This has been a banner year for television, and there's no shortage of Halloween costumes inspired by characters on the small screen.
Love the ladies from "Orange Is The New Black"? Want to ham it up as one of the witches from "American Horror Story: Coven"? Or maybe you want to go medieval and channel "Game Of Thrones"?
In any case, we've got you covered. Below, we offer up 13 costumes and some simple instructions on how to throw them together.
If you can think of an easy-to-create TV costume that we've missed, we'd love to hear about it in the comments section below!
Fiona, "American Horror Story: Coven"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong> Fabulous black skirt, edgy black top -- basically any fabulous black clothes in general -- a stylish umbrella, Jackie O sunglasses and killer black high-heeled shoes. <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> A black cat, some "magic" powers, a gaggle of young girls to teach witchcraft to.
Lumberjack Dexter, "Dexter"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong> A beard, a plastic axe, a brown flannel shirt and a dead look in your eye. <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> Tomatoes for people to throw at you? Seriously, nobody likes Lumberjack Dexter.
Olive Pope & Fitz, "Scandal"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong>: A nice white outfit, a bowl of popcorn and a glass of red wine for Olivia; a suit, a red tie, an American flag pin for Fitz. <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> All the Gladiators, obviously -- the more OPA problem-solvers the better -- and an awesome soul soundtrack to play as you walk into the room.
Shoshanna Shapiro, "Girls"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong> A sock bun, a lace-adorned or floral dress, sparkly flats and an eager enthusiasm for life. <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> A Snuggie in case you decide to make Halloween a girls' night in.
Badger & Skinny Pete, "Breaking Bad"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong> Skull caps, hoodies and douchey t-shirts, pockets-full of blue rock candy to sell. <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> Laser pointers to point at people all night -- terrifying for any "Breaking Bad" fan.
Cher, "The Voice"
<strong>What You'll Need: </strong>A bunch of Muppet fur, some feathers, various colored extensions -- and that's just for the hair. Go to town on the outfit. <strong>Optional Accessories: </strong>Fishnets and some kind of revealing outfit if you want to combine Cher looks.
Selina Meyer & her bag man Gary, "Veep"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong> A nice dress, heels and pearls, a plastered-on smile and a short brown wig, depending on your hair; a man in a suit to carry around your bag all night, handing you lipstick and whispering in your ear. <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> "Selina For President!" buttons to pass out to trick-or-treaters or fellow party-goers.
Red, "Orange Is the New Black"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong> A crazy maroon-red wig, glasses on a necklace, orange prison uniform and Red's chef jacket, dirtied up a bit. This one wins in two levels: comfy <em>and</em> buzz-worthy! <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> A chicken ... preferably stuffed and not live, unless you want to be on a hot chase all night.
Nick And Jess, "New Girl"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong> Hipster glasses, bangs, an "adorkable" dress, doe eyes and a big smile for Jess; a hoodie and a huge frown for Nick. <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> A Schmidt, a Winston and a Cece if you want trick-or-treating buddies.
Dr. Hannibal Lecter, "Hannibal"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong> A sharp, professorial suit (with tie and pocket square) and a vaguely ominous European accent. <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> Carving knife, chef's apron and a nice chianti, or <a href="http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/10/01/hannibal-exclusive-bryan-fuller-season-2/" target="_blank">deer antlers and black face paint</a> if you want to go for the symbolism of the Murder Stag that haunts Will Graham's dreams.
The Big Bang Theory Boys, "The Big Bang Theory"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong> The tightest pants and itchiest-looking roll-neck shirt for Howard; a geeky comic book t-shirt and long-sleeved undershirt for Sheldon; a colorful jacket and clashing sweater for Raj; tan jacket, open hoodie and nerdy science shirt for Leonard.* <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> Three ladies to make you look cooler. <em>*Note: Only acceptable if you don't dress this way the other 364 days of the year.</em>
Mindy Lahiri, "The Mindy Project"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong> A very unstylish super-short wig, a pair of scrubs, some trendy shoes and accessories and a whip-smart sense of humor. <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> A Pastor Casey (we're not giving up) or Danny Castellano by your side for some couple costume sexual tension.
A Red Wedding Guest, "Game of Thrones"
<strong>What You'll Need:</strong> Period costume, preferably a gown or something involving fur, a cape and chainmail; copious quantities of fake blood to splash all over yourself; white face paint for that just-murdered look. <strong>Optional Accessories:</strong> Swords and a direwolf head, if you're feeling particularly twisted.
Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas
If you're hard-pressed, you could always dress up as these celebs...
Grab a cheap guitar or make your own DIY sequined microphone to accessorize your outfit which should include high-waisted short shorts and a sexy blouse. Don't forget the red lips!
Grab a pair of sunnies, a copy of the September issue of Vogue, a bob wig and your Sunday Best.
Find your loosest piece of clothing you have (muumuu, jumpsuit, etc) as long as it's in black, put on a pair of your highest heels and strike a hard pose.
This one's easy: All you need is a baseball cap, a white tee, skinny jeans and Chucks. Don't forget to frown a lot!
Head over to your nearest Value Village and find an old ballgown, then when you're out and about, keep falling down on any stairs you can find.
Blow out your hair, wear a polka dot dress, find a replica sapphire engagement ring and for bonus points, get yourself a plastic baby.
Grab a sparkly bodysuit, curl your hair and you're golden.
Johnny is all about the accessories so wrap yourself in layers of necklaces, chains, bracelets and rings. Next, go to your local thrift shop and get a collared shirt, striped vest, blazer and an old hat.
