Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults
Halloween is far from being a kids-only holiday. Need a last-minute costume that won’t blow your budget? These easy, clever ideas will have you feeling festive in minutes.Get the entire family into the Halloween spirit with these quick and simple costume ideas:Simple Halloween CostumesDIY Halloween CostumesLast-Minute Halloween Costume IdeasHalloween Faces
Crack your friends up with this not-so-subtle dig on modern-day moneygrubbers.
How to: Gather all the gold jewelry you own—rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings—and put it on; the more outlandish, the better. Stick to gold or metallic clothing and shoes, and give your hair a golden spritz. To complete this look, head to the garage and borrow a (lightweight) shovel to carry around with you all night.
A playful wall clock is what makes this costume tick.
How to: Loop a long piece of string or rope (something sturdy enough to hold the object’s weight) through the back of the clock. Wear it like a necklace around your neck and attach a pair of costume wings to your back.
Move over Mona Lisa, there’s another muse on the loose.
How to: Use a frame that’s large enough to showcase you, the painting, from the bust up. For a classical look, tie your hair back into a low ponytail or bun and wear ruffles or a cameo around your neck. Sign your name on a mailing label or plain white sticker and adhere to the top left corner of your shirt, so it peeks out from the bottom of the frame and looks like the artist’s “signature.”
Whose costume will reign supreme? Yours, of course, with this clever nod to the popular Food Network show.
How to: Buy a white chef’s hat and tie an apron around your waist. If the apron has pockets, tuck a ladle, spatula, and pasta server inside. Carry a clothing iron around with you all night long.
Life of the Party
A favorite breakfast cereal proves it’s really not just for kids.
How to: Raid that random bin filled with leftover party props from last New Year's Eve bash. Strap a party hat to your head and take along some confetti and a plastic horn. Complete the look by carrying a full (or empty) box of the cereal around with you.
Sick and Tired
Feeling a little under the weather? This is the ultimate get-up for the person who really is in no mood to party.
How to: Wear a pair of your most comfortable pajamas for the base of your costume. Then, stick a thermometer in your mouth, hold an ice pack to your head, and carry around a pillow for the final touch.
It doesn’t take much to look intelligent—just a hot glue gun and a bag of candy.
How to: Last-minute costumes don’t get any easier than this: Hot glue rolls of Smarties candies onto a pair of old pants. Wear a pair of thick-rimmed, geeky glasses to complete your scholarly look.
This aquatic disguise is, well, electric—and easy to assemble, too.
How to: Break out the summer wardrobe – an old tunic over a swimsuit and flip-flops will do the trick. Add some embellishment by gluing an assortment of pretty seashells onto your outfit. Next, tease your hair, making sure to backcomb underneath, and spritzing it with hair spray for a frizzy, just-shocked look. If your hair is long, try pinning it up first and just teasing the top half.