15 Halloween Costumes for Professional Procrastinators

Let’s be honest. Halloween is one of those holidays that just sneaks up on you. You get so busy doing other things that it just slips your mind. Picture this: it’s September 1, and you are planning the perfect Halloween costume. You’ve picked out the perfect dress, pinned your favorite makeup looks, practiced exactly how to do your hair, and then, it’s 9 p.m. on October 30, and you have no costume. We all know because we’ve all been there! But fear not, my fellow procrastinators, because we’ve compiled a list of easy, last-minute Halloween costumes.

1. Bank Robber


This costume can be done with black jeans and a striped shirt, or even a black shirt. Throw on a black beanie, black gloves and draw on a mask and you’re good to go!

2. Instagram

All this lazy costume takes is a trip to the nearest print shop and an Exacto knife. Have a large print off of your Instagram picture made, cut out the middle and you become the picture!

3. Sims Character


Here is a link that teaches you how to make the plumbob (yeah, I had no idea that’s what it was called either).

4. Brawny Man


Just a plaid shirt and some paper towels. It doesn’t get much easier.

5. Cards Against Humanities


This costume can be done with dresses or with plain white or black t-shirts. All you have to do is iron on the letters to create your favorite playing cards!

6. Sadness from Inside Out

With this costume, you can either go all out, as shown above, or throw on a white sweater and glasses!

7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s


All you need is a classic black dress and a string of costume pearls. BAM you’re Audrey!

8. Jazzerciser


This classic last-minute costume has many different variations. All you really need are leggings, a t-shirt, with the neck cut out, and some leg warmers, but feel free to work the leotard look.

9. When Life Give You Lemons


Step #1: Buy a white t-shirt. • Step #2: Buy lemons. • Step #3: Write “Life” on the white t-shirt. • Step #4: Give out said lemons.

When life gives you lemons…

10. Black Cat


Black clothes, black ears, eyeliner. DONE!

11. Error Message


If you really want to be “that guy,” all this costume takes is a sharpie and a plain, white t-shirt. You won’t be winning any costume contests, but I don’t think you care…

12. Tourist


This costume is a perfect excuse for a trip to the thrift store (or your dad’s closet). All you need is a Hawaiian shirt and a good pair of khakis. The fanny pack is also a nice touch.

13. A Formal Apology


If you are REALLY in a bind, say going to a Halloween party right after work, all you have to do is slap on a nametag that says “I’m Sorry.” Ta-da, you’re a formal apology!

14. Forrest Gump and Jenny


This can be done as a couple’s costume or individually! For Forrest, you just need a red hat, a blue plaid shirt, khakis and tennis shoes. And for the ladies, all you need is a dress and a flower crown!

15. It’s Raining Men


All you need for this costume is an umbrella, string, hot glue and paper versions of men’s faces (no men were harmed in the making of this costume).

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