There’s about 2 weeks left before Halloween. Most Halloween parties are happening in the next few weekends, which means you don’t have a lot of time to come up with a costume if you haven’t already. All too often, I have been there, and so… I’m here to save the day!
Maybe plans changed, you suddenly got the day off, you’re a famous procrastinator, or you just simply changed your mind at the last minute. Whatever the case is, you don’t have a costume and now you need one. Fortunately, I’ve been in this position before and with the help of the internet and my Halloween-Pro mother, I’ve always had a great costume….even with short notice. Don’t rush, even if you are in a hurry, don’t allow yourself to feel rushed. You can make these costumes in an hour or less, so take your time making sure they look good. There’s still enough time left that you don’t have to resort to a rushed costume, just yet.
The 404 Error – Costume Not Found
This one is hilarious and it only requires an old white shirt and a permanent marker. Chances are you already have the items you need. Use the marker to make the white shirt look like a “URL not found” error. The humor comes in when you change the wording a bit. Here’s what it should look like
404 – Not Found
The requested costume was not found on this server.
Additionally a 404 Not found error was encountered while trying to use a Halloween Party to handle the request.
Similar to the previous costume, you can make this without having to spend time or money at the store. Grab some unmated socks (we all have them) and dryer sheets. Fasten them to your current outfit and tease your hair until it’s messy. You’ll be static cling!
I actually got this idea from my current outfit and the paper towel roll sitting on my desk. It’s so easy to do that I’m dressed like him on accident. You just need a red and black shirt and dark jeans.
This costume is easy as well as witty. Wear a normal outfit, and then attach a bunch of sponges to your outfit. Talk about how great you are all night, break that cocktail party rule. You’ll be “Self-Absorbed”
Nudist on Strike
This is one of those costumes that makes you think. Wear whatever you want along with a sign that says “Nudist on Strike”. It might take a minute for the joke to set in, but everyone will love it.
Chip on Your Shoulder
Wear jeans and a yellow shirt, then attach a bag of potato chips to your shoulder. Act bitter about something to add to the costume.
Wear all white and glue black dots to yourself making your favorite number. If you have a few friends who want to join in on this, you can switch it up a bit. You could wear black and glue white dots on your outfit, and your group will be dominoes!
Chicken “Cord On Blue”
Another easy, yet hilarious costume. Wear a blue shirt and attach a rubber chicken and an electrical cord to your costume (just don’t let anyone try to plug you in).