Halloween in a Pinch

If you’ve waited until the last minute to put together a Halloween costume, don’t freak out!

Costume first, then candy feast! Check out these four simple ideas to put together a last-minute Halloween get up just in time to hit the neighborhood.

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Costume first, then candy feast! Check out these four simple ideas to put together a last-minute Halloween get up just in time to hit the neighborhood.


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Maybe you’ve been busy with homework and projects as first quarter came winding to an end. Maybe work and sports have got you going and going around the clock. Whatever the case may be, Halloween is finally here and you don’t have a costume! And let’s face it, if you want to go out trick or treating tonight, you need to look like you’ve put forth some effort

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Smarty Pants

For this costume idea, all you have to do is  glue the candy Smarties to your pants! Not only is this costume super easy (because all you have to do is tape a bunch of candy to your legs), it is a visual pun.

 To make this costume:

  • Get tape, get several rolls of smarties
  • Attach smarties to legs using the said tape
  • For extra emphasis, feel free to go all nerd with suspenders and glasses.

 

 

 

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Black Cat

A black cat is one of the most commonly-recognized symbols of Halloween. It’s also extremely simple to achieve this traditional look. Just cut out some cat ears from construction paper, wear all black, and wear some makeup to complete the effect.

To make this costume:

  • You can buy cat ears at any store that sells Halloween costumes, or you can make your own by cutting out triangles from black construction paper and gluing them to a headband.
  • Go through your closet and find anything black (or cheetah print!).
  • Draw on some cat whiskers and the nose.

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Cardboard Box Robot

You only need two boxes, scissors, drawing utensils, and tin foil (if you’re feeling up to it) for this clever, timeless costume appropriate for any age. Cutting and drawing on the box only takes a few minutes, and if you want to go for that shiny robot look, wrapping the box in tin foil will only take you an extra 10 minutes. 

To make this costume:

  • Get 2 boxes- a small box for the head and a larger one for the body
  • Cut holes for your eyes and face into the smaller box
  • Cut arm holes (and leg holes if necessary) into the bigger box
  • Draw “buttons” and “mechanical components” onto both the body
  • (Optional) Color the body and head gray or wrap in tin foil to make it look more like an actual robot

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A Deer

Nothing says imaginative costume like small woodland creatures! You’ll probably get lots of compliments on this simple costume and face paint or makeup is really easy to get on the quicks. Don’t worry if you don’t have any antlers on hand, just replace them with little buns in your hair. 

To make this costume:

Lauren Kelp has a great tutorial to put together this look on her website.

 

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