Getting ready for Halloween every year is usually a double-edged sword—while it may be exciting to pick out decorations and candy, thinking of original costume ideas (while still maintaining that college budget) can be a huge pain. To help with this yearly problem that each of us faces, here are seven candy-based Halloween costume ideas that are sure to make your fall super sweet.

1. M&M's

Going with a classic costume like M&M's is always a great idea: just grab a few friends and you're set. You can never go wrong with an easy, DIY costume like this one. Just order a few tutus, solid colored shirts (either with the logo already attached or without, depending on your budget), and you're good to go.

2. Bubblegum

If you're looking for a costume that's a little more unique but just as sweet, going as bubblegum is perfect. And making your own costume that's sure to impress all of your friends has never been easier, so don't worry about breaking the bank. All you have to do is order a big pink shirt or dress, attach some "bubbles" (aka, pink balloons), and make a label. Voila! 

3. Cotton Candy

Who doesn't love something as sweet and simple as cotton candy? This costume is not only original and cute, but it's something you can easily create (maybe with the help of some artistic friends) if you're scrambling before Halloween comes around. To capture that fluffy cotton candy appearance, just get some poly-fil stuffing to glue on to a shirt. This process can be a little tricky, so here's a step-by-step guide. Don't forget that a little glitter can go a long way when it comes to recreating that perfect sugary texture of cotton candy.

4. Hershey's Kisses

What better way to spend Halloween than with your best friend dressed as the cutest kisses on campus? A Hershey's Kiss costume is the perfect idea for you and your friends to easily make together, and with this shiny ensemble, you'll definitely be dressed to impress.

5. Nerds

Want a costume with your significant other that'll be sure to get a laugh? Then going as a box of Nerds is the perfect idea for you. And, if you're in a rush or don't want to make a cardboard cutout of the box, throwing on some high socks, khakis, and a button down shirt with a print-out of the Nerds logo is just as good—just don't forget the boxy glasses.

6. Ice Cream

While ice cream may not be technically be a candy, it still tastes (and looks) just as sweet. You could even achieve this look with a solid colored skirt with a sprinkles top, to make it even more simple. To really go above and beyond with an ice cream costume, trying to replicate different ice cream flavors, like chocolate, strawberry, or even cookies and creme, would work as a great costume for your entire group.

7. Bubble Gum Machine

Looking for something to remind you of the good ol' days when you were a kid and your biggest worry was finding 25 cents for a gum ball machine? Then this super cute and classy bubble gum machine costume is for you. You'll be sure to have an amazing Halloween with this colorful outfit.

So, there you have it. With these seven delicious, candy-based Halloween costume ideas up your sleeve, the most stressful part of your fall this will be miraculously solved.