Top 5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Quickly DIY

It’s happened again. Halloween is almost upon us, and you haven’t even begun to consider what costume you might be wearing. While millions of Americans start their costume shopping weeks, if not months before the 31st, you aren’t one of them.

However, there’s no need to panic. With just a little bit of savvy, smart shopping, and maybe some PVA glue, you’ll be able to put together a last-minute DIY costume that will blow everyone else’s away. Here are some of the top last-minute Halloween costume ideas that you can DIY in no time.

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas: Get Punny with It

Probably the most low-effort, high impact route you can go down is the “walking pun” costume. When it comes to cheap costume ideas, it doesn’t get much cheaper than gluing a bag of Lay’s to your shoulder and saying you’re a walking “chip on the shoulder.”

Or maybe you can accessorize and put a medal on a loaf of bread for the classic “breadwinner” look. You could also throw a sheet over your head, bring a notepad and pen to the party and “voila!”, you’re a “ghostwriter”.

You get the picture. These are strictly for those looking for a funny costume, rather than spooky.

Couple Up

If you’re looking for an easy Halloween costume for guys and girls, simply half the effort by coupling up. You don’t need to be in a relationship to make a couples costume work, just link up with your equally lazy bestie for a double act that people will remember. Popular options include Yin and Yang, Salt and Pepper, and the classic “Where’s Waldo” duo.

Be a Fangirl/boy

Rather than going through all the time and effort of dressing up as your favorite celebrity, simply be yourself by going as their biggest fan. All you need is enough merch from your celebrity of choice to demonstrate that you are far beyond the average fan. At least 4 items should do the trick.

Browse the web for the most affordable merch stores and deck yourself out in. For example, if you’re a fan of Hulk Hogan, then you want stores like this website to get you started.

Follow TV Trends

What’s your favorite show on Netflix right now? Chances are, it’ll be the favorite show of plenty of your friends and family too. This means it has never been easy to keep your costumers DIY in a way that everyone will instantly recognize.

If it’s The Good Place, a quick trip to Zara will have you looking like Tahani in no time. If it’s The Handmaid’s Tale, all you really need is to buy a red bonnet online and you’re set.

If All Else Fails, Go as Yourself

And easy Halloween costume for girls and guys is simply to go as yourself. However, rather than putting in zero effort, your best bet is to have some fun at your expense and go as an exaggerated version of yourself. Some clothing hacks might help.

Find out what traits your friends think are your funniest, and max them out to the point of absurdity. People will love it.

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