Last Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Make At Home!
October 20th, 2023
Boo! Halloween is just around the corner and wait – you don’t have a costume yet?
Fear not (or maybe do, because it's Halloween), because we’ve got you covered with some easy, creative, and seriously cool last-minute costumes you can whip up with things you probably have lying around the house.
Let’s get that creative cauldron bubbling and brew up some awesome costumes without breaking the bank or making a panicked last-minute dash to the crowded costume store!
Ghostly White Sheet Specter
Okay, it’s classic but with a twist! You’ll need a white sheet and a marker. Here’s how to bring this ghost to life:
Grab a Sheet
Find a white bedsheet – the older, the better!
Cut out Eyes
Fold it in half and cut out two eye holes. Try it on and adjust as needed. Remember, uneven holes add that eerie touch!
Add Spooky Features (optional)
If you feel artsy, use a black marker to draw a creepy mouth or other ghostly features.
Voila! You’re a ghost, not just any ghost – a customized specter of spookiness!
Bubble Bath Beauty
Who doesn't love a luxurious bubble bath? Turn this into a fab Halloween costume with a white outfit, balloons, and a rubber duck.
Blow up white balloons (the bubbles!) to various sizes.
Use safety pins to attach them to a white shirt or dress. Be generous; the bubblier, the better!
Add a shower cap and hold a rubber duck for that extra ‘soaking in style’ vibe!
A little pun, a little fun, and a sprinkle of spookiness make the perfect quick Halloween attire!
Collect Mini Cereal Boxes
Gather mini cereal boxes and attach them to a shirt using safety pins or a hot glue gun.
Stab with Plastic Knives
Put plastic knives into the boxes – you’ve just turned cereal into a victim!
Add Fake Blood (optional)
Splash some red paint or fake blood on the boxes for the chilling effect!
Rosie the Riveter
Empowerment and ease? Yes, please! A blue shirt, red bandana, and red lipstick turn you into this iconic figure!
Wear a denim or dark blue shirt and roll up the sleeves. Strong arm pose is mandatory!
Tie the Bandana
Fold a red bandana into a triangle and tie it around your head, with the tip pointing upwards.
Swipe on bold red lipstick and get ready to channel your inner strength!
The Mummy Returns
Get wrapped up in the spooky season! A toilet paper roll or old white fabric strips can transform you into a mysterious mummy.
Wear a White Base
Start with a white shirt and pants as your base.
Wrap the toilet paper or fabric strips around your body, leaving some areas loose for the aged, unraveling effect.
Messy Hair, Don't Care
Tease your hair and add a little dust or gray spray for that ancient, risen-from-the-tomb vibe!
Be the fruit of the party with this sweet and simple idea. All you need is a yellow dress or shirt and some green paper.
Dress in Yellow
Slip into something sunshiny yellow – a dress, a shirt, whatever suits your style.
Create the Crown
Cut pineapple leaves from green paper or felt and attach them to a headband or a clip.
Wear Your Sweetness
Pop your ‘pineapple crown’ on and embrace your tropical transformation!
Black Cat Magic
You can always go right with this classic! It’s cute, chic, and screams Halloween without needing nine lives to create.
All Black Everything
Dress in black from head to toe.
Use a headband and black construction paper or felt to create cat ears.
Use eyeliner to draw whiskers on your cheeks, and don’t forget the nose!
And there you have it, fellow Halloween enthusiasts! From a haunting mummy and pun-tastic pineapple to the evergreen black cat, the perfect Halloween costume is a creative thought and a few household items away.
It’s the season to explore, transform, and embrace the mysterious and the magical – and to do it all without spending a fortune or stressing out. The spotlight awaits you and your fabulous DIY Halloween costume. Will you be the spook of the town, the ghost with the most, or perhaps the cat’s meow?