Need a quick costume before Halloween is here?
We get it—between midterms and everything else you had going on, finding a Halloween costume totally slipped your mind. But now Halloween is almost here, and you have no idea what you’re going to do in terms of a costume.
Thankfully, we’ve rounded up a list of easy, last-minute Halloween costume ideas that you can get in no time. Whether it’s just a cheap Halloween costume you can grab at the store or a funny Halloween costume that will have everyone laughing, we’ve totally got your covered.
Easy, Last-Minute Costume Ideas
Scary Halloween Costumes
With some make-up tricks, a classic skeleton is the perfect scary last-minute Halloween costume.
Horror movie staples go a long way in terms of Halloween costumes. Freddy Kruger always makes an appearance in terms of Halloween costumes, so this is a costume you can get at the last-minute.
Another easy, horror movie Halloween costume, Michael Myers is still hitting the screen with Halloween movies. Grab his mask and have him make an appearance at your Halloween party.
“Would you like to play a game?” The Saw movies are a Halloween staple, and turning into the mastermind behind the creepy scenarios is easier than you think. With some makeup and a suit, you can easily have this scary Halloween costume ready in time.
Why not go for something a little different in terms of scary Halloween costumes? With a plague doctor mask and a black cloak, your Halloween costume will be done in no time.
Cheap Halloween Costumes
Arthur & D.W.
With a few pieces of clothing you already have in your closet, you can recreate some of the most iconic memes on the internet. Perfect for an easy Halloween costume.
Do you have a striped sweater in your closet? Then all you’ll need is a hat and some glasses to turn into the iconic man everyone is trying to find.
“Excellent!” Your Halloween costume can’t get much easier than this. Grab a black t-shirt and a hat to be Wayne and some glasses and flannel to be Garth. Party time!
A Bowl Of Cereal
If you want to get a little crafty for an easy Halloween costume, this bowl of cereal is a great option. With some cardboard and paint, you can turn yourself into a delicious breakfast treat.
Winnie The Pooh & Friends
These character costumes are easy Halloween costumes simply because you really only need some different colored shirts! Add in some animal ears and a few extra accessories to quickly turn your friend group into the Hundred Acre Wood.
Funny Halloween Costumes
C’mon, this is a seriously punny (and funny) Halloween costume. Finding a princess dress is easy, and you can either make your own taco costume or buy one online!
Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy
Grab your Invisible Boatmobile and head over to Bikini Bottom for this easy Halloween costume. Again, you probably have a majority of these items in your closet (or can buy them on the cheap) to turn into everyone’s favorite super heroes. Bonus points if you can nail the midair pic.
With a green shirt, some felt, and a cup of tea, you’ll have the perfect funny Halloween costume in a snap. Besides, who hasn’t sent this meme to a friend when they’re spilling the tea?
“This is fine” Dog
Sometimes it really does feel like the world is on fire (hello, I see you 2020). The “This is fine” dog became a staple meme sent in groupchats everywhere, so give everyone a laugh by making this funny Halloween costume.
Coordinate with some friends for this funny group Halloween costume. With multiple Spider-Man running around the party, everyone will know exactly what you’re going for once you all start pointing at each other.
Easy Halloween Costumes
For the lowest of low key and easy Halloween costumes, grab a kigirumi. Some brands can be a bit on the pricey side, but all you have to do is throw it on and go. Plus, they’re super cozy to wear when you’re just lounging around.
If you own a striped shirt and some cat ears, this is a super easy Halloween costume to pull off. Add the masquerade mask and a bag of money to really pull off the look.
For those of you who like to be a bit more creative with your Halloween costumes (or enjoy trying out makeup looks), recreate David Bowie’s iconic look for an easy Halloween costume. Just be sure to allow plenty of time to get your look just right before the Halloween party.
Recreate some of the OG Stranger Things looks with a few easy pieces. With the newest season just released earlier this year, everyone will appreciate a throwback (plus, it’s a super easy Halloween costume to recreate!).
Get an old bedsheet, cut out some holes, and throw on a pair of sunglasses. Boom. Done. Your Halloween costume doesn’t get much easier than that. Plus, you’ll look so chill.
Last-Minute Couples Costume Ideas
You and your S.O. can easily pull off this Halloween couples costume. This Halloween costume makes an appearance every year, so you should be able to get your hands on one pretty last-minute.
Ash Ketchum & Pikachu
Gotta catch ’em all! Ash’s costume is relatively straightforward, and Pikachu is a Halloween costume staple. Everyone who grew up playing Pokémon will love this couples Halloween costume!
Shark Boy & Lava Girl
If you really want to throw it back to the early aughts, why not dress up as the titular characters from Shark Boy and Lava Girl? Disney kids will really appreciate this couples Halloween costume the most.
There’s a reason some Halloween costumes come back year after year—because they’re cool. You and your special someone can dress up as Power Rangers and save the world together with this couples Halloween costume!
The Joker & Harley Quinn
For a spookier couples Halloween costume, be everyone’s favorite toxic couple of The Joker and Harley Quinn. Plus, with The Joker movie getting a recently announced sequel, it’s more relevant than ever this year.
Group Costume Ideas
If you can get a bunch of these masks and tear up some old t-shirts, this is an easy group Halloween costume that everyone will immediately recognize.
The Addams Family
The Addams Family is a pop culture phenomenon that has lasted decades, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. Whether you opt to be Wednesday or Cousin It, this is a group Halloween costume that has room for all your friends.
The Powerpuff Girls
Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup will always be cool and are immediately recognizable. With a few simple pieces of clothing, you’ll be the best superhero girl squad ever with your group Halloween costume.
“A baby’s gotta do what a baby’s gotta do!” 90s kids know how special Rugrats was, so recreate the magic by having your group Halloween costume pay homage to the cleverest babies on TV.
Taco Bell Sauces
Whether you’re mild or spicy, this is one easy group Halloween costume that everyone will get a kick out of. Simply decorate some different colored shirts to become the entire lineup of Taco Bell hot sauces for Halloween!
Looking for more Halloween inspo? Check out our guide to planning the perfect Halloween party (ADD LINK)! And grab these fall-themed snacks at Costco right now!