Halloween is in less than a week and I know some Halloween parties have already kicked off earlier this week so if you don’t already have a costume to wear, we’d understand if you’re in a bit of a panic mode right now. Don’t worry, though, there are lots of costumes that you can ‘create’ in a jiffy. Check out these last minute costumes that look well thought of. Most of the things you’ll need for these looks are sure to already be in your closet, if not laying somewhere around the house.
- BURGLAR – the only time that it’s okay to dress up as a burglar is during Halloween. All you need is a striped tee, black pants, an eye mask that you can DIY and a black bonnet and you’re good to go! You can also DIY a blank canvass eco bag so it could look like a loot bag.
- MIME – with the same striped shirt, you can also create a mime costume. Other things you’ll need include white gloves, suspenders, and some face paint and makeup.
- VELMA (SCOOBY DOO) – you know, one great thing about dressing up as characters from TV shows / movies is that you don’t need a full on costume with dramatic props because sometimes the characters’ ‘signature outfit’ can be found inside your own closet, ready to go. Take Velma from Scooby Doo. All you need to get her look are an orange turtle neck sweater, a red skirt, orange knee high socks (okay, maybe you have to run to Wal-Mart for this one) and red shoes. Oh, and don’t forget the glasses, too!
- CLEOPATRA – here’s another super chic but super easy costume that you can create for Halloween. To get Cleopatra’s look, even at the very last minute, you’ll need to bust out that white maxi dress from summer, some gold jewelry and your finest hand for the fiercest Arabesque eyeliner and makeup style.
- ROSIE THE RIVETER – it doesn’t get any easier than this. Pull off a denim on denim look, tie a head scarf / bandana over your head with your hair in a retro updo and put on your pin-up inspired makeup and you can head out the door and onto that Halloween party as Rosie the Riveter.
- 80s AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR – if you have one of those plain and basic one-piece swimsuits stashed at the back of your closet, take them out and do an 80s aerobics instructor costume with them. Wear tights underneath, leg warmers, wristbands and a sweatband to complete your look. It would be nice if you could create a bright and funky color combo, too, to really get that 80s vibe going.