77 Last-Minute Costume Ideas That Will Look Like You Put in a Ton of Effort

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Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can DIYDustin Fenstermacher

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If you clicked on this article, we’re guessing that you’re running out of time to get a Halloween costume together. We get it — life gets busy. Maybe you’re having trouble coming up with a costume idea or can’t make it to the store to pick up a full outfit, so we put together a list of DIY Halloween costumes that are super easy to make. We even handmade many of them ourselves, so if we can do it, you can too.

Most of these last-minute costume ideas can be crafted from items you most likely have lying around the house right now or can be completed with one or two items that’ll ship in two days with Amazon Prime just in time for all your Halloween festivities. We included a mix of timeless and trending costume ideas for you, the kids, and your entire friend group. Consider going as a classic skeleton, answering questions all night as a magic eight ball, donning one of many Barbie costumes, and more. We think these costumes are creative enough to be a hit at any party, so read on to get inspired.

Swiftie Costume

Shop Faux Fur Jacket

Calling all Swifties! Whether you were the lucky one who got concert tickets or waiting for the movie to drop, this DIY costume will make you feel like you’re part of the Eras Tour. Recreate the look with this purple faux fur jacket, sequin dress, and white boots.

swiftie costume
Dustin Fenstermacher

President Barbie Costume

Shop Pink Jumpsuit

2023’s Barbie gave us tons of DIY costume inspo. Throw on this pink jumpsuit and construct a sash out of ribbon and glitter iron-on letters to transform into President Barbie this Halloween. Add a pair of heart-shaped sunglasses to complete the look.

barbie president costume
Dustin Fenstermacher

Denim Ken Costume

Shop Vest

You are Kenough. You can turn yourself into Denim Ken with this vest, light blue jeans, pink bandana, and white briefs. Don’t forget to add Ken to the waistband in black letters for extra points!

ken in denim vest and jeans diy halloween costume
Dustin Fenstermacher

Ms. Rachel Costume

Shop Overalls

This one’s for the parents. If your little one is a fan of Ms. Rachel, surprise them this Halloween by wearing this DIY costume. Steal the popular YouTuber’s look with this pink t-shirt and pair of overalls.

ms rachel diy halloween costume
Dustin Fenstermacher

Tanya McQuoid from 'White Lotus' Costume

Shop Dress

To recreate this White Lotus costume, you’ll need this flowy dress, pink scarf, and oversized sunglasses. Then you’ll be ready to ride off into the sunset on a Vespa.

tanya from white lotus diy halloween costume
Dustin Fenstermacher

Alien Costume

Shop Glow in The Dark Googly Eyes

With new information about aliens coming to light in 2023, why not go as one this Halloween? You’ll need this sweatshirt and sweatpants combo to start. You can add these glow-in-the-dark googly eyes to a headband to create an extraterrestrial accessory.

alien diy halloween costume
Dustin Fenstermacher

John Wick Costume

Shop Stuffed Animal

When you’re in a pinch and need a look fit for a retired assassin, transform that black suit in the back of your closet into a John Wick costume. Add a white button-down shirt, black tie, and dog stuffed animal to complete the transformation.

john wick with pitbull stuffed animal diy halloween costume
Dustin Fenstermacher

Furby Costume

Shop Wearable Blanket

Whether you had one as a child or steered clear of them completely, we can all agree that this furby DIY costume is a win. You’ll need a wearable blanket as the base as well as white styrofoam balls, pink construction paper, and white hair to recreate the face and ears.

furby diy halloween costume
Dustin Fenstermacher

Wind Up Doll Costume

Shop Gingham Dress

This creative DIY costume is destined to win some best costume awards. While you can shop this gingham dress and red bow tie for the look, you’ll need cardboard and this metallic spray paint to create the wind-up component.

wind up doll diy halloween costume
Dustin Fenstermacher

Troll Doll Costume

Shop Red Wig

Turn yourself into another iconic doll this Halloween with this DIY costume. All you need to recreate this look is a dress and a red wig. Plus, you can easily turn it into a group costume with wigs in other fun colors.