You don't need to look further than your underwear drawer to dress like Miley. Just remember to stick out your tongue a lot.
Baggy jeans, a loose tee, a few necklaces and a backwards baseball cap is all you need to look like Toronto's Number 1 Fan.
Brave the fall weather in a sexy swimsuit. Don't forget to carry your phone wherever you go to take Instagram pics. Baby North West not included.
Everyone should have Kanye's wardrobe staples in their closet: A jean jacket, plain grey tee, loose pants and a constant frown should do the trick.
Willow And/Or Jaden Smith
The most stylish siblings in Hollywood actually have looks that are easy to recreate. Just pull out an old pair of denim overalls, a rock concert t-shirt, wedge sneakers and you're golden.
Don't have a velvet suit lying around? No problem. Your local secondhand store should have one on the cheap.
Suck it up and buy a pair of cheap drop-crotch pants. Come on, you know you want to wear them.
Ever wanted to walk outside in nothing but a bedsheet? Now you can! And if you don't have platinum blond hair, don't worry: Just say you're Marilyn in her Norma Jean days.
We're way past Angelina Leg so this Halloween, dress yourself in long robes à la Lord of the Rings
Sarah Jessica Parker
SJP style staples are easy: Grab a pair of high heels, layer on lots of eyeliner and rock a flapper dress.
The First Lady is known for her accessible fashion, so head over to a Wal-Mart or Target to get a form-fitting frock in a vibrant colour. For bonus points, add an American flag pin to the outfit.
Paris Hilton's ex bestie is a fashion chameleon so you can basically wear whatever you want as long as it's avant-garde with a bit of a "Dynasty" twist.
Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen
Black, baggy and quirky. That's the general theme for the Olsen sisters' style. Make sure to purse your lips to show your exasperation at the less fashionable people in the world.
Kerry Washington As Olivia Pope In "Scandal"
Olivia's trench coat is not only stylish, but will keep you warm on a cold Halloween night. Make a White House visitor's pass and you're good to go.
Mrs. Ryan Reynolds is all about showing off her bod so play up your legs in a mini-dress and high heels. Don't forget to carry a whisk and a cookbook to let everyone know that you're a pro in the kitchen.
Throw on your sexiest LBD, a strand of pearls and you're all set. If you really want to convince people that you're ScarJo, just lower your voice a bit and you're all good.
All you need is a sheer top, blazer, skinny trousers, sexy heels and straight hair to rock the supermodel's signature look.
NEXT: Last Minute DIY Costume Ideas
Silent Movie Actor
Cover your face with black and white makeup, spray your hair black, and put on a black suit with a white shirt. <a href="http://www.shrimpsaladcircus.com/2011/10/diy-halloween-couple-costumes.html" target="_blank">Easy and clever</a>.
Memes are great costume fodder, and you can <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7uTvCtcbXA" target="_hplink">pull off this one with makeup</a>, kitty ears, and something beige and comfortable. Adorable and cozy, all at once.
Closed National Monument
Get relevant with this costume that references the U.S. government shutdown: dress as your favourite national U.S. monument, or as a park ranger, and then hang a <a href="http://style.mtv.com/2013/10/08/halloween-2013-government-shutdown-costume/" target="_blank">CLOSED sign around your neck</a>.
Orange Is the New Black
This breakout Netflix show makes an <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/tips/easy-halloween-costumes#slide-9" target="_blank">easy enough costume</a> for most women if you just get orange scrubs and white sneakers, but we like this as a group costume that includes Piper, Red, Taystee, Poussey, Crazy Eyes, Sophia, Pennsatucky, Alex...really, as many of these awesome characters as possible. For a much cheaper spin on designer prison duds, <a href="http://www.uniformadvantage.com/pages/prod/35-unisex-scrub-pant-js.asp?frmcolor=ambe&itemnumber=71&itemcolor=ambe&itemposition=1" target="_blank">check out this uniform shop</a>.
Bacon and Eggs
This <a href="http://makezine.com/craft/eggs_and_bacon_halloween_costu/" target="_blank">couple costume</a> is made with inexpensive felt. If you can't sew, you can use fusing tape and an iron to put this one together. Have a third person you need a costume for? Cut two circles of beige felt and you've got a pancake!
<a href="http://handmakemyday.com/2011/10/28/diy-paint-chip-halloween-costumes/" target="_blank">Here's one you can make with $5</a> and a trip to the dollar store with poster board, string, and some paint. If you've got a group, each of you can pick a colour to represent.
Yet another great <a href="http://spoonful.com/halloween/best-last-minute-kids-halloween-costumes-gallery#carousel-id=photo-carousel&carousel-item=5" target="_blank">use for party cups!</a>
<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199495458464710097/" target="_blank">Got a baby and a baby carrier?</a> Then you're most of the way towards this great costume idea. Might as well dress them up in silly outfits while you still get all the say in the matter.
<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/273945589803244185/" target="_blank">If you're patient enough to apply all those dots</a>, you can have a creative costume with just some basic makeup and black clothing.
Another thrift-store special, courtesy of a visit to the menswear section. If you shop well, you'll be able to add the items to your regular wardrobe rotation. <a href="http://instagram.com/p/evuWlNADtw/" target="_blank">Annie looked great</a>, after all.
We love that these guys turned the sexy costume trend on its head with this <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/10/cheap-homemade-halloween-costumes-3/#page/17" target="_blank">great group idea</a>.