Easy & Creative 2017 Halloween Costume Ideas That Are Perfect For Lazy People

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Every year, Halloween creeps up so fast that it's scary. And when you just do not feel like going all out, looking into easy Halloween costumes for lazy people is the best bet. This approach lets you get in on the fun without having to set aside a chunk of time.

Even people obsessed with Halloween can relate to this. Maybe you want to focus on making Halloween party decor or delicious pumpkin recipes. Or perhaps you want to save the cash for traditional autumn activities, like apple picking or hay rides. I mean, dressing up is always fun, but sometimes you just want to use that time and effort for other things, and that is totally cool.

When it comes to Halloween costumes for lazy people, simplicity is the name of the game. Use items around the house and clothes from your closet. It does not get any better than that. Plus, this resourceful approach means you do not have to dive into the crazy crowds for a last-minute Halloween shopping trip. You know how it goes.

With this list, you can take thing real easy this Halloween season when it comes to the costume department. And, as always, do not hesitate to add your own touch to each idea. That is what makes this holiday so awesome.

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1Bumblebee

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With a marker and yellow shirt, you can instantly turn into a bumblebee. Simply draw rows of thick black lines. Want something more temporary? Grab black duct tape (or electrical tape) and stick on stripes.

You'll Need: Yellow t-shirt, $13, H&M  |  Black duct tape, $6, Amazon

2Waldo

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A red and white shirt or dress doubles as a Waldo costume. Finish it off with a pair of glasses. Done and done.

You'll Need: Red and white striped shirt, $15, Amazon  |  Round glasses, $15, Popmap

3Brawny Man

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If you have a red plaid shirt on hand, toss it on and pick up a roll of Brawny paper towels. As an added bonus, you won't have to buy paper towels for the next week.

You'll Need: Red plaid shirt, $34, American Eagle |  Brawny paper towel roll

4Identity Thief

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This is as easy as it gets. Wear whatever you'd like, and write random names on "Hello, My Name Is" stickers. Cover yourself in said stickers, and you've got yourself a punny costume.

You'll Need: Hello My Name Is stickers, $6, Amazon

5Nudist On Strike

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Just kidding... this costume is even easier. Grab a piece of paper or cardboard and write "Nudist On Strike" with a marker. You can also print it out. Wear whatever you'd like and carry the sign around all night. How's that for simple?

You'll Need: Any outfit; Paper; Marker

6Formal Apology

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Slip into your favorite outfit and carry a sign that says "I'm Sorry." You can even take it up a notch by wearing fancy shoes or jewelry. Finally, another reason to get classy.

You'll Need: Party dress, $22, Rosegal | Paper |  Marker

7When Life Gives You Lemons

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Apparently, Halloween is prime time for puns. Write "LIFE" on a plain t-shirt and hand out fresh lemons all night. If you'd like to re-use that t-shirt, print out a sign and tape it on.

You'll Need: White t-shirt, $10, H&M  |  Lemons  |  Marker

8Hipster

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Now, if you're feeling really lazy, dress up as a hipster. Start with a plaid shirt, round glasses, and a beanie. Some might call it a cop-out, but let's just call it resourceful.

You'll Need: Plaid shirt, $45, L.L.Bean  | Round metal glasses, $13, Popmap  |  Beanie, $15, Luxury Divas

10Ghost

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Nothing says "Halloween" like the traditional ghost sheet costume. You can use a plain white bed sheet, but two yards of white cotton fabric is usually cheaper. Don't forget to snip out mouth and eye holes, too.

You'll Need: White cotton fabric, $7, Amazon  |  scissors

11Freudian Slip

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Slip dresses are all the rage, so there's a good chance you already have one. If not, it'll be easy to find in stores or at the thrift shop. Print out random, funny words and stick them to the dress.

You'll Need: Slip dress, $10, Forever 21

12Bulletin Board

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Have a brown shirt? Got some sticky notes? Perfect. You've got yourself a bulletin board costume that can be thrown together in seconds.

You'll Need: Tan t-shirt, $6, Amazon  |  Sticky notes, $5, Amazon

13Smartie Pants

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For another easy pun costume, grab a couple Smarties from the candy bowl and stick to them to your pants. This idea is so easy you can even "make" it at a party.

You'll Need: Jeans, $10, H&M  |  Smarties