Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween might be a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still dress up this weekend and have some fun. If you don’t want to go out to a store and buy a costume, there are some outfits that you can make with materials you have at home. Here are a few costume ideas for Halloween this year.

Llama Costume

This adorable llama costume is super easy to make. You can make the costume any color that you want: tan, white, pink and more. You’ll need plenty of cardboard boxes and then some colorful details such as yarn, pom-poms and colored paper. Other materials include paint or fabric/felt, duct tape or hot glue, scissors. For complete instructions, get the tutorial here.

Bat Halloween Costume

One of the quintessential Halloween symbols, bats are a great way to celebrate the holiday. Take an old or possibly broken black umbrella and cut it in half. Use hot-glue to attach the two parts of the umbrella to the arms of your black hoodie. Fasten the hinges of the metal umbrella pieces with black electrical tape, so they can properly fold. For the finishing touch, create ears out of black foam and feathers and attach them to the top of your hoodie.

Cloud and Rainbow Costume

This is the perfect costume for any duo, whether partners, siblings, or parent and child. For the cloud costume, take an umbrella and glue polyester batting or cotton balls all over the top. If you want to go a little further, cut some raindrops out of blue construction paper and use clear string or wire to attach to the rim of your umbrella. Use multi-colored construction paper and a leftover cardboard box to make the rainbow costume. Make two separate rainbows to attach to the front and back of whoever will be wearing the costume.

Sprinkles Costume

For this costume, you will need colored popsicle sticks, sunglasses, paper plates, a white t-shirt, tulle or other white material for the skirt, fabric tape, cheap glasses, a hot glue gun and sprinkles. Start by taking the colored popsicle sticks and adding small strips of tape to the back of them and place them at different angles and positions on your skirt. (It does help to do this while wearing the skirt.) Do the same thing with your white shirt. For the final step, pop the lenses out of each side of the glasses or sunglasses. Put hot glue on the rims of the glasses and then push the frame into some sprinkles you poured on a paper plate.

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