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5 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

By Kelsey Ream and Libby Coles


Halloween is right around the corner and costumes can be expensive. This year, Halloween is spread over two weekends which means more costumes, and in turn, more money being spent. Additionally, sometimes we find ourselves scrambling to find a costume at the last minute. Here are 5 last-minute Halloween costume ideas with items you can find in your closet.


1. Hunter

This costume is so easy to put together. Anything you can find in your wardrobe with camo print is a great start. A pop of orange is also essential for this costume. A shirt, jacket, hat, etc. are ways to incorporate accessories. As far as footwear is concerned, boots fit the attire and will also keep you warm.









2. Cheetah

For this costume, all you need is a cheetah print top and brown or black bottoms. Adding a pair of cat ears and using dark eyeliner to draw on a nose and whiskers will tie it all together. With this costume comes a lot of versatility. Any animal print clothing or accessory you have can work. Zebra, leopard, and cow prints are just a few examples to make the costume your own.





3. Mean Girls

Inspired by the original Mean Girls movie, this costume is ideal for groups of three or four. All things pink will work. A baby tee, cardigan, and mini skirt scream Regina George. Accessories like sunglasses, bracelets, heels, and a handbag add another element to this look.









4. 80s Workout Girl

Neon is all you need for this look. A one-piece and scrunchie(s) are a necessity. The leggings can be interchangeable with biker shorts. Leg warmers and a pair of sneakers/tennis shoes would also be a good addition to this costume.











5. Racer Girl

This costume is very interchangeable and a great option for groups. While searching your closet, look for articles with car-related graphics and anything leather. Colors like red, black, and white are good choices for this costume. A checker print accessory would also complement this costume so well. Inexpensive iron-on patches

can be found at craft stores to accommodate for those who do not own checker or car prints.




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