Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake of NSYNC at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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By Cady Lang
October 20, 2016

Dressing up for Halloween can be trickier than meets the eye; costumes can get pricey, labor-intensive, or run into cheesy or distasteful territory fast.

So if you’re not looking to spend the bulk of your paycheck on something that you’ll never wear again, consider these easy, DIY costumes inspired by the best pop culture moments of early-aughts — think the glory days of Britney Spears or Paris and Nicole, circa The Simple Life.

The best part? You can pull most of them together with things that you already have in your closet and a healthy dose of nostalgia. Here, five easy Halloween costumes that pay homage to the best moments of the early 2000s.

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