We’ve all been there. You get invited to a last-minute Halloween party with an event description that says costumes are mandatory, and you’re left scrambling for a costume to wear that isn’t a cat. No disrespect to cats, but I have a feeling most of you have been there and done that. With no desire to brave the crowds that will inevitably fill every costume store for the entire month of October, you might find yourself searching through your apartment for any remnants of last year’s costume only to find a costume crown shoved in the back of your closet.
This may not initially seem particularly inspiring, but in truth, you’ve hit the Halloween jackpot. A crown—from floral to cubic zirconia—can lend itself to many a crafty Halloween costume, some of which you can even fashion from the clothes in your closet. If you, too, find yourself in this situation come Halloween season, just reference this guide for 10 Halloween costumes with crowns you can throw together in no time. Keep reading to see inspiration and shopping picks for our favorite Halloween costume ideas that involve pretty crowns.