Wait, Halloween!? How did THAT happen?
If you’ve got a party to go to and no inkling about what kind of costume to wear, don’t worry. Here are some easy, last-minute costumes that will still be a hit at your party:
Mouse / Cat
Overdone? Possibly, but there’s a reason this tried and true costume is popular year after year. It’s easy, it’s inexpensive, and it’s cute. There’s a reason that Mean Girls created the classic line, “I’m a mouse, duh!”
Grab one of those floppy, trendy hats that you swore you would wear and never did, a scarf, a plaid shirt, and draw on a sewn-on smile and bam! Instant scarecrow costume.
Mouse ears aren’t hard to get your hands on, and you can snag the red bow at any craft supplies store. Throw on some black clothing and a red skirt and you’ve got yourself the perfect Minnie look.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
If you’ve got a few other friends who are in a costume pinch, this is the perfect group ensemble. It’s funny AND easy to pull off. What more could you ask for?
Beanie Baby Dog (For Your Pet)
When your pet needs a costume, this one is utterly adorable and super easy to make. Grab some cardboard and red paint and you can turn your cuddly best friend into a real-life Beanie Baby.
The “Not-Really-Rosie-The-Riveter” But Still Cool
Grab a chambray shirt and a red bandana and you can become this feminist icon for Halloween.
You don’t have to spend a ton of money or hundreds of hours putting together an awesome Halloween costume. Grab a few items you probably already have lying around the house and you can still assemble some costumes your friends will love when you arrive at this year’s festivities!
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.