People wearing different costumes

If you’ve waited until the last minute to choose a Halloween costume, you might be unhappy with what’s left to pick from in the stores or you may not even have time to shop for one, but you don’t have to stress. There are lots of easy, DIY, and oftentimes pretty funny, Halloween costumes that you can do with things you probably have around the house.

50 Shades of Gray: Collect free samples of various shades of gray paint from your local hardware store and tape them to your clothes.

Smart Cookie: Break out your old graduation cap and gown and cover it in cookies (or maybe pictures of cookies) to embody this popular saying.

Brawny Paper Towel Man: Almost everyone has a red flannel shirt hiding somewhere in their closet. Pull it out and carry an opened roll of Paper towels around (be sure to flex your muscles!) to go as this advertising staple.

The Bachelor/The Bachelorette: One of the easiest costumes to do at the last minute is the Bachelor or the Bachelorette. Put on a nice, black, suit, or your sparkliest short dress with high heels, and carry a single, red, rose.

Dancing Girls Emoji: Team up with a friend and pair black t-shirts and black short, shorts, or bodysuits if you can find them with black ballet slippers and walk arm in arm for the dancing girl emoji effect.

Paper Doll: This costumer is about as easy as they come but really make an impact and is cute for children or adults. Just make a sign to throw over your shoulder with some paperboard and tape, then draw on the familiar dotted lines and clothing to be any kind of paper doll you’d like.

Skeleton: For an incredibly easy skeleton costume, you can cut holes in a white t-shirt and layer a black shirt underneath. Then use black and white Halloween makeup to create a skull effect.

Nerd: Dressing up as the classic underdog “nerd” character is a Halloween favorite. Roll up the bottom of your jeans, tuck a white t-shirt into your pants, throw on some suspenders, and black framed glasses, maybe with the middle wrapped in tape, and you’ve got yourself a quick and easily recognizable Halloween costume.

Polaroid or Facebook Profile Photo: This is another one that just requires some paper board turned into a sign with some drawing on it to create the desired effect. Walk around looking your Facebook profile photo or have people pop into your frame to take a photo with you!

Party Animal: About the easiest costume you could ever imagine, throw on absolutely any animal mask, and add a birthday hat and party horn. Viola!

Decades Theme: A decades-themed costumed is another one that’s easy to pull off. Pull together your best 70s, 80s or 90s looks to get something that’s perfect for the holiday.
Coming up with a DIY Halloween costume is easy, when you put your mind to it and take advantage of the things you find around your house!

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