If you’re looking for last minute Halloween costumes using what you have in your home, you’re in luck! We’ve gathered up 50+ costume ideas that you can whip up in just a few minutes!
50+ Halloween Costumes Using What You Have
Just throw a medal around your neck and carry around a loaf of bread all night.
Just wear all black!
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All you need is an Amazon box and your regular ol’ clothes.
Pair bright colored clothing, funky leggings and other trends from the 80’s and 90’s to dress as a blast from the past.
Overalls or jeans, paired with a flannel shirt and straw hat! Add some cute makeup, if you want.
Dress in all blue and print name tags that say “Jean” or “Gene.
Grab an old-lady sweater, some big glasses and whatever else you might find in your own mom’s closet! (This could be SUPER fun, especially if you don’t tell her before you see her!)
Dress sloppily, fix your hair messy and wear a sign that says “I survived.” Add more details like “I survived third grade” or “I survived meeting my future in-laws.”
Fork in the Road:
Use chalk to create dashes down a black T-shirt. Then tape a fork to the shirt and waa-laa, you’re a fork in the road!
Tape candy Smarties on your pants.
Black shirt, black bottoms and a broom!
Use green and yellow post-it notes on a white shirt and make yourself a Wordle board!
Wear a black and white striped shirt and a beret. Then paint your face like the band Kiss.
Eyeliner works perfectly for drawing a nose and whiskers! Pair with solid colored clothing.
White pants, blue shirt, a yellow headband and a red scarf make this costume a breeze.
Tape cards with various names on your clothes.
Carry a soccer ball, backpacks and anything else you need!
50 Shades of Gray:
Tape a wide variety of grey paint sample cards from the paint store on your clothes.
Black Eyed Peas:
Draw a “P” on your shirt and use makeup to give yourself a black eye.
Rosie the Riveter:
Throw on a denim shirt, red headband and some bright red lipstick.
Cut circles from red, yellow and green construction paper. Pin onto a solid black shirt, paired with black bottoms.
Just like a stop light, but instead, use a red octagon.
Other Road Signs:
Be more risqué with signs that read “Curves Ahead” or “Slippery when Wet.”
Three-Hole Punch Version of Yourself:
Jim from “The Office” made this simple Halloween costume a hit!
Yellow shirt with black marks painted on it. You can easily create a green stem headpiece from a toilet paper roll and a headband.
Red shirt with white “seeds” drawn on, paired with a green stem headpiece.
Leather jacket, jeans and a white T-shirt are perfect for this Grease character!
Pair mismatched clothes with some face paint and too-big shoes and you’re an instant clown!
Little White Lie:
Dress in all white and attach little “lies” all over you. Some good ones include “No, that doesn’t make you look fat!” or “The check is in the mail!”
Game Show Contestant:
All you need is normal clothing and a nametag! Act excited all night, like you just won the grand prize.
Dress as the teenage version of youself: Doc Martins, oversized shirt, bold make-up, whatever works!
Funky Hawaiian print shirt, sneakers, shorts, camera and a fanny pack make this a quick and easy costume!
Any color of clothing works for this! Then just make a little sign that says “Crayon” to tape to your shirt.
Pair cat makeup with a sign that says Ctl+C
Curlers in your hair, night gown, bathrobe & slippers
White clothing, with black circles and a line cut from construction paper and taped to the shirt and pants.
Brown grocery bag decorated like a bag of M&Ms. (Men can go as M&Ms with “nuts.”)
White sheet and regular clothing
Magic 8 Ball:
Black clothing, with a white “8” taped to your shirt
Kuzco (The Emperor’s New Groove):
A red dress, big gold jewelry and black ankle boots
A stocking cap, gloves and bag full of money will make this costume versatile!
Dobby the House Elf:
White sheet and a wig cap make this a simple costume!
Blue T-Shirt under s suit jacket and tie
Plaid shirt, suspenders, jeans and workboots
Jeans, boots, flannel shirt and a cowboy hat
Sports jersey and a prop (football, pom poms, etc.)
Chip on Your Shoulder:
Simply pin a bag of potato chips to the shoulder of your shirt!
The easiest! Just cut eye-holes in a white sheet.
Frazzled hair, leggings and an oversized T-shirt (with stains is even better!)
White shirt, with the number of dots you prefer. Easy peasy!
Crazy Cat Lady:
Pin stuffed cats to your outfit
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Print a paper that says “Error 404: Costume Not Found” and pin it to your T-shirt.
Netflix and Chill:
Print out the Netflix logo and wear a sweater, mittens and a scarf.
Dress as someone else in your family! You alredy have everything you need at home. (Kids dress as Dad. Dad dresses as Mom. Mom dresses as kids.