pink troll doll diy halloween costume
Dustin Fenstermacher

Ghost of Twitter Costume

Shop Lantern

RIP Twitter. The social media site’s name was changed to X this year. You can honor the former name and dress up as the ghost of Twitter with a sheet, lantern, and Twitter’s logo pasted inside the lantern.

ghost costume holding lantern with twitter bird logo
Lakota Gambill

Coastal Grandmother Costume

Shop Linen Pants

Looking for a comfy, yet trendy last-minute costume? You can turn the coastal grandmother aesthetic that’s been all over TikTok into one of the coziest DIY Halloween costumes ever with pieces you (or your grandmother) already own. A bucket hat, straw bag, knit sweater, and linen pants will help you bring the trendy aesthetic to life.

coastal grandmother halloween costume
Philip Friedman

Carmy Berzatto from The Bear Costume

Shop Apron

The hit Hulu show The Bear follows young chef Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto as he takes over his family sandwich shop. While a day at Original Beef of Chicagoland is never easy, Carmy’s chef look is practically effortless.

You can easily recreate it with a dark blue apron, a white T-shirt, and black jeans.

carmy berzatto from the bear
Philip Friedman

Catwoman Costume

Shop Leggings

Catwoman’s all-black outfits in The Batman make for surprisingly quick DIY Halloween costumes. Grab a leather jacket, leather pants or leggings, and a black beanie, and you’ll turn into the crime-fighting, motorcycle-riding DC character. For extra points, wear a cat ear headband under the beanie to really nail the look.

catwoman diy halloween costume
Philip Friedman

Cereal Killer Costume

Shop Cereal Boxes

All you need for this punny costume is a T-shirt, some cereal boxes (mini or full-size), and plastic forks — fake blood is optional!

You'll also need some fabric glue or even safety pins to secure the boxes onto your shirt. Poke the spoons through the boxes and add some red nail polish around the hole for a dramatic effect.

Cereal Killer costume
Kayla Ramsey

Rue from Euphoria Costume

Shop Hoodie

HBO’s Euphoria is filled with trendy outfits, glitter-filled makeup, and, of course, drama. While Maddy and Cassie’s matching sets are perfect for a group costume, Rue’s favorite hoodie makes for an easy DIY Halloween costume, especially if you’re flying solo. Simply throw on a maroon hoodie, an oversized tie-dye tee, biker shorts, and a pair of black high-top Converse.

rue from euphoria halloween costume
Philip Friedman

Dr. Ellie Sattler Costume

Shop Button Down Shirt

Laura Dern’s role as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park brought us the now-iconic khaki short outfit. Not only is it instantly recognizable, but a go-to DIY Halloween costume.

Recreate it with a pink button-down shirt, light blue shirt, khaki shorts, and boots fit for outrunning any dinosaurs. For a bonus, you can make a Jurassic Park ID badge to legitimize the look.

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Philip Friedman

Error: Costume Not Found Costume

Shop T-Shirt

When you really can't think of a last-minute Halloween costume, opt for this simple T-shirt that’s dressing up without really “dressing up.”

Error Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Kid from Old Enough! Costume

Shop Flag

Fans of the long-running reality show from Japan — Old Enough! — will appreciate this last-minute costume. With a backpack, bucket hat, and flag, you will look just like one of the errand-running children from the show. Just remember to look both ways before crossing!

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Philip Friedman

Bob Ross Costume

Shop Palette

Gentlemen, this creative costume idea is super easy if you already have a beard, or are looking to get a head start on No-Shave November.

Just grab a blue chambray shirt from your closet, and add accessories like an 80s-style curly wig, and a paint palette to fully nail The Joy of Painting star's signature look.

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Courtesy Brandon Carte

Rollerblading Barbie Costume

Shop Neon Swimsuit

With the release of the Barbie movie this year and Barbiecore trending, this Barbie costume is the perfect DIY costume to put together to make your rollerblading Barbie dreams come true this Halloween.

Recreate this rad look with a neon swimsuit, neon biker shorts, protective gear, and a visor. No skates? No problem! Tape cutouts of wheels to the sides of your sneakers for a sporty look.

rollerblading barbie diy halloween costume
Philip Friedman

Awkward Yearbook Photo Costume

Shop Butterfly Clips

We all had to take them, so why not embrace your awkward yearbook photo this Halloween? With a turtleneck, oversized glasses, and some butterfly clips, you can relive your picture day glory!

