90 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Are So Easy to Make It's Scary (2023)

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If you ask Ree Drummond, she'll be the first to tell you finding last-minute Halloween costumes is hard. "You dart into a costume shop on your way through the city one afternoon, and you have four minutes to grab something for your kids to wear on Halloween," she says. "One of your daughters wants to be a dead bride, the other wants to be a monster, and your only other choice is a French Maid or a Sparkly Red Devil with a Really Short Skirt. You choose the lesser of two evils."

But here's the thing—you don't have to frantically pop over to the store only to find the same old. This year, skip the Spirit Halloween crowds and easily DIY your own costume. We promise, it'll still be super cute and worthy of a costume contest prize without you having worked on it for months. (Shock! Dismay!) There are tons of easy, last-minute Halloween costume ideas out there that you can put together, many with supplies you already have at home. There's costumes for teens and costumes for toddlers. Along with costumes for couples and group costumes. So, let your DIY magic fly and transform your Amazon boxes into a casset tape. Or, use them for a pretend horse fit for a Western Halloween costume! Or make fun family Halloween costumes out of clothes from your closet (they might even double as matching Halloween pajamas!). Whatever you do, it should be low on stress and high on fun. It's Halloween, after all!

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Albion

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'The Powerpuff Girls' Costume

These costumes sure are sugar, spice, and everything nice! The modern take on Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup is super easy to achieve with any blue, pink, and green clothes from your closet.

Get the tutorial at Albion.

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Small Fry

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'The Sandlot' Costume

Batter up! Put together costumes of Wendy and Squints from the beloved baseball flick using items you probably already own like a cute dress and sunnies, jeans, a t-shirt and flannel, and a baseball cap! It's great for both adults and kids.

Get the tutorial at Small Fry.

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Galavant Gal

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Lydia Deetz Costume

If Beetlejuice is one of your favorite Halloween movies, you'll be happy to know that this costume takes little more than a black dress, black tights, and a black hat. Basically, anything black!

Get the tutorial at Galavant Girl.

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The Life of a Pretty Lucky Mama

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'Hocus Pocus' Costume

It's all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus, right? Instead of going as the Sanderson Sisters this Halloween, try Max, Allison, Dani, and Binx! They're much easier to accomplish thanks to the everyday looks of Max and Allison. Just DIY a dress and hat for Dani and grab some cat ears for Binx. Don't forget to have Hocus Pocus 2 playing in the background as you do it!

Get the tutorial at The Life of a Pretty Lucky Mama.

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Pink Peppermint Design

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Barbie Costume

Come on Barbie, let's go party—on Halloween! You can get a similar look for this workout Barbie getup by throwing on blue leggings and a blue top. Or, the blue one-piece ships really quick! Accessorize with anything pink and you're ready to go.

Get the tutorial at Pink Peppermint Design.

SHOP THE BLUE UNITARD

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Pursuing Pretty

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'Yellowstone' Costume

Okay, Ree would love this one! Dress up as Rip and Beth for a very Wild West Halloween. To make it work, you'll need basic western-style pieces like a flannel, denim, boots, and cowboy hats. Simple!

Get the tutorial at Pursuing Pretty.

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Hollywood Leather Jackets

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'The Shining' Costume

Here's Johnny—and Wendy, too! Make the classic horror characters come alive by throwing on some simple everyday clothing items. A flannel, corduroy jacket, and jeans will do for Jack. And for Wendy, grab a sweater, flannel, and overall dress. Bats and axes are optional, but a great touch!

Get the tutorial at Hollywood Leather Jackets.

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Legal Lee Blonde

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'Schitt's Creek' Costume

Ew, David! What do you mean you're not dressing up for Halloween? Quickly fix that with this cute and simple couples costume. Alexis just needs a flowy dress and boots while Ted can don some scrubs. We also have plenty of other Schitt's Creek costume ideas for you to check out.

Get the tutorial at Legal Lee Blonde.

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DoodleCraft

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Knight in Shining Armor Costume

This DIY costume is here to save the day! Other than the chainmail shirt, everything can easily be put together at home. Paint a dragon on any old shirt then make your sword and shield (cardboard would be our choice). How fun!

Get the tutorial at DoodleCraft.

SHOP CHAINMAIL SHIRTS

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Simple as That

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Witch Costume

We were instantly enchanted by this one! Just throw on black clothes as your base and DIY a tulle skirt in any festive Halloween colors. You can also buy or make your own witch hat. There you have it, magic!

