Last-Minute Costumes to Make

Last-Minute Costumes for Halloween and Parties

If you are looking for a last minute costume for Halloween trick-or-treating or for a Halloween party, you have come to the right place. Here are several last minute costume ideas you can make with items you have laying around your house. I have included a variety of costume ideas, along with a quick listing of the main supplies needed to make that costume. Click on each costume title to find directions for making that costume.

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    Hands and paints in classroom.
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Piece of Cardboard
    • Paint
    • Paintbrush
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    Autumn Leaves Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Brown Hooded Sweatshirt
    • Silk Leaves
    • Safety Pins
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    Babe Magnet Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Light Colored Clothing
    • Inexpensive Dolls
    • Needle and Thread or Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Pajamas
    • Teddy Bear
    • Pacifier
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    Bag of Jelly Beans Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Light Colored Clothing
    • Small Balloons
    • Clear, Plastic Wrap
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    Barbie Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Pink Clothing
    • Make-Up
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    Basket Full Of Laundry Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Old Laundry Basket
    • Clothesline (or any rope)
    • Clothes
    • Clothespins and/or Safety Pins
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    Bat Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Dark Colored Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Umbrella (optional)
    • Felt
    • Safety Pins or Needle and Thread
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Pink Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Pink Balloons
    • Safety Pins
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    Bed Bug Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Dark Colored Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Blanket
    • Pillow
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Old Clothing
    • Dark Make-Up
    • Safety Pins
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    Biker Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Black Leather Anything
    • Bandana
    • White T-shirt
    • Sunglasses
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    Bird Nest in a Tree Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Sweatshirt
    • Sweatpants
    • Fake Leaves
    • Rafia or Hay
    • Fake Bird
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Black Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Black Felt, Scrap Fabric, Paper, or Crafts Foam
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Black Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Contrasting Fbric or Felt Scrap
    • Black Make-up
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    Blues Clues Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Light Blue Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Blue Felt, Scrap Fabric, Paper, or Crafts Foam
    • Safety Pins
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    Butterfly Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Dark Colored Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Paper or Felt
    • Cardboard
    • Yarn or Elastic
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Red Duct Tape (and Green tape if you like)
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Ripped Up Clothes
    • Dark Make-up
    • Bandages and Medical Supplies
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    Cereal Killer Halloween Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Black Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Empty Cereal Boxes
    • Plastic Knifes
    • Red Paint or Fake Blood
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Blue Clothes
    • Batting, Fiberfil, or Cotton Balls
    • Squirt Gun
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Yellow T-Shirt
    • Black Shorts or Pants
    • Black Fabric Scrap or Fabric Paint
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Solid Colored Clothing
    • Rubber Ducks
    • Needle and Thread or Velcro
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Cardboard Box
    • Gift wrap
    • Ribbons and/or Bows
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    • Brown Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Rope
    • Clothespins
    • Misc. Clothing
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    Coloring Crayon Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Clothes of One Color (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Construction Paper
    • String or Yarn
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White or Light Colored Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Pink or Light Blue Tulle
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Hat
    • Dark Yarn
    • Sunglasses
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Black Felt, Scrap Fabric, Paper, or Crafts Foam
    • Safety Pins
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    Dancing With the Stars Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Fancy Clothes
    • Felt or Craft Foam
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Pink Clothing
    • Make-Up
    • Blond Wig (optional)
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Orange Hunting Clothes
    • Paper Bag
    • Coat Hanger
    • Fake Rifle
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    Deviled Egg Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Poster Board
    • Yellow Tissue Paper or Crepe Paper
    • Devil Horns and Tail
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Scrubs or Lab Coat
    • Peppers
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Grey Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Dryer Lint
    • Bunny ears and Tail
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • White Piece of Fabric (Old sheet, etc)
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Gray or Light Colored Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Gray or Light Colored Felt, Scrap Fabric, Paper, or Crafts Foam
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Green Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Felt
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    Frog Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:

