Last-Minute Genius D.I.Y Halloween Costumes

Halloween comes in less than a week, don’t have any ideas? No worries, take a look at these super easy DIY Halloween costumes!

October is finally here! It’s only a few weeks before Halloween—the exciting time of the year where you can show off all your creativity, spookiness, and cleverness with your costume. But oops! Don’t have the money to buy a costume? Can’t work with makeup? Or did you already outgrow from your last year’s witch-dress?  Don’t worry. Here are some of the top “genius, witty, humorous, and comfortable” D.I.Y Halloween costume ideas that will take you no more than 5 minute tops.


  1. “Error 404- Costume Not Found”

All you need is your black sharpie, white t-shirt, and that “cool, nonchalant” attitude.

“Costume Not Found” (Vitello, BuzzFeed News)


2. Become a Stick Figure from your old comic book.

Dress up in full white, and with a strip of black duct tape, make yourself some arms, legs, and a spine. Oh and remember to print out your favorite cartoon face!

Stick Man (pinterest)
Stick Man (Pinterest)


3. You can be Max!

Do you remember Where the Wild Things Are from your sweet childhood memories?  Simply jump into your grey hoodie and cut out that big, golden paper crown!

Max costume (Liao, PopSugar)
Max (Rice, Pinterest)













4. Boo from Monster’s Inc!

If you’re looking for a cute, girly costume, Boo is here for you. Tie your hair into two adorable pig tails, then slip into your boxy, pink shirt, purple leggings, and white socks. Don’t forget to smile!

Boo costume (Nicole, Pinterest)

5. Yummy sushi outfit!

If you have any colorful pillows you don’t use anymore, paint them into delicious salmon, tuna, egg, crab, or even mackerel! Then, put black duct tape as the seaweed around your stomach with the pillow at your back. Moreover, white shirt and black leggings will finish the job, adding some sour, white rice to your sushi. Congrats! You are now a walking, talking sushi!

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Salmon Sushi Costume (Mintlaces, Youtube Channel)


6. Egg

Pretty self-explanatory – just cut out a piece of yellow, circular paper and paste it on a white shirt. If even this too hard… we don’t know what to tell ya.

Egg costume (Monalv)


7. Sweater Monster

You could turn yourself into a monster in less than a minute! Glue black pupils on your ping-pong balls. Then tape those ping-pong eyeballs onto the back shoulder of a baggy knit-shirt, or any loosely fitting sweater. Pull up your shirt over your head for the final transformation!

“Costume Not Found” (Vitello, BuzzFeed News)


8. Grape

Blow some purple balloons and affix them all over your shirt. You could even collect some green leaves to put them on your head.  

Balloon Grapes (Liao, PopSugar)


9. Ultra-Static Man

Clip on some dryer sheets, shirts, socks, and handkerchief from your laundry for the ultimate, ULTIMATE last minute halloween costume.

(Vitello, BuzzFeed News)

10. Lady Bug

You can be a cute lady bug— just paste some black dots all over a red outfit, and maybe make yourself an antennae with black wire and headband. Get ready to fly!

Cute Ladybug (Vitello, BuzzFeed News)

So what do you think? These were just some brilliant, clever Halloween costumes recommended by Internet bloggers that you can easily make from your household objects. Happy Halloween!


– Sammie Kim (’18)

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