These last minute guy Halloween costume ideas are good costumes that are so easy to assemble. They are clever costumes that everyone will be jealous of, and they do not even need to know you came up with it last minute.
I get so excited when a holiday comes around because that means we get to celebrate something. As a kid, I was described as vivacious, and sometimes, I thought I was too cheesy for the people around me.
But now, I accept that I love celebrating things and going all out for holidays. I want to enjoy life and have fun with my friends and family. So, I like to dress up for Halloween and throw Halloween parties like our Halloween brunch or this witches night out.
One of my favorite parties to throw is a witches night out Halloween party where everyone dresses up as witches. We drink Halloween mocktails, eat Halloween witch finger snacks, or enjoy some Halloween crescent roll recipes and eat these easy spider cookies, Halloween worms in dirt and Halloween sandwiches.
We also throw this adorable mummy costume and mummies night out Halloween party and, you guessed it, everyone dresses up as mummies. My girlfriends and I have too much fun putting these parties together.
There are a bunch of creative options out there when it comes to an easy Halloween costume, and you can most likely get them on Amazon Prime. It does not need to take a bunch of time to have a show-stopping costume.
Depending on the costume, you can throw on a white shirt and black pants, then call it a day. But the best Halloween costumes take just a bit of effort. If you want to win first place in your local Halloween costume contest, keep reading.
Why you should dress up for Halloween
- Dressing up is half of the fun of Halloween (besides eating the candy, of course).
- Your kids will think you are cool, and let's be real, that is reason enough to do it.
- You may get in touch with your creative side and find a new hobby.
- It is more likely that you will get candy because you are wearing a costume.
- Halloween comes around once a year, so you may as well celebrate it.
If it is really last minute and you need a quick costume, a DIY costume is the choice for you. Look around your house and you will be surprised what you can come up with. Bonus points if you can make it into a group costume with friends.
One of the easiest costume ideas is dressing up as a ghost. Put on a white t-shirt (you know you have one), black jeans, and a white sheet and you are ready to go trick-or-treating. You could even wear white pants if you want to really blend in.
You can walk around without cutting eye holes in the sheet, but you must be careful. I recommend cutting out eye holes, though. You can put sunglasses over the sheet for a cool photoshoot if you want.
The best way to make this ghost costume is to go to the thrift shop and get a cheap sheet. Then you can cut up the sheet all you want without worrying about ruining nice sheets. You can also run to the store and grab inexpensive sheets.
Tablecloths are also a great option for your ghost costume. Depending on the tablecloth, they can be a bit thicker than a sheet, so that may be a good option if you live in a colder area.
If you live in a windy area, put a baseball hat over the sheet or tablecloth after you are wearing the sheet on your head. The sheet will stay on that way, creating a unique ghost costume. Now you are a baseball ghost!
There is a bit more planning to do if you want to dress up as an astronaut for Halloween. You do not need to go out and buy a whole costume you will wear only once, but you do need to get creative.
You may already have some of the things you will need for this costume at home. Some important pieces you may already have are black gloves, snow boots (or winter boots of some kind), and a t-shirt.
If you have white snow pants, those will work great for this costume. You could look at your local thrift store to see if they have any cheap pants or boots you could use for this costume.
A white shirt or jacket would work for the top of the astronaut costume. You could also look for a white jumpsuit online or ask if your neighbors have one to borrow. It is all about putting together little pieces to make an awesome costume.
There is probably a way to make a helmet yourself, but that kind of makes me nervous. So, Amazon has some for cheap and on the pricier side if you want to go all out. Just make sure you can breathe when wearing the helmet.
Astronaut costumes usually have reflective material, so grab the duct tape and get decorating. You most likely have duct tape in your house, which is perfect for a last-minute idea. Grey or silver duct tape will work best for this costume.
Look up an astronaut's uniform online and note where the reflective material is. Then, you can put duct tape in the same spots as an astronaut's uniform. The duct tape may ruin the clothes, so be prepared to dedicate your outfit to the costume.
If all else fails, a store-bought costume is great for last minute Halloween costumes. Amazon is a good place to order last minute costumes, but you must think a few days ahead. The store won't have an astronaut costume on the day of.
This specific Frankenstein costume may be the easiest of these last-minute costume ideas because you only need one thing: a paper bag. You probably have some paper bags sitting around the house that you have never used.
Once you have your paper bag, you will need a Sharpie and/or black marker. You will also want someone there to help you so they can draw where you need to cut out the eye holes. These bags will have to be big enough to put on your head.
Put the paper bag over your head (with plenty of space so you can breathe) and have your designated helper draw where the eyes are. You will have to help them figure out where to draw the circle by pointing where your eyes are.
It is best to undercut the circle instead of cutting too much. If you cut too little, you can keep cutting, but you may have to start over if you cut too much. Take the marker and draw circles around the spot your helper marked.
Now you can cut out the eye holes. Put the bag back over your head and repeat until the eye holes are precisely how you want them. Now you can decorate the paper bag, which is my favorite part.
You can look up a picture of Frankenstein to see what his hair is like and where his stitches are, or you can make it up as you go. Let your creativity fly with this costume.
The best part about this costume is how fast you can make it. Say your neighbor's annual Halloween party is in an hour, and you still need a costume. You can put this costume together in 10-15 minutes.
