If you've waited this long to pick a Halloween costume, fear not. There's still time to assemble the perfect look. These ideas are simple, inexpensive, and quick to DIY — the perfect combo. (Need something for the kids too? We've got you covered.)
For an easy, affordable costume set, team up with your son or daughter, and make them your rainbow. By adding some polyester batting to your umbrella and using a leftover cardboard box, you'll inevitably strike gold with this one.
What you'll need: polyester batting ($19, ), multicolored construction paper ($3, )
For the future professional painter, dress them up moody black, white, and red. A beret, bandana, and brush will let everyone know who they are.
What you'll need: beret ($9, ), red bandana ($5, ), paint brush ($13, )
Get a print-out of Grant Wood's painting and cut a hole in it for your face. It's quick, easy, and inspired.
What you'll need: American Gothic poster ($22, )
Be the punniest pair at the party with this hilarious couple costume.
What you'll need: green shirt ($9 for 2, ), green bandana ($10, ), white shirt ($12 for 6, ), black iron-on letters ($7, )
Turn your kid into NASA's finest with this adorable optical illusion. Stuff a classic suit to make it look like he or she is walking on the moon. Add cardboard and some pom poms, and they'll be ready to take flight.
What you'll need: orange astronaut costume ($21, ), pom poms ($10 for 12, )
You're bound to fall in loaf with this sporty, gluten-tolerant option.
What you'll need: blue shirt ($11 for 2, ), gold medals ($8 for 24, ), sweatband ($9, )
This play on the popular E. L. James series is whip-smart ... no Red Room required! Pick up some paint swatches at your local hardware store and tape them on a T-shirt.
What you'll need: black shirt ($17 for 4, )
You can use from past costumes, , and a to recreate everyone's favorite cartoon aardvark. Plus, you'll score major cool points with all the teens in your neighborhood for this relevant costume.
What you'll need: glasses ($7, ), monkey ears ($15, ), yellow sweater ($20, )
While this couple costume may look complicated, it's surprisingly simple and is super cheap to make — and very on trend since The Joy of Painting is now on Netflix. Bonus: If you have a little critter of your own, you can dress him or her up as Bob's squirrel Peapod.
What you'll need: craft leaves ($10, ), curly brown wig ($13, )
Well gosh — isn't this the cutest DIY costume you've ever seen? We're sure Mickey would agree.
What you'll need: Minnie Mouse ears ($10, ), red skirt ($22 and up, ), black felt ($5, )
If you wore a dark midi skirt and blazer with a white button-down, it might not look like much of a costume; add a red ribbon around your neck, however, and you're clearly Mary Poppins. Same goes for your pal: With ash-colored eyeshadow and a broom, he or she can transform into a Bert look-alike.
What you'll need: chimney sweep broom ($9, ), floral tapestry bag ($58, )
What could be better than an adorable all-pink outfit? This is on-trend, futuristic, and easy to pull together.
What you'll need: pink dress ($13 and up, ), aluminum foil duct hose ($15, )
Nothing says "girl power" quite like Rosie the Riveter. The best part of this costume: you probably already have the jeans and denim shirt, so you're more than halfway there.
What you'll need: red and white polka dot bandana headband ($13, )
If you're Team Dunkin', here's an easy way to show your pride using bright colors and mini blow-up donuts.
What you'll need: mini inflatable donuts ($5, ), pink dress ($19 and up, )
What aspiring aviator wouldn't love to dress up in his own personal hot air balloon? Simply cut out of the bottom of a laundry basket and attach a giant balloon, which you can buy and have filled with helium at a nearby party-supply store.
What you'll need: wicker laundry basket ($24, )
Avocado lovers, rejoice. This adorable combination is both heavenly and delicious. Just print out avocado illustrations from the internet and you're practically done with your costume.
What you'll need: green shirt ($9 for 2, ), angel wings ($11, ), light-up halo ($6, )
Plus, check out more of our favorite easy DIY pun costumes!
Save everyone a trip to see the real thing in the Netherlands, and dress up as Johannes Vermeer's world-renowned painting. Cut a hole in the poster print-out of the portrait and your costume is complete.
What you'll need: Girl with a Pearl Earring poster ($10, ), yellow top ($14, )
Hallelujah, it's a costume that's weather-proof and will make your friends LOL. Tape cutouts of your favorite guys to a , then wear and a to complete the look.
What you'll need: clear umbrella ($20, ), rain boots ($18 and up, ), trench coat ($40 and up, )
If you spent all your time texting this emoji and completely forgot about your Halloween costume, this is your inevitable October 31st look.
What you'll need: big googly eyes ($3, ), brown felt ($7, ), popsicle sticks ($7, , glue ($3, )
No one will need to see your report card after you show up in this clever costume. (Love pun costumes like this? Check out even more right here.)
What you'll need: cap and gown (from $18, ), cookie stickers ($6, )
This costume is the ultimate last-minute DIY. Dress your kid in all black, and add a white poster board and paint brush to instantly transform him or her into an artist.
What you'll need: paint brush ($13, ), poster board ($22, )
Who doesn't love a good play on words? And if you have kids, you can dress 'em up as adorable baby bees to go trick or treating.
What you'll need: gold cardstock ($20, ), black pipe cleaners ($8, ), yellow pompoms ($6, )
One crafy mom used a recyclables around the house (diaper box included) to come up with this adorable train. The straps and foot holes make it easy to wear in the school parade and around the block.
What you'll need: multi-colors of spray paint ($12, ), washi tape ($8, ), foam sheets ($5 for 40, )
You can literally prep this costume as you walk out the door. A+ for hilarity, but maybe not effort.
What you'll need: white shirt ($14, ), permanent marker ($9 for 12, )
Hogwarts costumes are totally overdone for adults, but put a striped scarf, oval glasses, and a drawn-on lightening bolt on a baby and it's SO cute.
What you'll need: striped scarf and oval glasses ($10, ), non-toxic face paint ($9, )
Add a roll and everyone will instantly recognize you as the king of paper towels. Make this an easy couple costume by having one person dress in all white and stick a print-out of the Brawny logo on their chest.
What you'll need: plaid shirt ($18, ), Brawny paper towels ($8, )
No need to go for anatomical correctness. Cut out sections of a t-shirt to create a ribcage illusion. Some B&W makeup and a paper heart make this an especially adorable skeleton.
What you'll need: white shirt ($10 and up for 4, ), black tank top ($3 and up, ), Mehron skeleton makeup kit ($11, ), red or pink poster board ($11, )
Think outside of the juice box with this island getaway-inspired interpretation of your favorite childhood beverage.
What you'll need: Hawaiian shirt ($20, ), bo gloves ($26, ), lei ($8 for 12, )
This blogger uses felt to create a quirky pineapple-inspired headband. It's a mess-free DIY that looks adorable paired with a yellow dress.
What you'll need: yellow dress ($27 and up, ), green felt ($7, )