Last Minute Halloween Costumes
There are tons of easy Halloween costume ideas out there that you can put together quickly—and all with things you’ve already got in your home.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes. Work your DIY magic by transforming a plain cardboard box into a pretend horse fit for a cowgirl or cowboy as their Western Halloween costume—your child will be ready for the great wild west in no time.
Or make fun family Halloween costumes out of clothes from your closet (they might even double as matching Halloween pajamas!). Whatever you do, it should be low on stress and high on fun. It’s Halloween, after all!
Bubble Bath Costume
If you can blow up a balloon, you can DIY this simple costume. It’s beyond adorable and so easy to pull together. There is no sewing required, just balloons, white shirt & pants, an inflatable duck and some bath accessories. Rub-a-dub-dub, in less than 15 minutes you’ll have a darling bathing beauty ready for trick or treating.
DIY Gingham Witch Costume
Cut two 31- by 20-inch rectangles from black-and-white gingham fabric. Sew ends together, leaving armholes toward the top of the rectangle. Fold in the top 1 inch of the fabric and sew a channel, leaving a 1-inch opening. Thread a ribbon or string through the channel.
Once on, pull the ribbon to gather it at the top. Cut a 3 1/2- by 36-inch strip from black eyelet fabric. Sew a hand-running stitch along the edge of one of the long sides. Leave a knot at one end and pull the string on the other side to create gathers. Pin at the back of the costume or add a snap. Finish with witches hats.
DIY Duct Tape Skeleton Costume
Make no bones about it, this costume—which can come together in mere minutes—is great for kids and adults alike! For added chills and thrills, use duct tape that glows in the dark.
All you need for this costume is some black clothing and white (or glow in the dark) Duck tape. This is seriously so easy I almost feel like instructions aren’t needed! You can look at the photos and see how to place the “bones”.
Gauzy Ghosts Costume
Start with a base layer of black clothing. Paint face with white face paint and add black eye shadow around the eyes. Drape and pin neutral cheesecloth, holding it in place with white safety pins and allowing it to trail on the floor a bit. Add a second layer of large, loosely woven, white gauze—we used door and window decorating material. Drape a plastic chain and vintage-inspired lock around the shoulders.
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