I applaud you, lazy Halloween-er, for your promise last holiday to make a homemade costume that would rock the neighborhood for 2010. Well, a year has past and All Hallows’ Eve is approaching faster than a group of kids running to your door for that bowl of chocolate bars sitting next to you right now.
In fact .. for many of us Halloween party-hoppers, that time is TONIGHT! And if you don’t have a costume now, chances are you’ll be rushing to get it together with a few minutes to spare before dancing to Thriller and hitting the punch bowl.
Thankfully, a DIY costume doesn’t need to be a multi-step process. In fact, you can do-it-yourself to the tune of three steps or less all while using the wardrobe you already own and other miscellaneous materials around your home — to prove it, I crowd sourced a ton of suggestions from Sammy Davis Vintage Facebook fans, and you all sent me a TON of ideas that I couldn’t pass up … and NOT pass along!
This year, avoid high-tailing it to the mall for a cheap costume sold in an environmentally toxic plastic bag. Whether you’re reading this with 48 hours or 5 minutes to spare, read on for 57 options to painlessly DIY a Halloween costume in mere minutes.
Got a great Halloween costume pic you wanna share? Send it my way at Sammy@Sammydvintage.com and I’ll post it on my fanpage next week!
Wear as much sports paraphernalia as you possibly you can. Carry a drink cozy and repeatedly chant, “GO TEAM!”
Grab the horseshoe from above your front door and hang it over your head using whatever chain or thin rope you have.
Carry a coffee cup. Keep sugar, cream and stirrers in your pocket.
Carry a fork and knife.
Dig into your summer storage for a pair of board shorts. Wear sunglasses, flip flops and dab some sunscreen on your nose for the full effect.
Carry a watering pail and wear gardening or heavy leather gloves. Carry fake flowers for a finishing touch.
Carry the crust of last night’s pie.
The Rain Man
Carry an umbrella.
Morton Salt Girl
Wear a rain coat and rain boots while carrying an umbrella.
Using eyeliner, draw a question mark on your cheek.
Wear a suit.
Open for Business
Write “Open” on a white shirt using black marker.
Black Eyed Peas
Wear your dog’s dog collar. Bonus points if you bring the dog bowl with you (just make sure he has something to eat on Halloween night!)
Tape quarters onto your back – just make sure you don’t need them for the parking meter!
Using eyeliner, draw a large star onto your cheek. Carry a couple of dollar bills as your “bucks.”
Wear green clothing head to toe.
Take a long sleeved black shirt and place the head opening over your eyes so it appears as Ninja mask eye slits. Use the arms to tie the shirt behind your head.
Wear a polo shirt with the collar popped.
Wear a black shirt and black pants. Added bonus if you carry a jar labeled “tips.”
Wear all black and carry a camera. Warning: this costume makes you designated paparazzi at the Halloween party you attend.
Apple Genius Bar Worker
Wear all black and carry all the Apple equipment you own. Carry your iPod, Macbook, iPad, iPhone and anything else that begins with a lowercase i. Just make sure you’re going to a safe Halloween party without risk of theft!
Tape a watch to your gluteus maximus.
Nudist on Strike
Wear a bridal gown or old prom dress and add sneakers.
Shot in the Dark
Bad Hair Day
Use hair products and multiple accessories to mess up your hair.
The Sky or Ocean
Wrap a deep blue sheet toga-style around your body. Carry a glass of water to be the ocean or tape cotton balls to your hair as clouds to be the sky.
Wear a superman T-shirt under a suit and tie. Unbutton the shirt to reveal the “S” and say that you are Clark Kent!