15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Last minute Halloween costumes can be a live saver for some when you're running out of time to make a costume. Here are some easy ideas for you!

Last minute Halloween costumes can be a live saver. With Halloween soon approaching you may be thinking it is time to start buying or thinking about your outfit before they sell out. However, life can be busy and sometimes you may have left it to the last minute! You may be going to a party, trick or treating or just want to dress up for the occasion. It is the time of year where you can be anything you want! If you want to find out 15 simple last-minute Halloween costumes, then be sure to keep on reading!

A zombie bride:

If you want a quick but scary outfit a zombie bride is a great option. You do not even have to buy a full outfit and you may have most of the bits lying around the house. All you will need to wear is all white, preferably a dress, a pair of heels, a tiara or veil which you can buy from eBay or a Halloween shop. For extra effect add a ring, some smudged lipstick and some dead flowers. You won’t look last minute at all with this one.

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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A cute cat:

The cat is a classic Halloween favorite. This is another really last-minute choice. All you need to do is wear all black, add some whiskers and a nose with an eyeliner and if you do have the time, a pair of ears and a tail which again are available from local Halloween shops or lots of online retailers.

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

A creepy clown:

A clown is a great last-minute option, you can just wear bright colored jumper or trousers, add a red nose with lipstick and then some triangles above and below your eye. There are lots of tutorials online. For added effect you could add a funky colored wig or put your hair in bunches. This is one of the best last minute Halloween costumes!

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

The musical theatre costume:

If you don’t want to have lots of makeup and accessories, a pretty toned-down look is to go as a musical theatre character like sandy from Grease. All you would need is a pair of leather  look trousers, a crop top, a leather  look jacket and heels, which I am sure lots of us have in our cupboards. For added effect, you could curl your hair to create ringlets and if you wanted an added scary effect, you could add some contacts, or some blood on your face!

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

A wicked witch:

Another classic Halloween costume is a witch. This has a scary factor and always looks the part. All you would need is an all-black outfit, a broom and a hat, which lots of different retailers sell quite reasonably. For added effect, you could add some dark eye liner or some warts from a special effects/fancy dress shop or even just enjoy getting creative with your own makeup.

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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A cheeky cheerleader:

A cheerleader is another popular choice for Halloween. You can buy a ready-made outfit from selected retailers and fancy dress shops, but if you are running really last minute, you could wear a crop top, skirt and knee-high socks add some bunches to your hair and maybe some blood and smudged lipstick. Now you have no excuse to miss that party!

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

A celebrity:

A celebrity is a popular choice for Halloween. In recent years, Harley Quinn has been a hugely popular choice and you can achieve the look last minute. All you need is a choker, a slogan top that you could cut and tear and then some shorts and a jacket that you could find easily around your own home. Add some pink and blue eyeshadow and bunches in your hair and you are good to go. For added effect, you could spray wash in color into your bunches!

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

A daring devil:

A devil is another popular look for Halloween. It is another last-minute favorite, all you would need is to wear all red. If you had extra time, you could buy some devil horns and a cape from selected retailers for added effect. Then get creative with your own makeup by applying eyeliner and bright red lipstick.

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

A spooky skeleton:

A skeleton, yet again another Halloween favorite. Now, this one really is simple. All you would need is an all-black outfit, then you can add some white powder and circles around your eyes, there are lots of tutorials online for this.

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

A story time classic:

Red riding hood is something not so expected for a Halloween character. All you would need is a dress and a hood and decorate with fake cobwebs and spiders. Add some plaits in your hair, a basket and knee-high socks for added effect. If you want to make things creepy add some blood or smudged makeup.

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Go all out with the makeup:

Now, if you are extra last minute and don’t have anything that could be made into a costume. Wear all black, backcomb or mess up your hair and then take some smudged eyeliner and a red lip, and you are good to go.

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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Shop assistant ghost:

Many of us will have a baseball cap and apron that we can find around the house. Wear this over an all-black outfit which you could add some holes in! be sure to add some blood and maybe some contacts and you are good to go! This is one of our favorite last minute Halloween costumes!

A Harry Potter costume:

A Harry Potter costume? Did you hear that right? Yes! This is a great last-minute costume. All you would need is your school uniform or a shirt and tie. If you can add some holes or distress it. Add the classic scar on the forehead which you could do out of fake blood from your local fancy dress store or just draw with eyeliner. Add some dark circles under your eyes and you will create a classic scary look!

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

A scarecrow:

Another Halloween association is a scarecrow. This is a great last-minute costume idea. All you need is a checked skirt and a denim jacket. You can then follow a tutorial which are all over the internet on how to look like a scarecrow. It is simple and something a  little bit different, making for one of the best last minute Halloween costumes!

15 Simple Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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A throwback to the 1950s:

If you want something pretty and not scary, a pin up girl is a great option. All you would need is jeans and a shirt which many of us have at home. Add a ribbon to your hair and some red lip and long, red fake nails! If you do want a scary edge, add some blood!

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Will you be trying any of these last minute Halloween costumes? What are your ideas for last minute Halloween costumes? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
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