Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Every year, it is the same story. You had a great costume idea, it was going to change the game forever. Then it’s two days before Halloween, you don’t have time to make your costume, but you promised your friends something they had never seen before for Halloween. This very promise, combined with your desire to not be called out for being a liar, prevents you from just wearing the same thing as last year. What you need is a last-minute Halloween costume. Don’t worry because we are here to deliver! Here are a couple of little utilized last-minute costumes.


What Halloween is complete without a witch or two? To create this classic last-minute Halloween costume all you need is three simple items. First, a witch hat. You can find basic witch hats at basically any store during the Halloween season. Next, you need a long black dress or skirt. You can find some pretty antique-looking dresses at thrift stores for next to nothing. Finally, a broom! Any broom will do, but we suggest getting your hands on a classic wooden one for the full effect.

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes


This simple costume transforms you into the famous Vermeer painting. It’s also perfect for a photo-op if you can find a blue wall! A brown shawl, a blue and yellow head wrap, red lipstick, and of course a pearl earring completes the ensemble. For the perfect effect, constantly look over your shoulder. You’ll be a dead ringer for the piece.


In this, the age of LEGO movies, know comfortably that you can easily go as everyone’s favorite piece. The incredibly versatile and stately standard six-stud piece. This costume can be easily made from a box and some old bowls. Get some paint, and you’ll have everything you need to complete the ensemble. For the totally standard piece though, you’ll want to go with pale, somewhat faded yellow.


The last pun that we have for this list, and the final idea: cereal killer. As a fun fact, my word processor wants to correct this because it identifies that the term cereal is wrong here. Anyway, get a box of your favorite cereal or least favorite to make it more believable, and stab it with a knife or a pair of scissors. Walk around the party and every so often re-stab the box. It’s a good gag, and it’ll turn a few heads.


You know her as Audrey Hepburn from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Odds are you have all the pieces for this costume too. A little black dress, a toy tiara, maybe some elbow-length gloves and you are all set and ready to go. Besides, who doesn’t dream of being Audrey Hepburn?

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

These are just a couple of good places to get started, odds are you have all the things for all these costumes. You might need to dive into your storage unit to find a couple of the pieces, but you’ll manage to keep your word. After you’re done with your costume, be sure to store it properly. You will have changed the Halloween game into either a culture war or a pun contest. That’s the real spirit of Halloween.