15 Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes

It's that time of year again: Halloween is right around the corner, you're expected to have three costumes for Halloweekend, and you're looking at wearing your cat ears with black leggings three nights in a row for the third year in a row. In case you've finally decided to pull yourself together to get a more interesting costume at the very last second (or in case you finally lost your cat ears), here are 15 costumes you can wear with things you already have.

1. If you have a red or white dress, be a devil or an angel. Run out and buy devil horns or a halo, and, with a little makeup, you're good to go. Bonus points if you get your best friend to do it with you. 

2. If you have a nude tank top, be Rihanna's Unapologetic cover. Add in some dark lipstick, some body paint, and maybe a talented friend who can freehand her tattoo.

3. If you have a denim shirt, be Rosie the Riveter. Not super original, but easy.  All you'll need is a red bandana and some serious guns for when you flex for an Instagram photo. 

4. If you have a more conservative black dress, be Wednesday Addams. Just layer it over something with a white collar and braid your hair with a center part to finish the look.

5. If you have a little red dress, be Betty Boop. This, of course, is easiest with short, curly hair, but if you have longer hair, just pin it up after curling it.

6. If you have some fake blood, be a vampire. Wear black clothing, and maybe run out and get some fangs to complete the look.

7. If you have any kind of red makeup, be "just bitten." Even easier than the vampire. Literally just draw a couple of dots on your neck with a fake trail of blood, and the rest is business as usual.

8. If you have a lot of makeup (and talent), be a skeleton. It's a really cool Halloween look that can be paired with just about any kind of clothing.

9. If you still have your outfit from Call on Me, be an 80s fitness instructor. I don't think this needs too much explanation, you've all been there, you'll all be there again.

10. If you have a plaid shirt, be a scarecrow. Run to Davis to grab a straw (or really any) hat and get a little creative with your makeup to sell it.

11. If you have a white tank top you don't care about, be Regina George. There are a few ways to do this one, but by far the easiest is to cut holes in the front of a white tank top and wear a bright bra or tank top underneath. Pair it with a black miniskirt to really channel your inner mean girl. 

12. If you have a striped shirt, be a burglar. Wear this with black pants, a black beanie, maybe some sort of mask, and carry your phone and wallet around in a canvas bag with a money sign on it to make it clear what you are.

13. If you own a sports jersey, be an athlete. I know, this is a bit of a cop out, but try to match your outfit to the rest of the uniform to complete the look. 

14. If you own a Tufts Dad sweatshirt, be a Dad. I know a surprising amount of students who own one of these, or if you don't, just grab one at the Campus Center. Throw on your favorite pair of running sneakers with thick white sweat socks, and maybe draw or stick on a mustache. You'll look something like this, except with a Tufts logo:

15. If all else fails, go to Goodwill in Davis, buy yourself an oversized button down, and be Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Get sunglasses and socks from CVS. But really. Only if all else fails. 


Planning a group costume last minute? Even worse. Check out the 10 Thoughts You Have While Planning a Group Costume.


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