In between planning the best spooky get-together, perfecting your signature witches’ brew and transforming your Netflix queue into a scary movie must-watch list, Halloween is a fun and potentially time-consuming holiday. We get it. Sometimes life just gets in the way and those elaborately awesome costume plans fall by the wayside. But have no fear! These last-minute Halloween costumes are perfect for all you procrastinators out there.

Step Brothers Last Minute Halloween Costume

1. Step Brothers: When you *really* get into character, costumes actually kinda come second. Bust out your best Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly impressions with your bestie bro or sis. (via Brit + Co)

Princess Leia Last Minute Halloween Costume

2. Princess Leia: All you need is an all-white outfit and the best. Buns. EVER. (via Brit + Co)

Fanta Girls Last Minute Halloween Costume

3. Fanta Girls: Totally fashionable on-the-fly. Have white go-go boots, will costume partayyy! (via Brit + Co)

DIY Last Minute Pirate Halloween Costume

4. DIY Pirate: This simple pirate ensemble is arr-guably easy to recreate. Throw it on and shake that pirate booty! (via Brit + Co)

Roaring ’20s Halloween Costume

5. Roaring ’20s: The ’20s are back, and so is our favorite hair hack: the faux bob! A headband and some fringed and fabulous wardrobe items are all you need for this party-ready, stylish look. (via Brit + Co)

Girl With the Pearl Earring Halloween Costume

6. “Girl With the Pearl Earring”: Infuse a bit of culture into your Halloween this year by channeling one of Vermeer’s most famous paintings. This is an impressive look-alike costume, and it can be done with just a few simple items. ( via The House That Lars Built)

Princess Emoji Time Halloween Costume

7. Princess Emoji Time: Who wouldn’t mind wearing a crown all night? The hardest part of the costume is keeping a straight face. (via Brit + Co)

Last Minute Dancing Girls Emoji Halloween Costume

8. Dancing Girls Emoji Costume: It’s never a bad time to rep your bestie status, right? Of course, you and your fellow blonde BFF could just be those foxy dancing girls. (via Brit + Co)

 The Emoji Ghost Last Minute Halloween Costume

9. The Emoji Ghost: Ahh, the pirate ghost emoji — one of our all-time favorites. The tongue is just too absurd. (via Brit + Co)


10. Bro Emoji: This might just be the simplest of emoji DIY-costumes. Grab a friend and be our favorite texting buddies IRL this Halloween with this easy look. (via Brit + Co)

Rosie the Riveter Costume Last Minute Halloween Costume

11. Rosie the Riveter Costume: All you need is that chambray shirt, a red bandana, and our easy 10-minute hair tutorial to rock Rosie right. (via Brit + Co)


12. Juno: Juno! This is just one of many of our maternity costume ideas for dressing up your bump this Halloween. It can even work if you aren’t expecting. (via Brit + Co)

Last Minute Robber

13. Robber: Grab a few of your fall wardrobe staples, throw on a masquerade mask, and voila! Instant badass robber status is achieved. (via Brit + Co)


14. Halloween Mask DIY: Do you have an awesome new outfit that you’d rather wear instead of a costume? Is HR a little strict when it comes to Halloween? Keep it memorable and minimal with any of these Halloween mask DIYs. (via Brit + Co)

Last MInute Blue Gold Dress

15. The Mystery Dress: This dress debate definitely caused a stir. Grab your bestie and keep the confusion alive all night long. (via Brit + Co)

Last Minute Bunny Ears

16. Bunny Ears: Don’t want to mess with all of the Halloween makeup this year? Wear these bunny ears instead. It’s a perfect costume for work and is a cinch to remove at the end of the day/night. (via Say Yes)

Last Minute Cactus

17. Cactus: Believe it or not, this costume only calls for four materials. It’s a great choice for the procrastinator that wants to look just as fun as everyone else. (via Brit + Co)

Last Minute Carmen

18. Carmen Sandiego: Don’t put your summer maxis away just yet — you’re going to need one to channel your favorite mystery gal from the ’90s. (via Brit + Co)

Last Minute Chinese Takeout

19. Takeout Night: A T-shirt that doubles as a costume? This is every lazy girl’s dream! (via Brit + Co)

Last Minute Cookoo

20. Cuckoo Clock: Get a little creepy and kooky with this fabulous DIY. And don’t forget the bird up top. (via The Merrythought)

Last Minute Audrey

21. Holly Golightly (Night): Chances are, you already have a couple of LBDs hanging in your closet. Add a few accessories and you’re all set. (via Brit + Co)


