I get it. Trust me, I really do. I have spent my entire life putting things off to the last minute.
While picking out a Halloween costume ahead of time doesn’t exactly qualify you for not procrastinating the day of your repentance . . . it may help alleviate a lot of stress on say, October 30th.
Who am I kidding, it actually doesn’t cause any stress. You don’t want to miss out of the fun though, right? It’s not too late!
Take a look at these SUPER SIMPLE Halloween costumes that will only take you 5 minutes to make.
1. When Life Gives You Lemons
Yes. All you need is a name tag and a bowl of lemons. Just simply label yourself as Life, and see what your friends can make out of the lemons you give them.
2. Creative Outlet
Ah, yes. The punny costumes. Hope you like puns… cause you already know there’s plenty more where this came from.
Have a white poster board or box lying around? Good. You just need that and a few markers and you’ll be ready to create this masterpiece of a costume.
3. Chicken Cordon Bleu
Haha. Get it? That’s a knee slapper if I’ve ever seen one. For the record, I did just say chuckles in the title, not laughs.
You get the point. Blue shirt. Cord. Rubber Chicken. Halloween Costume.
4. Identity Thief
Have a bunch of old name tags lying around that you have no use for. Now you do! It really can’t get much simpler than this. Just stick a bunch of random names (or maybe not so random names) all over you and voila!
5. Double Stuffed Oreo
Aw! Cute! A couple’s costume. I personally have won a costume contest with this one, and all I needed to buy was a black poster board and a white marker.
Plus, who could say no to an Oreo hug?
6. Leaf Blower
Ok, really? Now you have no excuse not to dress up. I’ll count to 30 and I bet you’ll have this costume made already. Oh, you already have it done before I started counting? Yeah, it is that simple. Tape a leaf to a hat and blow on it… I really hope I didn’t actually have to explain that.
You know what, I’m sorry. I lied THIS IS THE EASIEST POSSIBLE COSTUME IN THE WORLD. I’ll spell it for you. Just write B – O – O – K on your face from left to right. People will get it.
Do it for your kids. No Halloween Scrooges, deal?
8. Formal Apology
Imagine you are going to church. How would you dress? Good. Now that you got that down, just print out an “I’m Sorry” sign. Good. Now, to spice it up, you will probably have to give everyone you see a hug. You know, to really sell it.
I know you already know about this one. But have you actually ever tried it? It seems too obvious, yet I almost never see it around. Give it a go. It just takes an old sheet, and a love for children and really all mankind.
10. Nudist on Strike
Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m biased. I saved this one for the end because it is definitely my favorite.
How could it not be though? You don’t even have to change your outfit. Just hold this sign with you and you can wear whatever you want!
In conclusion of my beautifully crafted arguments, I would just like to close with a famous quote by a famous person, during a famous time. “Why would you deny yourself the pleasure of Halloween when there are costume options that are so simple, even a grown-up could make them? We deck the halls in December, and we stuff the turkey in November, how dare we even begin to think about to go through October without donning our disguises.”
You heard him, or her, or whoever. That was most definitely a legitimate quote. Trust me. I did not just make it up. No way.
Don’t forget to have a Happy Halloween!
For more costume ideas, visit DIY Halloween Costume for 20 Dollars or Less and Last Minute Mormon Halloween Costumes