7 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

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The year is going faster than I ever thought it would. It’s almost Halloween already?! If you don’t have any sweets, pumpkins, or costume yet, no worries I got you covered. 

Halloween is basically THE holidays where you can be anything or anyone you want. While this freedom can be exciting and trigger all kinds of awesome creative ideas, it can be overwhelming at times.

While Halloween is awesome, do you really want to spend $50 for a Halloween costume straight of the store? Hell no! That’s no fun it all!

Whether you’re busy and you don’t have time to go to the store, or you want to save some money on a last-minute Halloween costume, I understand. 

This year I’ve been roaming around Pinterest and I’ve seen a LOT of DIY costume ideas that you’re going to love! 

7 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas With Things You Already Have
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I’ve tried to go for the somewhat more original looks, going further than the classic cat and the witch. Or those original ‘put an old sheet over your head and you’re a ghost’ – I’m not sure if people still do that? These can be fun ideas, but I think we can do better than that!

Also I didn’t want to compose a listicle of 100 ideas for Halloween, that doesn’t help with the decision making. I hope you find something you like!

If you’re trying to save money, read:

Here are 7 last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas that you can make with items you already have!

Last-Minutes Halloween Costume Ideas

1. Rosie The Riveter

rosie the riveter last-minute halloween costume

The first Halloween costume idea for you today is Rosie the Riveter. Who doesn’t want to dress like this feminist icon for a night?

Luckily denim is trendy again, making it easy to put this outfit together. All you need is a denim pants, a denim blouse, and a red bandana. 

To make the outfit complete, go work out to show off your biceps in the process!

2. Belle

belle last-minute halloween costume


I absolutely love Belle. While the story of Belle and the Beast is was a little too creepy for me and I didn’t like it when I was younger, I love the remake with Emma Watson. 

This costume can be thrown together within minutes. Just put on a white apron over a blue dress. 

On Pinterest I found different versions:

  • A blue dress with sleeves and a simple white apron
  • A blue dress without sleeves, a white button down, and a white apron

Both are perfect if you’re trying to resemble Belle. 

Don’t forget to make a low ponytail and make some curls, put on some pink-ish lipstick, and carry your favorite books with you. You’ll be perfect Belle!

3. Wednesday Addams

wednesday addams last-minute halloween costume

A golden oldie fo sho! 

Do you remember when Gossip Girl was a hit and you bought that black flowy dress with the white collar? This is the perfect occasion to start wearing it.

Braid your hair, add some black stockings, and put on your best sociopathic face! You will steal the show!

4. Mary Poppins

mary poppins last-minute halloween costume ideas

This one might be one of my favorites, as it’s a costume made out of things that most women have in their closet. 

More specifically, you need: 

  • Black skirt
  • White shirt (preferably a button-down)
  • Black boots
  • Black hat
  • Giant tote bag
  • Don’t skip: a huge umbrella
  • Optional: red accents like a red bow-tie, red belt, or red lipstick. 

The red accents give the costume a little finishing touch, but don’t worry, you are still wearing an awesome costume that is easily recognizable. 

5. Where’s Waldo?

where's waldo last-minute halloween costume

I love this costume, it’s so easy! All you need are blue jeans, a striped red-and-white shirt, and a hat

If you happen to have all three of these items, basically you’re good to go. Probably you have two out of the three items – and the hat is only $5. If you have all three items, you have a free and creative costume!

6. Mime

mime last-minute halloween costume

Another easy DIY costume that you can make last-minute for Halloween is a mime costume. It’s just a black jeans, bretels, a striped shirt, white glovs, and some make-up if you feel like it. 

Perhaps you should practice your mime skills, but that’s about it. 

Easy peasy lemon squeezy. 

7. Holly Golightly

holly golightly last-minute halloween costume

Last but not least, what about dressing up as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Everything you need is a black sheath dress, long black gloves, black pumps, and really big sunglasses. If you can find some casual pearls, your outfit is entirely complete!

Ready For Halloween?

Now you have some simple and recognizable last-minute Halloween costume ideas, go ahead and get to together!

What is your favorite Halloween outfit? Do you have any additional last-minute Halloween costume ideas?

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