17 Quick and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.

With Halloween fast approaching, there's not much time to get a costume together. While there are some great ready-made options to be found online, what if you just need to run to your closet and go? There are lots of last-minute Halloween ideas that will take you beyond a basic witch or a cat and transform you into a fun character for the evening.

Some of the easiest costumes may just require a few items of clothing, like Wednesday from The Addams Family. Other famous figures are so iconic that with just one or two accessories, you'll be instantly recognizable. From Rosie the Riveter‘s bandana to Frida Kahlo's iconic floral crown and eyebrows, you can make a quick and easy transformation.

Get inspired by some of these easy, last-minute Halloween costumes and—in case you're short on something—keep scrolling to see how to shop the looks.

Not ready to ‘Trick or Treat'? Here are 10 easy Halloween costume ideas.

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Wednesday Addams


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Emily ✨ (@universeofemily)


Where's Waldo?


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Life As Umma (@life.as.umma) on


Frida Kahlo


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Lizzie Fleitas (@lizziefleitas) on


Rosie the Riveter


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Melody (@melodymae) on




Alex from Clockwork Orange


Super Mario


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by santanaonfire (@santanaonfire)


Meghan Markle


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by 👑 (@fromthehouseofwindsor)


Minnie Mouse


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by DIY • Fashion • Allergy Life (@brightshadowsjewelry) on


Handmaid from Handmaid's Tale




View this post on Instagram


A post shared by xknifeplay (@xknifeplay)




View this post on Instagram


A post shared by @kociara1402 on


Breakfast Club




View this post on Instagram


A post shared by klaveska (@moniklaveska)


Marilyn Monroe


Mystery Inc.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Baylee Madison (@bayleemadisonmakeup)


Bob Ross


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Catherine Carton (@daintydressdiaries) on


Need some help pulling your costume together? Shop these accessories to make these easy Halloween looks come to life.


Halloween Costume Accessories

Frida Kahlo Flower Crown

Frida Kahlo Flower Crown

Lola White Shop | $27.38


Wednesday Addams Black Dress

Peter Pan Dress

Aphratti | $31.99


Sequin Minnie Mouse Ears

Sequin Mouse Ears

A Miaow | $12.99


Minnie Mouse Polka-Dot Skirt

Polka Dot Skirt

Musever | $24.99


Rosie the Riveter Bandana

Rosie the Riveter Bandana

FlyBowZ | $13.99


Rosie the Riveter Denim Jumpsuit

Denim Jumpsuit

Khanomak | $69


Mermaid Makeup Kit

Mermaid Makeup Kit

Target | $3


Temporary Hair Chalk Comb

Hair Chalk Comb

MSDADA | $9.99


Where's Waldo Striped T-Shirt

Red and White Striped T-Shirt

uxcell | $11.99+


Clockwork Orange Bowler Hat

Clockwork Orange Bowler Hat

Funny Party Hats | $16.99


Zombie Temporary Tattoos

Zombie Temporary Tattoos

Target | $3


Fake Blood

Fake Blood from Target

Target | $5


Reversible Red and Black Cape

Reversible Cape

Lulu | $17.99


Meghan Markle Accessories

Meghan Markle Accessories

Cizoe | $14.99


“Royal” Dress

Dress for Meghan Markle Costume

MUXXN | $36.99+


Striped Tights


Witches Hat

Witches Hat

Hats4Ladies | $34.11


Super Mario Hat and Moustache

Super Mario Halloween Accessories

Target | $38.51


Red T-Shirt


Rubber Ducks

Rubber Ducks

Guaren us | $10.99


Bob Ross Wig

Bob Ross Wig

PrimeParty | $9.99


Fox Accessories

Fox Halloween Accessories

Target | $10


Red Ballet Dress

Red Ballet Dress

ODASDO | $32.89


80s Letterman Jacket

Letterman Jacket

COOFANDY | $39.98


Marilyn Monroe Dress


Velma's Orange Turtleneck

Orange Turtleneck

MSBASIC | $16.99


This article has been edited and updated.

Related Articles:

26 Creative Couples Halloween Costumes You Can Only Find on Amazon

Halloween Sale at My Modern Met Store: Save 15% on All of Our Creative Products

60+ Artistic Halloween Makeup Ideas to Inspire Your Next Spooky Look

31+ Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas to Creatively Celebrate the Spookiest Time of Year

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
Become a
My Modern Met Member
As a member, you'll join us in our effort to support the arts.
Become a Member
Explore member benefits

Sponsored Content