You Can Still Make It to the Party! 12 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas
Updated: May 12
There are only a few days left till Halloween – the night of trick-or-treating if you’re a kid and some of the year’s wildest parties if you’re a grown-up. However, unlike with most parties you find yourself going to, this one requires a little homework. You need to come up with a costume that impresses your mates, looks great in pictures and has at least some potential to win the best costume awards if the hosts of the night decide to hold them!
Some people stay away from the Halloween fun simply because they believe all the best Halloween costume ideas take a ton of time and effort – not to mention money! – to successfully recreate. Well, the Honeygain team is not about to let you miss out on one of the most entertaining nights of the year: here’s a handful of festive outfit ideas you can use to capture the enchanted stares of every partygoer without spending over $20 – a single Honeygain payout!
Working-From-Home, or WFH, is a look nearly everyone has grown familiar with in the last two years. The idea is to look professional from the waist up for Zoom calls, but keep it nice and comfortable where the webcam can’t see! Get a well-ironed shirt and a smart-looking jacket and match it with pajama pants and fuzzy slippers. For an extra polished look, add a headset and a cozy coffee mug!
Rosie the Riveter is one of the most easily recognizable feminist characters – and one of the most straightforward Halloween costume ideas since her look is effortless and cheap to recreate. All you’ll need is a denim shirt with its sleeves rolled up and a red bandana – and if anyone’s unsure about who you’re supposed to be, just strike the unmistakable We-Can-Do-It pose!
Wally (or Waldo, if you’re in the US) is a fantastic choice for a simple costume: since he’s meant to be hard to find in the iconic books, he’s not adorned with any flashy details or accessories. You’ll need a red-and-white striped shirt and a woolen cap, plus a pair of glasses. That’s it – we’re sure everybody will recognize you instantly... And be happy to have found you after all those years!
The Bachelor / The Bachelorette is perfect for cheesy reality TV enthusiasts… and those tired of being single! Simply get the fanciest stuff you’ve hidden in your closet for forever (prom suit / dress, anyone?) and replicate the most recognizable part of every episode by handing out roses to potential candidates to your heart and asking ‘Will you accept this rose?’ – the ones who do stay in the game!
A Wind-Up Doll is one of the simplest Halloween costume ideas for the little ones: you can basically dress them in anything, as long as you put a winding key on their backs – and it’s really easy to make using cardboard and metallic paint. It’s not heavy for them to carry, either, and it’s especially charming on the tiny ones who still walk a bit wobbly – just like a wind-up toy would!
If you’ve got two kids of a similar age, or if your own little one has a die-hard BFF, turning them to arguably the best known Halloween characters – the twins from The Shining – will definitely give all the grown-ups the creeps. Dress them up in similar vintagey-looking outfits, use some white powder on their cheeks and some dark eyeshadows under their eyes, and teach them to say ‘Come play with us’ in that spine-chilling unison!
Got a teeny tiny Halloweener who still barely has any hair on their head? Turn them to Charlie Brown by doodling a single (yet so characteristic) curl on their forehead with an eyeliner pencil and dressing them up in shorts and a yellow shirt! If you’ve got a plush Snoopy for them to carry, you’ve got a clear winner on your hands – bonus points if you invite a girl with a blue Lucy-ish dress to the company!
Out of all five children that visit the Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory upon finding Golden Tickets, Violet Beauregarde – the girl who turns into a massive blueberry – is the easiest to replicate. Different illustrators and movie adaptations show her in different outfits, so you don’t even have to look for specific items: just stick to blue clothes and powder your little one’s nose with blue eyeshadow. And don’t forget to set them up with chewing gum – Violet is a competitive gum-chewing champion for a reason!
Gomez and Morticia Addams are the ultimate Halloween characters that never lose their relevance. Most importantly, turning into them is quick and easy, too! You’ll need a black dress (long skirt, long sleeves, a slit if possible), a pinstripe suit, and a black eyeliner pencil (for both Morticia’s smoky eye and Gomez’s thin mustache). If you’re not naturally dark-haired, colored hair sprays are inexpensive and great for one-night costumes!
Fred and Wilma Flinstone – the icons of the Stone Age – are really easy to embody; however, you might need to spend a little bit of time on DIY. While a small white dress and a pearl necklace are enough for Wilma, Fred’s orange shirt is not really something you’d find in your closet. Sewing on a few black triangles won’t take more than 15 minutes – and don’t forget to add a blue tie to complete the look!
The Fairly OddParents is another simple yet noticeable choice when it comes to Halloween costume ideas for couples. The most important thing you should get is pink and green hair spray – then, just add simple mesh wings, yellow paper crowns, and DIY magic wands. As for the clothing, you don’t need anything fancy – black pants and plain shirts will do!
Turning up as an Old Married Couple is a great way to highlight the longevity of your relationship! We all know the look: pajama pants, bathrobes, slippers, hair rollers, reading glasses... You might kick it up a notch by carrying a TV Guide under your arm or mimicking a hydrating face mask – anything to seem like you’re spending the night in!
The more creative outfit ideas you explore, the better you understand dressing up for Halloween doesn’t have to be pricey. An original idea is the most important thing, and as long as everyone is putting some effort into having fun together, there’s no need for extra flashiness for it to be one of the best parties of the year!
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