15 of the Punniest Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Ever
These clever costumes are sure to pack a pun-ch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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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 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.
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!
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.
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. Take a look at the tutorial >>
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.
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.
Stomach in Knots
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Show off your love of scary stories and your goofy sense of humor with this DIY book worm costume. Read the step-by-step instructions >>