Mindy Kaling basically dressed as a younger version of herself for Halloween, aka Devi Vishwakumar from her hit Netflix show, Never Have I Ever, and it’s no surprise she totally crushed it. (The character of Devi, who’s played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, is loosely based on Mindy’s own childhood.) On Thursday, just a few days before the spooky holiday, the writer and producer shared her costume on Instagram, nailing not just the outfit, but Devi’s exact pose. She even had two friends dress as Devi’s love interests, Paxton and Ben, and the trio looks absolutely adorable.
If you’re still on the hunt for a costume and inspired by Mindy’s Devi, it’s surprisingly easy to put together – and at least a few of the pieces you need are probably already sitting in your closet. Simply layer a canary-yellow tank over a plain white T-shirt, and pair ’em with printed shorts. Add some silver hoops and a red backpack, tie a green sweater around your waist, and voilà! You, too, can look as cute as Mindy.
Luckily, Devi wore an array of other relatable yet stylish outfits you can also mimic for Halloween, if Mindy’s choice isn’t your vibe. Whether you get a crew together to dress up as Devi, Fabiola, and Eleanor or pull off the look yourself, here’s how you can DIY her costume. Ahead, shop similar items to re-create Mindy’s look and get excited for Halloween.
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