    • Green Colored Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Felt, Scrap Fabric, Paper, or Crafts Foam
    • Headband
    • Wiggle Eyes
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Over-Sized Clothing
    • Large, gaudy Jewelry
    • Tin Foil
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Orange Pumpkin Leaf Bag
    • Newspaper for Stuffing
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    Glamorous Ghosts Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White Sheet
    • Fancy Outfit
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Old Clothing
    • Dark Make-Up
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Child-Sized or Toy Chair
    • Pink Clothing
    • Elastic, Yarn, or Ribbon
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Dark Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Felt, Scrap Fabric, Paper, or Crafts Foam
    • Safety Pins
    • Yarn
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Aluminum Platter
    • Plastic Tablecloth
    • Plastic Cutlery, Food, and Other Table Decor
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    Hillbilly Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Old Clothing
    • Dark make-Up
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Bathing Suit
    • Belt
    • Crepe Paper or Tissue Paper
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Sweatsuit
    • Scrap Fabric
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Red Shirt and Black Pants
    • Black Felt
    • Chenille Stems
    • Pom-poms
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Cane or Walker
    • Post-It Notes
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    Lego Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:

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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White Clothing
    • Index Cards
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Cardboard Box
    • Random Items You Might Find at a Lost and Found
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Cardboard
    • Paint
    • Tape
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Tape, Con-Tact Paper, Markers, or Fabric Paints
    • Dark Sunglasses
    • Cane or Long Stick
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Brown Garbage Bags, Burlap Bags, or Fabric
    • Felt or Construction Paper
    • Newspaper
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Brown or Green Clothing
    • Fake Flowers and leaves or make some out of Felt or Craft Foam
    • Twigs
    • Stuffed Animals and Birds
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    • Fancy Dress
    • Purse
    • Sunglasses
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • An Old Sheet
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Slacks and Button Down Shirt
    • Glasses
    • School Books, Calculator, Other School Supplies
    • White Tape
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Green Clothing (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Cardboard
    • Scrap Fabric
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • 2 People
    • Blue Clothing
    • Name Tags
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    Pair of Dice Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • 2 Boxes
    • Paint
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White Colored Outfit With a Hood (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Cardboard
    • Ribbon
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White Shirt
    • Fabric Paint or Markers
    • Pumpkin Seeds
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    Pets For Sale Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:

    • Cardboard Box
    • Poster Board or Construction Paper
    • Ribbon
    • Stuffed Animals
    • Plastic Bags
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Cardboard
    • Thin Elastic or Ribbon
    • Paint or Construction Paper
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Cardboard
    • Thin Elastic or Ribbon
    • Paint or Construction Paper
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Fancy Clothes
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Brown or Tan Clothing (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Felt
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Tan, Grey, or White Clothing (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Large Pom-pom
    • Felt
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Empty Household Box
    • Black Paint
    • Paper
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    Road Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Black Clothing (such as a sweatsuit)
    • White Fabric Paint, Tape, or White Out
    • Toy Cars
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Black Clothing (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Thin Masking or Yellow Tape
    • Stuffed Animal
    • Fake Blood (or red paint)
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Old Clothing
    • Yellow Fabric Scrap, Paper, Felt, or Craft Foam
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:

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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Black Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Felt
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Old Pants
    • Smarties Candies
    • Needle and Thread or Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Large Pom-poms
    • Stocking or Other Hat
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Black Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Fake Spider Webs
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Black Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Glow Sticks
    • Safety Pins or Needle and Thread
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Dark Clothing
    • Safety Pins
    • Miscellaneous Small Clothing items
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Tan or Yellow Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Fake Flies
    • Tape, Con-Tact Paper, Markers, or Fabric Paints (optional)
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    Speed Bump Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Yellow Clothing
    • Black Paint
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    Sweatshirt Pumpkin Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Over-Sized Orange Shirt
    • Black Felt, Scrap Fabric, Paper, or Crafts Foam
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Plastic Target Shopping Bags
    • Tape
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Bright Clothing
    • Camera
    • Map
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    Tree Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Brown Hooded Sweatshirt and Pants
    • Green Felt, Craft Foam, or Paper
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    UPC Code Costume

    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White Outfit (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Black Electrical Tape
    • Black Marker
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • White Colored Outfit With a Hood (such as a sweatsuit)
    • Fiberfil, batting, or Cotton Balls
    • Yellow Paint
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are:
    • Medical Jacket or Scrubs
    • Stuffed Animals
    • Safety Pins
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    The main supplies needed for this costume are: