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Fun Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Fun Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

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By Lauren Sherman, Lucky
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Costume: Little White Lies
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For some, Halloween is the most anticipated holiday of the year. For others, putting together a costume conjures a bit of dread. If you’re at a loss for what to wear this Halloween, don’t throw on that witch hat just yet. We’ve come up with 10 affordable and creative costumes that can be put together just an hour before the party.

1. Costume: Little White Lies

What You Need: Long-sleeved black shirt, white sticky notes.

How to Do It: Write snarky little sayings — i.e. “No, you don’t look fat” — on a pad of white sticky notes. Stick them all over your black shirt. (Or, you can buy the ready-made outfit.)

Where to Buy It: Black Shirt, $6.90, Amazon.com. White sticky notes, $5.99, Officemax.com. “Little White Lies” complete costume, $34.83, MyCheapCostume.com


2. Costume: Tickled Pink: What You Need: Pinkclothing, pink feather boa.

How to Do It: Throw on apink dress or a pink top. Wrap a pink feather boa around your neck.

Where to Buy It: Pink boa, $5.99, BirthdayInABox.com. Mossimo short sleeve dress, $18, Target.com

Costume: Cute Cat
Costume: Cute Cat
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3. Costume: Cute Cat

What You Need: Cat earseyeliner, and sparklyeye-makeup.

How to do It: This oldie-but-goodie never disappoints. Add some sparkle to your eyes for something different.

Where to Buy It: Cat ears, $8, HalloweenExpress.com.

Costume: Fall Foliage
Costume: Fall Foliage
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4. Costume: Fall Foliage

What You Need: Brown turtleneck, safety pinks, and silk leaves.

How to Do It: Pick up some silk leaves at your local craft store. Attach them to your shirt.

Where to Buy It: 100 silk fall leaves, $15.99, Amazon.com. Westbound Turtleneck, $19, Dillards.com.

Costume: Pig in a Blanket
Costume: Pig in a Blanket
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5. Costume: Pig in a Blanket

What You Need: Pig nose, blanket.

How to Do It: Grab a lightweight blanket from couch and wrap it around your shoulders. Strap on the pig nose.

Where to Buy It: Pink pig nose, ears and tail set, $12.99, SpiritHalloween.com.

Costume: Gold Digger
Costume: Gold Digger
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6. Costume: Gold Digger

What You Need: Shovel, gold spray paint.

How to Do It: Spray an entire lightweight shovel with gold paint.

Where to Buy It: Bon shovel, $45.50, Amazon.com. Gold spray paint, $3.09, Amazon.com.

Costume: Bacon and Eggs
Costume: Bacon and Eggs
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7. Costume: Bacon and Eggs

What You Need: Dark clothes to wear underneath your costume.

How to Do It: If you’re not super creative but want to look like you are, scoop up this 2-for-1-costume set. Your neighbors will be impressed.

Where to Buy It: Adult Bacon and Eggs Costume, $46.99, Target.com.

'80s Aerobics Instructor
’80s Aerobics Instructor
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8. Costume: ’80s Aerobics Instructor

What You Need: Leotard, legwarmers, tights, scrunchie, sneakers.

How to Do It: Avoid spending a ton of cash on this one by working with what you already have. (Like tights and tennis shoes.) American Apparel and We Love Colors have an amazing selection of affordable leotards and legwarmers.

Where to Buy It: Cotton spandex jersey tank, $26, AmericanApparel.net. Striped legwarmers, $9, WeLoveColors.com.

Costume: Superhero
Costume: Superhero
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9. Costume: Superhero

What You Need: Colorful nylon cape; personal touches.

How to Do It: Instead of playing a cartoon superhero, create your own persona. (When else will you get the chance?)

How to Do It: Buy a nylon cape in your favorite color—add a bandanna, wild makeup—whatever makes you feel super.

Where to Buy It: Superhero cape, $11.88, SeasonsTrading.com.

Costume: Overgrown Hippie
Costume: Overgrown Hippie
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10. Costume: Overgrown Hippie

What You Need: Tie-dye shirt, bell bottoms/flare jeanssocks with sandals, round glasses.

How to Do It: Grab your favorite flares and pair them with an oversized tie-dye shirt and socks with sandals. Make it really authentic by adding some tiny braids at the front of your hair.

Where to Buy It: Want to take a less DIY approach? Buy this hippie costume, $49.97, at Costumediscounters.com.