Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

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Our ideas for quick and easy last-minute Halloween costumes

You’ve been seeing the decorations for weeks, and it’s hard to ignore the spooky vibe in the air. There’s no mistaking that Halloween is getting closer and closer. There’s only one problem, though: you still don’t have a costume. The time just seemed to get away from you, and you suddenly realize that it’s too late to put anything together.

Don’t give up just yet. While October 31 might be right around the corner, it doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. All you need is a little bit of inspiration and the right tools to create the best Halloween costume. Whether you’re going for scary or humorous, there are plenty of possibilities that you can choose from. Save your Halloween celebration today by checking out these fun last-minute costume ideas.

Skeleton Costume

Pulling off a believable skeleton look doesn’t even require a trip to the store. With the right tools from your home and a little bit of effort, you can make your very own DIY skeleton costume. You’ll need to work with the following items:

  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Face makeup

To get started, place a strip of tape right down the center of the t-shirt. Use a pencil to mark twelve lines on the tape and make sure that they’re evenly spaced out. Next, take your scissors and cut out twelve holes on either side of the shirt (one next to each mark). To make the look extra realistic, cut out smaller holes at the top and make them gradually bigger as you go down. The final product should look just like a ribcage.

Next, use your face makeup to add the finishing touches to your impromptu costume. To create a look that matches your ghastly outfit, apply foundation to your face that’s a few shades lighter than your actual skin tone. Add on some black lipstick and slather on the eyeliner to truly complete your look. People won’t even realize you made the costume on your own!

Pumpkin "Pi" Costume

For all you secret math nerds out there, this costume is an adorable choice. It’s also a great way to welcome the arrival of fall food while incorporating a touch of humor. You’ll need these items to start:

  • Plain t-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Magazines

First, take your piece of paper and draw the pi symbol. If you’re having trouble doing it on your own, you can find an image of the symbol online and print it out. Next, take the scissors and carefully cut out the image of pi. Use the glue to paste it onto your t-shirt.

To complete the look, find a picture of a pumpkin in a magazine or pull one up on your computer. After cutting out the image, glue it onto your shirt above the pi symbol. You’ve now completed a perfect pumpkin “pi” costume! This is sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party.

Snow White Costume

Steal the look of this beloved Disney princess with a few simple accessories. Here’s what you need to get started:

  • Black dress
  • Red bow
  • Red lipstick
  • Apple

You probably have an LBD or two waiting in your closet to be worn, and this is the perfect opportunity to give your favorite black dress a moment in the spotlight. Once you’ve put on this outfit, it’s time to dig around a little for a red bow. If you don’t have one lying around the house, you can find one for cheap at your local crafts store or online. Next, all you need to do is apply some bright red lipstick and carry an apple with you. People will love your simple but authentic Disney look.

Get Into the Spirit of Halloween With These Costume Ideas

If you feel unprepared for the big fall holiday, that doesn’t mean you can’t participate in it. These last-minute costume ideas can give you the spark of inspiration you need to find your perfect Halloween look. Whether you’re getting ready for a party or just want to make a statement, taking a little bit of time to put together a simple outfit is well worth the effort. After all, it isn’t really Halloween without a fun or scary costume to celebrate the event.

Resources— Party Delights, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Country Living

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