If you are anything like me, you have put zero-thought into your Halloween costume this year. Luckily, you don’t have to go out and spend a lot of cash on a costume that you don’t even like that much. There are so many Halloween costumes that you can make at home with a little bit of work and planning. If you are feeling really lazy this year, there are also some Halloween costumes so easy that all you have to do is print out a paper.
What you need:
- Men’s long-sleeve dress shirt
- Men’s briefs
- Long white socks
- Wayfarer sunglasses (80′s retro-style)
This Halloween costume is pretty self-explanatory. For girls, you can just borrow the shirt and socks from a guy that you know, but I would go for a new pair of briefs if I were you. You can get the wayfarer shades anywhere, but I’m sure you have a pair lying around or you know someone who does.
What you need:
- Jumper and striped shirt
- Long stockings
- Coat hanger
Optional: Eyeliner freckles and red hair spray
You can wear just about anything for this costume, it is pretty much all about being mismatched (just try a Google search for options), but the basics are a jumper and stripes or mismatched socks. The one thing you need for Pippi is the braids and the freckles. Just braid hair around cut-up wire hangers to make them stand up, and spray red coloring to your hair. Just draw on freckles and your Halloween costume is complete.
- What you need:
- Red bandanna
- Collared blouse
- Jeans, shorts or leggings
As long as you have the red hair bandanna you have a lot of freedom with the rest of your costume. You can wear any shirt you have, a collared blue shirt with half sleeves would work best, but it is not too important. The pants really don’t matter at all for the look; I just wouldn’t wear a skirt because it really wouldn’t go with Rosie. Just don’t go overboard on the makeup, you can do heavy black eyeliner and red lipstick but you really don’t need any eye shadow.
- Large cardboard box
- 6 solo cups
- Spray paint (same color as cups)
- Glue and scissors
Cut off flaps across the bottom so that is open. Use a plate to cut a hole on the top for your head and smaller plates to cut holes on the side for arms. Spray paint the box the same color as your solo cups. Glue the solo cups evenly on front of the cardboard box so that it resembles a Lego. You can wear anything underneath, but black or the color of your box would work best.
What you need:
- Old shirt
- Old pants
With scissors (or your hands) rip your shirt and pants so that it looks like you just transformed from the Hulk. It really doesn’t matter how it looks as long as you can sell the part. Just act like you are in a fog (which shouldn’t be too hard) and scream things like “What have I done?!” The best part is you don’t even need shoes for this Halloween costume.
Really Lazy Last-Minute Costumes
Black Mail: Wear all black. Print out a picture of a stamp and tape it to your chest
God’s Gift to Women: Wrap yourself in wrapping paper with a tag: “From: God, To: Women.”
Quarterback: Wear normal clothes and tape a large picture of a quarter on your back
Nudist on Strike: Wear normal clothes, but tape on a sign that says “Nudist on Strike!”
Sugar-Daddy (or Sugar-Momma): Tape candy all over your normal clothes
Life of the Party : Tape a box of Life cereal to your shirt. Wear a party hat and noise maker
Static Cling: Wear plain clothing and attach socks, dryer sheets, hand towels, etc. to your clothes
Spice Rack: Wear a big bra over your clothes and stuff with some containers of spices
Cereal Killer: Tape cereal boxes with plastic knives stabbed in them on your shirt
Cross Dresser: Tape crosses all over the clothes you are wearing