Halloween will be here before you know it. And while many have already begun brainstorming ideas and making the journey to their local Spirit Halloween store in search of their perfect Halloween costume, if you waited a little too long to get something you like in person, fast shipping and reliable costumes are your friends—we've got the 101 best last-minute costume ideas!
There are plenty of fun and recognizable costumes that can be achieved by buying a single item and pulling the rest of the costume items from your existing wardrobe. We like to think of it as DIY-lite. This saves money and prevents you from collecting super-specific products you might not wear ever again. For those who are still looking to go big despite a time crunch, there are an endless amount of costume sets that include a full range of accessories, props and wigs.
From cute animals and spooky creatures to admirable professions and iconic celebrities, we’ve got a costume for everyone. Nearly all of the products are available for free shipping with Amazon Prime, so Prime members can buy with the confidence that their costume will arrive in time for Halloween. Ahead, shop our curation of costumes, organized by category for your convenience.
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Best Last-Minute Halloween Costumes
Kits like this bee one are a great way to create a semi-custom costume on a budget. Simply pair with a top and shoes of your choosing for an easy look that’ll generate buzz.
Style this skirt and accessories set with a corset top for a sexy bunny vibe, or with a leotard and tights for a ballet-inspired twist.
This ethereal butterfly costume comes in many colors so shoppers can select an option that matches any outfit they own. Wearing all black is a sleek choice too!
Featuring six feline-inspired accessories, this cat costume could be completed with any neutral outfit—the more cat-like, the better!
Tequise Cow Ears and Tail Set- Cow Cosplay Accessories-Cow Horns Headband and Tail Costume Set, $13.99 on Amazon
If you don’t own cow print clothing, pair this sweet set with black and white pieces for a look that’s an instant moooooood.
Style this doe dress with white sneakers and accessories for a casual vibe, or opt for heels plus a warm smokey eye for an elevated appeal.
Make an easy fish costume with this scale-print metallic dress plus some shimmery glitter and gloss to pull it all together.
These floral arm wraps upgrade any flowing top or dress to an easy and chic costume—try matching your outfit to a color in the flowers for a more coordinated look.
All you need to compliment this complete tiger set is some cat-inspired makeup and fierce boots!
For those after a statement-making costume, look no further than this ultra-sexy snake costume complete with a bodysuit, armpiece and headpiece.
Fantasy Halloween Costumes
For an out-of-this-world Halloween costume, style this galactic getup with holographic accessories and makeup.
These adjustable angel wings and accompanying halo transform any all-white #OOTD into a heavenly costume.
Take inspiration from the cottage core trend and try this gnome costume! We love the mushroom details on the dress.
Pair this sequin skirt with any sparkly or ornate top you own for a modern take on a mermaid costume.
Combine this rainbow tulle skirt and playful headband with a colorful crop top for an undeniably fantastic unicorn costume.
Spooky Halloween Costumes
These quintessential devil accessories would make a fiery finishing touch to a red and black outfit.
Opt for an iconic costume that never goes out of style with this Bride of Frankenstein set, complete with dress, arm wraps and wig.
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This clown costume is the ideal combination of original, flirty and scary—perfect for that last-minute Halloween party invite.
No one will be saying boo to this stylish twist on a ghost costume! Wear it with white tights and shoes for a monochrome statement.
There’s something extra creepy about haunted dolls, and this Party City number captures the spooky without sacrificing style.
For a comfortable and cozy choice, consider this mummy jumpsuit featuring a hood and hanging wrap details.
Ideal for an evening celebration, this full-body skeleton jumpsuit uses a glow-in-the-dark design for an extra surprise once the lights get low.
A chic take on a spider motif, style this poncho and crown duo with anything from sheer tights to leather pants depending on your personal comfort and taste.
Pandolah Women's Lace Bustier Corset Off Shoulder Top Corset with High Low Skirt Party Wear, $44.88 on Amazon
No one will believe that you got this bewitching costume online, and in just a few days no less!
There are plenty of DIY options for zombie costumes, but a trendy costume like this one really amps up the undead aesthetic.
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Historical Styles for Halloween
Complete with metallic accessories, this luxurious two-tone dress exudes beauty and power.
All this two-piece dress needs is a braided hair-do and soft natural makeup to take you back to the medieval times.
Buck the traditional stuffy pirate garb for an elegant interpretation of the swashbuckling stereotype with this Leg Avenue set.
Obsessed with Bridgerton? Us too. Channel your inner royalty with this era-specific gown and glove combo.
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Travel back a century to the roaring 20s with this dress and accessories set—in addition to some vintage-inspired beauty.
Style these sock hop essentials with a basic white tee or button-up shirt, plus your best dancing shoes!
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This set comes with a graphic printed halter dress, a pair of sunnies and a pink headband, so all you need are some patent leather shoes to complete the look.
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Go-go boots are a no-brainer for this groovy get-up! We’re obsessed with disco ball jewelry.
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The 80s will forever generate mixed nostalgia and regret over hairspray use, so be prepared to hear some throwback stories with this head-to-ankle costume.
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Y2k Mini Dress Spaghetti Straps Print Semi-Sheer Sheath Bodycon Backless Sexy U- Neck Halter Mini Streetwear, $16.99 (originally $17.99 – 6% off) on Amazon
Romcom fans will know this dress well! Wear this affordable dupe of the original style with strappy heels and an early aught’s up-do to really bring it home.
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Historical Figures for Halloween
Pay homage to one of the greatest aviation legends in history with this Amelia Earhart costume and your favorite sturdy boots.
Morph Adult Cleopatra Costume For Women Egyptian Princess Egypt Goddess Queen Dress Halloween Costumes For Women, $35.99 – $43.99 on Amazon
Available in two colors, this regal costume is perfect for those hoping to emulate Cleopatra’s power and beauty.
1791's Lady Women's Elizabethan Dress Marie Antoinette Musical Hamilton Costume Vintage Dress, $45.99 – $49.99 on Amazon
Embody the opulence of Marie Antoinette with this period dress and wig—before the revolution of course.
With the new Marilyn Monroe movie coming out this month, this will surely be a popular costume choice! Don’t forget the signature red lip.
Dress the Population Women's Bailey Off The Shoulder Sweetheart Bodycon Midi Sheath Dress, $178 on Amazon + Octwine Boho 3 Tier Dainty Rhinestones Pearls Chunky Short 1920s Choker Necklace Chain Multilayer Choker Pendant Necklaces Prom Party for Women and Girls, $10.99 on Amazon
It’s always a good day to pay to take fashion inspiration from Princess Diana, and her infamous revenge dress makes for a recognizable and sophisticated costume that never goes out of style.
Party City Rosie The Riveter Halloween Costume for Women Includes Jumpsuit, Belt, and Scarf, $37.75 – $48.99 on Amazon
A symbol of women entering the workforce during WWII, Rosie the Riveter makes a strong statement and costume all at once.
5 Pieces Halloween Judge Cosplay Costume Accessory Include Judge Collar, Judge Gavel, Judge Earring, Gloves, Glasses Frame, $13.99 on Amazon
This five-piece accessories set is a deal at only $13.99. Pair it with an old graduation robe and a sleek bun to harness your own Ruth Bader Ginsberg energy.
Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes: Fictional Characters
You’d be mad to not buy this luxe Alice in Wonderland costume, complete with a subtle white rabbit motif on the apron.
This logo tank plus all of the best pink items from your closet equals an original and affordable Barbie costume!
Speedy Cat Ribbed temp Tops for Women Racerback Scoop Neck Tight Workout, $15.98 (originally $16.95 — 6% off) on Amazon + Dressever Vintage 1950s Short Tulle Petticoat Ballet Bubble Tutu, $20.99 – $26.99 on Amazon
Everyone’s favorite dating columnist has so many memorable fashion moments to choose from, but the tank and tutu is surely the most recognizable of Carrie Bradshaw’s outfits.
