Easy, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Halloween: the holiday that always creeps up on you. Literally. You’ve probably finished up a busy week at work, finished assembling the kiddo’s costumes—but you’ve forgotten to outfit yourself for the holiday! Instead of running to a cheesy costume store, look inside your closet for an easy, last-minute Halloween costume. Don’t freak out!

Here are 6 Halloween costumes you can put together in 5 minutes or less!

Costume Idea: Sandy from Grease

What You’ll Need:

  • Black skinny jeans or leggings
  • Black T-shirt
  • Black moto jacket
  • Red or bright pointed pumps

Put this costume together in grease-lightning speed! Chances are you have black leggings & a black tee in your drawer—simply layer these four pieces together for a good-girl-gone-bad vibe. Then, curl your hair, add a swipe of red lipstick & a pop-color heel.

Costume Idea: Flower Child

What You’ll Need:

  • Wide leg or flare jeans
  • Block heels or ankle booties
  • Printed blouse
  • A kimono or a faux fur vest
  • Layerable jewelry

Take a boho-inspired blouse (graphic prints or moody florals will work!) and wear with flare or bootcut jeans. If you happen to have a silk scarf or a bandana, tie one around your head for another nod to the ‘70s.

Costume Idea: Twiggy

What You’ll Need:

  • Shift dress (we like a geometric print, but a solid will work, too)
  • Collared shirt (or DIY a collar with fabric & double-stick tape!)
  • Knee-high boots or Mary Jane’s
  • Mascara and white eyeshadow or eyeliner.

The swingin’ ’60s! Mod is our go-to costume when we’re in a pinch. Layer a collared shirt under a shift dress for a Twiggy-inspired getup. Then, brush on white eyeshadow & load on the mascara—the more spidery the better.

Costume Idea: Tiny Panther

What You’ll Need:

  • Black skinny jeans or leggings
  • Black T-shirt or blouse
  • A black cardigan or leopard print coat
  • Cat ears
  • Black eyeliner

Even if you’re a dog person (bowwow would you be?), you can still be purrfectly dressed on October 31. Use black eyeliner to draw on whiskers and a cat nose. Then, finish your look with a pair of cat ears or DIY your own with a headband and craft paper.

Costume Idea: Holly from Breakfast At Tiffany’s

What You’ll Need:

  • Black cocktail dress
  • Statement necklace (or two!)
  • Classic pumps
  • Long satin gloves

To channel this iconic Hollywood-inspired look, reach for your favorite LBD, grab a pair of black gloves & hop into classic black pumps. If you don’t have gloves, you can forego them—just make sure to sport a top-knot bun and retro-glam makeup to tie it all together.

Costume Idea: Sailor Girl

What You’ll Need:

  • Striped dress
  • Layerable necklaces
  • White sneakers
  • Sailor hat

Get into a nautical mood with a striped dress that could sail the seven seas. If you don’t have a striped dress handy, wear a classic striped tee with a pair of black trousers. Add a touch of red, whether it’s a swipe of bold lipstick or a red belt secured around your waist. Top off your look with a sailor cap to anchor your costume.

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