Need some last minute homemade Halloween costume ideas? This list of easy DIY costumes has you covered… The following 12 costumes can be put together in 30 minutes or less with things you likely have on hand.
12 Easy Last Minute Homemade Halloween Costumes
1. Tourist costume
You’ll need a few of the following items to make a quick tourist costume come to life.
- fanny pack
- Hawaiian shirt
- “I love NYC” t-shirt
- cargo shorts
- passport around the neck
- white sneakers
- tall socks
- straw hat
2. Old man costume
We happen to have everything on hand for the grandpa costume, but you might need to make a quick run to a thrift store for some fancy grandpa plaid pants, ha!
3. American Idol contestant costume
American Idol aired from 2002- 2016, but the best part is you can utilize your work outfit and simply print out the Golden Ticket and your American Idol contestant number!
4. Cassette Tape
You can whip up a DIY cassette tape costume from a cardboard box in 30 minutes or less. All you need is paint, patience, and cardboard!
5. Filter/ No filter costume
You’ll need a friend for this easy DIY costume, but after that you just need white t-shirts, jeans, similar shoes, and a poster board sign.
6. Chocolate chip cookie
This easy DIY chocolate chip cookie costume can be made in less than an hour and all you need is a cardboard box, ribbon and black paper or paint.
7. Flo the Progressive Girl
All you need for Flo the Progressive girl costume is a white apron, I love insurance button and a “Flo” name tag!
8. Crazy cat lady costume
The crazy cat lady costume is easy to whip up with a trip to the thrift store. You’ll need an old lady dress (or a robe), a few stuffed cats and slippers. See the complete tutorial at Mod Podge Rocks.
9. Waldo Costumes
The red and white striped shirt and hat is a must. A camera around the neck would be good to!
I made our Waldo hats, but grab this Waldo costume kit to make an office of Waldo’s and Wenda’s come to life!
10. Bank robbers
Black and white striped shirts, black pants, black beanies, mask and of course a money bag for all of your stolen loot! Handcuffs and a big brother dressed as a policeman are fun additions too.
11. Cowboy or cowgirl
If the DIY cowboy costume is for a kiddo, don’t forget to add a diaper box tractor!
12. LEGO costumes
Grab a cardboard box, plastic cups, and spray paint to make super easy DIY LEGO costumes for the whole family!
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