6 Mean Girls Halloween Costumes That Will Make You Cold, Shiny, Hard Plastic

It’s officially been 14 years since Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was. Ever since, the month of October (specifically the 3rd) has become the unofficial holiday for Mean Girls fans everywhere — with people celebrating with memes, fetch puns, and tributes to iconic quotes from the film via Twitter. Another way to show your appreciation, though, would be to use this moment to prep for your Halloween costume.

In case you didn’t already know, The Plastics were the pinnacle of 2000s beauty. Besides the Burn Book, the group of frenemies left behind some of the most memorable trends of the decade, like glossy lips, kohl liner that covers the circumference of the entire eye, and overplucked eyebrows. (If you disagree, you have the Broadway show to prove you wrong.) Not only does that mean makeup from 2004 is still pretty cool, but your costume practically makes itself.

Just in case you still need some help putting a Cady, Regina, or Janis look together, we’ve rounded up the best beauty tutorials that will lend a hand. We can confirm that every single one is the groolest.

Thankfully, there’s a real Halloween scene in Mean Girls you can borrow inspiration from. And while it’s the most mortifying part in the whole movie, it’s the one costume most people won’t feel required to ask, What are you supposed to be?(An ex-wife… duh).

What you’ll need: A messy black wig (don’t brush it — you’re supposed to be the undead), smudged red lipstick, and fake teeth that appear as though you’ve missed your last 10 dentist appointments.

There are plenty of memorable Regina George looks to choose from — the cut-out white tank being our favorite. But it’s nearly impossible to forget about her flower crown and ethereal makeup she wore to the North Shore Spring Fling. After getting hit by a bus, George is required to wear a back brace, so naturally, her mother (the original Momager) adorns the accessory with petals to match her pink dress.

The look itself is fairly simple. All you need is a blonde wig and layers upon layers of lip gloss (preferably of the pink persuasion).

Janis Ian, the underdog of the entire film, has a beauty look that often goes overlooked. It’s a little goth — a contrast to most trends in the early 2000s — with a heavy emphasis on the black eyeliner. While the removal process will require several makeup towelettes, it’s one of the easiest to conquer.

Our only suggestion? Stock up on the hair gel to get Ian’s sleek and shiny — not to mention kind of dirty — look.

Janis from the 2004 movie looks a lot different than the Janis on Broadway. While some stans find that problematic, we think of it as the perfect opportunity to play with yet another costume option. This look might not require a greasy black wig, but it still calls for some heavy eye makeup and an IDGAF attitude.

Ah, the “Jingle Bell Rock” sequence. The makeup look here is easy — but stage-friendly — so you want your glowing skin to stand out from a mile away. Since this was a decade before highlighter really burst onto the scene, don’t overdo it with your best Champagne Pop combo. Instead, opt for an illuminating primer and a bold red lip to match your Santa Clause hat.

This Cady Heron costume requires a slight wardrobe change, but think of how dedicated you’ll prove to be when it comes time for the costume contest! Start the night off with low-key look that pairs one layer of tinted moisturizer with a lot of khaki. Then, by the time everyone thinks they have you figured out, add several layers of highlighter and lip gloss, et voila you’re cold, shiny, hard plastic.

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