Halloween is no longer a kid’s holiday. Adults love Halloween – – they spend a lot of money and enormous amounts of time planning parties and costumes. What if you forget about the party or need a costume at the last minute? These ideas for easy, last-minute adult Halloween costumes should help.
Cereal Killer: It may sound a bit corny (no pun intended) but it is a quick, last minute adult Halloween costume. You can have fun with this costume and be creative with puns if you want to or do what I did and go for quick and easy. I stopped by my local home improvement store, got a dishwasher box they were throwing away and cut holes for my head and arm. Using permanent magic markers, I did my best to draw a Fruit Loops box and then attached my daughter’s plastic stacking rings to the box with plastic zip ties. For the “killer” I inserted a dozen or so plastic knives into the box in several places.
Princess Leia: I came up with this last-minute Halloween costume from catching the end of an old Friendsepisode a few years ago. We were invited to a Halloween party but we forgot about the party until it was too late to rent costumes. I happened to see the rerun on television and decided to do a spoof on the Princess Lea costume. I grabbed my “granny” gown that I would never admit to having otherwise and added a cape (made by wrapping a large piece of scrap fabric around my shoulders). Grabbed two plastic wrapped honey buns, pinned them on each side of my hair and I was ready to go.
Laundry Basket: You might think this is only for women; however, it was funny for my husband – – he told everyone he refused to do the laundry and I tossed him in there with the dirty clothes. Grab the laundry basket, cut out the bottom, step in, and pull it up around the top of your thighs. Add some clothes in the basket as well as drape them over your shoulders, around your neck, etc. My husband added a pair of underwear to his head and got many great laughs from this easy adult costume.
Tourist: The cartoon tourist is a great last minute costume. Grab the Hawaiian shirt out of the back of your closet, add a fanny pack, camera around the neck, socks with sandals and you are ready to go. Our friend also added the floral swim trunks and used red body paint on his face to look sunburned (looked great with the white sunscreen on his nose). I told him he should have called me because I had an old plane ticket I could have brought to safety pin to his shirt pocket with a name tag as if he had gotten lost from his tour group.
Chia Pet: Yes, this is another use for duct tape. Wear black pants and a black long sleeve top. Use duct tape, black if possible, to wrap around your arms, legs and torso with the sticky side facing out (it is best to work one section at a time working from your legs up). Stick green shredded paper onto the sticky tape to simulate grass. If you can find a green afro wig, that completes the look perfectly.