It's no fun when you're one of those who only wear a mask or a pair of cat ears at a themed party when everyone has done major production on their costumes. If you still like to make an impact but time is not on your side, your closet (or someone else's, as you read further onto the article) is a great start to assemble your creative getup.

So don't be that damper and read on our quick and easy ensembles for the Halloween or for your company's holiday theme party.

Formal + Anything Goes. If you want to add mileage to a formal dress, look glam and be witty at the same time, wear that long gown and carry a sign that says "Sorry!" and be a Formal Apology. The ideas are limitless and you're sure to get a chuckle from everyone.

Your Spirit Animal. If there's a chance to wear fur without seeing confused faces everywhere, take it! A furry piece has a lot of story to tell -- you can be a Winter Nymph, Queen Wolf or Mother Fox. Make sure your party venue has air conditioner though. 

Your Mom. Study your mom's style, check it these pieces exist in your closet or simply raid hers. Cardigan with pearls? Shift dress? Flowy pants? These are easy pieces that probably reside in both yours and your mom's closet.

Classic lady ala Ana Wintour or Kate Middleton. Got a long-sleeve floral maxi dress? Add boots or open-toed heels and the biggest sunglasses you can find. Don't forget to bring a copy of Vogue. If your style is more of the Duchess of Cambridge, reach for a solid, light-colored midi-dress and top your modern-day princess look with fascinator of the same color.

Claire Underwood of House of Cards. The fictional Lady VP of the free world is best known for her sharp tongue and iconic power suits and sharp separates. If you're working in a corporate setting for some time now, you are bound to own a similar Claire Underwood-piece like dark, hip-hugging pencil skirts, tailored shirt and pointy court shoes.

You've only a few days before all the happenings so better put these outfits together ahead of time. If all else fails, there's Stylist in Pocket to help you with your costume and styling needs. Sign up now at to connect to your own personal stylist for FREE. If you're already a member, you can book a Home Visit again or request for more lookbooks from your stylist to order online.

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