Thursday, October 27, 2016

Five Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Alright, y'all - Halloween is in four days.  Did anyone else wait until the last minute to choose a costume, like me?
Since we're in a house, not an apartment, this will be the first year we get to pass out candy to a whole mess of kids.  Even when we lived in a house in Connecticut, I swear, there was always something crazy that prevented us from having a real Halloween (like this freak snowstorm).  We bought 200 pieces of candy and will be sitting on our porch to give it out - so excited to see all the little kids in their costumes!  Needless to say, we need to dress up.  Mike's always been the best at coming up with couple's costumes.  Our first year together, when my college roommates and I were the Ninja Turtles, he was Splinter, and a couple years ago, he even made our Mario and Luigi costumes.  Well, we don't have that much time left, but I have started brainstorming some easy costumes that we'll be able to put together in a day or two:
1. Character onesie: Target has the best collection of union suits right now.  You can be a Power Ranger, Minion, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, or even do Big Bird and Cookie Monster as a couples' costume.  I bought this one last year, and am seriously thinking about wearing it.  Bonus - it's one of the warmest costumes ever, and you can wear these comfy pjs all winter!

2. Crazy Cat Lady: Here's another costume where you can buy something comfortable and wear it again.  Get yourself a bathrobe and some fuzzy slippers, and find that collection of old stuffed animals.  Carry around a couple of cats, and even put some in your pockets!

3. Snapchat filter: There are sooo many good ones for this costume category: the puppy dog, deer, rainbow tongue, and my personal favorite, the flower crown.  I made this one for my Halloween party at work!  I just took a photo of myself in the filter, removed the background, and printed it out on card stock.  I taped the crown to a headband and did a full face of makeup as light and bright as possible!  If you'd like me to email you this printable, just leave me a comment!
4. Superman: Going to a party after work?  Put a Superman or Superwoman tee shirt on under your clothes (make sure you wear a button-up shirt) before you leave.  Then, when you get to the party, unbutton the shirt to reveal your costume!

5. Beanie Baby: This last one is for your pet.  Take a piece of red card stock, write "TY" on it with white paint, and attach it to your pet's leash.  For extra points, put his/her name and birthday inside the tag!  Check out this tutorial to see how to make it in more detail.

Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?  Any fun weekend festivities planned?

20 comments:

Hippie in Heels said...

I love the snapchat filter!!! That is SO awesome!!!! I would love a copy (kelseynelson24@gmail.com) I could totally use that in my classroom too! What a great idea! Have fun handing out candy!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

These are such great ideas! I wouldn't have though of Snap Chat filters! Really like the idea of a onsie - so easy if you need something last minute! Love the TY tag as a bet costume! I'll have to do this for my Scout!

LHWinstead said...

Totally did the last minute beanie baby idea last year - for our Goldendoodle & for myself :) VERY EASY costume haha

Jenn said...

Such good ideas! Love the beanie baby one for the dog :)

Carly Blogs Here said...

The beanie baby for a pet, might be my favorite (if I had a pet, haha) and I love the snapchat filter-- it turned out so good!

Jen said...

I love these ideas! E is being a ninja turtle so Kyle and I bought shirts to coordinate with her costume. :)

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Oh my I love the snapchat filter flower crown!! It's a flower crown come to life...you cut it out so perfectly too! I did a onesie last year with my sister and it was so warm and cozy. Living in Houston now with it already being too warm, I don't think that would work out, but I'm loving that power rangers one! At work we have a nerd theme so I'm doing that, but maybe I'll be a crazy cat lady when we pass out candy :)!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Oh my gosh your Snapchat filter look is soooo good!!! I also love the crazy cat lady idea! Those Target onesies are so convenient in a pinch though. Michael and I both bought Ninja Turtle ones two years ago. Easiest costumes ever!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I love the idea of making your pet into a beanie baby! So cute and so easy!

Macy V said...

I love all of these ideas!! I have been thinking about being a snapchat filter on actual halloween. I was a beanie baby a few years ago with one of my friends. Such a fun costume and you can be so many different things. You're makeup look awesome!!

Robin said...

The Beanie Baby idea is cute. And the Crazy Cat Lady.

Julie said...

We have lots of fun Halloween stuff this weekend - a pumpkin glow on Friday night, a bonfire/chili party on Saturday night, I work sunday (boo) then Monday it'll be our first Halloween at our house with handing out candy. The neighbors mentioned doing something but its not finalized yet so we will see. Can't wait to see what you end up doing!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

i love these ideas! i am totally going to pick up a onesie from target tomorrow and wear that crap to work haha. they have such cute ones and a good price point! def send me that printable! i may wear that to work on monday!

xoxo cheshire kat

Mdmar said...

I would love a copy of the snapchat flower crown. Thanks mariamar091@gmail.com

BLovedBoston said...

We are so lame and not dressing up but your snap chat filter came out amazing!! Makeup looks flawless girl! xo, Biana

Carmen Varner said...

The Beanie Baby one is too cute! What a clever idea. :]

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Gillian Ellis said...

I love your Snapchat costume. It's so creative!

Emily said...

The snapchat filter is such a cute idea! I love how yours turned out.

Computer Khan said...

plz send me the printable

Meg Taylor said...

@ Computer Khan - you are a "no-reply" blogger, so there was not an email associated with the comment above, so I am unable to reply to you directly. Please leave your email address, and I'm happy to send the printable along!

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