Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

  • “What are you going to be for Halloween?” For some, this is a question that prompts a 10-minute long speech on the costume they’ve been planning and creating since the last Halloween. But for others, including some kids, it reminds us we’re not the best at coming up with grande costume ideas and are often scrambling for Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas. If you’re like me and don’t have the patience to pick out a pre-made costume from the Halloween Spirit shop down the street or just don’t want to spend the money, then you are going to love these Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas. With just a little forethought, a bit of creativity, and a few household and dollar store items, you can create fantastic Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas your kids will love! I’ve compiled a list of fun and clever Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas that won’t break the bank or cause too much stress to make your Halloween a huge success this year!

Fun for All Ages

 

Crazy Cat Lady

  • We’ve seen this adorable Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea done super simple or a little more extravagant. You can choose to go the simple route by adding some stuffed kitty cats to your child’s clothing for a cute and cuddly Halloween costume. Or you can be a little more extravagant with full-on old lady makeup, a robe, curlers, stuffed kitties, cat food, and even litter stuck to them to let everyone know that your child absolutely LOVE cats! Plus, this Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea could easily translate into Delirious Dog Fosterer or Obsessive Bird Collector. This Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea from even comes with balls of yarn to attract a few live kitties along the way. Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

  • This turtle in a half shell Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea is colorful, fun, and tough without being overdone. An easy no-sew costume that is fast and simple, especially when it’s the night before or even the day of Halloween! If you have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan at home, this Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea is perfect for you! Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

A Bunch O’ Grapes

  • Color variety is a key ingredient for this Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea. Choose Red, white, purple or green, when you become a bunch of grapes, you have choices! Green tights and a bunch of balloons…voila! Instant Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea. Make it extra cute paired with a wedge of cheese and some crackers for a group costume outing! Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

Sweet Scarecrow

  • A scarecrow can go so many different ways…from super sweet to completely horrifying. This Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea is simply adorable and all done with items from around the house. Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

Medusa

  • Snakes, silver makeup, and a Grecian dress (aka a white sheet) are all that’s needed to turn you into one of the scariest woman villains of Greek mythology. This super easy Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea is perfect for kids or even teenagers. Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

Jellybean Costume

  • Sweet and adorable is how I describe this Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea. Just a clear trash bag and some balloons are all you need to sweeten the night! Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

The Puns

***There is really no better last minute Halloween costume idea than a funny pun.

 

Identity Theft

  • Identity theft is one of the easiest Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas. A dark hoodie and a bunch of “My name is…” stickers is simply all you need. Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

50 Shades of Grey

  • Another “punny” Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea is this very non-sexy 50 shades of grey…paint. This one always makes me laugh! Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

Smart Cookie

  • What do you get when you put on a graduation gown, hat, and stick cookies all over it? CORRECT! You, too, are a smart cookie. Choose this witty yet adorable Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea for some academic fun!

Holy Guacamole

  • A green tee-shirt, green tights, cut out pictures of avocados, and an angel’s halo turns you from a holy angel to a holy guacamole. Clever and so punny, this Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea could easily be converted to a group costume with the addition of a Salsa Costume or Tortilla Chip Costume. Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

Cereal Killer

  • This pet perfect costume idea makes it easy for even the four-legged family members to get in on the fun. We’ve even got your pets covered with this super cute Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea. Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

Groups & Couples

 

Fantastic Mr. (& Mrs.) Fox

  • If you are a fan of Wes Anderson movies, then you’ll recognize this costume from his movie adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic. All you need is a paper mask with a fox face drawn on, a quirky, retro, nerdy outfit, and the love of your life to complete this Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea. Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

Johnny Cash & June

  • One of the most heartfelt love stories in country music was the beautiful, yet tormented relationship between Johnny & June Cash. If you love the music and watch the movie all the time with your special “other”, this is a no-brainer Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea. Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

Disney Tourists

  • This is especially easy if you recently took your kids to Disney World or Land and still have all the mountains of tickets and bracelets and cups and knick-knacks you bought simply because it was easier to say “yes” than “no”. Let the whole family join in on this cute Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea. Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!

Three Blind Mice

  • Got a threesome? You can be as fancy as you want with a party dress, fancy mouse ears, and even sunglasses. Or simply dress in all gray, add some mouse ears, a walking stick, and a few whiskers. Voila! Three Blind Mice is a Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea for three people. Click here for the full details on how to make this Halloween costume!
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