The cult-classic movie Clueless has spawned a handful of iconic costumes, including this one worn by Dee. Snag this three-piece set before it sells out!
If you’ve got a pair of bright red shoes just begging to be clicked, this Dorothy costume is for you!
We love how this Jack Skellignton costume stays true to the Nightmare Before Christmas vision of a two-piece suit and spooky bow tie.
This Jessica Rabbit-inspired costume just needs a pair of sultry sling-backs and some red lipstick to complete the glam aesthetic.
AKStore Women’s Heat Resistant 28-Inch 70cm Long Curly Hair Wig with Wig Cap, Brown, $9.99 (originally $16.99 – 41% off) on Amazon
Kim Possible is one of the easiest DIY costumes out there. Simply wear a black turtleneck, green cargo pants and this red wig for an unstoppable Halloween sitch.
Complete with dress, gloves and hat, Marry Poppins is a beloved Disney character and a feminine costume choice.
Fans of Disney will love this Minnie Mouse costume set that comes with a dress, a belt and a mouse-ear headband.
We love that this heroic costume comes with a removable skirt option and realistic-looking shoe covers!
Fun Shack Queen of Hearts Costume Women Red Halloween Costumes for Women Available in Sizes Small Medium Large XL XXL XXXL, $44.05 – $44.95 on Amazon
Every Alice needs her Queen of Hearts, send this set to your bestie for an insta-worthy friend costume.
Channel everyone’s favorite feisty fairy with this shimmer dress and wing combination. Styling your hair like Tinker Bell in a top bun is a must!
Another great buddy costume, this glammed-up version of Sally’s patchwork dress perfectly complements the Jack Skellington look.
HMPRT Halloween Deluxe Adult Costume for Women, Brown Bob Wig, Turtleneck Top, Skater Skirt, Magnifying Glass, Socks and Glasses, $48.99 on Amazon
Don’t lose your glasses—or lose out on this costume! It comes with all the necessary clothes and accessories to replicate Velma’s mystery-solving uniform.
JECEIKA Women's Long Sleeves Peter Pan Collar Aline Fit and Flare Wednesday Addams Dresses, $27.99 (originally $33.99 – 18% off) on Amazon
As we eagerly await the new Wednesday Addams show to premiere on Netflix, try this preppy meets spooky style with braids and black tights.
Cute Last-Minute Halloween Costumes: Professions
This year has been full of exciting space news, so dressing up as an astronaut is sure to be a conversation starter!
Grab any sketchbook and paintbrush you might have laying around and order this beret for an easy artist costume.
Ballet Leotards for Women Hard Organdy Platter Tutu Professional Swan Lake Ballerina Costume Classic Pancake Skirt, $24.95 on Amazon
Style your favorite color of this affordable ballerina costume with matching tights and ballet flats for a monochrome look.
Leg Avenue Women's 5 Pc Knockout Champ Boxer Costume with Bandeau Top, Shorts, Hooded Robe, Belt, Gloves, $55.99 – $85.99 on Amazon
This five-piece set includes nearly everything you need to look like an absolute knock-out! Sneakers work best with this one, so bonus points for comfort.
Obangong 4 PCS Cow Print Cowboy Hat with Bandana Cowgirl Hat Cowgirl Outfit Men Cowboy Hat Cool Glasses Cow Print Belt Cowboy Hat Accessories Costume Funny Party Hats for Men Women, $25.99 on Amazon
If you love the western vibe but don’t want to dress up as an animal, try these cow print accessories. They immediately turn jean shorts and a tee shirt into a proper cowgirl costume.
Scientist Costume Set Lab Coat Stethoscope Glasses Personalized ID Card Lab Apparatus Cosplay (Women Style, 4 Pieces), $24.99 on Amazon
Another option that's both easy and comfortable, wear this lab coat over business casual clothes with included accessories for a doctor or scientist costume.
