5 Quick, Last-minute Halloween Costumes

Halloween’s almost here and a lot of us still have no idea what to dress up as.  This whole costume tradition, while fun, can sometimes be a hassle, especially if you don’t want to be “that guy” at the party wearing normal clothes.  And maybe this year, you don’t want to buy a costume and your roommate won’t let you borrow her cat ears, so here are some quick, last-minute, creative Halloween Costumes that will at least guarantee you a laugh or at least an admiring head nod.

  1. Grapes


What you’ll need:

  • Balloons (purple, green, or whatever colour grapes you want to be)
  • Leaves (for a leafy headdress or a green hat you can stick leaves on)

If you want to stand out and show off some creativity with a homemade costume, this is definitely something for you.  Though it’s not the best thing to wear if you’re planning on dancing all night (or generally doing anything that may will result in physical contact), at least you’ll steal the spotlight in all your photos.

  1. Hipster


What you’ll need (suggestions):

  • Wide framed glasses (or 3-D classes with the lenses pushed out)
  • Plaid
  • Beanie
  • Starbucks drink
  • Jeans
  • Converse

There’s nothing more creative than being a hipster, and there’s nothing better than irony.  You’ll definitely get a laugh from this costume, and the best part is, the possibilities are endless.  There’s so much about the hipster subculture to poke fun of mimic, so go ahead and take your pick!

  1. Meme


What you’ll need:

  • A functioning printer

Why buy a mask when you can basically print off a face from the deep, dark crevasses of the Internet and stick it on your face?

4. Tourist


What you’ll need:

  • Some loud, bright shirt that just screams “tourist”.  Maybe a Hawaiian shirt or one of those “I ❤ NYC” shirts that everyone seems to own.
  • Camera (or you can use your cell (or an IPad if you’re going full toursit)
  • Any kind of funky hat

You’ll definitely have fun acting this part out whenyou annoy your friends with your constant selfies as you try not to cause too many casualties with your selfie stick.

5.  Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) from Risky Business



What you’ll need:

  • A long collared white shirt
  • Sunglasses
  • Socks
  • (some shorts underneath would be nice too)

Now we’re getting a little bit risky here (that was so bad, I’m so sorry). If you want to show off your dance moves, or just want an excuse to not wear pants, there’s nothing classier than being Tom Cruise.

So that’s it!  Go have fun with your costumes and as a reward for making your way to the end of the article, here’s a costume that made me laugh harder than it should have.


If you don’t recognize the reference, the story is that a woman tried to restore an old painting of Jesus and it resulted in the painting on the right.  Brilliant.


Happy Halloween everyone!


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