50 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Quickly DIY

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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.)

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Cloud and Rainbow DIY Halloween Costume
Danielle Occhiogrosso
Cloud and Rainbow

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, )

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Baby Artist DIY Halloween Costume
Danielle Occhiogrosso
Artist

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, )

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American Gothic DIY Halloween Costume
Danielle Occhiogrosso
American Gothic

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, )

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Green With Envy Pun Halloween Costume
Kathryn Wirsing
Green With Envy Costumes

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, )

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Rocketship DIY Halloween Costume
Danielle Occhiogrosso
Astronaut

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, )

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Bread Winner Pun Halloween Costume
Kathryn Wirsing
Bread Winner Costume

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, )

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50 Shades of Grey Pun Halloween Costume
Kathryn Wirsing
50 Shades of Grey Costume

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, )

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Arthur DIY Costume
Courtesy of Lauren Riihimaki
Arthur Costume

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, )

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Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes DIY
Kathryn Wirsing
Bob Ross and a Happy Little Tree Costumes

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, )

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diy  halloween costumes
I Am Style-ish
Minnie Mouse Costume

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, )

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Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes DIY
Kathryn Wirsing
Mary Poppins and Bert Costumes

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, )

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Brit + Co Millennial Pink Homemade Halloween Costume
Brittany Griffin
Millennial Pink Costume

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, )

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Rosie the riveter
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Rosie the Riveter Costume

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, )

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dunkin donuts costume
Aww Sam
Dunkin' Donuts Costume

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, )

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Hot Air Balloon Pilot Easy DIY Costume
Mike Garten
Hot Air Balloon Pilot Costume

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, )

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Holy Guacamole Pun Halloween Costume
Kathryn Wirsing
Holy Guacamole Costume

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, )

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11 Hilarious Costumes for Pun Lovers

Plus, check out more of our favorite easy DIY pun costumes!

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Girl with a Pearl Earring DIY Halloween Costume
Danielle Occhiogrosso
Girl with a Pearl Earring

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, )

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Raining Men DIY Costume
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Raining Men Costume

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, )

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Poop Emoji Costume
Kathryn Wirsing/Designed by Megan Tatem
Poop Emoji Costume

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, )

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Smart Cookie Pun Halloween Costume
Kathryn Wirsing
Smart Cookie Costume

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, )

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Painter DIY Halloween Costume
Danielle Occhiogrosso
Painter

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, )

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queen bee costume
Studio DIY
Queen Bee Costume

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, )

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easy halloween costumes - train
C.R.A.F.T.
Train Costume

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, )

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Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes DIY
Kathryn Wirsing
Error: Costume Not Found Costume

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, )

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easy halloween costumes - baby harry potter
Love and Lion
Harry Potter Costume

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, )

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brawny man halloween costume
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Brawny Man Costume

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, )

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Skeleton DIY Costume
Kate Bennis
Skeleton Costume

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, )

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Hawaiian Punch Pun Halloween Costume
Kathryn Wirsing
Hawaiian Punch Costume

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, )

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Pineapple easy halloween costumes
The Diary of Debutante
Pineapple Costume

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, )

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