Feel that crisp chill in the air? Yep, that’s fall. Along with the autumnal turning leaves and apple cider, that means *drumrolllllll* HALLOWEEN SEASON IS UPON US. We’ve put together a long series of solo AND group costumes *brushes shoulders off* that will roll out this month as we approach All Hallow’s Eve, and we’re kicking October off with one of our favorite ones yet: a One Direction group costume!! Wrangle up your four best friends and start divvying up who’s going to be Harry, Zayn, Liam, Niall, and Louis, grab a 5-pack of Hanes Tagless white tees, have everyone (except whoever’s being Louis) dig up their favorite pair of khakis (or cop these $19.75 ones from Aeropostale if you’re REALLY committed to the boy band uniformity), and check out what we’ve rounded up for you below for the rest!
Dress like Harry Styles for Halloween.
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Nailing the signature One Direction hair is CRUCIAL for the proper execution of this group costume, so grabbing wigs and not being afraid to style them appropriately are key factors to getting this right. Harry is unofficially “The Preppy One,” so get his look with a crested navy blazer (this one is definitely more of an investment piece, but you can also pin a patch on this Forever 21 blazer for a similar look that’s much more affordable) and line the lapel with white electrical tape for that fresh contrast piping. Grab your white tee, khakis, and red lo-top Chucks, muss up your hair to perfection, and you’re ready to go!
Dress like Zayn Malik for Halloween.
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Get Zayn’s look by restyling a black pompadour wig into a more updated ’do and shrugging a red, white, and navy varsity jacket over your white tee and khakis. Finish it off with a pair of red sneakers. Really any will do, but these suede Nikes are definitely the closest match!
Dress like Liam Payne for Halloween.
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The Liam Payne wig is actually marketed for Edward Cullen/Twilight-type costumes, but a wig is a wig is a wig, AMIRITE? And this one is just too good to pass up! Just a pair of khakis, a red, white, and navy button up (don’t forget to button to the tippy top and IRON, IRON, IRON!), some white All-Stars, and voilà! You’re Liam!
Dress like Niall Horan for Halloween.
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Outfitting yourself like Niall is pretty straight-forward. He’s way into American-style casual sportswear, so the red polo is a go-to piece for sure. Wear one buttoned all the way to the top with a shiny flaxen wig and a pair of navy high tops. Since the polo is something you probably already own or at the very least can pick up for a real steal, go ahead and treat yourself on the kicks with a concealed wedge you can absorb into your everyday wardrobe. *WINK*
+ Wig: Blonde Surfer Wig ($12.99)
+ Shirt: Jerzees Short Sleeve Pique Polo Shirt ($4.67 – $16.68)
+ Shoes: Navy River Island Concealed Wedge High Top Trainers ($56.29)
Dress like Louis Tomlinson for Halloween.
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Louis often wears some of the most statement-making ensembles of the bunch, so it’s no surprise that we really tried to make these pieces work with the rest of our closets. The colorblocked striped tee and red legging jeans, and heck, even those crisp white Keds are summer staples that you won’t be sorry to have bought after the candy corn and Jack-o-lanterns fade.