The Best Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Adults

Silent Film Stars Costumes
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Ever spend hours deciding how to dress your kid for Halloween, only to realize you don't have a costume for yourself? We asked our favorite bloggers for easy, DIY adult costume ideas. You probably have most of the supplies in your closet already!
Courtesy of Say Yes
Courtesy of Say Yes

Mary Poppins and Bert

"Most everyone recognizes these characters from their childhood (sadly, I'm not sure if all kids would these days!). They are a cinch to throw together, and mimicking the character's personalities would be a blast as well." - Liz Stanley, author of the blog Say Yes

Courtesy of What I Wore
Courtesy of What I Wore

Flight Attendant

"Do you have a white button down and a pencil skirt? Awesome! You can go as a flight attendant this holiday. Add a classic silk scarf around your neck, a makeshift set of wings (I made mine in 5 minutes out of foam and marker and used double stick tape to keep it on my shirt), and a watch and you're jet, set, ready to go." - Jessica Quirk, author of the blog What I Wore

Courtesy of Julie Ann Art
Courtesy of Julie Ann Art

Lightning Strike

"This lightning strike costume is the perfect mix of creativity and humor. It's a great concept for a couple's Halloween costume." - Julie Ann, founder of Julie Ann Art

Courtesy of The Joy of Fashion
Courtesy of The Joy of Fashion

Scarecrow

"What could be cuter and more cozy than this scarecrow costume? And the best part of it all is that you can make it entirely with pieces you already have in your closet." - Marie McGrath, author of the blog The Joy of Fashion

Courtesy of Lovely Indeed
Courtesy of Lovely Indeed

Lumberjacks

"All you need are a flannel shirt and a pair of boots to get the point across. You don't even need to style your hair -- in fact, the messier, the better." - Chelsea Foy, author of the blog Lovely Indeed

Courtesy of Sugar & Cloth
Courtesy of Sugar & Cloth

Miss Chiquita

"This last-minute Miss Chiquita Banana costume is super simple to make: you can basically dress it up with whatever you have laying around in your closet that say 'tropical.'" - Ashley Rose, author of the blog Sugar & Cloth

Courtesy of Pretty Prudent
Courtesy of Pretty Prudent

Tippi Hedren from <i>The Birds</i>

"You can throw this last-minute costume together with some inexpensive faux birds and a hot-glue gun, and people will be really impressed by your cleverness." - Jaime Morrison Curtis, author of blog Pretty Prudent

Courtesy of Beth Being Crafty
Courtesy of Beth Being Crafty

Salt and Pepper

"All you need for this easy Salt and Pepper couple costume is a black t-shirt, a white t-shirt, two hats, some felt, and a hot-glue gun. Bonus points for being subtle enough for the costume-shy." - Beth Cavanaugh, author of the blog Beth Being Crafty

Courtesy of Studio DIY
Courtesy of Studio DIY

Pineapple

"Craft up a leafy headpiece with poster board and a cardboard tube to instantly turn a yellow outfit into a fun and fruity pineapple costume." - Kelly Mindell, founder of Studio DIY

Courtesy of Shrimp Salad Circus
Courtesy of Shrimp Salad Circus

Silent Film Stars

"This silent film star costume is great for a group because it's a quick, easy DIY, even for kids -- just a bit of makeup and some black and white clothes. Since you can use clothes that you already have on-hand, it's affordable, too, and you can create your own fun little quote signs to personalize." - Lindsay Ponta, author of the blog Shrimp Salad Circus

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