'll have a short, curly blonde wig available, but curling your hair into tight curls also works. Wear old-school oversized reading glasses with jeans and write “Vote for Pedro” in red ink on a white t-shirt. Bonus points if you have a friend with you as Pedro.

baby fromDirty dancing

If you're in the mood to dance this Halloween, dress up as Baby and Johnny CastleDirty dancingis a comfortable and easily recognizable costume. For baby, throw on a pair of denim bermuda cut-offs and tie a white oxford shirt. A pair of black jeans and a black tank top are enough for Johnny.



If you're celebrating Halloween as a trio, there are a few TLC looks with jeans to choose from. To recreate any of her red carpet looks, all you need is baggy denim pants, oversized white t-shirts, and some spray paint to add color to your outfits.

Steve Jobs oder Elizabeth Holmes

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be Steve Jobs for a day? Well, you can at least (very easily) dress up as an Apple co-founder for Halloween. All you need is straight-leg jeans, a pair of shabby New Balance sneakers and a black turtleneck. If you prefer a more feminine look, pair the same outfit with a ponytail and red lipstickElizabeth Holmes, the former founder and CEO of Theranos, whose running process is in the news right now.

The cast ofSaved by the bell

Nobody rocks acid wash denim quite like the cast ofSaved by the bell.Seriously, no matter which episode you're watching, one of the cast members most likely wore acid-wash jeans at some point. So if you've got a pair of these, a colorful t-shirt or leotard and a comb to backcomb your hair, you can successfully channel one of the characters from this '90s sitcom.

Georgie fromEs

If you like Halloween on the spooky side, consider being this character from Stephen King's spooky story. Do you have a yellow raincoat? You're pretty much done - just add jeans, a pair of rain boots, and a red balloon. And stay away from storm drains if you know what's good for you.

Ash Ketchum from 'Pokémon'

If you still have "Pokémon Go!" then it's a no-brainer that you should be Ash Ketchum for Halloween. While Ash's outfit is relatively basic (all you really need are a pair of jeans, fingerless gloves, a t-shirt, and a trucker hat), make sure you take Pikachu with you on Halloween.

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Steve Urkel fromfamily matters

When you're as ridiculously clumsy as Urkelfamily matters, then this simple costume is for you. All you need is high-waisted jeans, suspenders, white socks, loafers, and a button-down shirt (buttoned all the way up). Don't forget to say, "Did I do that?" regularly throughout the night to really embrace the character.

Cady Heron (In Damiens Pink Polo) Vonmean girls

Good news formean girls Fans: You can dress up like Cady Heron whether you're wearing a group costume or dressing up alone. If you want to channel a "plastic" look without the binding and uncomfortable miniskirts and heels, choose Cady's look from her first Wednesday as plastic, when she opted for Damien's pink polo shirt and a pair of jeans.

Benny Rodriguez vonThe sandbar

Whether you dress up alone or in a large group, you can easily channel the gangThe sandbar. If you're the Benny of your group, all you need is a pair of jeans, a white t-shirt that you tuck in, a bat, and a baseball that says "Babe Ruth."

Farrah Fawcett

Freaked outcurtain slamsand flared jeans are all it takes to master convincinglyCostume of the 70s– and now that they're back in style, the look is even easier to recreate! Copy Farah Fawcett's carefree look to a T with a red sweatshirt, white Nikes and a longboard. Almost zero effort required.

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