Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas


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Did you get a last-minute invite to a Halloween party? Are you planning on trick-or-treating with your kid(s)? Are you going to bar hop in full-on Halloween garb with your friends? Did you just find out that you’d be the only person at work to not dress up and now you have to wing it? This post is for you.

This year, if that invite comes, you don’t have to rifle through the reject costumes (which may or may not come in your size) at the big box stores. This year, you can amaze people with your craftiness. This year, believe me, you can change the costume game and go as costumes that nobody else was thinking of going as. This year, you can wait until the very last minute and end up winning best costume at work. How? By reading this post and picking one of my costume ideas. So without further ado, here are five solid costume ideas that you can put together very quickly.
1. Bed Rest

Woman Sleeping

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Why not be on bed rest for Halloween? If anyone asks you how and why you got out of the house, just say your bed isn’t comfortable and you’re looking for a better one. Can you imagine how cosy this would be for a desk job?

What you’ll need:

1. Robe:


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2. T-shirt:


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3. Sleep pants:


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4. A pillow (or two):


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5. Slippers


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2. Josephine Baker


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Why not dress up as one of the greatest entertainers of all time? She was elegant, timeless, and seemed to put a lot of pride into her appearance. This look would get people talking.

What you’ll need:

1. Lipstick


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2. Slip

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3. Earrings

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4. Heels or fancy flats

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3. An actual Baker


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This costume could be literal to your personality (if you love to cook or bake like me) or it could be funny if you can’t stand baking at all (Note: if you don’t bake, be sure to give your costume pieces away to someone who would put them to good use when you’re done with them). Trick-or-treat indeed.

What you’ll need:

1. Apron

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2. Oven Mitts

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3. Sweatpants


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4. Early Christmas Present


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Give the gift of your arrival this Halloween. Break out your old Christmas wrapping paper or go to Michael’s and pick some up. This would be an interesting (and a very easy) costume that would have people laughing.

What you’ll need:

1. Wrapping paper


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2. Bows

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5. The Reader


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Why not dress up as a reader for Halloween? You get to keep warm, it’s creative and interesting, and it’s something that would work if you’re a bibliophile like me. Bonus: anywhere you sit or stand you’ll be a reading corner.

What you’ll need:

  1. A good book

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2. A cosy sweater or poncho/shawl


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3. A cute coffee mug


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4. Glasses (real or fake)


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I hope this helps!


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