4 Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Raise your hand if you have your Halloween costume? Not me. The last two years, I have been a procrastinator with my costume and this year does not change. This is the first time I can pass candy out at my condo but I don’t think we’ll have very many trick-or-treat visitors so a trip to my parents’ house might be the plan. Nonetheless, I like to dress up and participate. Last year, I was a cat/leopard when I went out with my friends and Minnie Mouse while I handed out candy. Time to be something creative and different. It’s actually a pretty trendy thing right now, I’m not going to lie. It’s a trendy platform, wink wink. 

Back to costumes — being last minute has to stop because it limits your optinoin if you don’t want ot drop $40+ on a costume. I’m not talking a week last minute, I’m talking days last minute because it if was only a week that is enough time to become the new Instagram icon or Starbucks drink. These are dig in your closet or run to the thrift store really quick to throw together something that you hope people will get. Cue Samantha and I in 2016 because we were simple and threw on some bodycon dresses and bought cat ears and a bunny ears. We actually traded dresses, I wore her leopard print dress and she wore my white one and we were cute little animals. 

Let’s talk last minute ideas.

Snapchat Filters

I’m going to be the Dog Filter from Snapchat. Pretty legit, huh? Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be too comfortable with slabbing on costume make-up so I’m going to make it somewhat of a mask. It’ll be fun plus it is part of a group costume so kudos to my team because I can wear it after our group contest. Now, there are so many filters on Snap to chooses from — you’ve got the flower crown, butterfly crown, old man, animals(dog, cat, deer, goat), nerd, and so many more. This is a great opportunity to jump on plus you can make a Snapchat border to carry around and everyone should get it. 

Athlete

I feel like we all have jerseys affiliated with our schools and could easily dress as an athlete. If you have a jersey, use it. Be Steph Curry with the wrist or the 2016 World Champion Lebron… or JR Smith because their victory dances/notions are some of my family. You could be a soccer player, I’m pretty sure Plato’s Closet can give you something on the low as well so you can find a jersey and throw on some pants. If you want to go all out, I suggest one of the US Women’s National Soccer team because they’re fab and I love them. You could be a gymnast, as well because the US just killed it at the Olympics a few months ago. Get creative with your athlete pick and see if people can guess. 

Audrey Hepburn

Classic. We all have a little black dress and Audrey Hepburn aka Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a signature move. How hard is it to find a black dress, throw your hair up in a bun and carry about a colored or painted straw with a tiara on your head? Do it. I’m actually a Audrey fan and a little obsessed so this is something I would do for an adult-y Halloween party because I feel like it would be more appropriate.

Kardashian/Jenner

Let’s be real, all you need is some heels, a wig, and pillows — this was my best friend’s go-to one year and it all worked out. People get it when they see the pillow butt and wig. If you want to be Kim or Khloe, just rock some pillows and purse your lips while strutting around in some heels and good fitting jeans. For Kourtney, just find three kids and talk in a Kourtney voice because people will get that. Or just talk about Scott even if there is no Scott to play the. With Kendall, it gets hard. She’s pretty lowkey and doesn’t have anything that really stands out which isn’t a bad thing but if you get a crew of Kardashians and Jenners, this will work. Lastly, Kylie. Now, she won’t be hard to play. Just purse your lips and walk around with a stand-out wig on while talking about lip kits. I think Kylie would be the easiest to acheive. The lip kits would definitely be a give away. 

Let’s make a promise to each other — next year, let’s not wait until last minute to make our Halloween costumes? It can get stressful and this is a fun holiday so we should have fun and plan out what kid we’re going to borrow to get candy with. Just kidding but for real, don’t wait and plan it out so you can be bomb.

What’s your costume this year? (If you have one, LAWLZ)

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5 Comments

  1. October 31, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Such fun costume ideas. I don't usually dress up but these seem really cool! I'm definitely looking forward to taking the kids out and seeing all the fun costumes! Great post! Xx

  2. October 31, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    These are great! I love a good last minute costume

  3. October 31, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I ended up growing together a scarecrow costume last minute! All from my closet!

  4. November 1, 2016 / 8:14 am

    Great ideas! I made a quick all black ninja outfit for my daughter who decided to go trick or treating last minute 🙂

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