Halloween Crown and Sash Cosplay Costume Kit for Women Girls Silver Crystal Tiara Rhinestone Crown Princess Elegant Crown Headband 2022 Miss Halloween White Sash Queen Sash for Party Decorations, $7.99 on Amazon
You will be the reigning queen of Halloween with this simple yet genius twist on a Beauty Queen costume. Wear over whatever dress makes you feel most confident!
Skeleteen Rockstar Costume Accessories Headset - Fake Rock Star MJ Singer Microphone and Headphones Costume Accessory Prop, $11.99 on Amazon
It’s amazing how a headset can take a cute going-out ensemble and turn it into a pop star costume.
Keep their hearts racing this Halloween with this red and checked jumpsuit!
Celebrity Halloween Costumes
Aimole Short Bob Straight Wig with Cute Flat Bangs Synthetic Hair(24M8+613), $21.99 on Amazon + Joopin Polarized Sunglasses for Women Vintage Big Frame Sun Glasses Ladies Shades, $11.99 (originally $18.99 – 37% off) on Amazon
Anna Wintour, the renowned creative force behind Vogue, is best known for her sleek bob and large framed sunnies. Wear with your most fashion-forward fit!
Calling all the single ladies—these Beyoncé-inspired leotards make a great girl group costume!
Western boots are a huge footwear trend right now, so Halloween is a great excuse to one, tease your hair like Dolly Parton, and two, buy those bright cowgirl boots you’ve been eyeing.
Mocure Womens Glitter Sequin Butterfly Crop Top Low-Cut Tank Top Rave Tube Vest Top for Belly Dance Costume Outfits, $15.99 – $21.77 on Amazon
Dua Lipa is known for her colorful, retro style as well as her chart-topping bops. Pair a version of her butterfly tank top with a mini skirt or flare jeans to unlock her look!
Kendall & Kylie Women's Vegan Leather Strapless Tube Top, $32.95 on Amazon + Free People Love Language Low Rise Pant, $98 on Revolve
Queen of low-rise leather pants and unique eye-shadow looks, Julia Fox is a fresh Halloween costume idea for 2022.
Snag this pink felt hat for a time- and budget-friendly Lady Gaga costume à la her Joanne album cover.
Puffy Stickers for Toddlers Scrapbook Stickers - 1200 MoCeYa Fun Stickers for Kids Stickers in Bulk Fun Sticker Sheets for Girls Boy Stickers Kids Assorted Scrapbook Stickers Party Favors, $8.50 on Amazon
This set of stickers makes for a super cheap and fun Olivia Rodrigo costume that will sure to garner lots of likes on Instagram.
You could dress up for Rihanna every year for the rest of your life and still never run out of outfit inspiration. For a sexy costume choice, pair this beaded headpiece with the sheerest dress you feel comfortable wearing to recreate her iconic 2014 CFDA Awards red carpet look.
icyzone Tennis Dress for Women with Shorts, Workout Exercise Athletic Racerback Tennis Outfits, $27.99 on Amazon
Pay homage to Serena Williams—the queen of tennis—and her amazing career in a classic tennis dress.
Pop Culture Halloween Costumes
Choker Set 20 Pcs Adjustable Classic Black Choker Necklace Foot Set for Christmas Gift Velvet Metal Pendant Making Chains Vintage Lolita Styles for Women Girls, $8.99 on Amazon
Socialite turned scammer Anna Delvey is the perfect costume following the release of Inventing Anna earlier this year—just put on one of her signature chokers and fake glasses.
Linfairy Long Wavy Wigs Halloween Cosplay Costume Wig for Women Party With Flower Crown, $21.59 on Amazon
Pair this wig with your boldest cheetah print to dress up as Carole Baskin this Halloween.
All you need to pull off an Elizabeth Holmes costume is a black turtleneck and smudge-able eyeliner.
Maddy Perez Cheerleading Outfit Maddy Cosplay Costumes for Girls Halloween Cute School Cheerleading Uniform, $36.99 – $41.99 on Amazon
Channel your inner Maddy or Cassie with the cheerleading uniform from Euphoria and a face full of rhinestones and glitter, of course.
For a costume that everyone will recognize, pair these accessories with an all-white outfit and a big smile!
