Between shuttling your kids to practice, spending late nights at the office, and having to find the perfect Halloween costumes for your little ones, the search for your Halloween costume has fallen by the wayside. We get it: You’re a busy lady — but you still want to go all out for Halloween.
Lucky for you, there’s no need to sacrifice Halloween festivities just to keep up with your hectic schedule. Let these DIY Halloween costumes rescue your evening! From spooky to sweet, these costumes take no time at all but will still give you a chance at winning your Halloween party’s best-costume award. Whether you’re looking for sweet Halloween costumes, like a cute Morton Salt girl costume, or an edgier ventriloquist doll Halloween costume, we’ve got you covered. To find some inspiration for your own last-minute Halloween costume, keep scrolling.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes
From sweet and adorable to funny and fabulous, you'll find plenty of options in this collection even if you waited until the last minute.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Beanie Babies
These awesome Beanie Baby costumes will instantly make you nostalgic. Seriously, who didn't have a Beanie Baby when they were younger? Onesies make for an easy animal costume, and a big, red TY tag helps the whole thing come together in minutes.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Ventriloquist Doll
Ventriloquist Doll Halloween Costume
Nailing this costume is all about the makeup (mostly the lines on the chin), which means you can get it right in just minutes.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Starbucks Cup
Starbucks Cup Halloween Costume
As much as we love Starbucks, it sure doesn't love us when we're trying to fit into our favorite jeans. Fortunately, this Halloween Starbucks costume has all the sweetness with none of the calories!
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Toddlers In Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras Costumes
With the help of a couple dollar store accessories, you and a friend can have the perfect Toddlers & Tiaras Halloween costumes in no time — without the drama and stage moms.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Rain Cloud
When it comes to Halloween costumes, last minute doesn't mean you can't still impress. This holiday is about going all out — even when you're short on time. Plus, it's the only time of year you can get away with wearing so much glitter!
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Scarecrow
Grab a straw hat, some extra decorative straw, and a flannel shirt from your closet. Now all you need is a touch or two of makeup, and you're set!
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Medusa
Although this Greek-mythology-inspired costume won't turn you to stone with one look, you won't be able to take your eyes off the intricate snake headpiece. Even if you hate snakes, you have to appreciate how spot-on this getup is.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Bat
Halloween Bat Costume
This spooky bat costume is the perfect idea for anyone still searching for a last-minute costume for women. It's cute and festive without being over the top, and those beautiful lace wings will trick everyone into thinking you've spent hours on your costume.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Price Is Right Contestant
The Price Is Right Contestant Halloween Costume
A fortune in fabulous prizes may go to you today, if you know when The Price Is Right — and all you need is a sticker and a Sharpie!
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Easy Skeleton
Last-Minute Skeleton Costume
You can't go wrong with a classic Halloween getup like this last-minute skeleton costume. A skeleton onsie is so comfy it's scary!
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Cactus
DIY Cactus Costume
Finding the perfect last-minute Halloween costume can feel near impossible, but this spikey cactus costume makes everything pain-free.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Wind Up Doll
If you're determined to win this year's Halloween costume contest, you need something that's guaranteed to blow away your competition. One of our favorite ideas for costumes that will win a contest is this creative wind-up doll ensemble.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Morton Salt Girl
Morton Salt Girl Halloween Costume
We're calling this adorable Morton Salt girl costume the perfect excuse to buy another yellow dress. Pair your frock with matching shoes, an umbrella, and of course, a canister of Morton Salt, and you're ready to sprinkle some magic on your Halloween festivities.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Ice Cream Cone
Ice Cream Cone Costume
Even without a cherry on top, this ice cream cone Halloween costume is the sweetest thing we've ever seen. And if you don't have a white dress, you can always go as another ice cream flavor.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Easy Lady Bug
Easy Ladybug Costume
What's red, black, and oh-so cute? This adorable ladybug costume! It's easy to make: Simply add spots! Finish the look with some fuzzy antennas, and you have a look that's perfectly sweet.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Operation
Game of Operation Costume
Ready for a trip down memory lane? The only game more frustrating than Monopoly was Operation. To be as authentic as possible, you can even download an app on your phone that will make the buzzing sound we all remember from this childhood game.
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Jelly Belly
Jelly Belly Halloween Costume
If you have a house full of kids, chances are there are leftover balloons from this summer's water-balloon fights. Now's your opportunity to grab them and get creative by turning them into "jelly beans." The best part about this jelly bean costume is that you never have to worry about accidentally grabbing a bean you don't like — they're all sweet!
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Smores
S'mores Ingredients Costume
If you think about it, a family is a lot like a s'more: When all the parts function together perfectly, the result is a delicious experience.