Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

If you are anything like me, October has flown by and you still don’t have a costume – Halloween is only a few days away. The costume stores are running low, not to mention how expensive store-bought costumes are. I have created a list of a few simple and inexpensive costume ideas that you could easily put together in a rush.   

Rosie the Riveter:

All you need for a Rosie The Riveter costume is a blue jean button up, a red polka dotted bandana, and some bright red lipstick. Rosie The Riveter is an easy and affordable costume that take little to no effort and you could throw together in about 10 minutes!

“Blast from the past” (70’s 80’s 90’s):

This idea is as simple as it gets, you can choose any decade and dress based on the trends of the time! Here’s a list of “blast of the past” costumes:

  • – Greaser or Poodle girl (50’s)
  • – Hippie or Disco (60’s – 70’s)
  • – Dress in neon colors or cool 80’s rock gear
  • – 90’s also had a distinct style that would work perfect as a costume

Athlete or Nerd

 Do you have a jersey from your favorite sports team? Halloween is the perfect time to dress up as your favorite player! Throw on a jersey and some eye black and you are good to go!

To dress as a nerd just find the plaid shirt you already have in your closet and wear glasses, you could even add suspenders and a pocket protector to give your costume more detail. Hint: Pop out the lenses of an old pair of sunglasses for a cheap version of glasses.

Need a good couple’s costume?

Dress up as salt & pepper! Pick up a plain black shirt and a plain white shirt and some black and white felt. Cut the black felt into an “S” and glue to the front of the white shirt for the salt costume. Cut the white felt into a “P” and do the same. Doesn’t get easier than that!

There are many other options for last minute Halloween costumes, just take a look at Pinterest and you will find the perfect last minute costume for you, your family, and even your pets! We hope you have a wonderful and safe Halloween!