After you’ve resigned yourself to staying home Halloween night and passing out candy you get a last minute call from a friend who wants you to go to an awesome Halloween party. You want to go but your friend tells you costumes are mandatory. You weren’t planning on going out so you don’t have a Halloween costume to wear. What can you do? You literally have minutes to put a Halloween costume together before your friend arrives to pick you up for the Halloween party. Never fear, here are ten last minute homemade costumes you can make from items you have on hand in just a few minutes. All ten costumes are clever, unique and super easy to make.
Top Ten Last Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Make In Ten Minutes or Less
1. Homeless Person
To pull off this last minute Halloween costume all you need to do is dress in your oldest, grubbiest clothing, mess you hair up and make a cardboard sign that says will work for food. What could be more simple? You’ll look so relistic that people may actually think you are homeless and give you a dollar or two.
2. Static Cling Halloween Costume
Static cling, we all hate it when our clothes sick together. This Halloween use static to your advantage by dressing up as static cling. You can make a static cling costume in minutes by simply safety pinning a bunch of old socks all over your body. If you want to get a bit risque you could even add some sexy underwear and a racy bra to the clothes that are stuck on you.
3. Leftovers Halloween Costume
Raid your kitchen cabinets not the fridge to make this fun last minute Halloween costume. All you need is some aluminum foil to wrap around your body and you can go to the Halloween party as leftovers. After the parties over and the host offers to send some food home with you you’ll have plenty of aluminum foil to wrap party leftovers in.
4. Beauty School Drop Out Halloween Costume
You’ll feel like Frenchie from the movie Grease in this last minute beauty school drop out costume only you’ll be going to a Halloween party not back to high school.Turning yourself into a beauty school drop out is super easy. Just find the most hideous colors of make up you have and apply way too much eyeshadow, make big fat lines of pink on your cheeks and apply bright red lipstick making sure to go outside of your lip line. To finish the look use hairspray and rubber bands to make the ugliest, ratted hairstyle you can. If your not sure how to pull of this look Goggle Dee Snider from Twisted Sisters and take a look at his make up and duplicate the look.
5. Oil Spill Halloween Costume
You can make this last minute oil spill costume by cutting the sides and bottom of a large black or brown trash bag. Next cut a hole in the center big enough for your head to poke through. To complete the look put the trash bag on poncho style and tape some dead paper fish to the bag.Just be prepared for lots of comments on how environmentally conscious you are. Just make sure don’t let on that your choice was based on your need for a quick last minute costume and not your environmental concern.
6. Political Candidate Halloween Costume
With all the focus on the upcoming election this year why not make your own statement by dressing up as a political candidate. To pull off this last minute costume put on your best suit and tie or skirt and jacket, spray your hair in place until it doesn’t move and use some markers and a piece of poster board to create a vote for me campaign button that you can pin or tape to your jacket. Want to go over the top? Make several vote for me buttons to pin on yourself and hand out at the party.
7. Cleaning Lady Halloween Costume
Raid your cleaning supplies to ceate this last minute costume. To turn yourself into a cleaning lady tie an apron around your waist, put your hair up and cover with a bandanna and pull on some rubber gloves. To complete the look, grab a couple of spray bottles and a feather duster to hold as you head out the door.
8. Accident Victim Halloween Costume
You don’t have to go out and get into a real accident to pull off this clever last minute Halloween costume. Instead grab pair of old clothes and run over them a few times with your car, make a few rips and tears in them and then put them on. Next, tear an old sheet into strips, smudge with some blood red lipstick and wrap around your head and various body parts.Use purple eyeshadow to give yourself some realistic looking bruises to complete your accident victim costume.
9. Pizza Delivery Guy Halloween Costume
Empty pizza boxes piling up around your home? No need to toss them in the trash use them to make a fun last minute pizza delivery guy or gal costume. To put this costume together put on a pair of jeans with an old T shirt. Use a marker to draw a picture of a pizza and write the name of a pizza delivery company on the front of the shirt. Do the same on a piece of paper and pin to the front of a baseball cap and stick on your head.Since pizza guys are usually young use some lipstick to add some fake pimples to your face. To complete the look grab a couple of empty pizza boxes to carry as your head out the door.
10. Bed Bug Victim Halloween Costume
Use the news about the recent bedbug infestations to your advantage by dressing up as a bed bug victim. To create this news worthy last minute Halloween costume put on your pajamas and slippers and use lipstick to create some bed bug bites all over the exposed parts of your body. To make the costume really pop add some fake plastic bugs if you have them or cut some bed bug shapes out of cardboard and safety pin or tape to you pajamas.An advantage to this last minute costume is that once the Halloween festivities are over your already dressed for bed. I just hop your doesn’t have any real bed bugs in it.
Even though each of these last minute Halloween costumes can be created in just a few minutes each one is clever enough to make your friends think you actually put some thought into your Halloween costume instead of throwing something together literally minutes before you headed out the door. Have fun and Happy Halloween!