20 Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas on a Budget

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Halloween is just around the corner and you did not plan in advance.  Well here are creative some last minute Halloween costume ideas that will get you caught up with the season!  A lot of these are easy DIY ideas

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1.  Vampire or Undertaker

Men:  All you need is a black suit and a white shirt (cape is optional) and a pair of fangs (Walmart).

Women:  Black dress (find the most Got looking one) and a pair of fangs, you’re done!

If you want to go as the Undertaker, just put on some pale make up and lose the fangs!

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Fangs Optional!

 

2.  Mardi Gras Masks

Just wear your favorite outfit and put on a cheap Mardi Gras or Venetian mask.  These will also look great with the suit or dress idea above.

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3.  Mad Butcher or Crazy Chef

All you need is a chef’s hat a fake meat cleaver (can be made out of cardboard) and an apron.  Fake blood is optional and can be easily made with red syrup.

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4.  Doctor Who and Clara

Men:  This one should be easy, just go to the Thrift store and buy a brown suit and bow tie

Women:  Pretty much any type of outfit that Clara would wear

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5.  Error 404 Costume Not Found

This one is for all you techies out there!  Error 404 means a web page is not existent.  All you need is a White t-shirt and a marker!

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6.  Sheet Ghosts (or sexy sheet ghosts)

Just get some white sheets and cut holes for the eyes

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7.  Sweater Monster

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Ping pong balls glued to a sweater make a good last minute monster outfit

 

8.  Bouncers or Security Team

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Sunglasses, a crew neck t-shirt and a black suit are what security guys and bouncers wear.  maybe you can sneak into some really cool Halloween parties by claiming you’re security!

 

9.  Wednesday Addams

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A black dress or a school uniform is all it takes to be Wednesday Addams for Halloween!

 

10.  Nudist on Strike

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Pretty clever and funny costume idea that only takes a piece of cardboard and string.

 

11.  i-Pod 

A large piece of cardboard and paint is all your really need for this i-Pod Halloween costume

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12.  Grim Reaper

If have a black sheet then you can go as the Grim Reaper.  The scythe can be made out of a broomstick, a pole and a cardboard cut out of the scythe blade.  The make up can be found at any store or you could alternatively use a mixture of baby powder.  Perfect for Halloween!

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13.  Zombie

Zombie costumes are fairly easy to make.  All you need are your regular clothes and a bit of fake blood and you are now a zombie!

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14.  Lego Piece

A cardboard box, some plastic cups and paint will make you a Lego piece costume for Halloween!

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16.  Grapes 

If you can find some balloons, then you can attach them to a sweatshirt like these ladies here.

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17.  The Great Pumpkin

All you need is an orange shirt, sweater or dress and a black sharpie (if you do not want to draw directly on the clothing, you can always cut out paper shapes and glue them on the clothes.

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18. Roller Coaster Costume

Cardboard, paint, a curtain bar, extra shoes and clothes will turn you into a roller coaster for Halloween; great for couples!

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19.  Victorian Paper Masks

If you have access to a color printer and photoshop, then you can easily create your own paper masks!  This type of mask was used in the Victorian era and can be easily replicated today.  With a color printer, some poster paper (for reinforcement) and a string, you can easily print out your own custom mask and go as anything or anyone you want!

 

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20.  Ted Mosby’s Ballot Box Costume (How I Met Your Mother) 

If you want to go as Ted Mosby’s Ballot box costume, all you need are clothes that look like something that Ted would wear and a cardboard cut out.

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About Daclaud Lee
Daclaud Lee is a resident of Columbus Ohio.

2 Comments on 20 Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas on a Budget

  1. Lestor Festor // October 23, 2013 at 6:07 pm // Reply

    Thanks for the costume ideas! These are pretty awesome

  2. Those victorian mask ideas are pretty cool. I think I will implement this to my costume ideas for this halloween

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