Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Less than 10 days away from Halloween and you have no idea what to be? Don't worry! The GAP Team has you covered. Here are a few costumes we think are so simple and easy to make you could even procrastinate a little longer.

Stick Figure Costume

Photo Courtesy of All for the Boys Blog

  • white sweatshirt
  • white sweatpants
  • paper plate
  • scissors
  • black marker
  • black electrical tape
  • string

First, draw a circle along the outer edge of the paper plate to make the “head” of your costume. Next, trace two eyes and a mouth. Once you’ve traced them out, take your scissors and cut out holes where you traced so you can see and talk through your mask. Before you put the scissors away, use them to punch two holes in either side of the plate. Thread the piece of string through the holes and tie them tightly. The string will act as a headband and hold the mask to your face. Finally, take the black electrical tape and adhere it to both your sweatshirt and sweatpants so that you are “drawing” a stick figure's body. Now, simply put on the clothes and the mask and you have a perfect and easy last minute DIY Halloween costume.


Photo courtesy of Dan Bloomfield on Flickr

  • green sweatshirt with hood
  • green sweatpants
  • package of white pipe cleaners
  • tape (alternative: hot glue)

Simply bend each pipe cleaner into a “V” shape and tape them onto both your green sweatshirt and green sweatpants. (If you're looking for your costume to last all weekend, we suggest hot glue to ensure those needles stay put). Put the sweatshirt and sweatpants on, give the field goal signs with your arms, and congratulations! You are now a cactus.

Clark Kent

Photo courtesy of Coolest Homemade Costumes

  • Superman t-shirt
  • button-up dress shirt
  • black dress pants
  • dress shoes
  • black framed glasses

  • neck tie
  • wire hanger
  • wire cutters
  • newspaper, folded up

If you don’t already own a Superman t-shirt, walk into any Target, Walmart, or Old Navy and purchase one (typically $12 - $14). Wear your Superman t-shirt under a button-up shirt with the top three buttons open. Wear with black dress pants, dress shoes, and black glasses. This is the perfect costume if you’re not sure people are dressing up for the party you’re going to. Keep your shirt buttoned until you are sure.

*Bonus: To really get into character, wear a tie loosely fitted around your neck and carry around a newspaper. To make your tie look like it is flying behind you, take an old wire hanger and use wire cutters to cut to the length you need. Stick wire inside tie and bend as desired.

Cat Out of the Bag

Cat Ears and Tail

  • cat ears
  • cat tail
  • paper bag

*Bonus: makeup

Wear cat ears and tail. Hold an empty paper bag. Simple.

*Bonus: Use eye liner to draw whiskers on your cheeks. For more makeup inspiration check out our Halloween Costume Pinterest board.

Rosie the Riveter

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  • chambray shirt
  • jeans
  • red bandana
  • red lipstick

*Bonus: "We Can Do It!" sign

Wear a chambray (denim) shirt and roll up the sleeves as pictured above. Pair with jeans and tie a red bandana around your head. Your hair can be pinned up or let loose like Beyonce's locks. For a glammed-up look, apply red lipstick and black eye liner.

*Bonus: Make a yellow and blue "We Can Do It!" poster to carry with you.

For more Halloween Costume ideas, check out our Pinterest Board.

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