You know that feeling when one of your friends calls you up and invites you to an early halloween costume party, but you haven’t decided what you’re going to be yet?! Well never fear! You can come up with AWESOME costumes with things you already have lying around the house! Like I always say: Never sacrifice style because you’re a little short on time!
This one is super easy, and if you’re one of those people who had an awesome costume another year and are bummed you haven’t been able to re-use it? Never fear, just be the dead version of it. Prom Queen? Zombie Prom Queen. Mario and Luigi? Zombie Mario and Luigi. Sexy Bee? Zombie sexy bee…ok maybe it doesn’t work for every costume, but it works for most of them…
2. GO GOTH
Basically just look as goth as you want and say you’re part of the Addams Family!
3. WHITE TRASH
OK, I did this one year, and it was a HOOT. Everyone loved it, I was extremely comfortable, and I had a free place to stash my belongings… I wore a mixing bowl under my shirt, making me look about 6 months pregnant. I wore a wife beater that I wrote “Who’s Your Daddy?” with an arrow pointing to my bulging belly, and everyone at the bar was like “YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T BE DRINKING”…I showed THEM.
4. AMANDA BYNES
Remember that crappy blonde wig you used for some costume in high school? Yeah, bring that one out, and basically just look as crazy as possible. Done.
5. PAPER BAG PRINCESS
Have a large paper bag lying around? Or even just construction paper? Make a haphazard dress, and paper crown and get a little dirty! Paper Bag Princess!
6. ANY ERA-THEME
Pick an era, any era. 90’s? 80’s? 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s! Every one of these era’s is pretty much in style right now, so you most likely have at least ONE clothing item in your closet that would work for any one of these. Wear a 50’s style summer dress, throw on an apron, do your hair in the most adorable way possible, and add red lipstick…basically think Mad Men. Have a flannel shirt? Wear a band tee, jeans, and tie the flannel around your waist, accesorize a la 90’s.
7. CLASSIC ANIMAL
Wear anything you can find that works and just wear ears… cat, dog, rabbit, jaguar, cheetah, whatever. Try and be more creative, and try more difficult animals, wear all read and be a fox, wear all white and be a polar bear (drink from a coke bottle all night and be a Coca-Cola polar bear!
Aaaaaand if all else fails, you can always try this: