Mindy Kaling nailed her. I've by no means worn a fancy dress, and so are you able to – that's the way it works


Mindy Kaling is basically dressed up as the younger version of herself for Halloween, also known as Devi Vishwakumar from her hit Netflix show. I have neverand it's no surprise she totally crushed it. (The character of Devi, played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, is loosely based on Mindy's own childhood.) On Thursday, just days before the creepy holidays, the writer and producer shared her costume on Instagram and nailed not only the outfit, but also Devis exact pose. She even had two friends who dressed up as Devi's love interests, Paxton and Ben, and the trio look absolutely adorable.

If you're still looking for a costume and take inspiration from Mindy's Devi, it's surprisingly easy to put together – and at least some of the pieces you need are probably already in your closet. Just layer a canary yellow tank over a plain white t-shirt and pair it 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.

Fortunately, Devi wore a number of other relatable yet stylish outfits that you can mimic for Halloween too if Mindy's choice isn't your mood. Whether you're putting together a crew to dress up as Devi, Fabiola and Eleanor or pulling off the look yourself, here's how you can make your own costume. Purchase similar items in advance to recreate Mindy's look and get ready for Halloween.


Melinda Martin