Halloween Costumes for the Lazy and Last Minute

So you either don’t have time, money or imagination for a terrifically spooky or creative Halloween costume. There are only a few days left! We are going to help you out and bring you easy solutions. Some of these are lame, but come on. Cheap. Simple. Ready?

Movie Theater Floor

Dress all in black, and tape empty candy wrappers and popcorn to your clothing. (You don’t actually have to go through the trash can at the movie theater to get this stuff.)


Slap on a fanny pack, sunglasses, visor and a camera around your neck, and you’re good to go. It’s even more authentic if you can drum up an old t-shirt from a trip to the Grand Canyon.

Pig in a Blanket

Wrap yourself up in a blanket (this is ideal if it’s chilly out) and don a plastic pig nose. Voila. Crescent rolls not included.

Mail Order Bride

Wear a white dress (an actual wedding gown is even better) and stick on some postage stamps. Clever, eh?


Dress all in white, and add a yellow circle (use felt or construction paper) to your stomach. Ta-da! You’re a fried egg. For a twist, add devil horns and a pitchfork, and be a deviled egg.

Smarty Pants

Dress in black from head to toe, and tape several rolls of Smarties to your pants. Brilliant.

Editor’s Note: I dressed as “kitty litter” one year, dressing in black, and taping pieces of trash and wrappers to my clothing. I added a cat tail, cat ears, and whiskers. I thought it was one of the most genius costumes of all time. I realized it wasn’t when I was constantly answering the question, “What are you supposed to be?” Take these costumes for what they are: last-minute scrambles! Happy (almost) Halloween! 







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