We’ve all been there. It’s HalloweenWeekend and you haven’t had time to plan your outfit yet. You need quick, simple (and possibly cheap) solutions.
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Fear not, NewsweekJohn Nash (co-founder of Lucy Nash Jewelry accessories brand) shared his tips on how to put together a quick and easy costume that will still impress.
These 11 Halloween costumes ideas can be made from items you already have, or found at a thrift store.
All jokes aside about wood, there is no better look than a lumberjack.
“Not only is a lumberjack easy to do, but it can be put together at a thrift store,”Nash told Newsweek.
You only need a plaid shirt, a pair of blue jeans, and some sturdy-looking boots. A beanie cap adds style to the look and covers a bad hair day/night.
A hippy costume is the definition of cheap and cheerful.
“It’s always fun and anyone can pull this one off,”Nash.
Long skirts, flared jeans, fringed waistcoats, band tees and flower crowns—whatever your style, there are an easy option for you. Groovy baby.
Greek (or Roman), God/Goddess
This outfit is second only to ghost costumes. There are several ways to make your toga. However, the most popular is to grab a sheet of white and place one corner over the other. To create the shape, wrap the rest of the material around your waist and then bring the other corner around your back. It’s not as difficult as it sounds, and you can find plenty of YouTube tutorials. You’re done!
You can complete your look by pulling out your summer sandals from your closet or adding a belt around your waist to hide the fact that you are wearing a bedsheet. You can make a wreath headband out of green or yellow card, or you can order one. AmazonNext-day delivery can be ordered and paid for
Johnny or Baby in ‘Dirty Dancing.
This costume is great for couples and is super easy to make.
“It can also be done in an affordable and fashionable way,”Nash.
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For Dirty DancingJohnny, the heartthrob, needs a black shirt or vest, black skinny jeans, and black dress shoes.
For daytime Baby, grab a pair a denim hot pants, a pink vest, and a white shirt. A pale pink dress and curling tongs will do the trick if you want to recreate her look at the big finale. You get extra points if you bring a watermelon with you everywhere.
“Men in Black”
An oldie but a goodie. For 25 years of sci-fi blockbuster, wear a black suit, white shirt and tie, and sunglasses.
Nash warns, however, that success of this outfit will depend entirely on the accessories.
“Make sure you have the props, or it will be confusing,”He said.
Toy guns and inflatable aliens can be purchased at a party store. Have a pug who wants to play Frank? Even better.
Bob Ross and the Happy Little Tree
All fans of Joy of Painting HostAn afro-wig is required to recreate Ross’s iconic look (unless you are naturally gifted with the artist’s). signature red curls), a beard (real or fake), a blue shirt and jeans. If someone is unsure, a wooden palette or paintbrush can help.
“You definitely won’t be matching with anyone else,”Nash stated.
Do you have a friend that is in desperate need of a last-minute costume idea? You can make some leaves from paper and attach them to their shirt to create a happy tree.
Zombies are a timeless Halloween costume. For a basic zombie costume, you will only need white face paint and fake-blood. But if you are a master at make-up, the possibilities are endless!
“It may require lots of makeup, but it’s always a crowd-pleaser,”Nash.
Sandy and Danny From ‘Grease.
Our list of the best also includes these products pop culture-inspired costumesDanny and Sandy are always available. “safe pick”According to Nash.
Sandy can wear leather-look leggings, which are comfortable and trendy right now, a black off the shoulder top or bodysuit, heels, and curls. For Danny, wear black skinny Jeans, a tight, black tee, and slick your locks back.
A cat (or other animal)
This is an affordable option for anyone with limited budgets. You will need a pair of animal ears, a steady hand (or a friend who has a steady handed) to draw a nose, whiskers scales, spots, and other details. Animal costumes are a great way for you to stand out from the crowd if you have a talent with a make-up brush.
“Animals can be either sexy or funny for men or women,”Nash. “It’s a very versatile costume.”
If you’re poor, lazy, or desperate, you know what to do. Grab a white bedsheet, cut out the eye holes, trim your bottle so you don’t trip, and start practicing your skills. “woooooooo” sounds.
Although a sheet may seem like the best option, Nash believes ghosts offer another option. “get creative”Make your own.
Mimes are like ghosts and animal costumes. They’re great for when you need them. You can pair a Breton shirt with black leggings or skinny jeans and a beret. Apply white face paint to your cheeks, and then use eyeliner.
Nash stated that mimes are not a good idea, but they can be a great way to get attention. “very fun costume,”It must be your willingness to do so for it to work. “stay in character.”
You can expect to spend the evening in an “invisible box.”