18 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes That Are Anything But Basic
This one goes out to all you creative procrastinators.
Halloween has snuck up on me this year. Seriously, did September even exist? Needless to say, I haven't figured out what I want to dress up as yet. But I do know that I don't want to wear the same pirate outfit I've thrown on for the last four years. If you're in the same boat (ahoy, matey), you've come to the right place. Check out these top picks for easy, last-minute DIY costumes that require no sewing, no painting and go above and beyond your standard last-minute Halloween garb.
Snapchat Dog Filter
Snapchat Dog Halloween Costume 03:14
Best. Costume. Ever. Look like your favorite Snapchat filter 24/7 with this simple tutorial from HGTV Handmade.
Make This: Free Downloadable Snapchat Dog Template
Hot Air Balloon Passenger
Sail to the stars in this whimsical costume made from an old laundry basket and a balloon. To avoid painting, choose a brown- or beige-colored laundry basket.
Make This: Hot Air Balloon Costume
Glow-in-the-Dark Stick Figure
Be the hit of your Halloween shindig with a head-to-toe luminescent outfit. All you need is black clothing, clear packing tape and glow sticks.
Make This: DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Stick Figure Costume
Grab a plaid shirt, cuffed jeans and a fake ax, and you've got yourself a costume. Oh, and don't forget to take a few dozen selfies before the night is over.
Ice Cream Sundae
Adorable and easy to make, this extra sweet costume can be thrown together in 15 minutes with card stock, a balloon, coffee filters and wardrobe basics.
Make This: DIY Ice Cream Sundae Costume
Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio
Great for kids and adults, this classic DIY golf 'costume' is really just a creative mashup of the clothes you wear on a daily basis.
Make This: DIY Vintage Golfer Costume
Squad Costume: Pretty Little Liars
Call up your best girls, because this year you're going as Spencer, Hanna, Emily, Aria and the ever-elusive 'A.'
If you have zero time before your Halloween bash, give yourself a quick and easy Halloween-worthy makeover with what you have in your makeup bag. In just a few minutes you can transform yourself into a mermaid, comic book character, spider enchantress and much more.
Enchanted Fairy Princess
A flowy dress, DIY flower crown and shimmery makeup are all you need to pull off this pretty, last-minute look. To make the crown, simply tape flowers and leaves from your backyard to an old headband. For an extra magical touch, carry a pouch full of pixie dust (glitter) to sprinkle throughout the night.
Make This: Easy DIY Flower Crown
Chip + Jo
With their laid-back style and distinct looks, dressing up like your favorite HGTV hosts is a breeze.
Learn How: Be Chip & Joanna Gaines for Halloween
Punny Costume: Candy Rapper
This classic punny costume is as delightfully cheesy as it gets.
Make This: Hip-Hop Candy Rapper Costume
E.T. Dog + Human Costume
Shine the spotlight on your best fur pal with a pop culture costume that's equal parts nerdy and adorable.
Make This: DIY E.T. Dog & Human Costume
This space-themed tutorial calls for coating two 2-liter bottles with silver paint, but you could just as easily cover them in aluminum foil or silver duct tape in a pinch. Add some duct tape straps and you've got a pair of rocket blasters that are ready for takeoff.
Don't Forget Your Furry Friends
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Let the fur babes join in on the Halloween fun with three adorable DIY costumes they'll drool over.