7 Last-Minute Costume Ideas That Will Save Your Halloween
Halloween is approaching fast, and you may or may not have your family’s costumes sorted out. So, if you find yourself unprepared for All Hallows Eve this year, don’t worry. We’ve searched for last-minute costume ideas that are simple to assemble but clever enough to impress.
Sometimes, it’s best to just lean in to your faults. Admit that you couldn’t think of a costume idea and dress as an Error 404 message. Write it on a t-shirt and add “costume not found” underneath.
Cloud and Rainbow
Got a little one who needs to look their best for trick-or-treating? This parent-child costume is adorable. It only requires an umbrella, a raincoat, polyester batting, cardboard, and colorful construction paper. Halloween doesn’t get any cuter.
Wear a nametag with someone else’s name. Use “Dave” if you like “The Office” references.
Duct Tape Skeleton
A skeleton is, perhaps, the most classic Halloween costume next to a bedsheet ghost. You can make a simple DIY version with a black shirt, a pair of black pants, and a roll of glow-in-the-dark duct tape. Plus, it works for both kids and adults!
While we’re mentioning it, you can always cut eye holes out of an old bedsheet and enjoy Halloween as a ghost. Just because it’s a basic costume doesn’t mean it isn’t still fun. Use a pattern with cartoons or flowers to make the ensemble extra ridiculous.
If you own a red-and-white-striped sweater, you’re halfway done with this costume. Just find a matching hat and some black glasses, and you’re good to go. Plus, you can spend the evening hiding from friends and popping up in unusual places to shout, “I’m here!”
Rosie the Riveter
Here’s your chance to procrastinate on a costume AND support female empowerment! Just grab a denim shirt and a red bandana—and that’s it. You’ve become a historical icon.