Here we go again. Weren’t we having this same conversation about this time last year? So, you’ve procrastinated choosing your Halloween costume (again) and your party is just hours away. No, you don’t have to bail out on your friends --because as always, we are here to help. We've put together some great ideas for last minute Halloween costumes that are surprisingly not embarrassing. Although we strongly encourage you to plan better next year, we’ve all been there--so on that note, here are ten Halloween costume hacks for all you procrastinators!
Sexy Cowgirl or Cute Scarecrow: Got a pair of jeans and a plaid shirt? Then you can pull together a super easy scarecrow look. For the scarecrow, add a big sun hat and attach some raffia to peek out of your sleeves and hems. Paint on a cute scarecrow face. For a sexy cowgirl look, pull out a pair of old cut off and tie your plaid shirt at the waist. Add cowboy boots and braid your hair in pigtails.
1950’s Housewife: For a cute retro look, wear a dress with a floral apron tied at the waist. Pull your hair back and add a pair of cat eyeglasses, some yellow rubber gloves, finishing the look with some pearls and a dishtowel. Wearing a little red lipstick wouldn’t be a bad idea, either.
Cat: A cat is a very easy look to pull together in just minutes. Craft black cat ears out of black paper or felt and glue these to a plastic headband. Paint cat features onto your face with black eyeliner. Wear whatever black clothing you can scrounge up from your closet!
Grapes: Blow up a whole bunch of purple or green grapes and glue or otherwise attach these to matching or dark clothing. Add a bright green accessory of some sort on the top of your head to simulate a stem.
Nerd: Roll up a pair of jeans and hike them up high on your waist. Add a button-up shirt and button it all the way up to the neckline; add a pair of suspenders. Comb your hair in a side part and wrap some white tape around the center rim of a pair of dorky looking glasses.
Child or Baby: Wear the most juvenile looking PJ’s you can find. Borrow a stuffed teddy bear to carry around. Wear pigtails.
The Eighties Look: Use LOTS of neon colored plastic jewelry to accessorize a sweatshirt with the neckline cut out. Curl and tease your hair so that it is very big. Add some leg warmers to complete your eighties look.
Color-Streaked Hair: Adding a few brightly colored streaks to your hair is a great way to add some jazzy punch to many different looks. Accomplish this effect with ordinary colored chalk. Rub the dampened chalk onto your hair and then set the color with hairspray. The color will wash out when you shampoo your hair.
Wind-Up Doll: Dress in your cutest short dress or as a ballerina. Make a doll-winder out of cardboard and a paper towel tube and cover this with aluminum foil. Carefully attach the winder to your back using duct tape and a belt. Paint your face appropriately so that you resemble a doll.
Hopefully, these Halloween costume hacks will ease any pain that may have been caused due to your lack of planning pinch. Next time you can save yourself the no-costume angst by remembering that Halloween Express has the best selection of amazing costumes and accessories anywhere! Happy Halloween from your friends at Halloween Express!