For the retro backdrop, tape a classic ’90s print on cardboard and use fishing wire to create invisible straps to keep it up.

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Philip Friedman

Night and Day Costume

Shop Top

Grab your best friend and turn yourselves into the sun and moon with this last-minute Halloween costume. With these shimmering shirts and impressive DIY headgear, you’ll both light up any party you walk into. You’ll need these headbands, glittery foam sheets, and crafting wire to create the eye-catching crowns.

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Philip Friedman

Magic Eight Ball Costume

Shop Felt Squares

Go back to your art-class days to tackle this DIY costume. Cut out the various symbols and tape them together. It's really that easy!

Magic Eight Ball DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Mary Poppins Costume

Shop Blazer


Turn yourself into the famous magical nanny with a few staple pieces you most likely already own like a blazer, white button down, and black skirt.

Accessorize the look with a red bowtie, oversized bag, umbrella, and her signature hat for a DIY Halloween costume that’s practically perfect in every way.

mary poppins diy halloween costume
Philip Friedman

Anna Delvey Costume

Shop Dress

Netflix’s Inventing Anna brought the fraudster Anna Delvey back into the spotlight last year. The fake German heiress’ look doesn’t require much to recreate. All you need is black glasses, black flats, a black dress, a choker necklace, and most importantly a forlorn expression for this DIY Halloween costume.

anna delvey diy last minute halloween costume
Philip Friedman

Gnome Costume

Shop Hat

Protect gardens (and your friends) this Halloween with this super fun last minute costume. You can turn a simple chambray shirt and jeans into a classic gnome look with some black boots, a beard, a red hat, and a black belt. It’s a DIY costume that’ll never go out of style.

garden gnome diy last minute halloween costume
Philip Friedman

Bernie Sanders Wearing His Mittens Costume

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There’s nothing cozier than a pair of knitted mittens... and a puffy winter coat. Take inspiration from Senator Sanders’ outfit at this year’s inauguration and pay homage to the Bernie meme with this warm costume. All it takes is a jacket, a mask, glasses, and most importantly, those mittens.

More: Family Costume Ideas You're Going to Love

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Lakota Gambill

Cheugy Person Costume

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TikTok trends come and go, but cheugy seems like it's here to stay. “Cheugy,” defined as something out of date or someone trying too hard, can easily be achieved by going full-on early ’00s — and not in a cool way. Think super-fitted jean jackets, adidas slides, all pink everything, carrying a Starbucks cup at all times, etc. Basically, it’s like if “live, laugh, love” were a person.

cheugy diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

Free Britney Advocate Costume

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After years of fighting for autonomy, Britney Spears is finally free! You can continue to show your support for the singer by donning a “Free Britney” shirt or carrying a flag. It’s a great DIY Halloween costume that any fan will be proud to rock.

free britney advocate diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

Bo Burnham and Socko from 'Inside' Costume

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If you haven't caught Bo Burnham's Netflix special yet, it's worth a watch. One of the most memorable skits in the show includes a guest appearance by his friend Socko — who is quite the realist when it comes to describing how the world works.

To complete this look, put on a microphone headset, and add a striped shirt and sweats. Don't forget Socko, either!

bo burnham socko diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

Low Battery Costume

Shop Shirt

This could quite possibly be one of the easiest costumes on our list. Dress up as a low battery by mapping out the symbol on a black shirt with white and red tape or cutting out the symbol on paper and sticking it to your shirt. To go the extra mile, carry around a charger without the USB block as an accessory.

low battery diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

An NFT Costume

Shop Frame

Last year, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) were in the news for selling hundreds of thousands of dollars. Things like the Nyan Cat (remember them) went for more than half a million dollars, just so someone could officially own the piece.

