Let’s face it, even the most seasoned Halloween pros can leave costume planning to the last minute. That’s why this year we’re taking it back to the good old basics with costumes that require minimal DIY expertise, won’t break the bank, and take no time to craft. Enter: the pastel-loving millennial alien. The perfect solution for anyone who spaced (get it?) on Halloween.
Of course, every alien needs a set of antenna to phone home. You’ll want a headband, silver jewelry wire, wire cutters, hot glue, ping pong balls, and spray paint to complete this look. Start by lightly spray-painting your ping pong balls a few different dusty shades to create a multi-color effect. We used lilac, lavender, and periwinkle. Wrap the jewelry wire around your headband and create your wiggly antenna shape. Finally, hot-glue the ping pong balls to the end.
Now comes the fun part! For an otherworldly feel, a quirky wig and sunglasses are a must. Play up your features with a silver cream eyeshadow on the eyelids, lips, and cheekbones. Next, add pinks, purples, and a bit of blue and green eyeshadow. This Ben Nye Lumiere Eyeshadow Palette ($65) is a lifesaver for us every Halloween. Top your look off with a glitter liner like Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner ($20). Okay, now you’re ready to take on the night.