I applaud you, lazy Halloween-er, for your promise last holiday to make easy DIY Halloween costumes 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, making easy DIY Halloween costumes need not 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 hightailing 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 easy DIY Halloween costumes in mere minutes.
57 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes
Wear as much sports paraphernalia as you possibly you can. Carry a drink cozy and repeatedly chant, “GO TEAM!”
Using eyeliner, draw a large star onto your cheek. Carry a couple of dollar bills as your “bucks.”
Carry a fork and knife.
Carry a watering pail and wear gardening or heavy leather gloves. Carry fake flowers for a finishing touch.
Morton Salt Girl
Wear a rain coat and rain boots while carrying an umbrella.
Wear as many pieces of clothing you own. Cool down with a real or makeshift fan.
Wear a black shirt and black pants. Added bonus if you carry a jar labeled “tips.”
Wear a brown shirt and carry a bunch of bananas.
Tape playing cards to your face and wear sunglasses.
Tape a watch to your gluteus maximus.
Nudist on Strike
Wear your regular clothes, but append a sign to your shirt that says “Nudist on Strike.”
Wear a bridal gown or old prom dress and add sneakers.
Shot in the Dark
Dress in all black and wear a shot glass around your neck.
One tacky Hawaiian shirt is all you need – khaki shorts, sandals and sunglasses or a sun hat are a plus.
Wear any old bathing suit and throw a towel around your neck. In one arm, carry a larger container of party food that you constantly munch from – add a sticker that says “10,000 Calorie Diet.”
Wear a superman T-shirt under a suit and tie. Unbutton the shirt to reveal the “S” and say that you are Clark Kent!
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.
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.
The Rain Man
Carry an umbrella.
Wear a suit.
Open for Business
Black Eyed Peas
Be like the pop music group and use black eyeliner to outline one eye in black. Carry a bag of frozen peas.
Wear pajamas and a silk robe. For the full effect, add slippers and a pipe.
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!
Wear a black hat and one white glove.
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!
Wear a gold shirt and carry a shovel.
All you need is a matching track jacket and track pants. Wear a white shirt below and in black marker, write “NO” in large letters.
Wear a polo shirt with the collar popped.
Wear a floral dress and tie your hair into pigtails. Use eyeliner to draw a peace sign onto your cheek.
Wear brown pants and a green shirt. Safety pin leaves onto your shirt for bonus effect.
Wear your regular clothes and powder your face until extremely light.
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 hooded sweatshirt with the hood on at all times.