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Five Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Topics: Holidays | Add A CommentBy admin | October 24, 2010

As an adult, have you ever re-experienced that queasy feeling from childhood when your mom martyrously made a last minute Halloween costume with her “best sheet”? We’re here to help.


This is a nice option. I mean, who
doesn’t have a dead fish and a pipe
wrench laying around the house?

With the amount of time that seems to have been put into compiling lists of last minute Halloween costumes, it’s not surprising that they’re in such demand. It’s sad though; if the people that put together the lists had just gotten busy making their costume, this whole cycle could have been averted. If you’ve ever been in a last minute panic trying to create a Halloween costume, you may be familiar with that sick childish feeling of futility, the feeling you might have gotten as a kid when your mom forgot to plan ahead, and at the last minute is acting all martyrous while cutting holes in a sheet thinking she’s doing you a favor, when all your friends are dressed up in slick Darth Vader and Hello Kitty costumes. This last-minute thing has had both good and bad outcomes for me. One year everyone loved my “evil priest ” outfit, which only required putting a white square on the collar of the black shirt I always wear anyway. Somehow the “evil” part just came naturally. Another year, my date and I didn’t dress up at all, and for reasons I still don’t understand, everybody kept guessing that we were Legolas and Arwen from “Lord of the Rings”. I mean, it’s not like I was wearing a Legolas wig or anything. In any case, we’re here to help ease your last minute anxiety. We already shared the 15 Most Offensive Halloween Costumes we could find, but it may be too late for those. Halloween is only a week away as I type this, and with rush shipping that would be one pricey little penis costume. So what are your options? Well, you could always stick a paper bag over your head and go as The Unknown Comic, but for people under forty, he’s probably more unknown than ever. So lets explore the internets. There are hundreds of useless lists like this one on CollegeHumor.com which are just searchspam or really bad attempts at humor. Example: they suggest “Walk Signal” as a costume and then tell you to wear Christmas lights and stay in a “walk” position all night. Or this list from Halloween.com, which is apparently for people who don’t like to do a lot of work, and don’t mind doing a lot of explaining. It starts off with “Carry a quarter and a hammer. What are you? A Quarter-pounder!” *rimshot*. For some actually useful ideas, this Fox News piece from a few years ago had a few, including a mummy outfit, which only calls for gauze. LOTS of gauze. Or Clark Kent: just dress up like the dork you already are, but wear a Superman t-shirt underneath. And there’s a huge user-submitted list of Fast and Simple Last-Minute Costumes (reasonably useful, but annoyingly spread over several pages) on About.com. Things like the Biker Costume, submitted by “kuntrygrl94″, whom I can only guess was just listing what she was wearing at the time. Got any good ideas yourself? Feel free to share. Below are a few “Buy it on Amazon” vs “Do it Yourself” ideas. Happy haunting!

The “Unknown Comic” Costume Is Available In Both One & Two Bag Versions

Do It Yourself vs. Buy It On Amazon

The tempation to say “shirt not included” is overwhelming, but oh c’mon. This is a Costume? I don’t know about you, but I wear this kind of thing around the house every day.
Why spend over thirty bucks on a Mummy Costume when you get the same results with a “family pack” of Charmin?
This Bad Planning BP Oil Spill Costume from Amazon might be a waste of your hard-earned money. I mean, who doesn’t have a dead fish and a pipe wrench laying around the house. What? Those are extra?
Go ahead and spend twenty bucks on a Legolas Costume Wig. Just don’t be surprised when everyone compliments you on your Hansons costume.
I think I need to watch more TV. This Jersey Shore theme was one of the most common suggestions on many of the “easy last minute costume” lists. If this is a costume, I’m just gonna borrow it from the guy at the gas station down the block.