Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes

By: Bitota Mpolo


Halloween only comes around once a year, & it can be stressful trying to figure out the perfect costume to wear. You completely forget about it and then suddenly, Halloween is a day away and you still don’t know what to be.

I’m here to help you out and give you some great last minute costume ideas.

Group Costumes 👻👻👻+

Alvin and the Chipmunks: I was Alvin and the Chipmunks with two of my friends last year. All you really need is a red, green, and blue shirt, some fabric paint, along with a red hat for Alvin and you’re all set.

Three Blind Mice: There are only two essential parts of this costume: black sunglasses and mouse ears. This is an easy low budget costume for a group of friends.

M&Ms: This is one of the easiest group costumes. All you need is a colored shirt and white paint. Just paint an “m” in the center of the colored shirt and you’re an M&M.


Duo Costumes 👻👻

Angel & Devil: This one is a classic and is always overdone on Halloween, however it is very easy to do. The devil in this duo just needs to wear a red and black outfit along with some devil horns and the angel needs to wear a predominantly white outfit with a halo to finish it off.

Salt & Pepper: Just like the M&M costume, this costume is really easy to create. You just need a black shirt and a white shirt along with some paint to draw the letters S and P onto them.

Thing 1 & Thing 2: Similar to many of the other costumes, this one is very simple to execute. All you need is a red shirt, some paper, scissors, a black marker, and some fabric glue or tap. On the paper you will draw a circle and cut it out, then inside the circle you will write “Thing 1” in one of them and then “Thing 2” in the other.


Solo Costumes 👻

Burglar/ Mime: This one is very self explanatory but if you want to be a burglar or mime all you need is a black and white striped shirt, black jeans, and some accessories. If you will be a mime, all you have to do is add a beret and if you are a burglar you just need to add a black beanie and a black mask.

A Minion: This one is a crowd favorite but it can get a bit pricey if you do not already have all of the supplies. All you need is overalls, a yellow shirt or hoodie (plus a yellow beanie if you are not using a hoodie), and some black yarn or pipe cleaners. You will need some glue or tape as well to attach to the top of the hoodie or beanie. If you are feeling really ambitious you can even try to draw the minions logo onto the overalls.

Waldo: This costume is very simple and you can get a lot of use out of the items needed apart from as a costume. You just need some regular blue jeans, a red and white striped longsleeve shirt, glasses, and a red and white beanie (a plain red beanie should do the trick too).