For the costume, wear a frame around your neck with your favorite NFT displayed inside. And be sure to know how to explain your costume to others.

nft diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

Olivia Rodrigo 'Sour' Cover Art Costume

Shop Tank Top

Sour was perhaps one of 2021's biggest albums, and we’re still obsessed with Olivia Rodrigo’s look on the album cover. For this costume, all you need is some stickers, a pink tank top, and some silver jewelry to complete the look. Plus, it gives you good reason to jam to her music while getting ready.

olivia rodrigo sour diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

Pet Influencer Costume

Shop Dog in Carrier

You may not be an Instagram influencer, but your pet can be. Impress your millions of (imaginary) followers by dressing in a matching outfit with your furry friend. The more sequins, the better. Or, if you don't have a pet, opt for a stuffed animal in a blinged-out carrier.

pet influencer diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

Plant Parent Costume

Shop Baby Carrier

Plants are the new pets, and people love watching their plant babies grow! Channel your inner plant parent and pop on a baby carrier to tote around your leafy love like the excellent plant parent you are.

plant mom diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

Pumpkin Spice Costume

Shop Hot Sauces

Add a twist to the classic pumpkin spice costume, and go for hot sauce instead of something sweeter like cinnamon or nutmeg. Don't want to buy hot sauce? Hit up your local Taco Bell for some packets to add to your jack-o’-lantern shirt.

pumpkin spice diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

Unicorn Costume

Shop Unicorn Horn

Become a mythical creature this Halloween with this easy unicorn costume. All you need is a unicorn horn headband, but you can jazz it up with some rhinestones and a velvet or metallic top.

unicorn diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

Tourist Costume

Shop Fanny Pack

Hopefully we'll be able to travel more in the coming year, but until then, we can play tourist. If you're an unexperienced traveler, lean into it — the more maps, bucket hats, and touristy shirts you have, the better for this Halloween costume. Bonus points if you look lost.

tourist diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

Work-From-Home Employee Costume

Shop Shirt

A lot of us have been working home for a while now, so you're guaranteed to have the elements for this costume. Grab your laptop, a coffee mug, button-up shirt, and pajama bottoms for a full WFH uniform — er, costume.

work from home diy last minute halloween costume
Lakota Gambill

Sriracha Bottle Costume

Shop Sriracha Shirt

Spice things up this Halloween. This sriracha shirt makes a great, easy DIY costume. Just throw on a green beanie and you're set!

Sriracha Bottle DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Maverick Costume

Shop Green Jumpsuit

Top Gun will never get old, especially with the release of Top Gun: Maverick last year. Go as everyone's favorite pilot for Halloween this year and show off your Air Force pride. Just don't forget your aviators.

Maverick DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Pantone Color Swatch Costume

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If you own a lot of one color, turn it into the easiest Halloween costume ever by printing out a Pantone swatch frame and taping it to your shirt.

Pantone Swatch DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Crazy Cat Lady Costume

Shop Stuffed Cats

This year, go as your true self — a crazy cat lady. Put on that robe you and your cat always snuggle up in and attach a bunch of kitty stuffed animals, then add the details: hair rollers, slippers, coffee mugs, etc.

Crazy Cat Lady
Kayla Ramsey

Cactus Costume

Shop Green Sweatshirt

We love how cute this costume is. It might take a bit of work to attach the pipe cleaners, but the result is totally worth it. For an added touch, throw on a rose headband.

Cactus DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Lichtenstein-Inspired Pop-Art Girl Costume

Shop Face Paint

This last-minute Halloween costume idea will have you looking like you popped right off the page of a comic strip! If you have makeup and/or face paint lying around, you can be party-ready in just a few minutes. YouTube has tons of tutorials for how to get this Lichtenstein-inspired look.

pop art costume
Kayla Ramsey

'The Price Is Right' Contestant Costume

Shop Yellow Paper

We love last-minute Halloween costumes that are just regular clothes, plus a fun accessory. For this The Price Is Right-inspired getup, just cut a name tag out of yellow construction paper and paste it right onto your shirt.

Price Is Right Contestant DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Ice Cream Sundae Costume

Shop Pink Dress

Some of our favorite costumes to DIY are sweet treats. All this one takes is some construction paper cut into sprinkles, and a white loofa for the whipped cream on top!