Get the tutorial at Simple as That.

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Do it Yourself Divas

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'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' Costume

Phone home this Halloween in this simple DIY look. You really don't need much more than a red jacket to transform into Elliot! And a white sheet is all you need for the easy E.T.

Get the tutorial at Do It Yourself Divas.

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Heather Handmade

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Vampire Costume

We think this pick is just fang-tastic! Adults and kiddos alike can dress as a classic vampire using a white button-up, a vest, and black pants. The cape can easily be made from any black fabric or bought!

Get the tutorial at Heather Handmade.

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Living after Midnite

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'The Flintstones' Costume

All you need is an old t-shirt and fabric paint or a white dress to look like you stepped straight out of Bedrock. Shoes and accessories are optional. 😜

Get the tutorial at Living after Midnite.

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Camille Styles

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Safari Costume

Everyone will go wild over these costumes! Especially if you have a pet cat. You really just need any khaki clothing items from your closet. A safari hat gives the perfect final touch, but it would still look great without.

Get the tutorial at Camille Styles.

SHOP SAFARI HATS

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Studio DIY

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Burger Costume

Fries, please! Who knew a burger costume could be so simple? All you need is a tan dress, felt, a brown elastic, and hot glue!

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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The Craft Patch

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'80s Rock Costume

This adorable costume looks amazing on kids and adults! The best part: The tape and guitar are made of boxes that were just lying around the house.

Get the tutorial at The Craft Patch.

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Club Crafted

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Cheese Costume

Have a yellow dress laying around? Grab two thick poster boards and yellow paint and get to work!

Get the tutorial at Club Crafted.

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Studio DIY

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Cookies and Milk Costume

You will never look so delicious as when you dressed up as milk and cookies for Halloween. If you're super short on time, you can also just go as a cute cookie!

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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Dream a Little Bigger

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Mime Costume

Mimes are one of the most classic last-minute Halloween costumes for a reason—it's so dang easy to put together! Plus, you can continue to wear the clothes and bandana after the holiday passes.

Get the tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger.

SHOP WHITE GLOVES

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Club Crafted

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Nail Polish Costume

How cute is this Essie bottle? The main ingredients are cardboard, posterboard, paint, a headband, and a glue gun, and you can customize your bottle with your favorite color!

Get the tutorial at Club Crafted.

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Lovely Indeed

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Peter Pan Family Costume

Every part of this costume is easy to throw together in an afternoon. You can do it as a family group, or pick and choose the adult costumes.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

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RBG Costume

If you want to pay homage to impressive women in US history, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a sure bet! The costume is quite simple and appropriate for work events.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

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Delia Creates

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Pumpkin Cape Costume

It's true—this pumpkin costume can be made at home in under ten minutes! While this blogger made it for her daughter, you can adjust the size to fit adults, too.

Get the tutorial at Delia Creates.

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The House That Lars Built

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Serena Williams Costume

Who wouldn't want to dress up as one of the greatest tennis players of all time? If you're worried about the chilly winter evening, you can always layer tights under the tennis skirt.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

SHOP TENNIS RACKETS

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Polkadot Chair

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Skeleton Costume

Transform any old set of blacks into a spooky skeleton costume! This blogger used her circuit machine and iron on vinyl to create this killer look.

Get the tutorial at Polkadot Chair.

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Sarah Hearts

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Sriracha Costume

You can transform into your favorite hot sauce with just a red shirt, a Silhouette machine, and some craft foam or cardstock! Plus, the shirt is so cute that you'll want to keep wearing it long after the holiday passes.

Get the tutorial at Sarah Hearts.

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The House That Lars Built

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Hippy Headdress Costume

Hello, flower power! After you've gathered the most hippy-dippy items in your closet, put a finishing touch on the look with these cute headresses. They're so summer of love!

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

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Studio DIY

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Raining Men Costume

It's raining men! Literally! Grab your go-to rainy day gear and string up pictures of your favorite heartthrobs. That's it!

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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Dream a Little Bigger

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Wednesday Addams Costume

Wednesday Addams is essentially the "it" girl of Halloween, and it's so easy to recreate her famous look. Gather together a black dress, black stockings, black shoes, and some white felt for the collar. You don't even need a wig if you already have dark hair!

Get the tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger.

SHOP BLACK DRESSES

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