12 Last Minute 2016 Movie Costumes You Can Make From Items You Already Own
Don't worry if you're not sure what to wear this Halloween, because there are still tons of last-minute costume options to choose from. Specifically, I'm talking about Halloween costumes inspired by 2016 movies. These outfits are easy and incredibly timely, so no one will know that you just put your costume together with only a few days to go. Instead, it'll seem like you were just trying to figure out the most relevant pop culture idea for your costume.
Sure, with just a few days remaining, it may be hard to put together a Harley Quinn costume that will make everyone at the party jealous. But they'll be enough Harleys out there, so who really needs another? I know I don't, and honestly if you wait until the last minute, you can't be too choosy, right? Besides, these costumes won't break the bank and most don't even require you to leave the house. (Thank you, Amazon Prime!) But they will put you in the Halloween spirit and perhaps leave you with a hankering to head to your local cinema.
So, pass the popcorn and get ready to turn yourself into one of these memorable characters that rocked the big screen this year.
1. Dory From Finding Dory
For those who've been as forgetful as Dory when it comes to figuring out what to be, she makes for a very fitting costume. Get yourself a blue T-shirt and a long-sleeve yellow shirt to wear under it. Those will be your flippers, obviously. Yellow tights or socks would work too.
For the tail, just grab a cardboard box and paint it yellow. Not enough time to do that last part? Well, then make a quick trip to Target and grab a Finding Dory hat ($15) to complete the look. The only thing left to do is practice your fish face.
2. Black Widow From Captain America: Civil War
This one is extremely simple, even for the most last minute of costumes. All you need to do is wear all black and get yourself a short red wig. For that, go to your local Halloween store or just order one on Amazon Prime — they've got a lot of options starting at $9.90.
Fighting skills, not included.
3. Dr. Abigail "Abby" Yates, Dr. Erin Gilbert, Dr. Jillian Holtzmann, or Patty Tolan From Ghostbusters
Sure, you could just head to Amazon for a Ghostbusters costume, complete with an inflatable proton pack, but say you want to DIY it. In that case, just go to Home Depot for a pair of painting coveralls and grab some red duct or electrical tape to help you.
For the proton pack, cover a regular backpack in a black garbage bag. Now, you get to have fun being whichever Ghostbuster you prefer. My suggestion? If you're really running out of time, just pick the one you most look like and show everyone you're not afraid of no ghosts.
4. Snowball From The Secret Life Of Pets
Don't just be a regular bunny for Halloween, be the one voiced by Kevin Hart. All you'll need is all white everything. It's a bonus if you find something white and furry, just like Snowball. Now, just head to your local party store and grab yourself a pair of bunny ears (like a $19.99 pair from Party City).
Or you can just take a headband and attach two pieces of white paper. So simple.
5. Gidget From The Secret Life Of Pets
Decide to be Snowball and then you change your mind at the last minute? Too many bunnies at the party already? Don't worry, I've got you covered. Just switch gears and be the adorable white Pomeranian played by Jenny Slate from the animated movie.
You can keep that all-white outfit, ditch the bunny ears, and put some talcum powder in your hair. Now, find a cute little pink bow. Voilá, you're no longer a bunny, you're a puppy. You're welcome.
6. Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, or Michelangelo From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows
These guys are a Halloween staple, but with the movie out this year, they're also incredibly timely. Not to mention, it's the most comfortable costume on this list. All you'll need is to find yourself a green sweatshirt and sweat pants at Walmart (for only $10.09), or you can check Amazon.
Now, just pick the which turtle you'd like to be and get yourself a handkerchief — or find an old shirt and rip a piece off for your eye mask. Yep, that's it. Cowabunga, dudes.
7. Poppy From Trolls
Be the princess of the trolls by gelling your hair all the way up and giving it a spray of pink. Hair not long enough? Well, don't worry, Amazon is selling troll wigs ($24.99) that are perfect for this costume.
Buy or find a blue dress in your closet. Then head to a craft store like Michael's and pick up flowers to put in your hair.
8. Elliot From Pete's Dragon
With this idea, you're going to go as Pete's Dragon. Not unlike those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you can easily turn yourself into a dragon with a green sweatsuit. Or just head to Amazon and get yourself a dragon onesie ($33.99). Adorable and comfortable.
And let's be honest, you're going to be wearing that onesie way past Halloween.
9. Officer Judy Hopps From Zootopia
Yes, this is another bunny, but it's a bit more complicated. For this, you're going to need to buy a police officer's costume, or wear all blue and buy yourself a fake badge. I bet you can find one at the local dollar store.
Then you'll need to find a pair of gray bunny ears, which Amazon has for $8.49.
10. Brenda Bun From Sausage Party
This one's kind of hard to do on your own, so I suggest heading to Amazon for an official hotdog bun costume for $32.99. Otherwise, you can just put on red lipstick and carry around a bunch of hot dog buns from the grocery store. It's almost the same thing.
11. Rachel From The Girl On A Train
This is one that you can likely put together straight from your own closet. All you'll need is some sharp business attire: a white button-down, black or blue blazer, and a pair of matching slacks completes the look. Feel free to give yourself some undereye bags with a bit of dark eyeshadow. Carry around a water bottle and put whatever you want in it. No one will know.
12. Anyone From Ouija: Origin Of Evil
Dress however you like — though I suggest the more '70s, the better — and carry around a Ouija board. That's all you need. And if you don't already own a Ouija board, borrow a friends or get one for $19.96 on Amazon Prime.
Just remember, it's never too late to come up with a timely Halloween costume. This list hopefully proves that. But if even this list feels too complicated, check out all the costumes you can put together with one T-shirt. Problem sovled.