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If the early 2000s had to be described in two words, they would have to be “so raven.” They were the years when boy bands captured the hearts of choker-wearing tween girls, pop princesses ruled Hollywood with bared midriffs, and Disney Channel Original Movies were the peak of television greatness — so millennial costume ideas are ripe for the picking! Here are 31 of the greatest costumes inspired by the new millennium. If you can manage to choose a favorite from this fun-filled list, any 20-something who experienced life from 2000 to 2005 will love your nostalgic costume choice! So put down your Motorola Razr and check out these blasts from the past.
While any Wes Anderson film makes for great costume inspiration, Gwyneth P altrow”s Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums is one of the absolute best.
The Royal Tenenbaums can come to your Halloween party with only a blond wig and a fur coat!
There might be some jealous burn book entries when your friends see your totally fetch Mean Girls costume!
Halloween doesn”t fall on a Wednesday this year, but you should still wear pink.
No matter what phase of Mia”s makeover in The Princess Diaries you decide to replicate, your costume is sure to be a royal hit.
For premakeover Mia, tease out frizzy hair and slip on a prep school uniform.
This Disney Channel movie series made every girl want to be “cheetalicious” in the early 2000s.
Colorful sweatsuits and headbands are key to nailing this costume!
Before J Lo became the glam goddess she is today, her famous booty was the icon of Juicy sweats.
Break out that velvet track suit and some sweet shades to channel J Lo this October.
Hilary Duff”s representation of this wild-haired tween inspired many girls to crimp their locks.
A pink tank, capris, and wedge sandals are all you need to become the narrative Lizzie cartoon from the show.
Britney Spears”s most iconic outfits were those worn in her ” . . . Baby One More Time” and “Oops! . . . I Did It Again” videos.
Dress as a sweet schoolgirl or a red space explorer to spark plenty of 2000s pop nostalgia.
Angelina Jolie used her tough-girl qualities to play a perfect Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Fake handguns, hiking boots, and some cargo shorts will scare even the toughest villains.
Disney Channel cartoon The Proud Family featured many fun characters, but protagonist Penny is the most memorable.
Penny”s iconic pigtails and maroon skirt will be a surefire sign that you”re ready to bring classic Disney Channel back!
Every early 2000s girl wanted to be a chic spy, thanks to Totally Spies” grown-up take on the Powerpuff Girls.
Spandex outfits and heart belts will take your spy getup to the next level.
Long before she married a Nickelback frontman, Avril Lavigne was just an angst-ridden teen from Canada.
Layer on the black eyeliner and throw on a skater hoodie to make things “complicated.”
After watching Coyote Ugly, many 2000s teens considered bartending as a career.
Throw on some Daisy Dukes and cowboy boots for a throwback unlike any other.
This Disney Channel Original Movie starred Hilary Duff and Even Stevens” Christy Carlson Romano, so many young adults look back on it with fondness.
Channel Kelly with fitted camouflage gear and dog tags!
When she played Judge Trudy on her namesake variety show, Amanda Bynes ended her courtroom cases with dancing lobsters.
Become the very lobsters that made you laugh as a child by donning red clothes and holding up your hands like claws.
One of Ed, Edd n Eddy“s most versatile characters was a block of wood, but the show was one of the early 2000s greats anyway.
Simply draw a face onto some wood for a simple-yet-nostalgic getup.
It”s the future we can see . . . and we are having visions of many awesome Raven costumes!
Raven”s look is one thing, but it”s really all about the attitude.
The feisty female lead in this cartoon has a very distinctive hairstyle, along with an uncharacteristically cheery outfit.
A black headband and sculpted hair will help your transformation into Mandy.
During their naughty phases, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera turned heads in these iconic outfits.
Get ready to dye streaks into your hair and slip into some chaps as “X-Tina,” or wrap a snake around your shoulders to become Britney.
Though Family Guy is still on the air, Meg was definitely an early 2000s TV staple.
The character”s trademark beanie, glasses, and pink tee are all easy to replicate.
After “90s power group Destiny”s Child parted ways, Beyoncé began her reign as Queen Bey with “Crazy in Love.”
This costume is easy to create, requiring only denim shorts, a white tank, and pumps.
The “hottest,” sassiest, and most iconic reality TV duo of the new millennium was definitely Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.
Channel the heiresses by rocking some denim overalls and carrying a toy pooch.
Eliza”s role in The Wild Thornberrys may have been talking to animals, but you can start conversations with fellow Halloween partygoers by dressing like her!
Bright red hair and round glasses are a must when channeling this character.
You can start the S Club Party by dressing as this British pop group for Halloween!
Don sparkles and metallics with your friends for a perfect group costume.
This preppy character may have stolen Timmy Turner”s heart on The Fairly Oddparents, but you can steal her look for Halloween.
Copy Trixie”s pink and white outfit, and nobody will be calling you “fairly odd” for your cool costume!
This goth member of the Teen Titans makes an amazing costume for a spooky holiday.
Find a dark cloak and a cool utility belt to create a darkly cool costume.
When people see your envy-inducing costume, they might start calling and beeping you to ask where you found it!
Green cargo pants, orange hair, and black sneakers are important to this costume, but the vital piece is a beeper.
This curious surfer dude from All That! carries an electric guitar and dons tie-dye.
Make sure to leave your hair long and messy when you dress up as Kyle!
Dexter”s Lab was one of the top cartoons from the early 2000s, so why not build a themed costume in your own laboratory?
Dexter has red hair, purple gloves, and a lab coat, while his sister Dee Dee never changes out of her ballet getup.
This fierce fighter from Kill Bill: Volume 1 steals the show with her impressive weaponry and intimidating demeanor.
Try your hand at this costume by glaring at trick-or-treaters all night, swinging your weapon of choice, and slipping into a school uniform.
With her all-pink ensembles, cute little dog, and spunky personality, Legally Blonde“s Elle Woods makes the perfect girlie costume inspiration.
You can go with Elle”s professional look with a pink skirt suit, stowing a real or fake Bruiser in your purse.
Or you can go with Elle”s sexier pink bunny look that includes bunny ears, a marabou-lined satin corset, pink tights, and pumps.
Rom-com heroine Andie Anderson from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is most famous for her slinky yellow gown if you want to go for a glamorous Halloween look.
But you can”t really pull off Andie without her love fern.
So to really get the point across why not pair the fern with the yellow dress?