Just got word of an impromptu Halloween bash and need a costume for tonight? No problem. Here are seven quick and easy Halloween costume ideas that you can make. The best part: You probably already own most of the items you'll need.
1. Salt and Pepper
Spice up your Halloween night with this adorable couple's costume. To create, simply dress in black and white. Attach felt dots to a chefs hat and finish with a felt letter. This Halloween costume couldn't be easier!
What You Probably Already Have: White and black clothing and shoes.
What You Might Need to Get: Felt (to cut out the letters), a gray chefs hat (available at restaurant supply stores or online).
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2. Fitness Instructor
Get in touch with your athletic side by dressing as an aerobics instructor. Bonus: Burning a few extra calories as you show off your moves will help make up for all the Halloween candy you're going to eat!
What You Probably Already Have: Sneakers, athletic socks, sweatpants or leggings, a T-shirt and/or a sports bra.
What You Might Need to Get: A sweatband or bandanna for around your forehead, and a blow-up or plastic set of dumbbells. Scout out a curly wig and you can go as fitness guru Richard Simmons (be sure to substitute striped nylon shorts and a sleeveless shirt for the outfit above).
3. Dapper Gentleman
This Halloween costume is all about looking sharp! Simply dress up a suit with black accents and prepare to be the best dressed Halloween guest.
What You Probably Already Have: A gray or black suit.
What You Might Need to Get: Add a black tie and black pocket square to complete the elegant costume. You're ready for a black-tie affair.
4. Candy Buttons
This DIY Halloween costume is sweet. Plastic egg halves on white card stock create this candy-coated Halloween costume that's filled with nostalgia.
What You Probably Already Have: A long-sleeve white shirt, white pants, and white flat shoes.
What You Might Need to Get: Attach colorful plastic egg halves to two sheets of cardstock. Attach ribbon to the top and hang over your shoulders.
5. Wicked Witch
Ditch the broom and dress up as a classy witch this Halloween. This easy Halloween costume starts with a simple black cocktail dress.
What You Probably Already Have: A little black dress.
What You Might Need to Get: A black witches hat and shaw. Use a large scarf and attach around your neck with a vintage brooch or clip. This witch costume can be customized with any colors you like.
6. Mad Scientist
This last-minute Halloween costume is as easy as putting on a lab coat.
What You Probably Already Have: Keep your outfit simple under the lab coat. We recommend wearing black. Add safty goggles and yellow rubber gloves.
What You Might Need to Get: A simple white lab coat. Try looking online or in hardware stores. Customize this last-minute Halloween costume with a fun nametag or iron-on patch.
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7. Miss America
Not only is this a great shortcut costume, but when else would you ever wear that old bridesmaid or prom dress again? Now's your chance to whip it out and strut your stuff. Be sure to tell everyone that you hope for world peace. Bonus points if you actually have a talent for the talent competition.
What You Probably Already Have: An old formal dress from a prom, wedding, or other affair, and high-heeled shoes.
What You Might Need to Get: A glittery tiara (you can pick one up at a party store or accessory shop) and a pageant sash. Make your own sash by cutting fabric into a long strip and writing Miss America on it in glitter. Pick up an inexpensive fresh or fake bouquet to carry.