Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Posted by Mekenna Malan on

Whether you're a spooky skeptic or a creepy queen, Halloween isn't Halloween without a costume! All Hallows' Eve is bound to look a bit different for most of us this year, but that shouldn't mean you don't get to join in on the fun. If you don't have a costume planned yet, this blog post is for you: we came up with eight last-minute costumes you can put together with clothes you already have in your closet!

1. Scarecrow

Got overalls and a flannel shirt? Throw them together and you've got a scarecrow costume! Add a straw hat to go above and beyond. The best part of this costume is that you can make it as spooky as you want: add some friendly face paint to be a kid-friendly scarecrow pal, or get imaginative with creepy makeup and props for a costume worthy of a haunted corn maze.

Shop this look: Coming to Town Flannel | Knew You Linen Overalls | Capri Medium Straw Hat


2. Rosie the Riveter

Tough girls, unite! Throwing together a Rosie the Riveter outfit is one of the easiest costumes you can create, and what's better than dressing up as one of the most recognizable girl-power icons in history? Throw a blue denim jacket over any top (and some jeans, too, for a full denim getup) and tie an ascot or short scarf in a knot on the top of your head. Flex that muscle and give pep talks all night - WE CAN DO IT!

Shop this look: Little Miss Hair Tie | Damien Denim Jacket


3. Wednesday Addams

This costume is easy to achieve, especially if you have long, dark hair. Put those locks in two long braids and layer a white collared button-up under a black dress, then add black tights. Carry around a creepy object of your choice - a red apple, a bottle of "poison" or a baby doll - for extra spook factor. 

Shop this look: Diamonds Button Up | Miriam Sweater Dress


4. Hippie

Hey flower child! Since retro looks are popular right now, you might as well use the color-blocked clothing you've accumulated as your Halloween costume! Pair one of those retro shirts with flowing or flared pants, put on some big round sunglasses, and throw everyone the peace sign all night long. Want to add a headband or a bouquet of flowers? Even better!

Shop this look: 1982 Indiana Graphic Tee | Lia Bell Knit Pant | ROOLEE Daybreak Sunnies


5. Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz

Virtually any blue dress will work for this costume, but bonus if it's plaid! Tie a couple blue ribbons in your hair and carry around a wicker basket with a stuffed animal puppy inside (or a real puppy - cute!). Since not everyone has sparkly red heels, white socks and any red-colored shoe will do.

Shop this look: Maddie Buffalo Plaid Dress | MIA Abba Clogs


6. Princess

Do you love feeling fancy? Would you love an excuse to wear your prom dress one last time? If so, a princess Halloween costume is the one for you! Add your favorite heels and a tiara and you're good to go. Based on the color of your dress, it's easy to add props to become a specific Disney princess if you'd like to put in some extra effort.

Shop this look: Fiona Lace Dress


7. Army Girl

Utility and workwear are a total trend right now. If you happen to have a sturdy jumpsuit in your closet, this costume is for you! Pair a jumpsuit (preferably green) with some combat boots and you're in the ranks. This costume could easily be taken above and beyond with some camouflage accessories or a little face paint.

Shop this look: Denver Utility Coverall | ROOLEE Elvis Platform Boots


8. 50's Girl

You don't need a poodle skirt to dress up as a fabulous 50's girl! For this costume, any polka-dot dress or skirt will do. Put your hair in a scrunchie, throw on your favorite heels, and add some glasses for the full effect. You might as well tie a scarf around your neck and carry a milkshake around all night while you're at it.

Shop this look: Jeanie Polka Dot Dress | Darci Knit Scrunchie | Rumours Computer Glasses | Tutti Leather Mules


What are you dressing up as this Halloween? Let us know in the comments!
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