Last minute Halloween costume ideas

Halloween falls on a Friday this year- woo hoo! If you happen to be so wrapped up in work, or life, or lack there of, and did not notice until the last minute that Halloween fell on a Friday, thus allowing you to party-harty (drink as much as you like- you’ll be wearing a mask hiding the true identity of any alcoholic related mahem) all night long, and forgot to purchase the perfect costume, don’t worry- we have your back.

Below, you’ll find a list of great Halloween costume ideas fitting every budget, body-type, and personality. You can thank this site for your blue ribbon in Best Costume.

ANTARTICA
 Are you Portly? Pleasingly plump? Big-boned? Just plain overweight?
 Halloween was meant for you! Simply throw that white sheet over
 yourself, and you're the continent of Antartica

BAKED POTATO
 New parents! Are you confused about how to dress your infant for
 the Halloween party?  The answer is as close as your kitchen!
 Simply wrap the offspring in aluminum foil
                                -- and the kid's a baked potato!

PILLOWS
 A simple pillow can provide any number of last-minute costumes.
 Tuck it into the upper back of your shirt -- you're Quasimodo!
 Or move it around to the front -- you're Arnold Schwarzenegger!
 Now drop it lower -- you're Helen Hunt last season on
   "Mad About You!"  [pregnant]
 Don't discard that pillow case -- put it over the top part of
   your body and you're a Chicklet!

COTTON CANDY
 Energy-conscious but short on time for a clever costume?
 Race up to your attic and roll up some of that pink fiberglass
 insulation you put up there to conserve heat. Wrap the paper side
 toward you and you're that favorite circus treat, cotton candy!
 [ED NOTE: I'm not sure how safe that is, you decide]

LOST TV REMOTE
  Art imitates life once again with this cumbersome but easily
  identifiable costume. Simply remove two large seat cushions from
  your sofa, and affix one in front of you and one behind you.
  You're an item familiar to all -- the lost TV remote control!

WASH-and-WEARWOLF
  Here's a new twist to an old Wolfman mask.
  Take an old laundry basket and cut out the bottom so you can stick
  your head through. Wrap sheets of fabric softener, bedsheets and
  odd socks around the rest of your body.
  You're a Wash-and-Wearwolf!

MOUNT RUSHMORE
  Get three friends.
  Take one white sheet, and cut four holes in it.
  Whiten your faces and hair with make-up, powder or flour. Then line
  up and stick your heads through the sheet, and enjoy your monumental
  costume -- as Mount Rushmore!

PORTABLE CLOTHES DRYER
 Got an old diving or snorkeling mask?
 Stick some old baby socks and a handkerchief in the lens and put it
 on. Now move your head up and down, and you're a portable clothes
 dryer!
   (Hey, these are last-minute ideas! We didn't say they'd be good!)

CELEBRITY LOOK-ALIKES:

SPICE GIRLS
 Ladies! Want a quick costume that'll make you as trendy as the hip
 kids on MTV? Raid your kitchen cabinets and take every bottle of
 seasoning. Now tape the bottles all over your body.
     You're one of the SPICE GIRLS!

DENNIS RODMAN
 Guys, here's a way to be environmentally conscious with your
 Halloween costume! Recycle your old costumes to make new ones!
 Find that old green hairspray from the once-trendy "Joker" costume
 everyone had after the first "Batman" movie came out.
 Then, dig up that Scarlett O'Hara gown your girlfriend wore.
 Combine 'em, and you're NBA superstar Dennis Rodman! Tattoos and
 body piercing are optional!

IDEAS FOR PARTIES YOU'D RATHER MISS:

MARIS
 Ladies, you can avoid parties you'd rather not attend.
 Just call and tell them you're going to dress as Maris, the
 well-known wife of Dr. Miles Crain on "Fraiser."
 Then you don't have to go. As regular viewers know, Maris
 is never seen on the show!

INVISIBLE MAN
 The best last-minute idea for a party you'd rather not attend:
 Tell the host you'll be coming as the Invisible Man.
 Then don't show up!
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One thought on “Last minute Halloween costume ideas

  1. My last minute idea was to hit the thrift store where I found a king crown and a scepter. No robe or anything else. Then I wrote with a Sharpie on the back of a white tshirt: “Ebert The Great: King of the Interwebs. I Can Haz Beer Now?” Lame. Cheap. Only a little funny. But fk it I’m a slacker.

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