Last Minute Halloween Costumes

by Mila Raque
Last Minute Halloween Costumes

We’ve all been there – those times when we forgot to get an outfit together until the day before an event. As we get older, Halloween becomes less and less important than it was when we were kids. Costumes are less common and can be easily forgotten about. So, what do you do if you suddenly have to go to a costume party without a costume? Keep reading for a few last minute Halloween costumes that you can put together with things you already have at home!

For classic last minute Halloween costumes: WITCH

Witches are probably one of the most popular symbols of the Halloween season. Since they have been around for thousands of years, they are a popular choice for people of all ages. In order to be a witch, put together an outfit made completely of black. While a black dress or skirt is the most popular, you could easily wear pants as well. With that finished, you’ll want to find a black hat (ideally a witch hat, but any wide-brimmed hat will do). If you have an old broom laying around, grab that, too!

For easy last minute Halloween costumes: GHOST

Similarly to witches, ghosts are a very popular costume choice for Halloween. Additionally, ghost costumes are among the easiest to make at home. If you are going for the simplest version, all you need is an old white bedsheet or long towel. You literally just have to cut two eye holes and that’s it! Now, if you want to add some pizazz, you could take a different angle. For example, you could be a ghost bride (a wedding dress and white flowers) or a ghost queen (a crown and fancy dress). These options might require a little more to make them work, but it’s easily doable!

Unique last minute Halloween costumes: Prom Queen or King

Do you still have that dress or suit you wore to senior prom? Well, fish it out cause it might just come in handy! As far as last minute Halloween costumes go, this is one not many people think about. Dressing as a prom queen or king is a super easy costume if you still have your prom attire. All you have to do is recreate whatever iconic look you sported when you went to prom the first time. But, add a crown or tiara and you’re golden! If you want to add a sinister twist, you could go as skeleton, zombie, or vampire prom queen or king!

For a (last) last minute Halloween costume: MUMMY

Another popular classic Halloween costume is a mummy. And this costume is even easier than the previous ones! In fact, a mummy costume is probably one of the easiest Halloween costumes to make. It doesn’t particularly matter what you wear underneath this costume, but try to pick colors that look like dead skin. So, greens, creams, browns, even reds. All you really need for this costume is toilet paper! You’ll just need to take the roll of toilet paper and wind it around your arms and legs. You can let some pieces hang down or even wind them loosely on your skin.

Have you ever worn one of these costumes?

About the author: Mila Raque
Hi! My name is Mila, and I'm a junior in college at Saint Louis University. I'm an English major with a minor in Creative and Professional Writing. Outside of school, I love to work out, spend time outdoors with my friends, draw, read and write. I'm hoping to bring a college student's perspective to HBM :).

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