It’s the Friday of Halloween weekend, and if you still haven’t picked out a costume to wear (despite the fact that you’re going out!), you probably feel a few different emotions. One is that you’re panicked, stressed, and worried about finding a great costume in, like, a few hours. Two: you’re not motivated at all to actually look for or do anything, even though you don’t really want to be the party pooper who doesn’t dress up. So, you look up some last minute costume ideas, only to find that most of them still require effort and creativity, and then you feel exhausted and ready to give up.
But wait! There are some last minute Halloween costume ideas that actually do require almost no effort. You can probably make them with items you already own, and the most you’ll have to do is, like, write something on a piece of paper. You can handle that, right? Of course you can. And you can still manage to be clever if you do it right. This Ask Reddit thread gave us so many creative ideas for Halloween costumes that require almost no effort. So little effort, you can do most of them just an hour before you walk out the door.
Your Best FriendNo idea what to wear and no time to get anything? Just dress up as your best friend, or one of your friends in general. This is a great costume if you guys have a close group. User ContextIsForTheWeak says, "Steal some of your friend's clothes and do a bad impression of them all night. "'Oooh look at me I'm Dan, I work in the library, do you like books?'" You could also do your significant other! Source: Pinterest
A Poor College StudentHere's a super easy costume that you can put together with the items in your closet: a poor college student. User Anonigmus says, "Dress in normal clothes and go as a poor college student. Bonus points if you carry around a can of ramen." I like that idea much more than this, uh, sign. I suggest yoga pants, a school sweatshirt (if you have one), and some ramen. Source
An Undercover CopSometimes just one small accessory can make a whole costume! User TheSoapbottle says, "I always likes the undercover cop. Just put a badge under your jacket and show it to people when they ask what you are." If you don't have a badge laying around, you can buy one at any costume store, or a place like Target Source
A CastIf you have a white t-shirt that you don't care about, you can accomplish this look. User kychleap says, "Wear a white top (shirt, sweatshirt, jacket, etc. it doesn't really matter) of your choice. Bring a black marker. Have people sign your white top. Boom! You're a cast." Hey, you can't say you've seen it done before!
A HufflepuffEveryone always dresses up as a main Harry Potter character, but what about the houses that don't get as much love? User thutruthissomewhere says, "One day, I was out shopping and bought a yellow sweater. A few months later, Halloween was coming up, and I needed a work-appropriate outfit. I had black pants, a black blazer, and a white button-up shirt. Threw on the yellow sweater and POOF! I was a Hogwarts student from House Hufflepuff." If you have a yellow sweater or shirt, this is easy and perfect. Source
Your Evil TwinOkay, this literally could not require less effort - user PixieStiXYZ says, "Your own Evil Twin. Just draw a mustache under your nose. Even if you're a girl. Especially if you're a girl." If you're not into the mustache idea, make yourself a zombie or something. And yes, this photo is a costume of the creepy twins from The Shining, but you get it. Source
Georgie from ItOne of the most popular costumes this year will definitely be the clown from It, but Georgie is much easier. User Bloodyrave says, "Georgie from IT. Rain coat, rain boots, red balloon and you're done." Or you could always do this amazing makeup if you want! Source
Someone You Can Count OnWant to do something punny? Try this cute idea: user EZRocker says, "Get a white shirt, write numbers all over it, be someone you can count on." I mean, come on! It's adorable. Source
A Basic BitchGet a few laughs out of everyone with this one. User Sweet-Lady-H says, "Couple years ago I was a "basic b!tch" - yoga pants, UGGS, Hair up in a messy bun, Victoria secret hoodie under a north face fleece. Carried around Starbucks, Diet Coke, Nutella, and my iPhone and MacBook with various social media open all day. It was easy for me since I already owned all these things and am indeed that typical basic white girl." It's perfect if you already own this stuff. Source
A 50s GreaserYou definitely don't need to be a dude to dress up as a 50s greaser. User Cthulhuhoop says, "1950's greaser. All you need is a white tee shirt, blue jeans, some boots and a leather jacket if you have one. If not, just roll up the sleeves of your tee shirt. Pomade your hair back into a DA or a pompador if you're fancy. Carry one of those super cheap black combs and constantly comb your hair. This can also be turned into a Fallout costume with slightly more work." Source
Clark KentIf you or someone you know has a Superman shirt, borrow it for this easy costume. User maximumtesticle says, "Clark Kent. Superman t-shirt under dress shirt half open. Pick up some thick rimmed cheaters from the drug store." This is even more perfect and lazy if you wear glasses. Source
A Formal ApologyHere's the perfect excuse to get super glam on Halloween! User a_marie95 says, "Once i got all dressed in up black tie style, and taped a piece of paper that read "I'm sorry" on it, and went as a formal apology. Everyone loved it!" Source
James DeanDo you own a leather jacket, a white tee, and jeans? Perfect. User Jauxerous says, "James Dean - Jeans and a white Tshirt." Almost everyone has that stuff! Source
A California RaisinIf you know what a California raisin is, you'll get it. User rattfink says, "Cut leg and arm holes in a black trash bag. Put on sunglasses. You're a California raisin." Hey, it's pretty simple and fast!
Calvin and HobbesYou don't need another person to do this costume, although you could always use them if they, too, left things to the last minute. User TheeLastUnicorn says, "Calvin and Hobbes. Wear a red and black striped shirt and carry around a stuffed tiger/Hobbes in a back pack." This is adorable! Source
Ceiling FanAnother punny idea a ceiling fan. User Spikespeygel says, "Just take a white shirt and write "Go Ceilings!!!" If anyone asks about it just say that you are a ceiling fan." Source