35+ Best Last-Minute Halloween Costumes to DIY or Buy Right Now

There's still time to pull together a great costume!

halloween witch costume
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With only a couple days left until Halloween, now's your last chance to make or order a costume in time for trick-or-treating. But don't stress: These easy last-minute Halloween costumes for kids and adults come together quickly while still looking creative and high quality. And if all else fails, and both offer two-day shipping—and are on sale right now! Happy Halloween, indeed.

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party animals costume idea
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Party Animals Group Costume Idea

Pair party attire with animal ears for an easy (and punny!) last-minute group costume idea.

Get the tutorial at .

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Last-Minute Butterfly Costume
amazon.com
$15.88

These beautiful butterfly wings make a statement without breaking the bank. 

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Chip and Joanna Gaines Costume

These toddler besties are cute as can be as iconic couples. Our favorite has to be Chip and Joanna Gaines!

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A Beautiful Mess
DIY Houseplant Halloween Boxtume

This costume may look complicated, but it's actually made from a cardboard Amazon Prime box, a round laundry basket, and other crafting supplies you likely have lying around the house.

Get the tutorial at .


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Cowboy Cat Halloween Costumes
amazon.com
$34.99
$13.99 (60% off)

So worth it—even if you can only get your cat to wear this for a few minutes.

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diy tinker bell costume
Color Me Courtney
Tinker Bell Costume for Women

Swing by the costume shop for a pair of wings, or order on Amazon—there's still time for two-day shipping!

Get the tutorial at .

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Couples Costume
amazon.com
$31.91

You and your hubby go together like PB&J. Why not use that as inspiration for your couple's costume?

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gumball machine costume for tweens
Kamri Noel via Cute Girls Hairstyle
Gumball Machine Halloween Costume

Anyone with a hot glue gun can cover a plain white t-shirt with pom-poms for a last-minute costume as sweet as bubblegum.

Get the tutorial at .

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Inflatable T-Rex Costume
target.com
$48.99

are all the rage this year—and it's easy to make a big impact when you wear one.

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bb-8 droid costume
All for the Boys
Easy BB-8 Droid Costume

Use the force to turn a white t-shirt and white baseball cap into an easy Star Wars costume.

Get the tutorial at .

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Last-Minute Halloween Shirt
amazon.com
$19.99

Smart alecks can get super literal with this shirt.

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grease halloween costumes for toddlers
The Sway
DIY Grease Costumes for Toddlers

We're (summer) lovin' these cute toddler costumes inspired by Grease. Since you're in a hurry, go ahead and skip the car.

Get the tutorial at .

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Scarecrow Costume

Grab your gardening hat and draw on some quick makeup. You'll be a not-so-scary scarecrow in seconds!

Get the tutorial at .

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Kids' Winking Tongue Emoji Costume
spirithalloween.com
$14.98

Sure, you could DIY this costume using craft foam or felt, but the materials would likely cost more than this store-bought version ($15, marked down from $25!).

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French Kiss Costume

Anyone with a striped shirt and beret can easy achieve this punny costume idea.

Get the tutorial at .

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Moana Costume
walmart.com
$11.25

Sometimes it pays to procrastinate: This Moana costume is on sale for just $12! Or if you'd rather, you can try our tutorial for a handmade version.

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Pattern Revolution
DIY Tin Man Costume

Though this blogger includes instructions for sewing a Wizard of Oz-inspired costume, you could also keep it simple with silver clothing and a matching party hat!

Get the tutorial at .

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Women's Unicorn PJs Costume
walmart.com
$13.00

A unicorn costume that also doubles as Halloween pajamas you can rock the rest of the year? Now that's magical.

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Last Minute Pet Halloween Costume Ideas

Even the cat can get in on the festivities. Steal these clever costume ideas for pets.

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Gekko from PJ Masks Costume
walmart.com
$16.79

PJ Masks is a super popular costume for kids this year. This Gekko costume from Walmart ships in just two days.

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easy audrey hepburn halloween costume
The Joy of Fashion
Audrey Hepburn Costume

With a little black dress and a few accessories, you can re-create Audrey Hepburn's iconic look from Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Get the tutorial at .

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Simple Witch Costume for Girls

There are so many reasons why witch costumes are a Halloween classic. One is that they're incredibly easy to concoct at the last possible second.

Get the tutorial.


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diy superhero halloween costume kid and dog
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Easy Superhero Costume for Kids

A simple mask (which you can cut from felt or buy on the cheap) and a fabric cape are all your son or daughter really needs to become a superhero in a flash. Maybe you can even get the dog to wear a matching costume for a photo, too.

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diy rosie the riveter costume for teen
Francesca’s Collections
DIY Rosie the Riveter Costume

You can do it! And by "it," we mean this last-minute costume, of course.

Get the tutorial at .

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Carrot Costume for Guys
amazon.com
$36.88

This silly carrot idea is just one of a on sale on Amazon right now.

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diy hermione costume
Treasures for Tots​
DIY Hermione Costume

Not only is the smartest witch at Hogwarts a worthy role model for your girl, but the Harry Potter costume is also wicked easy to assemble. Bonus: Anything you need to buy, she'll likely wear again.

Get the tutorial at .

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baby halloween costume
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Lobster-Chef Baby-Parent Costume

Order a last-minute lobster baby costume, then throw on a chef's hat for a creative and funny combo.

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Women's Hippie Costume
amazon.com
$69.95

Spread peace and love with this discounted hippie Halloween costume. Of course, if you'd rather make it yourself, we have some groovy DIY ideas for '70s costumes.

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Princess Costume for Girls

A pretty dress plastic crown and wand equals one easy last-minute princess costume.

RELATED: Get More DIY Princess Costume Ideas

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Prince Charming Costume
amazon.com
$36.99

Have your husband play Prince Charming to your daughter's Disney princess. Order while this costume is !

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