If you’re looking for some last minute funny Halloween costume ideas for 2010, just scour some of the recent headlines across the net. From a time traveler to tea partiers and more, these funny last minute Halloween costume ideas for 2010 are definitely timely:
Charlie Chaplin’s Time Traveler – This is one of the funny last minute Halloween costume ideas for 2010 that everyone with an internet connection will get right away. For it you will need a long black dress (one that hits mid-calf with a pleated skirt; definitely check out Goodwill for some old-fashioned options); a long black overcoat; a white scarf; flat black dress shoes; black stockings; one of the cheap black fedora or bowler hats you can buy at a costume store; a cell phone; and some black poster board paper. You’ll want to cut out a pair of wings or horns from the black paper to glue to the front of the hat (see the “time traveler” video here to get an idea of the right shape). Then all you have to do is put everything on and quit texting long enough to hold your cell phone up to your ear every now and then, and you’ll be transformed into the time traveler alien that visited the Earth in 1928. This is one of the funny last minute Halloween costume ideas here that will only be big in 2010, so those looking for funny Halloween costume ideas that leave a little more to the imagination need to take advantage of its timeliness.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – The ‘Glee’ cast recently brought attention to the cult classic ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’, so a twist on the film’s title makes another of the best funny last minute Halloween costume ideas. For it you will need a few plain red handkerchiefs or other red material (faux velvet would work really well); a pair of boxer shorts (the kind boxers wear, not your underwear); a pair of boxing gloves; a box you can fit your head inside; some double-sided tape; and a Halloween face painting kit. You’ll want to cut off any flaps on the box and use the red material to create curtains on the open end of it to make a mini stage. On the side of the box that makes the bottom of the stage, cut a slit and a hole in it so that you can slip it around your neck, forming a stage around your head for the “show” part of your costume. You can put a little of the double-sided tape on your shoulders to hold it in place, if needed. You’ll want to make your makeup look as horrifying as possible with bloody spots, black circles around your eyes, fake stitches, etc. to form the “horror” part of your costume. Now all you have to do is put on the boxing gloves and shorts to transform your bottom half into the “Rocky” part, and you’ve got one of the funny last minute Halloween costume ideas here that Frank-N-Furter would consider a work of art.
Tea Party Witch – This is one of the funny last minute Halloween costume ideas here that not everyone will love, but it also might scare a few people. For it you will need a black or red suit dress; a dark brown, medium-length wig; a few tea party support buttons to pin on your jacket; a pair of pumps that match your suit dress; and a witch’s hat and broom. Just be forewarned: this is one of the last minute Halloween costume ideas that might give you a few scares when you’re booed by tea party supporters.
One More ‘Jersey Shore’ Joke – There have been plenty of headlines about how popular ‘Jersey Shore’ Halloween costume ideas will be this year, but it’s more fun to poke fun at the cast with last minute funny costumes than it is to try and replicate their looks. This one will show just how tan the cast really is, and for it you will need the ‘Jersey Shore’ wig of your choice; some orange and black face paint; a black and white skeleton costume; and some orange fabric paint. You’ll want to paint the white bones on the skeleton costume orange, painting your face to look like an orange skull. Now just put on your wig, and you’ve got one of the funny Halloween costume ideas here that doubles as a PSA on the dangers of too much tanning.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon – If you’re looking for last minute funny Halloween costume ideas for couples, celebrate Mariah Carey’s good news by poking fun at her and her hubby. You’ll need a short, tight mini dress, a pillow to use as a baby bump, a pair of high heels, a long, wavy or curly wig, and a fake microphone for Mariah’s costume. And for Nick Cannon’s costume, you’ll need a giant diaper (which can be made using safety pins and a sheet), and you may also want to add baby accessories like a bottle, bib, bonnet, and pacifer. Sure the older ladies might get tired of being made fun of for robbing the cradle, but I’m sure Mariah Carey will have no problem consoling herself with her new family and millions of dollars while you enjoy the laughs that one of the best 2010 Halloween costume ideas for couples will get.
So from time travel to child birth to the tea party, this ecclectic mix of funny last minute Halloween costume ideas straight from the headlines will help you create a costume that can’t be out of style.