Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

You didn’t think of ANYTHING?

For some of us, Halloween has an uncanny way of sneaking up at the last minute with the scary realization that you never picked a costume. Fear not, dear reader, for we’ve got you covered with this handy list of quick and easy costumes that wont leave you looking like a ghoul (unless, of course, you’re into that sort of thing):

  • Steve Jobs: An icon among last minute halloween costumes since at least 2007. Blue jeans, a black turtleneck, and a pair of sneakers are all you need to evoke the Apple co-founder. Bonus points: before you leave the party, queue up a bad joke by saying “one more thing…”
  • Bubble Bath: Pin some white balloons to a t-shirt, add a shower cap and maybe a rubber ducky if you’ve got one, and you’re ready to make a splash!
  • Ted Lasso: If you’ve got a blue sweater, a button down shirt, a pair of khakis, and a hard time hearing people who don’t believe in themselves, you’re ready to hit the Halloween party looking like everyone’s favorite (English) football coach. Just don’t forget the moustache!
  • A Dad: This one’s open to interpretation, of course, but the important thing is keeping it extra chic: we’re talkin’ t-shirt tucked into cargo shorts, white socks pulled all the way up with a pair of sandals. If you’ve got a fishing vest or a Bass Pro Shops hat laying around, even better!
  • Kim Kardashian At The Met Gala: Turning heads like Kim K. did in September doesn’t have to be a designer affair: all you really need are a pair of black sweatpants, a ski mask, and a couple of trash bags! If you’ve got a friend who’s game, have them dress up as estranged husband Kanye with a work jacket/monster mask combo!
  • A Cat: No list would be complete without the most tried-and-true last minute costume of all. Grab some paper, tape, a Sharpie, and, if you have one, a headband, and voila: cat ears! 

Whether you go with one of these or just cut some holes in an old sheet like Charlie Brown, have a safe and happy Halloween!