Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas
Are you one of those people who waits until the last minute to do everything? If so, then you probably still don’t have your Halloween costume planned out yet. While I usually have mine planned out months in advance (#crazy), I have plenty of friends who are procrastinators, so I’m used to coming up with last-minute ideas and whipping up some DIY costumes. Here are a few quick and easy costumes you can make with things you probably already own (and a few new additions after a quick run to Target or Amazon Prime spree).
black flats / red bandana / black trousers / blue or chambray blouse / red lipstick
Rosie the Riveter Halloween Costume
What better way to go against the feminine stereotypes of Halloween than to dress up as one of America’s most iconic women- Rosie the Riveter? All it takes for this costume is a blue button-up shirt (steal one from your boyfriend if you must), a red bandanna and some serious attitude. You get extra points if you do her infamous pose all night long.
tiara / turquoise dress / chandelier earrings / tennis bracelet / silver heels / bright pink lipstick
Miss USA Halloween Costume
Another simple costume to whip up last minute is a beauty queen. Variations of this costume include a prom queen, Miss USA (to be specific) or whatever your heart desires. All that’s required is a glittery dress (this is the perfect opportunity to wear your old prom or homecoming dress again), a sparkling tiara, a sash, heels and some hot rollers.
black hair bow clip / rimmed glasses / sweater vest / black loafers / beige turtleneck / schoolgirl skirt
Nerd Halloween Costume
Although it’s been overdone by most standards, going as a nerd is always a fun option. If you’re confident enough in yourself to rock this look, you’ll need an argyle sweater, a pair of thick-rimmed black glasses, and suspenders. If you choose to rock the retainer you wear at night, I applaud you.
Great roundup! I was Rosie the Riveter for Halloween two years ago and it was literally the easiest costume in the world to pull together.
I bet you looked great!
More great ideas!
Great last minute options for sure! What are you dressing up as? I hope we get a picture on the blog! 🙂
Of course! Next week I will have a post up about my costume (I’ll be a tooth fairy and my boyfriend will be a tooth!)
I’m typically “Little Miss Planner”, but for some reason I’ve really been slacking on the Halloween costume this year. Looks like I’ll be throwing something together these next couple days. One of these ideas might just be a winner. 😉
Aw I can’t wait to see what you end up doing!
Great ideas! I love the Miss. USA one!
All great ideas and easy to pull together last minute! I second Yi-chia’s question – what are you going as?? Can’t wait to see!
My boyfriend and I are going as the tooth fairy (me) and a tooth (him). I made the costumes last weekend, I hope it looks good!
Haha, that is adorable and yet another incredibly creative idea. I can’t wait to see pictures!
I must be a nerd…because I love some of the pieces for that costume & would wear them on a normal day!!:) You are the “queen of Halloween!”
haha I think it’s a “cute nerd” costume.. or a “fashionable nerd” dare I say?!
& thank you for the compliment, you rule!
I feel like the Rosy will be a popular one this year due to the chambray craze!
That’s very true- it’s a great last-minute idea!
These are all really cute and easy ideas! I can’t wait to see your costume 🙂
Thanks Sharon! It will be up next Wednesday I think!
The nerd!!!! Oh my gosh…please tell me where I can get some head gear?? hah!
haha right? I never had to wear any (thankfully)!
haha the nerd costume is hilarious and creative – LOVE it!
Thanks! Katy Perry was a great inspiration.
Such cute ideas Rachel! I don’t know how I wasn’t before but I’m your newest follower on Bloglovin! 🙂
Thanks so much, that’s how I follow yours as well.
I love the nerd!! Great ideas!
I seriously might have to do the first one! love! so glad I came across your blog x
Thanks Chelise! I’m glad you enjoy it
These are cute ideas! I like the first one a lot!
I am loving all your Halloween costumes! Such great ideas!
such cute ideas!!<3 LOVE
You know me and my last minute costumes! Love the inspirations as always!
Great ideas!!! I love the first one! So cute!!
These are great ideas! I am definitely going to have to pull together a last minute costume this year. Hopefully it will all come together in time!
I’m sure it will- can’t wait to see it!
Oh my gosh, these are awesome ideas! Any last minute baby ideas?! hahaha. We STILL haven’t figured out a costume for our little boy!
Aw! I’ve seen so many good baby ideas on Pinterest- check there!
Awesome ideas! might come handy for last minute preps 🙂