Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner, and let's be honest….many of us haven't put any thought into what we'll be wearing this weekend. It can tough to come up with a creative costume idea, and with most store bought costumes being "sexy this" or "sexy that", originality seems like it's not an option. Well worry not, because I've found some original DIY costume ideas that aren't a sexy nurse or a sexy police officer. And best of all…You can put together all of these costumes with pieces you probably already have in your closet.

Rosie the Riveter

Of course, we have to start this one out with the ultimate feminist icon… Rosie the Riveter. 

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Billy the Puppet

If you're a fan of the Saw movies then this is a pretty cool option. Just get some black shorts, your best work jacket and red bow tie. Don't forget the crazy face makeup!


Youtube tutorial via  My Natural Sistas

Youtube tutorial via My Natural Sistas

If you want to make Halloween a group effort this year, then don't go chasing waterfalls for your idea...just take a look at this youtube tutorial (I'm corny...I know). Going as the group TLC is always a fun choice, and honestly this tutorial makes me want to dress like this for more than just Halloween. I love a nostalgic look!


Ice Cream Cone

Who doesn't love ice cream? Celebrate your love for it in the best way by turning yourself into a delicious looking ice cream cone. This tutorial from Treasures and Travels will show you exactly what you need to do to stay sweet this Halloween. 

Photo via Treasures and Travels

Photo via Treasures and Travels

If you've got a little extra time, and you really want to go all out - then check out this Youtube tutorial by Madeyewlook to get your ice cream cone makeup just right.

Youtube tutorial via  Madeyewlook

Youtube tutorial via Madeyewlook


What's Halloween with ghouls and goblins? If you prefer to keep it traditional, and really simple, then check out this Skeleton makeup tutorial. It's really simple, and the best part is that you just need a basic black tee and leggings to complete the look.

Photo via  The Nomis Niche

Photo via The Nomis Niche


Mary Poppins

This one is for the Disney freak! The Joy of Fashion shows us how to become our favorite nanny. Honestly though, I think most of us have worn this exact outfit to work so you should be able to whip this one up in no time. 


Photo via  The Joy of Fashion