If you need an easy to put together Halloween costume at the last minute, there are plenty of things you can be throw together right out of your closet. Here are four of my favorite last minute Halloween costumes for men and women, all possible in under an hour.
A Frankenstein costume, the monster not the scientist, is really easy to pull off and you will be all set in an hour tops once you get the couple Halloween store purchases out of the way. For the clothing pull on a pair of black slacks with a white collared shirt that is tight or smaller than you would normally wear. Finish off the clothing part of your costume with a short sleeved black blazer or jacket and black shoes. Finally pick up some green Halloween face paint and cover your entire face in green, topping your lips with black lipstick. An optional addition to the costume, if you have some on hand, would be to use safe Halloween adhesive to attach bolts to either side of your temple.
A vampire bat is a great Halloween costume because you can make it as scary or cute as you want, and after witches and ghosts, it is one of the easier types of costumes to put together. The only thing you will need to buy from the store to pull off a vampire bat is a set of vampire teeth and a black cape if you don’t have one already. Dress yourself up entirely in black clothing and attach a black cape around your neck. Instead of allowing the cape to just sit on your back, attach the cape to your arms all the way to your wrists. Sleek your hair back and add some white powder to your face and you are ready to go.
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I had a bunch of friends who shaved their heads to pull off this costume last year, but I think it can be done individually as well and still look good. To pull of this costume you will need to already be bald, or willing to shave off your hair. Once you have that out of the way enlist someone to help you paint your hands and entire head bright, royal blue with body paint. The clothing part of the costume just consists of a black, long sleeved shirt, black slacks and black shoes– and you’re done.
There are many types of gypsy costumes that you can put together, but a dancing gypsy is easiest because it requires fewer props. Find yourself a long all black or multi colored skirt, make sure it is as full as can possibly be. Match your skirt up with a cotton peasant top, white works best, but any color will do. Try and find something that is off the shoulder or that has unique embroidery around the neck if possible. Finally, add a scarf around your hips, lots of bangles and necklaces and a pair of strappy sandals. Leave your hair down, or use another scarf to tie it up, finish your look with dramatic makeup.