Family Fun's Favorite Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

No time to buy a costume? No problem. 

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Skeleton Soiree

Ronnie Andren

Skeleton Soiree

Your undead brood is invited to a party that's going to rock the graveyard, so you'd better dress the part. Cutting out the bones is made easy by first laying strips of duct tape on a parchment paper backing. Accessorize with formal-yet-funky touches, such as a choker, top hat, tutu, and vest.

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Garden Duo

Ronnie Andren

Garden Duo

Your child is the fruit (and flower) of your labors. Play up your role in her cultivation with this cute pair of Halloween costumes. The felt seed packet uses store-bought letters, and the flower's petals are stapled to a simple headband. Other family members can dress up as farmers (in overalls and straw hats) or more flowers.

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Halloween Heroes

Ronnie Andren

Halloween Heroes

No-sew capes team up with felt-and-duct-tape masks, belts, and badges personalized with the initial of your family's last name.

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Halloween Cutups

Michael Piazza

Halloween Cutups

Scare up some scissors, freezer paper, and a couple of plain tees, and you'll be set to craft a cool look with your little trickster. 

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Halloween Kid Craft Paper Pumpkins