10 of the Punniest Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Ever

These clever costumes are sure to pack a pun-ch.

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Budget friendly and last minute? These punny Halloween costumes are sure to be the hit of any holiday bash.
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Don’t waste your hard-earned money on yet another one-time-use Halloween costume this year. Instead, add a few fun accessories to items you likely already have to uncover the punny possibilities.

Deviled Egg

A Man Wearing a Deviled Egg Halloween Costume

A Man Wearing a Deviled Egg Halloween Costume

This punny deviled egg Halloween costume consists of a standard devil costume with the addition of a white shirt with a big, yellow egg yolk stuck to it.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

For this devilishly handsome look, start with jeans and a white T-shirt. Tape a yellow paper plate (construction paper works well, too) to the middle of your shirt. Top the look with some underworld-inspired accessories. A red cape, horns and pitchfork should do the trick. Don’t want to spend the cash? Opt for a cape made from a blanket, a garden pitchfork and horns made from cardstock. Don’t be afraid to get creative with this egg-cellent idea.

News Flash

A Woman Wearing a Newsflash Halloween Costume

A Woman Wearing a Newsflash Halloween Costume

This punny newsflash Halloween costume consists of a trench coat covering a dress covered in newspaper.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

We’ve got news for you. This hilarious costume is bound to be the hit of any Halloween party, and it’s perfect as a last-minute outfit. All you’ll need is a recycled newspaper and a trench coat, though we do recommend wearing something under the newspaper unless you plan to be the headline of next year’s party.

French Toast

A Woman Wearing a French Toast Halloween Costume

A Woman Wearing a French Toast Halloween Costume

This punny French toast Halloween costume consists of a stereotypical French-inspired outfit and the addition of a big piece of paper toast.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Ooh la la. We’re tres obsessed with this simple costume idea. Start by tossing on a striped top and colorful beret. Complete the look with a sassy neck scarf and a cardboard cutout of toast. French-girl chic never looked so tasty.

Dust Bunny

A Little Girl in a Dust Bunny Halloween Costume

A Little Girl in a Dust Bunny Halloween Costume

This punny dust bunny Halloween costume consists of a pink shirt with pink bunny ears and a feather duster.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Sure, you could cover yourself in dust and call it a day, or you could opt for this adorable alternative that utilizes a fun pair of bunny ears and feather duster. We’ll take the second option any day.

Spelling Bee

A Man Wearing a Spelling Bee Halloween Costume

A Man Wearing a Spelling Bee Halloween Costume

This punny spelling bee Halloween costume consists of a black and yellow shirt with bee eyes and bee antenna plus the addition of letters taped to the shirt.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

If you own a yellow and black shirt, you’re halfway there. If not, use black or yellow duct tape to create the stripes on a solid tee. Next, tape random letters all over yourself, and finish the look with antennae. Looking for an even more buzz-worthy look? Find a pair of large, circular sunglasses, and you’ll bee all set!

Pig in a Blanket

A Little Girl in a Pig in a Blanket Halloween Costume

A Little Girl in a Pig in a Blanket Halloween Costume

This punny pig-in-a-blanket Halloween costume consists of a pink outfit, pink pig ears, a pig nose and a blanket.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

This little piggy might have the coziest costume of all for a brisk night of trick-or-treating. Start with a pink sweat suit plus piggy ears and a sweet snout. Then, throw on a warm blanket and prepare to be the cutest piglet on the block.

Holy Cow

A Woman in a Holy Cow Halloween Costume

A Woman in a Holy Cow Halloween Costume

This punny holy cow Halloween costume consists of a cow outfit and cow ears plus the addition of angel wings.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Moo-ve over, Store-Bought Costumes! We’re milking these puns for all they’re worth. To copy this saintly look, buy or DIY a cow-spotted top. Throw on a pair of angel’s wings and a halo, and you’re all set!

Ceiling Fan

A Boy in a Ceiling Fan Halloween Costume

A Boy in a Ceiling Fan Halloween Costume

This punny ceiling fan Halloween costume consists of a shirt that says "go ceiling" and a set of pompoms.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Go Ceiling! The beauty of this simple costume is it works with any shirt you’re willing to take stickers or a marker to. Finish off the look with a pair of pompoms, and you have yourself a cheap, last-minute costume that is sure to get some laughs.

Monkey Business

A Monkey Business Halloween Costume With a Monkey and Banana

A Monkey Business Halloween Costume With a Monkey and Banana

This punny monkey business Halloween costume consists of a woman dressed in business attire holding a monkey and a banana.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Coming straight from work and need an easy outfit that’ll take you from professional to party? You don’t even have to change! Start the day with a simple suit and briefcase. When it’s time to party, toss a stuffed monkey on your shoulder and be sure to take a few calls on your banana phone because monkey business never sleeps.

Party Animals

Two Girls Wearing Party Animals Halloween Costumes

Two Girls Wearing Party Animals Halloween Costumes

This punny party animal Halloween costume consists of standard party attire and accessories with the addition of animal ear headbands.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

You could pop on a pair of animal ears and call it a costume. But that would be pretty lame. For almost no more effort, you could create this super fun look instead! Simply accessorize those animal ears with a colorful party hat. Bring along party props, like blowouts, horns, or noisemakers, and you’re bound to be the life of the party.

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