9 DIY Schitt's Creek Halloween Costumes Fans Will Love
These are all a little bit perfect.
Halloween isn’t just for ghosts, witches, and other spooky monsters — it’s also an excellent excuse to dress up as your favorite TV characters. Although Schitt’s Creek may be over, it has remained high among many people’s favorite sitcom, and the Roses turn so many memorable looks that are perfect for Halloween. So, to really impress at your Halloween parties this year, here are some DIY Schitt's Creek costume ideas to fully embody your favorite Rose.
Although Schitt's Creek was on the air for half a decade, it only really gained a large, devoted fanbase in recent years thanks to Netflix acquiring its streaming rights 2017. The show went out with a bang at the beginning of 2020, ending its six-season run with the big, emotional wedding that fans had been waiting for. Months after its final farewell, the 2020 Emmys confirmed just how popular the series had become by awarding it all seven major awards in the comedy division. The record-breaking sweep cemented Schitt's Creek's place as one of the biggest modern comedies, which of course means it’ll inspire a ton of costumes for many Halloween costumes to come.
Whether you're coordinating a group costume with your Schitt's Creek-loving friends or you just want to recreate one of your fave looks from the series, here are some easy ways to bring all the characters to life.
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1. David Rose
Nobody loves a black-and-white look more than David Rose, especially when it involves a sweater. David had a hyper-specific sense of style throughout Schitt's Creek, so to recreate his look for yourself, you're going to need to grab a black-and-white sweater with stripes, words, or a geometric pattern on it.
Pretty much all of David's memorable sweaters are designer, and therefore are extremely pricey. But you can easily replicate his black-and-white looks on the cheap by searching for more affordable lookalikes, such as this one from Target.
David's favorite accessory is big, statement eyewear. You can get stylish shades that would definitely be David-approved without spending too much from Amazon.
2. Alexis Rose
Like her brother, Alexis also has a very specific taste in fashion. She loves to rock flowy party dresses on the reg, which are the perfect combination of style and comfort. One of Alexis' most iconic looks has to be the velvet dress she wore while auditioning for Moira's musical. I mean, hello, it was the scene that introduced the world to "A Little Bit Alexis."
You can recreate Alexis’ look with a similar velvet T-shirt dress. This one from Amazon is pretty spot on.
To finish any Alexis Rose costume off, don't forget her signature accessory: her "A" necklace.
3. Moira Rose
When you talk about outrageous outfits on Schitt's Creek, the character who immediately comes to mind is Moira. The Rose family matriarch easily has the most ostentatious, over-the-top looks on the series... and maybe even on all of television. It won't be easy to exactly replicate Moira's couture looks, but you can come pretty close by seeking out some more affordable alternatives.
Like David, Moira is all about black-and-white clothing, so this dramatic feather sweater is totally something she would wear.
And of course, the key to nailing Moira's look is to throw on all the most attention-grabbing accessories you can find, such as this big, fluffy faux fur hat.
Finally, finish the Moira Rose look off with some big statement earrings. These giant satin bow earrings from Madewell will do the trick.
4. Johnny Rose
Of the Rose family, Johnny definitely has the least exciting sense of style. The businessman consistently wears a suit throughout the entirety of Schitt's Creek, so obviously you're going to have to suit up to transform into Johnny for Halloween.
Thankfully, you don't have to break the bank to copy his look. Alain Dupetit has some super affordable options that are perfect for a classic costume.
Of course, a Johnny Rose look just wouldn't be complete without a pocket square. Although his suits aren't very showy, Johnny often opts for loud, colorful pocket squares to add some pizazz to his outfits.
5. Stevie Budd
Stevie's style isn't as flashy as the Roses; she opts for comfort over couture. It's not too difficult to steal Stevie's style. Plus, you'll probably have the most comfortable, laid-back costume of the night. To ensure people know you're dressed as Stevie, be sure to affix a name tag reading "Stevie" to your plaid flannel, since Stevie wears her name tag in most of her scenes on Schitt's Creek.
The sarcastic motel worker's signature look is a cozy flannel shirt. You can likely find this at your local thrift store, or you can go online to shop for one, such as this one from CottonOn.
6. Ted Mullins
Like Stevie and the other residents of Schitt's Creek, Ted is usually in some pretty basic, casual clothes when he's not working. But when he's clocked in as a veterinarian, you can find him in his navy scrubs.
The best way to dress up as Ted for Halloween would be to lean into his job. You can find a scrub set for fairly cheap online. Then, consider carrying around some stuffed animals to really drive the vet angle home.
7. Roland Schitt
As the quirky mayor of Schitt’s Creek, it’s no surprise that Roland also opts for what seems to be the town’s go-to piece of clothing: a flannel. To really embody Roland, though, you’ll need to wear a black or grey distressed trucker hat.
Any color flannel will do for Roland, although he often goes for shades of blue layered on top of a plain grey t-shirt or tank.
This already distressed mesh sides cap found on Amazon is the perfect accessory to pull together a Mayor Roland Schitt costume.
8. Dr. Clara Mandrake
You can show you're a true Schitt's Creek superfan by dressing up as Moira's The Crows Have Eyes III: The Crowening character Dr. Clara Mandrake. Honestly, the campy horror movie look is pretty much made for Halloween.
The look of the crow-possessed doctor is easy to recreate on the cheap with a little crafting. First, you’ll need a lab coat costume.
Once you have your lab coat, pick up some black feather from your local crafts store and go wild with the superglue.
Finish the look with a short black wig. You might want to use some hair gel to better recreate Dr. Mandrake's unique 'do.
9. Moira’s Wedding Look
Honestly, there are just too many iconic Moira looks to choose from, but her over-the-top papal ‘fit in the series finale is just begging to be recreated. Moira stole the spotlight at David and Patrick’s wedding in a gold-and-white look that every fan will recognize immediately.
Recreating this look isn’t too tough if you get creative. You can get the gist of the outfit by grabbing a pope costume from a Halloween shop.
Of course, you’re going to have to add a ridiculously long blonde wig to complete the look.
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