4 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for the Lazy

Halloween Pumpkin
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Halloween is upon us once again. If you’re anything like me this year, you completely forgot to get a costume. My solution is to not dress up this year, as I will be watching scary movies at home tonight, but you probably have a live and have a party to go to. So, out of the good of my heart, I’m giving you four ideas that you can throw together quickly after work.

1) Witch
If you can go to the store and pick up a witch hat, you’ve got this one mastered. Wear the hat with anything black. Your little black cocktail dress will look very charming, but anything black will do. Finish the look off with red lipstick or dramatic eyeliner and you’re done.
Accessories: aside from the aforementioned hat, you can add an optional broomstick.

2) Hipster
Go to the thrift store and find a sweatshirt that someone deemed too ugly to wear in 1995. Wear it with tight jeans or jeggings and a scowl.
Accessories: a tote bag and telling everyone that you like Halloween ironically.

3) Anyone from the Past
Raid an older relative’s closet or attic for complete looks from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, or ’90s. If you’re old enough, you may even be able to pull off this look with clothes from the back of your own closet. Don’t be embarrassed if you can. I have plenty of rejects from the late ’90s that I not only kept but also packed up and brought with me to Germany. If you can’t borrow, make a trip to the thrift store on your way home from work. You’re bound to find something.
Accessories: Lots of beads, scarves, pearls, clutch handbags, vintage sunglasses, Nirvana patch sewn to your jeans. Anything that goes with the look.

4) Animal
Buy some cat ears, bunny ears, or mouse ears. The type of animal isn’t really that important. Wear them with something black, grey, or animal print. If you want to be really lazy, you can just wear the ears. Draw some whiskers on your face with eyeliner (don’t bother buying face paint you’ll never use again).
Accessories: You could wear a tail, but that involves more work. I say just stick with the ears.

You’re welcome.

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