The fate of Halloween celebrations has been uncertain this year with COVID-19 making things difficult. If you’ve only just decided to celebrate and are in need of a killer costume, you might find it difficult to get one delivered in time. Fear not, Express.co.uk has put together a list of last minute Halloween costume ideas for you to copy!
Last minute Halloween costume ideas
Bats are a classic symbol for all things spooky and Halloween.
Lucky for you, you can make an excellent bat costume with things you probably have at home.
All you have to do is take a black umbrella, remove the stick, and cut it in half.
Use electrical tape or lots of safety pins to stick hinges of the brollie to the arms of a black hoodie.
This will create an amazing effect because when you raise and lower your arms, the faux-wings open and close with you.
Use black foam to make pointy bats ears and glue them on to the hood of your hoodie or a black headband.
Dress in black leggings or trousers and black shoes to complete the look.
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Vampires are terrifying, and also a simple costume to make.
Again, dress in something all black but this time a little more sleek and sexy.
Add some fangs and use costume blood to make it look like you’ve just drank blood.
Accentuate your eyes with a heavy smoky eye look, or wear red contacts to make the look more frightening!
A ghost costume is a total cliché, but it is a good laugh.
Find an old sheet at home and cut out eye holes or draw them on with black pen.
A witch is an easy costume to put together in a rush.
Simply buy a witches hat and dress in an all black outfit or stick on some purple or green velvet.
Alternatively, there is a trendier way to go as a witch.
Whether you loved the light-hearted 90s classic or prefer the chilling new Netflix version, dressing up as Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a great idea.
It’s super easy to find something in your wardrobe that looks like an outfit either of the Sabrina’s have worn.
Just stick on a blonde bob wig and use a black cat toy as Salem.
All you need for this look is a top hat, a wand, some white gloves, and a cape.
You can then wear whatever you like underneath, providing it fits the theme!
Zombie bride or groom
Whether you’re looking for a couples costume or single costume, you can’t go wrong with a zombie bride or groom.
Buy a cheap suit or white dress and start to make it look damaged and torn.
Then, splatter it with red paint to make it look like blood.
Spray your hair white or grey and add some horrible dark makeup to your face and body.
She’s not exactly scary, but Mary Poppins is magical!
Mary Poppins is an easy costume to put together, just take a long sleeved white school shirt and either an A-Line or pleated black skirt.
Use a red ribbon to tie around your collar as a bow tie, add a bowler hat and some tights and you’re half halfway there.
The finishing touches are of course Mary Poppins’ umbrella and handbag.
It doesn’t take much effort to go as this creepy-looking Tim Burton character.
Put on a black and white striped shirt and spray your hair green.
You’ll need to add lots of volume to your hair and backcomb it if you can.
Paint your face white and apply some heavy black makeup, and that’s your finished look!
So many people are afraid of clowns, so why not dress up as one and spook people?
Order a clown costume online OR simply dress in whacky clothes.
The key here is the makeup, so buy a face paint kit and follow a YouTube tutorial to get it right.
You can then spray your hair multiple colours or wear a wig.