Ice Cream Sundae DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

A Disney Park Tourist Costume

Shop Mickey Ears

You must know someone with a Mickey Mouse shirt that you can borrow! Throw it on with a pair of cheap mouse ears and you're set. Bonus points if you pair it with a fanny pack and some enamel pins.

A Disney Park Tourist
Kayla Ramsey

Moon Light Costume

Shop Moon Shirt

No crafting know-how required here! Moon shirt + head lamp = the easiest and punniest costume imaginable.

Moon Light DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Clark Kent/Superman Costume

Shop Superman Shirt

When you're scrambling to find a good last-minute Halloween costume, this idea will save the day. This classy DIY costume requires your civilian clothes plus a Superman shirt underneath to transform you into everyone's favorite superhero.

Superman DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Fork in the Road Costume

Shop Black T-Shirt

We love a good pun costume, and this "fork in the road" is almost as good as it gets. Add some white Post-it Notes to a black shirt, tape a fork to your chest, and that's it!

Fork in the Road DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Beer Pong Costume

Shop Solo Cups

All you have to do for this simple costume is glue some Solo cups with ping-pong balls in them to a piece of cardboard and hang it around your neck (or glue it straight to a fitted shirt). You'll be the life of the party... literally.

Beer Pong costume
Kayla Ramsey

Cosmic Brownie Costume

Shop Brown Dress

Get some colored pom poms that match the exact colors of the cosmic brownie sprinkles, then glue them all over a dress or all-brown outfit. You can even carry around a box of brownies and pass them out throughout the night — it is Halloween, after all!

Cosmic Brownie DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Sugar Mama Costume

Shop Baby Carrier

You can't help but giggle at this punny costume. Any mom who has a little one — or a baby carrier still lying around from the infant days — won't need to purchase anything.

Sugar Mama DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Flamingo Costume

Shop Flamingo Float

Make use of your favorite pool float one last time before you put it away for the winter. Just wear it around your waist, find an outfit to match, and you're set!

Flamingo DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

The Bachelorette Costume

Shop Faux Roses

Any dress or gown will work with this DIY Bachelorette costume. Throughout the night, hand your roses to any lucky bachelor you think might be the one.

The Bachelorette
Kayla Ramsey

Pineapple Costume

Shop Leaves

Simple, yet seriously impressive, this pineapple costume can be done in a dress or with yellow pants and a top. Just get a sturdy headband so the fake frond stays upright all night long.

Pineapple DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Elizabeth Holmes Costume

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We can't quit our obsession with scammers, and there's none more notorious than Elizabeth Holmes. Fill a little vial with water and add some drops of red food dye to really take this costume to the next level. Then put your hair in a super messy bun and get your wide-eyed stare on!

Elizabeth Holmes DIY Halloween Costume
Kayla Ramsey

Greek Goddess Costume

Shop Gold Ribbon

Need a no-fail, last-minute Halloween costume? Time to bust out those toga-tying skills from your college days.

Wrap yourself up in a white top sheet and create a makeshift olive-branch crown with some leafy gold craft ribbon.

Greek Goddess
Kayla Ramsey

Bat Costume

Shop Umbrella

Thankfully, this DIY costume from Good Housekeeping shouldn't require buying much, if anything. To create the bat's wings, cut an old umbrella in half, and attach the "wings" to a black shirt or sweatshirt using safety pins, and create ears from construction paper or felt.

bat halloween costume with umbrella as wings
Mike Garten

Freddie Mercury Costume

Shop Jeans

You don't have to hit those high notes in Bohemian Rhapsody to dress up as Freddy Mercury this Halloween, but you do need a ribbed white tank top, light wash jeans, and a mustache. If you're really in a pinch, you can just draw one on.

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Skeleton Costume

Shop Face Paint

Cut out sections in a plain white T-shirt to get the ribbed effect and paint your face. It's that easy. There are even YouTube tutorials to guide you depending on how intense you are looking to go. Good Housekeeping even suggests putting a heart under the shirt to make it a little less frightening.