22. Mr. and Mrs. Fox: Wes Anderson made us fall in love with this Roald Dahl classic all over again. If you don’t have time to fashion an entire foxy ensemble, a simple mask or two should do the trick. (via A Beautiful Mess)

Last Minute Gold Headband

23. Flapper: Put your slinky date night dress to some good use and whip up this quick DIY. A party at Gatsby’s awaits! (via Brit + Co)

Last Minute Googly Eyes

24. Googly Eyes: If you are looking for something big and dramatic for Halloween photo time, these googly eye balloons would make for some great party decor and a costume photo prop! (via Studio DIY)

Last Minute Hangover

25. A Halloween Hangover: Beat your actual hangover with this T-shirt/costume. Sunglasses and a large bottle of Gatorade are also musts. (via Brit + Co)

Last Minute Mama Bird

26. Mama and Baby Bird: Need a cute mommy + me costume idea? These birds of a feather are definitely looking adorable together. (via Lovely Indeed)

Last Minute Mouse Ears

27. Lacey Mouse: This edgy spin on a childhood favorite is totally work-safe and a great choice for dressing up on the go. (via Honestly WTF)

Last Minute PopTart

28. Pop Tart: Pay tribute to your favorite breakfast pastry with this easy-to-create Pop Tart ensemble. (via Paper & Stitch)

Last Minute Sally Seashells

29. Sally Sells Seashells by the Seashore: This tongue-tying costume is guaranteed to have everyone giggling all night. Good luck telling everyone your costume name 10 times fast. (via The House Lars Built)

Last Minute Taylor Squad

30. Taylor Swift and Her Squad: Because we’ve all experienced a little squad envy when it comes to T. Swift and her girl gang. (via Brit + Co)

Last Minute Wednesday

31. Wednesday Addams: Everyone should dress as Wednesday Addams for Halloween at least once. And the little black dress that you already own is begging you to go for it this year. (via Brit + Co)

Last Minute Wet Hot

32. Wet Hot American Summer: You were psyched to see the reboot on Netflix, and now it’s time to pay tribute with a costume. The only problem is deciding which character to dress up as. (via Brit + Co)


33. Georgia O’Keeffe: Learn how to recreate the oversized poppy, gray hair, and everything else in this gorgeous step-by-step tutorial. (via The House Lars Built)

Parisian LAst Minute

34. French Girl: You probably have most of these pieces in your closet, so why not put them to work? (via Brit + Co)

Lars And the Real Girl

35. Lars & The Real Girl: This hilarious costume calls for items that you probably already own. To really get into character, make sure you act super stiff all night. (via Sugar & Cloth)

36. Chuckie: The Rugrats gang were always #squadgoals, and come Halloween, Chuckie has the chillest outfit. The best part of this idea is that guys and girls can do this one. (via Brit + Co)

37. #Basic Coffee Mug: Next to the PSL Starbucks cups, the pink lid travel mug is as trendy as it comes. (via A Kailo Chic Life)

38. Frosé Slushie: Do you have a pink dress and access to a clear trash bag? Perfection. (via Club Crafted)

39. Ninja: Everyone owns at least one black, form-fitting outfit with lace-up details and ribbon. Worst case, a trip to the department store ought to fill any gaps in your wardrobe. (via Brit + Co)

40. Lisa Frank Puppy: When you have the day to get your costume together, some paint is all you need to give a romper a colorful update. (via Studio DIY)

41. Holly Golightly (Day): Handing out candy with your cat, while sitting by the door in a large white shirt, is kind of the definition of #goals. Don’t forget the sleep mask! (via PMQ for two)

42. Miss Frizzle: Do you have a busted red wig? A dress? Some time to draw science lab items? Good, you have a costume. (via Brit + Co)

43. Raining Men: Finally, your giant stack of Tiger Beat, tabloid, and Cosmo magazines will come in handy. Remember, everyone owns an umbrella and rain boots. (via Studio DIY)

44. Witch: With a simple makeup palette you can look like an authentic witch — warts and all — and you can’t beat the convenience of a pharmacy-bought costume. (via Brit + Co)

45. Manicured Lawn: We’re always here for a good pun, and you should be too. Quick! Grab the turf and faux flowers on your way to get your nails done. (via The Glitter In My Tea)

46. Broad City: Pulling looks from your fave TV shows will never go out of style, especially when they’re iconic and hilarious. (via Brit + Co)

47. Life & Lemons: Just make sure there are enough lemons left for your gin & tonic. (via Club Crafted)

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