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20 Easy, Last-Minute Rhyme Without Reason Costume Ideas That Are Actually Genius

The “rhyme without reason” party theme is taking over. And, honestly? I’m into it. It’s refreshing to see a new theme amidst all of the same, boring frat parties we attend during the school year. However, with a theme party, it’s easy to procrastinate on a costume. So, if you find yourself invited to a rhyme without reason party with little time to prepare, I got you.

These costumes are simple and easy to put together, but still unique enough to stand out from the crowd. Happy rhyming, bestie!

“Where’s Waldo” + Marilyn Monroe

A striped shirt with a matching hat, and a blonde wig with a white dress. So easy.

A Black Cat + An Acrobat

All you need are some cat ears and a fun leotard.

A Cherry + A Berry

Literally so cute.

A Blood-Sucker + A Trucker

Grab a pair of vampire fangs and a trucker hat. Boom.

A Fairy + Dairy

The fairy speaks for itself. But for dairy, dress in all white and carry around a gallon of milk.

Rich Aunt + A Plant

Dress up in your most boujie attire, and don’t forget the sunglasses! Your partner can skirt by in all green, or a leaf-printed ensemble.

A Flower + “In Power”

For the flower, all you need is a cute floral outfit. Your partner can show that they’re “in power” by rocking their best suit.

A Tacky Tourist + A Florist

It’s as simple as a Hawaiian shirt and a bouquet of flowers.

Gym Rat + Hazmat

Put that gym apparel to good use, and have your partner dress up in a hazmat suit. (Amazon, $14)

Pro-Golfer + Scholar

Match made in heaven.

Mother Earth + About To Give Birth

Just put a balloon under your shirt and call it a night.

A WhiteClaw + An Outlaw

Like an ABC party, just wear an empty Whiteclaw box as your costume. Your outlaw partner can get by in a simple cowboy costume.

Bama Rush + Orange Crush

Pay homage to Grant Sikes and rock your best Bama Rush ensemble. Your partner can quench your thirst as everyone’s favorite soda by wearing all orange.

Teacher + Preacher

This is pretty self-explanatory.

White Wine + Valentine

These actually kind of go together, the more I think about it.

Rich + Witch

Aspiring to be both of these things.

Megan Fox + Goldielocks

Grab your best Jennifer’s Body costume and head to the party with your blonde bestie — bonus points if they bring a stuffed bear.

A Try Guy + The Fourth Of July

Just as long as you’re not Ned Fulmer, you’ll be fine.

Men In Black + Pyromaniac

Don’t take the “pyromaniac” thing seriously. Dressing up as a flame is absolutely enough.

Stranger Things + Angel Wings

Recycle your Stranger Things Halloween costume and pair it with your angelic partner for a heavenly duo.

julianna (she/her) is an associate editor at her campus where she oversees the wellness vertical and all things sex and relationships, wellness, mental health, astrology, and gen-z. during her undergraduate career at chapman university, julianna's work appeared in as if magazine and taylor magazine. additionally, her work as a screenwriter has been recognized and awarded at film festivals worldwide. when she's not writing burning hot takes and spilling way too much about her personal life online, you can find julianna anywhere books, beers, and bands are.