Here’s How To Create The Perfect DIY Rue From 'Euphoria' Halloween Costume

August 21, 2019 by Jayla Andrulonis
shefinds | Celebrity

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably familiar with the show Euphoria starring Zendaya which debuted earlier this summer. The HBO series has already solidified itself as a pop-culture phenomenon thanks to its authentic portrayal of Generation Z teens. The show follows the struggles of Zendaya’s 17-year-old character, Rue, as she navigates life as a high-schooler fresh out of rehab after overdosing. Rue has no real plans to stay clean until her path crosses with the new girl in town, Jules, and the pair instantly become inseparable. Rue and Jules, who’s played by transgender actress Hunter Schafer, experience the highs and lows together dealing with social media, high school, and their own demons.

And while Euphoria has been celebrated for its depiction of transgender identity and the current struggles teenager’s are facing in the age of social media, it also features some impressively authentic wardrobe and makeup choices, which is why we’re expecting to see a lot of fans tackle a DIY Rue from Euphoria Halloween Costume this year. Not one for dressing up for Halloween alone? Grab your bestie and have them rock a Jules-inspired outfit for an amazing best friends Halloween costume.

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Rue has a laid-back style that makes for the ultimate pop culture Halloween costume inspiration. All you’ll need are a few vintage-inspired pieces to channel Rue’s casual style and wardrobe choices featured in the show. Stand out in a crowd of sexy cat costumes with a unique, on-trend costume paying homage to this summer’s biggest hit series. Recreate Rue’s style by grabbing these six pieces to create the perfect Euphoria Halloween costume this year.

What You’ll Need To Create A DIY Rue From Euphoria Halloween Costume: 

Hanes Men's Full-Zip EcoSmart Fleece Hoodie ($10.89)


1. Maroon Zip-Up Hoodie


Rue’s go-to outfit is never complete without her oversized, maroon sweatshirt. We later find out the sweatshirt belonged to her dad and holds very sentimental meaning for her. Be sure to buy the zip-up a few sizes larger than you usually would so it fits in a baggy, oversized manner as Rue’s does. 

Gildan Tie Dye T-Shirts Multiple Plain Colors Kids & Adult Size ($11.90)


2. Green Tie Dye Shirt


Throughout the series, Rue is spotted wearing a 90’s-inspired tie-dye T-shirt. Like her signature sweatshirt, she wears her shirts in a baggy, oversized manner to create her effortless, grungy style. If you want an authentic Rue Halloween costume, you’ll also want to get this shirt in a few sizes larger than you would usually wear it.

Alien Head Patch Embroidered Iron-On UFO Extraterrestrial Green Smiling Applique ($4.99)


3. Alien Patch 


Die-hard Euphoria fans know that Rue's signature tie-dye shirt also features an alien symbol on the front. Instead of searching for the same street-style shirt as hers, you can recreate it with an iron-on patch! After all, no Halloween costume is complete without a little DIY crafting.

Pink Cotton High Waist Bike Short ($12.95)


4. High Waist Bike Shorts


Zendaya’s character Rue often wears shorts, but most often bike shorts. This pair of black high-waisted bike shorts are a versatile option you can use to recreate Rue’s style with. Plus, they’re much comfier than most Halloween costumes.

adidas Originals Falcon Sneaker ($89, down from $100)


5. Adidas Falcon Sneaker


Rue and the entire cast of Euphoria rock a lot of trendy, street-style inspired looks throughout the series. You can channel Rue’s streetwear style by grabbing a pair of on-trend Adidas Falcon sneakers. If you’re not feeling like investing in a new pair of sneakers for Halloween, throwing on a pair of your old Converse will also be in tune with Rue’s laidback vibe. 

Brunette Disco Diva Wig ($19.99)


6. A Rue-Inspired Wig


If you want a truly authentic Rue Halloween costume and don’t have hair that’s already wavy, curly, or dark, then go all-in with this wig to recreate Rue’s voluminous hair. You’ll want to run a brush through it a bit to create a more tousled look as Rue’s has. 

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Editorial Contributor

Jayla is a SheFinds editorial contributor with an enthusiasm for covering the latest news in the intersecting worlds of style, beauty, and wellness. She holds strong in her belief that leopard print is actually a neutral, and can most often be found with a coffee in hand. You can reach her at [email protected]

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