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Last minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Oct 28 2013

We all know what holiday is coming up. We’ve seen the commercials, we’ve heard the talk, and we’ve felt the excitement. Halloween is right around the corner, and along with all the excitement, fright, and fun in store, there’s a lot of preparation to be had. Candy to be bought, parties planned, and of course—costumes! While costumes can get pricey, a great solution is making your own. Check out our simple, last minute DIY Halloween costume ideas.

Brawn Up!

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Attention manly men: Are you modeling the scrubby stubble these days? Put it to good use by coupling it with a plaid shirt and roll of Brawny paper towels. You’re going as the Brawny man and your costume couldn’t be simpler—or manlier.

They’re Creepy and they’re Kooky

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Maybe you’re already the master of annoyed expressions. If so, this costume is just for you. Just find a black button-down, tuck it into a black skirt, add braids and annoyed look, and you’re Wednesday Addams from the Addams Family. *Snap, snap.

 Lady Ladybug

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If you’re looking for a Halloween costume that’s both simple and cute, then look no further. Transforming yourself or your kid into a lovely ladybug is as simple as finding a red outfit, sticking black dots on it, and twining black pipe cleaner from a simple red headband. Voila!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Get a group together and get creative. Spray paint disposable aluminum baking trays to create the hardy, classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shells. Dress up in green, grab the right color head and arm bands, and let the costume praise begin.

Mummified Mummies


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It’s not the cutest costume around, but it’s definitely a fun one to make. Unwrap a little this Halloween by going as a mummy. Simply put on some white clothes, roll some toilet paper around you, and add some ketchup or red food coloring for that extra effect.

Get Batty

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The classic bat costume; the emblem of all things Halloween.  Get a black umbrella that you don’t mind damaging to make wings out of, a simple black outfit, and black felt for bat ears—and take off.

DIY Halloween costumes aren’t the only simple project you can do yourself. By installing an electronic door lock from SimpliciKey, you can live a simpler, more convenient life. Keep the goblins, ghouls, and monsters out, and the good times in.

What are some other last minute DIY Halloween costumes? Let us know in the comments section.