We all know Halloween is around the corner but maybe you forgot or made last minute plans and you’re scrambling to prepare an easy, low maintenance costume. Trust us, we’ve all been there. What you might not realize is that hair can actually be your best asset when putting together a Hallo-weekend look and can even make the outfit itself. With just an added accessory or simple style, you can transform your look (and your curls) for a night of playful dress up. <br /><br />Accessorize <br /><br />A great way to execute an easy costume with little effort is by using accessories that will not only complement your curls, but make your costume come to life. No matter how you accessorize, keeping your curls looking fresh, defined, and locked in place ensures your look will last all night. Use your favorite Ouidad Shampoo and Conditioner for a clean, moisturized base. For styling, apply a healthy dose of Advanced Climate Control® Heat and Humidity Gel, made for all curl types to nourish and protect hair from frizzing. To complete the look, lock in curls with a finishing mist that holds hair in place without leaving a sticky or crunchy residue. <br />Now that your curls are perfected, find an accessory that works for your costume. We picked 3 easy accessory types that can make any combination of looks <br />Witch Hat <br />Pretty self-explanatory, adding a witch hat can instantly transform you into Halloween’s most recognizable and iconic character. Easy to find on Amazon or any number of local discounted department stores, finding a witch hat to complete your costume is the perfect go-to when in a time crunch. <br />Animal Ears <br />Super convenient to pop on and plan an outfit around, animal ears are another classic and easy option. Pair cat ears with an all-black fit, mouse ears with all gray, or pig ears decked out in pink. Finish off with eyeliner whiskers or a button nose and you’re ready to go, just like that! <br /> Bandana <br />Yes, that bandana that’s been hiding in the back of your closet for years waiting for the right occasion- now’s her time to shine. Tie it around your forehead and pair with funky round sunglasses, a pair of flared jeans, and of course a matching peace sign, ready to groove all night. <br /> <br /><br />4 Easy Hairstyles <br /><br />If accessories aren’t your first choice, have no fear! Your curls are as much of an asset to your costume as anything, so don’t be afraid to go all out on fun hairstyles. <br /> Alien Space Buns <br />A hairstyle as “out of this world” as the costume itself, space buns are a great option this spooky season. Section hair down the middle, taking one section at a time and twisting the hair around in a circle. Secure buns using Ouidad’s Made for Curls™ XL Coil Ties and tug gently to make buns as fluffy as possible. Pull out a couple of face framing curls to complete the look. <br /> Harley Quinn’s Pigtails <br />Yes, you can absolutely embody Harley Quinn’s iconic pigtails with your curls! Section and gather hair high on the head and fasten using Made for Curls™ XL Coil Scrunchies, so you don’t damage your curls. To really capture the look, add a touch of color hairspray in pink on one side and blue on the other to ends of the hair. <br /> Dorothy’s Simple Braids <br />A classic hairstyle reminiscent of Judy Garland’s simple 30’s elegance, double braids are a sweet and easy hairstyle that will make you want to put on a pair of glittery red shoes and hop off to Oz. To make sure your curls look (and feel) as nourished and moisturized as possible, apply Ultra-Nourishing Intense Hydrating Mask to wet hair and leave on for up to 5 minutes before rinsing. After air-drying or diffusing braid hair in two sections halfway down and tie off, leaving curls to shine at the ends. Finally, touch up and define ends using Advanced Climate Control® Featherlight Touch-Up Gel Cream. <br /> Olivia Newton John’s Grease Faux Hawk <br />Perfect for short to medium hair lengths, this 80’s glam makes for a playful and stylish look that will be sure to turn heads, just like Sandy Olsson herself. The key to achieving this look is to get as much volume as possible. Flip hair upside down and spray Stylutions® GOING UP! Volumizing Texture Spray all over, concentrating at the roots. When finished, flip hair back up, pushing curls to one side. Secure along the side of the hair, behind the ear, with bobby pins. <br /> <br />No matter what style or costume you choose, there are so many ways to dress up your curls this Halloween season. Even in a time crunch, Ouidad has all your curly hair essentials covered for your costume and party needs.