With Halloween around the corner, we dove into our closets and skimmed the surface of the internet to find quick and easy costumes to please all manner of costume and cosplay enthusiasts! Since we don’t want to be fashion victims or ensemble-y challenged this Halloween, our focus today is on the reigning queen of Beverly Hills in the 90s, Cher Horowitz from Clueless!
You don’t even need Cher’s Virtual Closet to put this look together.
We know, we know. Halloween stores came out with their own take on Cher Horowitz, called “Adult Fancy Girl School Girl Costume.” Vague, right? While the price tag is palatable at 44.99, the costume itself is a full-on Monet. It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s okay. But up close, it’s a big old mess.
Assembling something similar that looks better for a comparable price is the name of the game, so let’s start with staples that can be found in the back of your closet. Fish out a basic white top and black shoes of your choice, and you’re halfway there already! Wasn’t that easy? Set those aside for now, because the items that will make you identifiable as Cher are a bit more obscure and will require a wait on shipping, because to the internet we head! Luckily, we don’t have to delve very far, as most items can be purchased from Amazon, starting with a yellow plaid skirt. We couldn’t pass up another Amazon find, patent chunky heels with a clear strap that look like they were pulled straight from the pages of DELIA*S. A basic yellow cardigan and over-the-knee white socks complete the attire portion, so it’s time to assemble your items and move on to the more superficial segment.
Makeup wise, Alicia Silverstone’s eyebrows stole the show as a dark contrast to her bleached blonde hair. Any eyebrow pencil or pomeade will do, however we are partial to Anastasia’s Brow Wiz and NYX Micro Brow Pencil. Pair the strong brow with a dusting of light pink blush, a swipe of mascara, and a mauve-y lip and you’re only missing the iconic hair, so back to Amazon we go for a light blonde wig in a straight, middle parted style.
Besides her bubbly demeanor, the key to portraying Cher Horowitz is leaning into the quintessential slang of the 90s. Adopting terms like “As if,” “Totally buggin’,” and “Whatever,” will take this costume to Clueless, so long as you make a W shape with your fingers when you say it. Throw in the brick cell phones reserved for only the cool kids and a pom pen and you’re ready to roll with the homies. No? Okay, I’m done here.
Planning on making this costume? Doing some other DIY awesome? Want to check out the rest of our Halloween Costumes From Your Closet ideas? Show me all your spook-tacular creations with the hashtag #SCaryMonth on Twitter and Instagram!