Move Over 'Damn Daniel,' Here's How To DIY A 'Ciao Ryan' Halloween Costume

October 18, 2017 by Leah Carton
shefinds | Style

It’s the viral Snapchat compilation video that’s taking Twitter by storm: Ciao Ryan. Many people are having vivid flashbacks to the glorious “Damn Daniel” days when a boy in white Vans went viral and quickly became a meme sensation. Damn Daniel was one of the biggest Halloween costumes last year, so we predict Ciao Ryan will be the same for this year’s meme costumes. Read on to find out how you can get Ryan’s signature look for less with this DIY ‘Ciao Ryan’ Halloween costume. It’s time to create the best meme costume of 2017…

Ryan is first seen in the video compilation wearing a green t-shirt. If you don’t already own one, you can pick one up from H&M for less than $10. It’s definitely your first essential piece for your Ciao Ryan costume.

H&M Long T-Shirt ($9.99)

Next, you’ll obviously need a gray zippered sweatshirt for your DIY look. You can also pick one up from H&M for just $19.99, along with your green t-shirt. One thing’s for sure, both the olive green t-shirt and zippered sweatshirt also make for staple comfy fall wardrobe pieces.

H&M Hooded Sweatshirt Jacket ($19.99)

And you definitely can’t forget about Ryan’s glasses. If you don’t already own a pair of glasses of your own, you can opt for a pair of fake costume glasses. Luckily, you can conveniently order your own pair off of Amazon, and it’s even available for two-day shipping– in case you really wait until the last minute for your DIY Halloween look this year.

Amazon JuicyOrange Round Circle Clear Lens Eyeglasses Small Size Thin Frame Unisex Glasses ($8.50)

Of course, you’ll also need a pair of khaki pants for your Ciao Ryan costume too. This pair from Old Navy is a best-seller and will cost you just under $25. They also come in gray, navy, and black colored options in case you want to stock up! The best part? They’re available in a range of lengths from regular to tall to petite.

Old Navy Mid-Rise Skinny Everyday Khakis ($24.99)

Last but not least, you’ll need a pair of sneakers to complete your costume look. Ciao Ryan is seen in the viral Twitter video wearing black sneakers that have white soles. These slip-on sneakers from Forever 21 are one great possible option for your Halloween DIY look. They’re just under $15 and are also available in a red shade in case you’re in the mood to shop for more than one pair. As you can see, you can effortlessly create your own Ciao Ryan Twitter video costume with just a few simple pieces this year.

Forever 21 Velvet Slip-On Sneakers  ($14.90)

We’ve got you covered on all things Halloween, from DIY looks to the top trending costumes. For more meme DIY costume ideas make sure to check out our 2017 meme Halloween costume guide. And for even more Halloween inspiration, make sure to check out how to DIY your own Salt Bae costume, and how to create a Joanne the Scammer Halloween costume this year.

That’s all we have for now, stay tuned for more Halloween costume ideas and as Ryan would say– ciao!



Leah Carton was a superstar intern for SheFinds, covering fashion, beauty & more.

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