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The best last-minute Halloween costumes you can make with the activewear you already own


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Halloween falls on the same day every year. And even though you swear you’ll plan ahead and figure out your costume by September, it’s just around the corner and you have…no idea what you’re going to be.

Luckily you actually do have an amazing costume waiting in your gym bag, thanks to your ever-growing activewear collection. Because all that Lycra and Spandex is the foundation to some easy—but still pretty cute—dress-up options.

Which means that this holiday, the only thing that will be make you sweat is your pre-party workout.

Scroll down to see 8 last-minute Halloween costumes based off of activewear pieces you already own.

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Photo: H&M, Athleta, Cara

Black cat

H&M Black Sports Bra, $9.99
Athleta Stealth 7/8 Tight, $98
Cara Sequin Cat Ears Headband, $28

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Photo: Reebok, Keds, The Upside, Stella McCartney, Zella

Pokemon Go trainer

Reebok Elements Quilted Full Zip Hoodie, $55
Keds Red Baseball Hat, $34.50
The Upside Lucky Tank, $65
Stella McCartney Silk Shorts, $50
Zella Black Leggings, $54

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Photo: J.Crew, Victoria’s Secret, Party City

Rosie the Riveter

J.Crew Chambray Shirt, $78
Victoria’s Secret Black Leggings, $19.50
Bandana, $2.99

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Photo: American Apparel, Topshop, Ballet Beautiful

Alex Owens of Flashdance

American Apparel Black Bodysuit, $38
Topshop Oversized Sweatshirt, $38
Ballet Beautiful Stretch-knit Legwarmers, $80

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Photo: Monreal, Forever 21, Ray-Ban, Liliany

The Energizer Bunny

Monreal Pink Tank, $135
Forever 21 Pink Leggings, $3.90
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, $140
Liliany Bunny Ears, $5.99

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Photo: Ballet Beautiful, Style & Co, Amazon, Nike

Jane Fonda (the workout years)

Ballet Beautiful Bodysuit, $60
Style & Co Red Belt, $25.50
Sweatbands, $3.99
Nike Air Max Sneakers, $115

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Photo: Asos, No Ka’Oi, First Look, Canada Goose, Nike

A Kardashian sister

Asos Black Baseball Hat, $10
No Ka’Oi Hiko Waffle-Knit Stretch-Jersey Sports Bra, $125
First Look Black Leggings, $22
Canada Goose Savona Bomber Jacket, $850
Nike Wedge Sneakers, $119

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Photo: Nike, Jet, Garnet Hill, Old Navy, Converse

’80s girl

Nike Pro Classic Padded, $40
Garnet Hill Leg Warmers, $24
Pink Leggings, $9.99
Old Navy Oversized Tee, $4.47
Converse Sneakers, $54.99

Feeling more ambitious? Try these DIY Halloween costumes inspired by the year’s healthiest trends. Or channel your energy into some delicious fall treats by making this Paleo pumpkin bread.

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