35 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Using Things You Already Own
Even if you love Halloween as much as the next gal, do you really want to keep shelling out $60 for a store-bought costume every year? Heck no! Whether you're a busy girl who doesn't have time to turn out a next-level costume or a lazy girl who just… can't even, we know that come October 30 you prob won't have anything in the pipeline. Don't panic, just get creative with what's already in your closet! Your squad will still be looking strong wherever you decide to spend fright night.
This costume is really all about the makeup. Cassie wears a lot of light blue, but you could probably make it work with your favorite form-fitting outfit along with glittery eye makeup. (via Brit+Co)
Go back to the future (and the '80s) with this Marty McFly costume that requires little more than jeans, a flannel shirt, a denim jacket, a vest, and — skateboard is optional, really. (via Brit+Co)
Yes, you can look good while being bad!Pull off this mod super villain look with stuff you can find in your closet. Wear a bomber jacket, ripped tee, and fishnet tights (don't act like you don't have them). Then put your hair in pigtails and pick up some pink and blue hair dye. (via Brit + Co)
Channel your inner Holly Golightly and have Breakfast at Tiffany's this Halloween. All you'll need is a black dress, pearls, a tiara, and a long cigarette. Extra credit if you bring along your cat.
Kahlo might be best known for her signature unibrow, but her outfits and next-level color combos were also pretty fabulous. Pull off this look with a flower crown, floral fashion and funky earrings. Don't forget to pencil in the 'brow!
Morton's Salt Girl
How cute is the famous girl on the salt shaker? You know, the one that's hiding in the back of your spice cabinet? To pull off her look, you'll need a yellow dress, white tights, salt and umbrella.
Head out on the town or navigate the friendly skies? Whatever your plans are, you'll be ready in no time with this super easy costume! All you have to wear is a navy or red skirt, white blouse and printed scarf. Throw in a suitcase and wing pin if you're feeling fancy.
How much did you love your Troll doll as a kid? Now you can dress up as a life-size one with stuff you probably already have around the house. How great is that? You'll just need any nude-colored clothing, a felt diamond you can cut, and any colorful wig.
Is it laundry day again? No worries, you'll be looking amazing as Lorelai Gilmore with this last-minute look. Just wear a pink tie dye tee, jean shorts, and a coat — they don't even need to match. Bring a coffee mug with you in case you need to make a late-night stop at Luke's.
Netflix + Chill
Get your mind out of the gutter! You're just getting ready for an epic horror movie marathon, right? There are many interpretations of this costume, from lounging around with some popcorn to a bag of ice along with your Netflix shirt.
Ready to paint the town red? Get out there and party this Halloween, you crazy animal. Chances are you have a glitzy gown and any animal mask hanging around. So easy! (Photo via Brit + Co)
White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland
Head through the looking glass with this elevated Alice look. You'll need a red blazer, pocket watch or clock and a white dress. Throw on white shoes, a bowtie and bunny ears, if you have some.
Where in the world are you going to be this Halloween? Whether it's going on a crime spree in London or Lisbon, you'll be looking stylish. Dress up in a red trench coat, fedora, black boots, leather pants and leather gloves. (via Brit + Co)
Watching Amelie makes us have major French women #goals. For this easy costume, rock a cardigan, tank, and skirt or a red sweater with a black dress. Bring along a garden gnome or spoon for creme brûlée!
Darla from Finding Nemo
Just imagining Darla around a fish tank gives us the heebie-jeebies. Her look is easy to pull off, though. Wear your hair in pigtails, wear a sweater or sweatshirt, use tube or wire for “headgear." Bring along a plastic bag with a plastic fish and water inside.
Rosie the Riveter
Who run the world? Girls! Show everyone you mean business by dressing as Rosie the Riveter this year. Get to work in denim jeans, a denim shirt, boots and a bandana.
So what if you're a grown-up? You'll never stop loving Disney, like, ever. Show your love for Minnie Mouse with this adorable costume. You'll just need to scrounge up a red skirt, black top, white gloves, red bow and black shoes.
Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz
We get it — a tornado came and blew away your Halloween costume and crushed a witch, too, right? Get back on the yellow brick road to Halloween fun as Dorothy. Wear any blue dress, white shirt, red shoes, braids and a picnic basket.
Freeze! And hand over all the candy. Steal hearts on Halloween with this bank robber costume. You'll just need black pants, a black and white striped shirt, water gun, mask and a black hat.
Tweedle Dee/Tweedle Dum
Grab your best pal and go out together as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Bonus points if you speak in rhyme the whole night. Wear red pants, suspenders, yellow shirts, blue bow ties and red hats.
Wilson from Castaway
Tom Hanks was amazing in Castaway. But let's be real, Wilson was the real star of the show. Show up in a white T-shirt with a red handprint.
It's you, Mario! And in five minutes, you're ready to power up! All you'll need is a rat hat, red shirt, overalls, and red Converse. Bonus points if you make a cardboard go-kart for some irl Mario Kart.
Wait, who invited Aunt Flo to the party? This might be the easiest costume of all time. And possibly the grossest or funniest, depending on your POV. Wear a red hat, red glasses, red dress, red gloves and bring your suitcase.
Everyone's favorite nanny made even medicine taste better with a spoonful of sugar. This look is great for a last-minute get together. A white dress with a red belt and some red bows is one option, or you can wear a dark skirt, white top, red bowtie and hat. Either way, don't forget your umbrella! (via Brit + Co)
Keep on celebrating the Fearless (Taylor's Version) era with one of her most iconic and easiest music video looks. All you need is a white tee and some sharpies!
Feeling a little blue about not having a Halloween costume? Just go as Sadness from Inside Out. You'll only need blue pants, a gray turtleneck, glasses, blue hair spray and blue makeup.
Everyone and their mother is anticipating the new season of Stranger Things. Dress up as Eleven and show off your psychic skills while you wait. You'll need a pink dress, knee-high socks, blue coat, Eggo waffles and a fake bloody nose. (via Brit + Co)
Flo from Progressive Insurance
You probably know Flo from all the Progressive commercials. Offer everyone the best rates on candy or booze. You'll need an all-white outfit, Progressive logo, apron and “Flo" name tag.
Grab a pal for this last-minute look that couldn't be any easier. You'll both need black leotards, black dance shoes, nude tights and black headbands with ears. Get ready to pose for lots of snaps. (via Brit + Co)
Your Halloween night will be on a roll if you show up as sushi. If you're not feeling a DIY, just add a colored pillow, belt, and chopsticks to an all-white outfit. Pro tip: Try not to spill any soy sauce on yourself. (via Brit + Co)
Don't wine about not having a costume. You'll be the opposite of sour grapes with this fun, fruity look. To pull it off, you'll need purple balloons safety pinned onto an all purple outfit.
Your friends will love this look as much as any kid loves cake. It does require a bit of DIY: You'll need birthday candles glued onto a headband. Then go for an all white or pink outfit.
Little Red Riding Hood
Forget the fairy tale. Red Riding Hood can be a downright sexy costume choice. To pull it off, you'll need a black dress, red cape and a picnic basket.
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