15 Quick and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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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.

 

Wednesday Addams

 

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Where's Waldo?

 

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Frida Kahlo

 

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Rosie the Riveter

 

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Mermaid

 

Alex from Clockwork Orange

 

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Super Mario

 

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Meghan Markle

 

Minnie Mouse

 

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Handmaid from Handmaid's Tale

 

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Zombie

 

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Witch

 

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Fox

 

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Bubble Bath

 

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Bob Ross

 

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

 

Frida Kahlo Flower Crown

 

Wednesday Addams Black Dress

Black Dress for Wednesday Addams Costume

TB Dress | $31.49

 

Sequin Minnie Mouse Ears

Sequin Mouse Ears

A Miaow | $10.99

 

Minnie Mouse Polka-Dot Skirt

Polka Dot Skirt

Musever | $19.99

 

Rosie the Riveter Bandana

Rosie the Riveter Bandana

FlyBowZ | $9.95

 

Rosie the Riveter Denim Jumpsuit

 

Mermaid Makeup Kit

Mermaid Makeup Kit

Target | $3

 

Spray-On Temporary Hair Color

Temporary Hair Color for Halloween

Target | $3

 

Where's Waldo Striped T-Shirt

Red and White Striped T-Shirt

uxcell | $10.99+

 

Clockwork Orange Bowler Hat

 

Zombie Temporary Tattoos

Zombie Temporary Tattoos

Target | $3

 

Fake Blood

Fake Blood from Target

Target | $5

 

Reversible Red and Black Cape

 

Meghan Markle Accessories

Meghan Markle Halloween Costume

Target | $15.39

 

“Royal” Dress

Dress for Meghan Markle Costume

MUXXN | $29.99+

 

Striped Tights

 

Witches Hat

Witches Hat

Hats4Ladies | $40.99

 

Super Mario Hat and Moustache

Super Mario Halloween Accessories

Target | $24.05

 

Red T-Shirt

 

Rubber Ducks

Rubber Ducks

Guaren us | $9.99

 

Bob Ross Wig

Bob Ross Wig

PrimeParty | $9.59

 

Fox Accessories

Fox Halloween Accessories

Target | $10

 

Orange Ballet Dress

Women's Sleeveless Rib Knit Ballet Dress

A New Day | $20

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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.
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