Shop Your Closet to Find 7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes (For Free!)

Costume events in and of themselves look like an important concept.

That is, till you understand that you just’re about to spend $50+ and numerous hours placing collectively an outfit you’ll put on as soon as earlier than shoving it deep underneath the mattress with the remainder of your one-hit-wonder Halloween ensembles.

And whereas I at all times attempt to be frugal (as a result of regardless of my over-the-top vacation enthusiasm, I’m nonetheless a Penny Hoarder at coronary heart), I’m additionally fairly lazy when it comes to Halloween costumes.

I at all times assume I’m going to go all out and DIY my costume, however then yearly, with out fail, I find yourself working to the shop on the final minute and spending some huge cash.

There has to be a greater approach to go about this entire costume enterprise — a approach that, ideally, gained’t value any cash in any respect.  

7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Make at Home

If your intention is to put on a totally free (we like free!) costume on Halloween, begin along with your closet. Chances are you have already got just a few costume items lurking at midnight recesses of your wardrobe.

I imply, there’s gotta be a cause you didn’t throw out that Hawaiian print shirt from the summer season of ‘92 but, proper?!

I began brainstorming and managed to put collectively seven nice choices that I might put on to a Halloween costume celebration — utilizing solely issues I already owned.

1. Tourist

This one is perhaps the best costume on this record to pull off. I imply, who amongst us doesn’t have a pair of shorts, a brightly coloured shirt and a few cheesy socks you possibly can pair with sandals?

Slap on a straw hat or visor and a few sun shades and seize a digital camera or a map and also you’re prepared to go. A sunscreened nostril will solely make your costume extra real looking (though just a little messy).

2. Fortune Teller

Grace Schweitzer shows off a last-minute DIY fortune teller costume for Halloween.

For this one, you’ll want drapey, flowy clothes, a shawl or headband and many stacked jewellery (by no means sufficient jewellery). If you’re not completely satisfied that your costume is convincing, carry round a prop like a Magic Eight Ball (or a plain glass orb, in the event you simply so occur to have one mendacity round) and make obscure however ominous statements all night time about how your folks’ Mondays will go.

three. Minion

A woman wears a DIY minon Halloween costume.

Overalls had been just like the parachute pants of 2017: You both personal three pairs already, otherwise you’re desperately in search of an excuse to add them to your closet. Add in a yellow shirt (any shade will get the purpose throughout), black footwear and gloves and a pair of spherical glasses or goggles (discover an superior DIY tutorial right here), and also you’re all set to annoy the residing daylights out of everybody on the celebration.

four. Pinup Girl

A woman dresses up as a pinup girl for Halloween.

High-waisted shorts + a button-down shirt + wedges + pink lipstick + bandana = excellent pinup lady. Follow a YouTube tutorial like this one to obtain that flawless pinup hair curl (I promise, it’s really a lot simpler than it appears), and also you’re prepared to make old school gents swoon.

5. Witch

A woman dresses up in a DIY witch costume for Halloween.

This costume is much less traditional witch and extra witchy-esque. I imply, does anybody simply casually personal a sharp hat?

No matter: Throw on plenty of black layers, add some dramatic make-up, frizz up your hair and add some drippy black jewellery and nobody will even query your costume (largely out of concern). Bonus factors in the event you’re prepared to carry a brush round all night time.

6. Zombie

A woman dresses up as a zombie for Halloween.

This one doesn’t take a variety of… look ahead to it… brains to work out. (I do know, I do know. I already docked myself three entire humorous factors.)

But severely, all you want is holey, grungy garments: ripped denims, an previous work shirt, a plaid button-up and a pair of soiled sneakers. This will both learn as zombie or “midnight Taco Bell run” relying on the way you decorate — which is why you possibly can’t skip the make-up.

Use darkish eyeshadow round your eyes and underneath your cheeks, rat your hair and add some twigs and leaves and also you’re good to go.

7. Greaser

A woman dresses up as a greaser for a DIY Halloween costume.

This one’s a traditional, and truthfully in the event you attempt to inform me you don’t personal a white T-shirt and leggings or denims, I gained’t consider you.

Tie a shawl round your neck, slip on a pair of sneakers or wedges, throw a jacket (denim, leather-based or bomber) over your shoulder and also you’re good to go.

Bonus: This one makes for a wonderful costume, too.

Trick or Treat!

Assuming you personal at the least a pair of denims and a few darkish make-up, I’d say we’ve nearly solved your last-minute costume woes.

Now you formally haven’t any excuse for not exhibiting up to the celebration in a fancy dress that might shock Frankenstein’s monster to life.

Grace Schweizer is an e-mail content material author at The Penny Hoarder. She’s simply attempting to work out if there’s a approach to mix all her finest costume concepts into one. Is there such a factor as a fortuwitcheaserpinuzombieist?

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