The Best Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

You were planning to sit home at home this Saturday, but then, a friend contacts you last minute with some COVID-friendly Halloween plans you can’t refuse. The only problem: you now have to come up with a Halloween costume—fast! Don’t panic, we’ve rounded up some easy-to-execute Halloween costumes that you can pull together with items mostly found in your closet.

Rosie the Riveter

Grab a pair of jeans and a chambray shirt (or, a denim jumpsuit if you have it), and you’re basically done. Add a red bandana in your hair and smack on some red lipstick, and you’re good to go!

An Influencer

Who knew it was so easy to influence so many people? Grab your favorite sports bra, leggings, jean jacket, and baseball cap, and you’ve nailed the classic first-generation influencer look. For some added star-power, carry around some hair gummy bears or tummy tea.

Pick a Decade

The 70s, 80s, and 90s are all fairly easy to replicate with simple classic wardrobe staples. For the 1970s, reach for flare jeans and a crop top, or a mini dress and high boots. It’s all about the accessories, so a 70s inspired hair scarf or sunnies will finish the look. For the 80s, throw your hair in a side pony, adorn with a scrunchie, and wear something with shoulder pads—done. Into the 90s? Try a mini skirt and turtleneck, a slip dress layered over a tee, or baggy jeans and a baby tee. So many 90s inspired looks are popular currently, there’s bound to be endless possibilities right inside your closet.

Disco Ball

Time to pull out those sequin pieces that have been banished to the back of your closet. With a fully sequined outfit and some serious glitter makeup, you can pull off an impressive disco ball look that’s equal parts pretty and creative.

Wednesday Addams

Most people don’t own a black collared dress specifically because it looks like Wednesday Addams, but if you have a black dress and can find a separate, detachable collar (sold at most fast-fashion retailers), you can easily pull off Wednesday Addams. Put your hair in braids, adjust your personality to moody, and you’re all set!

A Skeleton

This is for those of you that have a way with makeup. If you feel confident creating your costume out of cosmetics, there are endless YouTube tutorials that will show you how you create skeleton looks from something super simple to complex. Once the makeup is applied, the outfitting is up to you.

A Vampire

We don’t mean the classic Dracula. Get creative. All you need are the teeth to pull off the look and you can outfit any way you like. You can be a glam vampire, 90s vampire, a nerdy vampire—the options are endless.

Have any other last-minute ideas? Have you been something in past years that was cute and easy to execute? Let us know in the comments below.

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