So, Halloween is just days away, and you’re totally unprepared. No costume? No problem! You don’t need a lot of time (or money) to pull together a creative get-up, thanks to the Internet. Whether you’re going solo, as a couple or with a group, I’ve got you covered. Here are 11 clever DIY costumes you can put together in less than 24 hours. So sit back, let loose a sigh of relief and get inspired.
Just raid your little brother’s closet for a few toy snakes and wear your bed sheets like a toga. Bam! Costume complete.
2. Carl from Up!
Proof that a few balloons and a trip to the thrift store can work wonders.
3. DumbleDora the Explorer
Punny and confusing! All you need are some bright accessories and a noteworthy beard.
4. The Hanging Chad
You’re basically guaranteed to be the only hanging chad at the party.
5. Fifty Shades of Gray
Clever, cultural and creative. What more could you ask for?
—————- Couples Costumes —————
6. Google Maps
For maximum impact, be sure to play “God Blessed the Broken Road.”
This one’s all about the bodysuit, folks. Seriously. Your birthday suit is not a costume.
8. Mr. and Mrs. Fox
If you’re too cheap (or short on time) to get stellar fox masks, just print off a coloring sheet online. They’ll get the gist.
————— Group Costumes —————
No matter how many friends you have, there’s always room for one more.
10. Mario Kart
Can you ever go wrong with Nintendo? No. No you cannot.
11. French Kiss
C’mon. It’s brilliant, and there’s nothing more to say.
Even if you didn’t find a costume, I hope you’re feeling inspired. Just in case you’re wondering, I did not include my own costume on the list (though it was cheap and a DIY) as I’m keeping the element of surprise on my side. If you have any ideas to add, feel to share them below. Otherwise, happy hunting! I’m sure you’ll find that perfect costume in no time.