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Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

No time? No problem. Pull together these easy disguises in 10 minutes or less.

By Ingela Ratledge
Kid in Pig in a Blanket costumePhotos: Glenn Glasser, Stylist: Kristine Trevino
  • Green clown wig + a schoolgirl outfit = Broccoli Spears
  • Plastic laundry basket with holes cut out for legs + white balloons + a shower cap = Bathing Beauty
  • White dress + a pipe-cleaner halo + leaves in her hair and “dirt” on her face = Fallen Angel
  • Black clothes + yellow electrical tape down his torso + toy cars + Velcro = Highway
  • Pig nose + a blanket = Pig in a Blanket
  • Blue T-shirt + cotton balls + tape + a water gun = Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Rain
  • Polo shirt + khakis (or madras shorts) + a name tag = Jay Crew
  • Clear umbrella (preferably dome- shaped) + party streamers or metallic ribbons = Jellyfish
  • Eye patch + bandana + black leggings + oversized white shirt = Pirate
  • Adhesive letters + T-shirt + mopheads = Ceiling Fan
  • Pajamas + thermometer + ice pack + pillow = Sick and Tired

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