If you are someone who feels like Halloween sneaks up on you every year and you’re suddenly expected to have a thoughtful costume together, fear not! If you’re looking for a clever, simple, last-minute costume, we have you covered.
Whether you have a costume party to attend, a community get-together, or even just expecting some trick-or-treaters at your door, there’s no reason not to get into the festive spirit with these easy ideas.
Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes
Use a glue gun or double-sided tape to affix a whole bunch of Smarties, the small, colorful candy rolls, to your trousers, and – voila – you’re a sweet Smartie Pants.
Cat in A Hat
Very of the moment, you can channel Barbie’s feminine spirit with any head-to-toe pink ensemble. Don’t forget your pink accessories to really pull the costume together.
If you can find a large map, you can create a costume. Cut a slit or hole in the middle of the map and slip it over your head. If anyone asks you what you’re dressed as simply shrug your shoulders… you’re Atlas Shrugged, the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.
A strategically wrapped white sheet will have you feeling regal and ready to party. Add some shiny gold accessories, simple sandals, and you’re set from head to… toga.
Queen of Hearts
Separate the entire heart suit from a deck of playing cards. Fan them out in an overlapping circle and staple them or tape them together to create a collar. Wear it around your neck with some red lipstick and let people bow to your Queen of Hearts highness!
Suitable for men or women, this creative costume requires just a fancy outfit (the more formal the better) and either a nametag or a homemade sash that says “Apology.” Who doesn’t appreciate a Formal Apology?!
Thing 1 and Thing 2
Another nod to Dr. Seuss, this partner costume is as simple as affixing white circles to red shirts. Use a black Sharpie to write “Thing 1” on one circle and “Thing 2” on the other, and you are the rambunctious twins from The Cat in the Hat. Bonus points if you pop on blue wigs!
No matter what you wear, remember that Halloween is a holiday based on whimsical – and sometimes spooky – fun. Get creative and enjoy the celebration!