15 Punny Last Minute Halloween 2018 Costumes That You Can Still Buy
In the beginning of October, you come up with some pretty big plans for your Halloween costume — you might imagine it being elaborate, homemade, and cool enough to win some big costume contests. But then life happens, things get in the way, and all of the sudden it's a few days before Halloween and you realize you literally have no idea what to dress up as, let alone what to wear. It happens to the best of us! That's why it's always good to have some ideas for easy last-minute costumes that can be put together super quickly, and ideally with items you already own (or can buy quickly). It's even better if they're amusing to look at, so you score points that way. There are some great punny last-minute Halloween costumes that you can definitely use this year if needed.
Some of these are so good, actually, that they might not even end up as a last resort type of costume. You might decide in advance to do one of them, and you know what? I don't blame you. They're inexpensive, they're super simple, and they're basically stress-free. Because, really, how fun is Halloween when you're scrambling to put together the "perfect" costume? It's not that fun.
Below are a few hilarious punny Halloween costume ideas you can put together no matter what day or time it is. You'll still get lots of likes on Instagram, and probably some cool points with your friends. Enjoy!
1. Deviled Egg
This costume uses something you already have, and two things you can easily purchase. Grab a white tee, and get yourself some yellow construction paper. You can easily cut the paper into a round shape, like a yolk, then glue it onto the middle of your shirt to look like an egg. Add devil ears and a tail, and voila: you're a deviled egg.
2. Ceiling Fan
This costume can be done one of two ways: if you already have a cheerleading uniform, you can write "go ceiling" on it (or write that on paper and stick it to the uniform) and you're good to go. You can also buy an inexpensive one at a costume store. If you don't want to do that, write "go ceiling" on a tee you don't mind ruining, grab a foam finger (or whatever type of thing like that you have lying around), and that's it.
This very excellent idea is inspired by this Instagram post, and is great for fans of Stranger Things and 7-11 alike, as it mixes the two together. Make yourself a 7-11 tag and hat with stickers, buy a Big Gulp or Slurpie, carry around Eggo's, and wear a pink dress like Eleven.
4. Sugar Mama
5. Formal Apology
Want You To Want Me Midi Dress, $58, Lulu's
This is another extremely simple costume that won't require you to buy anything. Grab any formal dress you have (black might be best, but not a big deal if it isn't). Write "I'm sorry" on a piece of paper and tape it to your dress. You're a formal apology!
6. Law Suit
7. Social Butterfly
Social Media Icons Stickers, $2, Etsy
If you have butterfly wings from a previous costume laying around, or ones you can borrow from someone else, this is a great costume idea — but you can also easily purchase them at most costume stores. Put on the wings, and stick social media stickers all over your body. You can even just print out little logos and tape them on your shirt.
8. Smart Cookie
9. Bread Winner
10. French Kiss
11. Pig In A Blanket
Fine Tip Waterproof Skin Marker, $6, Sportsafe
This literally could not be more simple: write Facebook on your face. Go out. Have fun.