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Kate Bennis

Fifty Shades of Grey Costume

Shop Shirt

This easy costume idea from Good Housekeeping is free — and PG. Head to your local Home Depot and grab some gray swatches. Stick them to any T-shirt you have in your drawer, and you're set.

fifty shades of grey costume halloween costume with paint samples
Kathryn Wirsing

Arthur Meme Costume

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Everyone loves a good throwback, and this one is perfect for that '90s nostalgia. All you need to do is make some ears out of construction paper and a headband, and wear a yellow sweater with jeans. Bonus points if you already have a pair of red Converse shoes. Walk around with a fist all night and you'll look just like the Arthur meme. You could even get your whole friend group to dress as other viral memes, like the Kermit sipping tea one pictured here.

arthur meme halloween costume
Courtesy Katie Pittman

Sadness from 'Inside Out' Costume

Shop Wig

Don't be sad that you don't have a costume for Halloween! Just go as Sadness from Disney's Inside Out like Katie McBroom of Martinis and Mascara did.

You could go all the way and paint yourself blue or buy a wig, but you can also just swipe on some bright blue eyeliner, lipstick, and hair tint to get the point across. Then put on a chunky-knit sweater and some round glasses to complete the look.

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Katie McBroom

Wednesday Addams Costume

Shop Dress

Wednesday Addams is like the queen of Halloween, but all you need to re-create her morbid AF look are a few simple pieces. A Peter Pan-collared black dress, and black boots are the base of the look, while black tights, pale makeup, and braided pigtails give it a signature touch.

wednesday addams halloween costume
Courtesy Katie Pittman

Raining Cats and Dogs Costume

Shop Umbrella

You can also do this one with pictures of dudes for the perfect "it's raining men" costume! All you need is a printer, some fishing line, an umbrella, and a few extra cuddly critters to complete the look.

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Pageant Queen Costume

Shop Crown

Still have an old bridesmaid dress lying around? Give it one more go with this easy and elegant costume that only requires a crown and a sash. Halloween is always a great excuse to get glammed-up!

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A Bunch of Grapes Costume

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If you have enough time to run to a party supply store, all you need for this costume are some purple or green balloons and some safety pins to secure them to your clothes. For a finishing touch, cut out some grape leaves from green construction paper and tape or glue them to a headband.

Source: @judehnd

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Rosie the Riveter Costume

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You can do it! Don't be the one who didn't show up to the party without a costume. This one is so simple because you probably own everything you need already. Wear a denim shirt, jeans, and a red bandana tied around your head. It's as simple as that!

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Harley Quinn Costume

Shop Shirt

Harley Quinn's hardcore aesthetic is easy to achieve with her signature "Daddy's Lil Monster" tee. Throw your hair up into some high pigtails, and go all out by dipping the ends into some blue and red temporary dye.

harley quinn halloween costume
Courtesy Eleni Dimou

Chill Pill Costume

Shop Skirt

Feeling stressed about Halloween? Chill out! It's super easy to put this costume together. All you need is a single-color skirt, a white shirt, and some black construction paper or felt. Sew, glue, or tape on the letters for a quick getup, but make sure to check out Studio DIY first for full instructions.

chill pill diy halloween costume
Jeff Mindell / Studio DIY

Joel Goodsen, aka Tom Cruise in Risky Business Costume

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Tom Cruise's famous Risky Business costume is so easy. It requires an oversized light pink button-down, underwear (or short shorts if you want to keep it a little more modest), and some tube socks — that's it!

tom cruise in risky business

Gumball Machine Costume

Shop Pompoms

Go all out with this super cute costume that doesn't require too much technical skill to accomplish. Dot an old tank top with a ton of pompoms, throw on a red skirt, and maybe even make some pompom earrings if you're feeling extra fancy.

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Karen Smith from Mean Girls Costume

Shop Mouse Ears

Quite possibly the easiest last-minute halloween costume really only needs one thing: mouse ears. Channel your inner Karen and let everyone know "I'm a mouse. Duh." To complete the look, don a black dress and silver boots.

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Wonder Woman Costume

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Still reeling from Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984? This trendy DIY costume is achievable with a Wonder Woman T-shirt and a blue skater skirt that can easily be embellished with cut-out paper stars.

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Clay Enos / DC Comics

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