Party City Classic Ghostbusters Halloween Costume for Women, Large (10-12), Includes Badges, $48.25 on Amazon
Put on your favorite combat boots and get ready to bust some ghosts with this jumpsuit and badge ensemble.
Long Blonde Braid Wig Women with Rose Gold Crystal Leaf Crown and Fairy Elf Ears for Halloween Costume Cosplay Princess Bride Costume, $26.99 on Amazon
This elven accessory set instantly transports you to the fantasy world from Rings of Power. Pair with layered skirts and blouses for an ethereal feel.
Hawesome 12PCS Artificial Silk Flowers Realistic Roses Bouquet Long Stem for Home Wedding Decoration Party (A-Red), $16.99 on Amazon
Bring out your most formal dress and buy this set of a dozen roses to feel like The Bachelorette, and maybe give one or two away if you make a connection at a Halloween party!
Star Wars lovers will be all about this costume set from Leg Avenue. Pair with your most combat-ready boots!
Urban Buck Men Full Zip Casual Tracksuit Set Running Jogging Sport 2 Piece Athletic Women Sweat Suit, $41.99 on Amazon
This tracksuit set can be used for a Squid Game Halloween costume as well as a comfy errand outfit year-round.
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Riverdale’s famous blue and yellow cheerleading uniforms are an easy way to dress up as a character from the CW hit show.
URATOT Adult Women Costume Sets Red and White Striped T-shirt Knit Beanies Striped Socks Nerd Glasses, $24.99 — $28.99 on Amazon
This set of white and red striped items can be worn with your favorite blue jeans for a timeless Where’s Waldo costume.
Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Guys
This Beetlejuice set includes everything but the wig, makeup and shoes!
Lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury, was known for both his talent and his style. Harness his energy with this version of his famous Wembley Stadium performance outfit.
Morph Costumes Grim Reaper Costume Adult, Halloween Costume Men Available in Sizes M, L, XL, XXL, $32.95, on Amazon
The Grim Reaper is a simple yet spooky costume option, you’ll just need to buy the toy weapon separately!
Morph Inflatable Tube Man Costume Adult Wavy Arm Blow Up Air Dancer Funny Inflatable Halloween Costumes, $45.99 (originally $49.95 – 8% off) on Amazon
This inflatable tube man costume requires no styling, but doubles as a Nope costume, too, for those who saw the epic horror movie from Jordan Peele.
Skeleteen Lumberjack Costume Prop Toy - Wood Look Hatchet Axe Props for Party - 1 Piece, $11.99 on Amazon
Your coziest flannel shirt makes for an easy DIY last-minute Halloween costume as a lumberjack when paired with this prop wooden hatchet.
Men in Black Alien Attack - Neuralizer Toy Movie Replica - with Sound and Light Effects, $44.50 on Amazon + Gejoy 4 Pieces Playing Cosplay Toy Includes Earpiece Earplugs Acoustic Tube Headset and Sunglasses Ring Bearer Security (Black Glasses Frame), $10.99 (originally $11.99 – 8% off) on Amazon
If you have a suit on hand, grabbing a few key accessories can turn it into a Men in Black costume.
Disney Disguise Men's Disney Pixar Monsters University Mike Deluxe Costume, $42.72 – $78.13 on Amazon
The beloved character Mike Wazowski is a fan-favorite costume choice—pair with lime green pants for a cohesive look.
Rubie's Costume Wizard Of Oz 75th Anniversary Edition Adult Scarecrow Costume, $51.43 (originally $68 – 24% off) on Amazon
This Wizard of Oz scarecrow costume includes all pieces pictured, just add some face paint!
A perfect option for the office costume contest or haunted house trip, this Superman shirt can be worn under a button-up for an extra Clark Kent effect.
Adult TeslaBot Costume, Robot Costume with Face Covering, Full Bodysuit Costume, Jumpsuit Halloween Costume, $98.90 – $98.99 on Amazon
For the Tesla fanatics out there, consider this strange but intriguing full bodysuit.