15 of the Punniest Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Ever

These clever, laugh-out-loud funny costumes are sure to pack a pun-ch.

September 13, 2021
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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

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.

A Deviled Egg Costume With a Big Yellow Yolk

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

News Flash

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.

A Newsflash Halloween Costume Made of Newspaper

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

French Toast

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.

A French Toast Halloween Costume With a Big Piece of Toast

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

Dust Bunny

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.

A Dust Bunny Halloween Costume With a Feather Duster

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

Candy Rapper

Drop some sweet beats in this cool-clever costume you can make for less than $10.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Spelling Bee

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!

A Spelling Bee Halloween Costume With Letters and Bee Shirt

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

Party Fowl

Nobody wants to make a party foul, but you can easily be one for Halloween.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Pig in a Blanket

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

A Girl Wearing a Pig Nose and Pig Ears in a Blanket

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

Holy Cow

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!

A Holy Cow Halloween Costume With Angel Wings

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

Ceiling Fan

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.

A Boy in a Shirt That Says Go Ceiling With Pompoms

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

All Eyes on You

Turn an old expression into a fun Halloween costume. A white t-shirt, Ping-Pong balls and a few craft materials are all you need to make this quick and inexpensive costume.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Monkey Business

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.

A Businesswoman 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

Party Animals

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.

Party Animal Halloween Costumes With Animal Headbands

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

Stomach in Knots

Bring that nervous feeling to life with this quick, easy costume that'll have you all tied up in knots.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Book Worm

Show off your love of scary stories and your goofy sense of humor with this DIY book worm costume.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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