Halloween is just around the corner – so if you’re still looking for a costume, we’ve got you covered.
While it can be fun to dress up in pop-culture-inspired costumes, many of us are feeling a little too lazy to put in the effort to change out of our sweatpants.
Especially after living in our comfy clothes throughout the pandemic, changing into something less comfortable doesn’t sound very appealing.
That’s why we’ve come up with a list of costume ideas that transform your athleisure into a costume – so you can look like you tried without really trying too hard (and while staying super comfy).
American actor Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976). Photo: Getty Images
Costumes with sweatpants, leggings
Rocky Balboa: Pop on a grey sweatsuit and some boxing gloves and you’re ready to knock out the costume competition with a Rocky Balboa-inspired look.
American model Hailey Baldwin at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California. Photo: GC Images
Celebrity in the airport: Go incognito in your best sweatpants, hoodie and sunglasses as your favourite celebrity in the airport. And get ready to dodge the paparazzi with your cool, celeb-inspired look.
Jane Fonda was part of the 1980s aerobic workout craze. Photo: Getty Images
Aerobic workout: Transport yourself back in time with a retro ’80s aerobic workout look. All it requires is a leotard (or a one-piece bathing suit), a pair of leggings and some leg warmers. And get ready to Jazzercise!
Reality star and model Kardashian. Photo: @skims/Instagram
Kim Kardashian: Style up your leggings like the Skims queen herself and be a Kardashian for a night. Anything monochrome works best. Style you hair long and flowy (or get a wig that does the same) and tie it together with some heels.
A black PVC catsuit. Photo: Shutterstock
Cat: Some call it basic, we call it classic. Nothing is easier than putting on some black leggings, a black long-sleeved shirt, a car-ear headband and painting on some whiskers to transform into a black cat for spooky season.
Billie Eilish attends the 2020 Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. Getty Images
Costumes with gym shorts
Billie Eilish: If you want to go baggy, no problem! Pop something baggy on with a matching oversized sweatshirt and a green wig to look like the “Ocean Eyes” singer.
VSCO girl, Olivia Cara. Photo: YouTube
VSCO girl: Become the living meme by pairing sports shorts with an oversized sweatshirt and scrunchies. Bonus if you accessorise with a Hydroflask to sip out of throughout the night.
Basketball player Kawhi Leonard of NBA team the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo: AFP
Athlete: Throwing on a pair of gym shorts and a sports jersey is an easy way to show some spirit while staying low-key. You can be your favourite athlete of all time or even an Olympian from this year’s games – just don’t forget to add some gold medals to represent her historic five Olympic wins!
Lady Diana in her signature biker shorts. Photo: Instagram
Lady Diana: Bring out your inner royal by dressing in Princess Diana’s iconic biker shorts and sweatshirt combo. She often paired the look with long socks, lace-up shoes and a tote.
Jason Sudeikis (left) as Ted Lasso, with Brendan Hunt. Photo: Apple TV+
Ted Lasso: A blue tracksuit, visor and whistle is all you need to transform into Jason Sudeikis’ character from the award-winning TV series about a small-time American football coach. Add a moustache for a little extra flair too!
Saweetie (left) and Paris Hilton in Juicy Couture tracksuits. Photo: Instagram
Paris Hilton: Y2K fashion is back in style, which means it’s time to dust off your old velour tracksuits and rock a Paris Hilton-inspired look for Halloween. Even Hilton said on Instagram her Juicy Couture tracksuits are her “quarantine uniform … so comfy, cute & iconic!”
ASAP Rocky attends the 2021 Met Gala in New York. Photo: Getty Images
Met gala quilt: Does a blanket count as comfy clothes? We’ve definitely been using them while working from home during the pandemic, so we’re adding a bonus look inspired by ASAP Rocky’s Met Gala look. Throw your grandma’s favourite quilt over your shoulders for a cosy and celeb-approved Halloween look.Internet Explorer Channel Network