Talk about a last-minute costume. You can also use this concept for other costume ideas like Steve from Minecraft, a cat, a pumpkin, and a million other ideas. So next time you are at the store, maybe pick paper over plastic.
Whenever I think of Halloween, I think of pumpkins, specifically jack-o-lanterns. They are a staple when it comes to decorating for Halloween. So, why not dress up as one?
This takes a bit of time, but it will still work as a last minute costume idea. The first thing you need to do is get a pumpkin. Not only do you need to get a pumpkin, you need to find one that will fit over your head.
It is helpful to measure your head before you go pumpkin shopping. Measure the circumference and length of your head, and add a couple of inches just to be safe. Bring the measuring tape with you when you go shopping to pick out the right size.
Buy a couple of pumpkins that you think will work for your head shape. Also, ensure that the pumpkins you are buying are fresh. To make this costume work, you will want a fresh pumpkin to wear because it is sturdier and will last longer.
Then you will cut up the pumpkin and remove the seeds and guts. Lay out the pumpkin the night before you need to dress up so the pumpkin can dry out a bit. After removing the inner part of the pumpkin, try to thin out the inside.
The thinner you can get the pumpkin, the easier you can fit your head inside. It will also make the pumpkin lighter, making it more comfortable. To get your head to fit, you will cut part of the back of the pumpkin off.
Test to make sure the pumpkin will fit on your head before you let it sit for the night. The pumpkin is still wet, so put some paper towels over your head (or a shower cap) before trying it on. Adjust the size of the cuts as needed.
Carve the jack-o-lantern face when you are a few hours from your event. Try the pumpkin head on again and have a friend help you draw the face on the pumpkin. Point to where your eyes, nose, and mouth are so they can sketch it out.
Then, you can carve the pumpkin like you usually would. When it is time to go to the party, put on whatever outfit you want and throw on the pumpkin head. Maybe wait until you get to the party so you can drive safely...
A great costume for spooky season is a skeleton. It is an easy costume idea if you have the right tools. To keep it super low-key, you could wear a skeleton shirt or go all out with a whole-body skeleton costume.
You could also do some incredible skeleton makeup. Put on a black leather jacket and jeans, and let the makeup do the talking for this costume. It does take practice to do this makeup look, though. Use this DIY halloween costumes for moms post to get the makeup just right.
If you want to have this intricate face makeup, have a couple of trial runs before the big day, especially if you are doing it by yourself. There are tons of video tutorials out there for this look, so find your favorite and try it out!
One suggestion, though, is to buy a setting spray if you decide to get your makeup done. This will keep your makeup locked in so it does not get everywhere or smudge. If you do not want to, just be extra careful not to touch your face.
You could try out this corpse bride look for couples Halloween costumes. Put on your favorite black suit and a dress shirt (bonus points if you grab a top hat) and have matching makeup with your partner to create this look.
Couples costumes are fun because they look great in pictures, and it is fun to match with your partner. This skeleton costume is so easy because you wear black clothing. Your partner could also wear a black dress to be extra spooky.
If group costumes are not your thing, ask your best friend to dress up with you! You will be the best dressed dads out there.
One of the most common last-minute Halloween costume ideas is a farmer. It is one of the easiest costumes out there, and you probably have most of the stuff you need to assemble this costume.
First, you need a flannel shirt. If you do not have one at home, run to your local Wal-Mart or thrift store. A good farmer costume is all about the flannel shirt.
A nice thing about dressing up as a farmer for Halloween is that you will be comfortable. You wear a flannel shirt and jeans, which could be a regular outfit you would wear anyway. The accessories are what make it a costume, though.
If you do not have a cowboy hat, someone you know probably does. Ask around and see if you can borrow a hat for the night. You can always get a cheap one on Amazon as well.
Now for the cowboy boots. These are not required, but they do make the costume look good. If you have some or if a friend has a pair, go for it, but you can still be a farmer without cowboy boots.
Dressing up as Superman is incredibly easy. If you already have a Superman shirt, then you are set. You can get one on Amazon for cheap if you do not have one.
Wear your Superman shirt with jeans and sneakers to keep it simple. Everyone will know who you are, and it is a great last-minute costume. Aside from the ghost costume, this costume may take the least effort.
To take the costume up a notch, you could wear a button-up shirt over the Superman shirt but leave the Superman symbol visible. Throw on a pair of glasses and have the perfect Clark Kent turning-into-Superman costume.
This costume idea works for any superhero. Get a t-shirt with your favorite superhero's logo, and you are all set. You can even dress up as your favorite villian.
There is the Joker, Hades, Thanos, and a ton of other villains you could dress up as. Some may say a graphic t-shirt does not count as a Halloween costume, but I say it does. As long as you put some effort in, I count it as a costume.
Tips for success
- Have fun - Halloween is meant to be a holiday full of fun and mischief, so do not stress too much over a costume. Get creative and have fun with it.
- Ask for help - If you are stuck on what costume to choose, ask family and friends what they think would work best. One of them most likely will have an accessory that will help your costume.
- Take pictures - Take pictures of your costume, especially if you do a group costume with family and friends. You worked hard on this costume, so you may as well show it off!
We hope that you have found a Halloween costume that is easy and that you love. These costume ideas are meant to remove the stress of picking out a costume, so we hope we have helped. We hope you have the best Halloween!