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5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Halloween is THREE days away! For those of you who have been planning your costume for months and are beyond ready for this weekend, kudos to you. For those of you who waited until the last minute and are struggling to come up with an awesome costume, don’t you fret! We are here to take that struggle away. Here is a list of costumes that you can do last minute and look as if you put some time into it! 

1. Mary Poppins 


This costume is super easy to create, mainly because you probably already own half of these items! Plus, you’ll look like you spent months on it even though you came up with days before Halloween. 

What you’ll need: a white collared button-down shirt, a black skirt, a red bowtie, a black bowler hat, an umbrella, black stockings, and heels

2. Dorothy Dandridge 


Be the standout at the party with this sultry outfit. This could also be a couple costume – just have your significant other dress similar to Harry Belafonte’s character!  

What you’ll need: a black off-the-shoulder top, a red skirt, black heels, a short wig (if you have long hair) and a red flower for your hair (optional)

3. Mean Girls: Regina George 

This outfit is PERFECT for those wanting something simple yet creative. Besides, who wouldn’t want to be Regina George and quote Mean Girls all Halloween? 

What you’ll need: a purple bra, a white tank top, scissors, and a black skirt!

4. Mean Girls: Damian 


This costume from Mean Girls is also simple yet creative. The only thing that requires a bit of effort is the sign. 

What you’ll need: a blue hoodie, a homemade sign, and sunglasses 

5. Anyone from the 90s 

From TV characters to pop stars, you can go raid a thrift store and will more than likely find something to put together. The only thing is you’ll need time to go to thrift stores and search for the pieces you need!




What you’ll need: Time

If you decide to do any of these costumes, take a photo on instagram and share it with us by using the hashtag #hcbuffstatehalloween !

Alexandra Whitehead is a Senior at SUNY at Buffalo State. Originally from Virginia, she is majoring in Fashion Textile and Techonology with a concentration in Merchandising. She also has a minor in Theatre. Alexandra is a big advocate for the arts, taking great pleasure in literature, performing, and media arts. She also loves traveling and experiencing new things. In the Fall of 2014, she had the great opportunity to study abroad in London at Regents University. It was an amazing experience that taught her so much about herself and the different cultures around her. When she graduates, Alexandra aspires to be a film/television actress, owner of a eco-friendly fashion boutique, and owner of an animal rescue that saves feral cats and kittens from the streets. 
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