Have you ever been in a pinch, where Halloween creeps up on you and you don’t have a costume? Whether you’re going out with friends or trick or treating, you need a costume to be in the spirit! Here’s a list of fun last-minute, easy Halloween costumes you can make with things you might already have at home!
Easy Halloween Costumes
Tourist – All you need for this is a Hawaiian shirt and a straw hat, or a shirt from your state (or another) that says something about how wonderful it is. Or what the state is known for. Carrying around binoculars or a map really makes the outfit.
Waldo – Find a striped shirt and a pair of glasses, and weave in and out of your friends. Instead of asking where you are, they can go along with your costume and say “Where’s Waldo?”
Football Player- If you have a jersey from your favorite team or a sport you play, smudge black face paint, or anything eye safe under them.
Crazy Fan – Wear all of your team gear and get excited every now and then, and cheer for your team.
Sim- Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, and a find a headband. Glue or tape a piece of green paper cut into a diamond onto a short piece of wire to attach to the headband. It doesn’t need to be super sturdy, only enough to stay through the night.
Ceiling Fan – Write or buy stick on letters to put onto a shirt to say ‘Ceiling Fan’ ‘#1 Fan’ ‘Go Ceiling’ and other sayings. Carry around pom-poms and act peppy all night.
Easy Holloween Costumes w/ Makeup Instructions
Scarecrow- For this costume, you need a little more work. I put on a plaid button down, and jeans and a straw hat would make the outfit perfect. I used my regular foundation, powder, and brow makeup.
I didn’t contour or highlight. First, use your finger to add a light orange, matte eyeshadow to the tip of your nose and about halfway onto the bridge. Then add a metallic eyeshadow topper or sheer glitter over it, and lines of liquid eyeliner around it. I used a blush brush to add the same orange eyeshadow to the apples of my cheeks.
Wear a liquid lipstick underneath the same eyeshadow, and top those with the liquid eyeshadow. Draw lines from the corners of your mouth, like a stitched smile. Draw small wings, and draw on a few eyelashes on the bottom. Add mascara.
Tweak this look to whatever makes you comfortable! There are no necessary rules to how this has to be executed.
Deer- This is another more intricate costume. I used my regular foundation, powder, and brow makeup.
I didn’t contour or highlight yet. Heavily contour your temples to your eyebrow arch and your cheekbones. Connect all of these. Heavily contour the sides of your nose, starting from the crease of your eye. It doesn’t have to be super clean, but it needs to be dark. Add a white highlight to the inner corner.
Next, line your eyes with wings, and create a point in the inner corner of your eye with the same black liner. Connect the point of the liner to the outer edge of your eye, and use a pencil to line your waterline in black. Use the same liquid liner to create the nose. Draw on your nostrils, and down your cupids bow.
I used a grey lipstick with black eyeshadow over it, and on my bottom lip I used a very light lipstick and powder. For the dots, I used a liquid highlight, and then added my usual concealer over it. White face paint would work better, but I used what I had.
Depending on what you add and take away, this could be a deer or a cheetah. Mine looked more like a cheetah, and it would have probably been that before I added the dots.
Doll- I started out with my regular base and brows, and added a thin eyeliner wing.
I put on dark red lipstick, and lots of blush. I didn’t contour or add highlight, because I was already pale enough to seem like a porcelain doll.
Pop Art Character – Start out with a base. It doesn’t matter if you don’t wear makeup or you think that you can’t because you’re a guy. Wear at least a translucent powder base. Foundation or BB Cream with powder over it would really help, but a base of some sort will make the paint stay on all night and not budge.
First, take a black liquid eyeliner and draw a line underneath your cheekbone, right in front of your hairline, on the side of your nose, and the bridge of your nose. Outline your ears, jawline, and add some lines where your neck becomes more defined when you flex. Make your eyebrows look drawn on with the eyeliner. Add red lipstick and winged eyeliner. To get the dots, I used concealer on a flat, unused pencil eraser.
White face paint would have been better, but I didn’t have any at my house. I added a highlight onto my bottom lip as well. I only did this to one side of my face, but I did fill in both brows with black.
You could paint your entire face, or leave it like this, or only add dots to the high points of your face. There are so many different ways to create pop art looks, just look for pictures.