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Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Made From Things You Already Own

Posted by August on Oct 30, 2020 1:35:40 PM

In need of a Halloween Costume? Maybe you got invited to a Halloween party last minute? You've decided to test your luck and are hoping the neighbors don't think you're too old to trick-or-treat. Maybe you're like me and just waited until the last minute to grab a costume, and the store is entirely out. Either way, Halloween is here, and you have nothing to wear. Don't worry, I've put together a list of last-minute Halloween costumes made from things you probably already own.

1. A Fork In The Road

Everyone loves a costume with a play on words. Not only will this costume show off your great sense of humor, but it's super easy to make. All you'll need is:

  • A Black Shirt
  • Duct Tape
  • A Fork

Tape small pieces of duct tape onto the shirt like lane lines on a road. Then, use a smaller piece of tape to adhere the fork onto the shirt. Voila, A Fork In The Road.

Fork in the road

2. Skeleton

We're going back to the basics with this easy costume. All you'll need is:

  • A White Shirt
  • A Black Shirt
  • White and Black Makeup (Optional but makes the costume look more realistic)

Cut slits in the front of your white shirt that resembles a skeleton shape. After cutting, place your white shirt on top of your black shirt, so that the black shirt shows through the holes. This costume will be a hit, no bones about it.


3. Magic 8 Ball

If you need the answer on what to be for Halloween, just ask the Magic 8 Ball. Or better yet, be a Magic 8 Ball. All you'll need is:

  • A Black Shirt or Dress
  • White and Black Construction Paper

Tape a white circle with a black number eight onto the front of your dress or shirt, then write a fun message on a different piece of paper and tape it to your back. 

8 ball

4. Salt and Pepper

If you're looking for the perfect couples costume, look no further. All you'll need is:

  • A Black Shirt
  • A White Shirt
  • Black and White Construction Paper

Cut a black "S" out of the construction paper and tape it to your white shirt. Then, cut out a white "P" and tape it to your black shirt. Such an easy costume that is sure to shake up any Halloween party.

Salt and Pepper

5. Stick Figure Family

If you're like me, you see stick figure families on the back of vehicles everywhere you go. Who would've thought you could turn the iconic car decal into the perfect family Halloween costume. All you'll need is:

  • A White Shirt
  • A Pair of White Pants
  • Black Duct Tape
  • White Construction Paper
  • A Black Marker
  • String

To create this costume, take long strips of black duct tape and tape them in the body's shape onto your white shirt and pants. Then, draw your face onto a piece of white construction paper and cut it out like a mask. Make sure to add holes to either side of your mask so that you can tie a string onto the mask and tie it around your head.

Stick Figure


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