10 Truly Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Don't Totally Suck
With only a few days left until Halloween, your options might be rather limited if you still don't have a costume. You may have laughed while some people spent the entire month of October painstakingly crafting their ridiculously detailed costumes, but now that the big day is so close, the joke's on you because you still have nothing to wear.
Most last-minute costumes are lazy and unimaginative, but just because you procrastinated doesn't mean you can't still have something decent to wear. Here are just 10 ideas for last-minute costumes that don't totally suck.
It doesn't get much easier than this. If you've got some electrical tape, duct tape, or pretty much any kind of tape, you have most of what you need for a stick figure costume.
You can use a paper plate or piece of posterboard for the face, or skip the face altogether and use some LED tape to make yourself glow in the dark.
One of the easiest movie characters for women to dress up as is the trendsetting Regina George. Cut two holes in a white tank top and wear it with a skirt and a colorful bra underneath.
Grab a grey T-shirt, yellow tape, and some printed labels and icons for a quick and easy Google Maps costume. It also works well for couples or groups since each person can just be a different lettered pin.
Become a living Banksy piece with all-black clothes, some white paint, a bandanna, and a bouquet of flowers. And don't forget, the pose is crucial.
Rihanna's album cover for 'Unapologetic' is easy to mimic. Just grab some black and white body paint and have a friend write the words all over you. You'll probably want a nude colored tank top to write on, but if you want to forgo it then by all means, go for authenticity.
Head over to Yahoo Music for more details and a printable template of Rihanna's chest tattoo.
Got a red flannel shirt? Tuck it into a pair of jeans, carry around a roll of paper towels, and you're the Brawny Man. It works better if you have a little stubble, but if you're fresh-shaven just draw some on with makeup.
Want to be lazy but still get a point across with your costume? Find a pair of scrubs and a medical mask and draw a 404 error message on your shirt to personify the Obamacare website fiasco.
Blue pants and a red and white striped shirt and hat make a super simple Where's Waldo? costume. Add a few accessories like black-rimmed glasses and a camera or walking stick to complete the look.
Throw on some workout attire with bright colors, hang a number around your neck, and maybe even grab a tutu if you're feeling ambitious. Bonus points if you actually have a shirt from a marathon you've run in the past.
Pulp Fiction has been out for almost 20 years now, and many, many people have dressed up as Mrs. Mia Wallace since its release. It's a super easy costume, but it's all about the little details. Black pants and a white shirt are a must, but if you want to make it more realistic, make sure to get the wig and carry a cigarette wherever you go.
For the post-overdose look, put some fake blood under your nose and a plastic syringe sticking out of your chest.
Want more ideas? Be sure to check out some of our other last-minute costumes for inspiration, and don't forget to upload pics of your own in the comments section!