9 Clever Last Minute Halloween Costumes
Start writing a post

9 Clever Last Minute Halloween Costumes

When you've run out of time and money

9 Clever Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Halloween is approaching and many are searching for the perfect costume. Whether it's for a party or a family get-together, everyone wants to have a memorable and cheap costume. Here are some last minute ideas, because we've all been there.

1. Error 404: Costume Not Found

This costume is great for the super on-the-way-to-the-party-now last minute. All it requires is a white t-shirt and a sharpie, which you can find for cheap almost anywhere.

White T-shirt: $5.72 at Walmart

Sharpie: $5.88 for a multicolored pack at Walmart

2. The Identity Thief

This one might be a little cheesy, but I guarantee you'll get a laugh out of it. Almost everyone owns a plain colored shirt and you can pick the labels up at your local Walmart or Dollar Tree. If you're feeling crafty and have some extra time on your hands you can even try making them yourself and coming up with funny names.

T-shirt: $3.59 at Walmart

Labels: $3.25 for a pack of 100 at Walmart

3. The Ultimate Couple

We all know that one couple that can't go anywhere without their sweetie. If that happens to be you, don't worry, I've got you covered. You'll be the cutest salt and pepper shakers your friends have ever seen.

Both shirts: $3.59 a piece at Walmart

Letters can be made with construction paper: $3.77 at Walmart

4. She Doesn't Even Go Here

The best part about this costume is that it's minimalist, yet nearly everyone knows who you're dressed up as. Go ahead and make Damien proud. Seriously, will Mean Girls ever not be an option?

Hoodie: $8.97 at Walmart

Sunglasses: $9.78 at Walmart

5. The Bank Robber

You can take it to the bank that you don't have to have a lot of cash to make this costume look great!

Shirt: $12.50 at Walmart

Beanie: $6.17 at Walmart

Bag: $4.99 at Walmart

Dollar sign can be made with duct tape: $3.97 at Walmart

6. A Line Of Dominos

This is one of the best last-minute group costumes I've seen. It almost makes me fall head-over-heals for them.

Black shirts: $3.59 at Walmart

Black pants: $5.96 at Walmart

Lines and circles can be made with poster board: $0.97 at Walmart

7. Netflix and Chill

This Netflix and Chill costume is great for best friends who do everything together (even if it's last minute).

Shirts: $5.96 at Walmart

Letters and snowflakes made from card stock: $7.44 at Walmart

8. Rosie The Riveter

Rosie the Riveter is a classic because it's easy to do and it's super cheap. You may not even have to buy anything!

Shirt: $13.88 at Walmart

Bandanna: $2.30 at Walmart

9. Fork In The Road

This costume is for everyone who loves a good pun.

Shirt: $7.49 at Walmart

Duct tape: $3.97 at Walmart

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Take a look at the articles driving big conversations on Odyssey.


At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Holidays With A Small Family

I wouldn't trade what we have for the world.

Matt Johnsn

When I was a kid I always went to my grandparents house whenever we celebrated any sort of holiday. We were a decently sized family and it was always a blessing to be in their house and surrounded by love during the holiday season. However, that all changed when my grandfather passed away and my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The family then began to drift apart and life went on, and we ended up all celebrating our own holidays with other family members.

Keep Reading... Show less

Safe Spaces Or Regressive Spaces?

Turns out shielding yourself from ideas can be detrimental to your ability to learn


College is a place for people who want to learn. That is the primary function of any academic institution. Its purpose is not to coddle us, nor should the community always be in agreement with us. We are supposed to surround ourselves with a variety of viewpoints that challenge us to learn, not the same repetitive points of view that make us happy.

Keep Reading... Show less

Black Friday is back to being Black Friday

This year, malls are standing up against Black Friday beginning on Thanksgiving. Doors won't be opening until Friday morning.


Last week my twitter feed was full of exclamations of how excited people were that our local mall, Westmoreland Mall would be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year. For those who work during the busy holiday days and hours, a celebration was in order. For the die-hard deal finders and shoppers though, they didn’t seem very happy.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Is Thrift Shopping *Actually* Ethical?

There's been a recent boom in the popularity of vintage style looks and up-cycling thrifted finds to sell at, usually, an outrageous price. Is this ethical? Or does it defeat the whole purpose of thrifting in the first place?

Is Thrift Shopping *Actually* Ethical?

One day, I was scrolling through Twitter and came across a tweet about upper-middle-class class people thrift shopping. I personally was against the up cycling/re-selling trend because I thought it to be greedy. Then, I began to see more and more tweets, and then stated to see ones about those who buy thrifted, name brand items and sell them for what they're actually worth instead of the very low price they got them for.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments