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Last Updated on January 8, 2020 by Katherine

Clever Last Minute Halloween Costumes

I’m sure you’ve had this happen to you at some point, the last minute party that you aren’t planning on. All of a sudden you need a costume and you need it quick. These costumes are generally designed to be made with existing clothing, but you can likely get items that you don’t have on hand from a local Walmart or Michaels or even a thrift store.

This post is right up your alley if you also aren’t prepared to drop upwards of $70 on a costume and are tired of the “sexy” trend of women’s costumes. These also are cool, because they aren’t the usual last-minute costumes, like a witch or ghost! If you have more time, check out my earlier post on Halloween Costumes.

Regina George (From “Mean Girls”)

Classic movie, classic character. To create the look, grab a black mini skirt, white tank top (that you’re okay cutting into), colorful bra and a cardigan. Cut out some boob holes in your tank top and you’re good to go. For a bonus trick, create a burn book!

Pun-Related Costumes

I’ve seen some of these and they’re smart. Such things as a formal gown with a sash that says “apology” (Formal Apology anyone?) to a Hawaiian shirt with boxing gloves (Hawaiian Punch!), pick your favorite play on words or pun and figure out how to create a costume to suit it.


The key to this is makeup (You can find a sweet tutorial on YouTube), then you just need a flannel shirt, a pair of jeans and maybe a cute little straw hat and you’re good to go!

A Sim

I love the Sims, and this costume is super easy. It starts with wearing whatever the heck you want, getting a headband and crafting yourself a plumbob (you can turn to YouTube for another excellent tutorial).

Bath Loofah

Grab yourself some tulle, some elastic and attach the tulle in a bath loofah-like pattern and you’re ready to go!


One of my favorite summer-time drinks. Get yourself a green dress, make a cardboard lime and attach to an old headband and make a striped straw (I would use an empty paper towel roll!).

Crazy Cat Lady

Pick out a dowdy dress or better still, a bathrobe and some curlers and grab some stuffed cats to attach. Seriously, spending the evening in a bathrobe and fuzzy slippers sounds comfy!

There you have it, 7 quick and easy ideas to make your last-minute Halloween party costume one to remember! If you like what you’ve read, I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below. Also, I’d appreciate any shares to social media!

Surprise you have a Halloween Party to go to and no time to plan, check out my tips for quick costumes! #Hallowen #Costumes

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