3 Super Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

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Okay, so you put off getting a Halloween costume. You meant to get one a week ago, you saved this picture from Pinterest and it was super cute and you were going to do it, but it just didn’t happen so now you’re here and you need a costume ASAP.

Don’t worry, breathe, I’m here to help. Here are 3 super last minute Halloween costume ideas that you could put together in an hour.

Black cat

I’m sure you have some black eyeliner (or a sharpie, desperate times call for desperate measures) lying around somewhere, draw on a nose and some whiskers, and a killer cat eye if you’ve got the time and then dress in all black. DONE.

If you have some time, DIY yourself some cat ears out of an old head band, hot glue, wire hanger and a black t-shirt. Using the wire hanger, cut off 4 inch pieces and then form triangles with them. Cover them with fabric and then hot glue the triangles onto the headband. BAM, cat ears.

Have even more time? Fill a black knee-high sock full of pillow stuffing, tie off the top and safety pin it to your pants, instant tail.


Wear all black, cut out two circles out of white fabric (like an old t-shirt or a pillowcase) and a straight line. Using hot glue or safety pins, attach the white fabric circles to your chest and pants, then the line of fabric across your stomach, you know, like a domino. Does anyone know what a domino is anymore? I recommend this costume if you’re going to be around older people, they’ll probably get it.

Snake Charmer

Avoid the racist traditional middle eastern snake charmer get up, it will only get you in trouble. Wear casual clothes or something that looks vaguely snake charmer-ish, like a flowy top and lots of gold jewelry.

Take a pair of white tube socks, cut the foot off one of them, and then hot glue the cut edge to the top of the second sock, so you have one long tube of fabric. Then stuff the sock with pillow stuffing and glue it closed, this will be the body of your snake. Then using whatever you have, color it like a snake. Go crazy, but make sure to make it look like a snake, or else people are going to think you are really weird. Wear it around your shoulders Britney Spears 2001 VMA’s style.

I hope I was able to give you at least some idea of what to be for Halloween. Good luck and stay safe out there!

Need more ideas? Halloween Costumes, Dun Dun Dun.


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