Last Minute Halloween Costumes

October 29th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you haven’t bought your costume yet you have probably noticed how hard it is to buy last minute supplies – not to mention how expensive it can be! Costume shops are picked over, prices are at its peak, and ideas can be hard to come by. Don’t worry though, because there are all sorts of last minute cheap Halloween costumes you can make without much money and often with things you already have around the house.

Toilet Paper Mummy – This is one of the ultimate last minute Halloween costumes. Simply take a roll of toilet paper and wrap it around yourself. You can even make this costume after showing up to a party! Just make sure to ask the hosts permission before you use all of their toilet paper.

T-shirt Ninja – Everyone likes ninjas, but not everyone likes paying a lot for a costume that is essentially just a pair of black pants, a black shirt, and a black hood. As an alternative to buying a costume, just wear all black and put a shirt over your head so that you eyes peek out of the shirt’s neck hole.

Grown up Baby – If you already have one-piece pajamas all you need is a pacifier and a teddy bear for this mildly creepy adult baby costume. As a guy you can just mess up your hair like you just got out of bed, and girls can wear their hair in pigtails.

Work of Art – This is one of those last minute Halloween costumes for people with larger than average egos. All you have to do is bring an empty picture frame with you and when people ask what you are, tell them you’re a “work of art”. If you’re an art lover (or don’t have a large enough ego) try dressing up as a famous work of art. Some paintings, like the Mona Lisa, would be pretty easy to do.

Zombie – This one takes a little more time than the other last minute Halloween costumes, but it is worth it. To be a zombie, either buy an outfit from a thrift store or get some clothes you no longer want together. Cut and tear holes in the outfit and throw some paint or makeup on them so they look old and worn. Then buy some white and black makeup and fake blood. Give yourself big black rings around your eyes and make the rest of your face white so it appears pale. If all goes well, you’ll look just like a living dead person!

* Happy Halloween Pumpkin picture courtesy of Shutterstock

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