20 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

20 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

So you’ve been invited to a mate’s Halloweeen party but haven’t worked out what to wear. Don’t panic! You still have time to create an inspired, no-frills costume from stuff lying around the house. Here are 20 non-sucky ideas that can be whipped together in under an hour.

Love it or loathe it, Halloween has permanently plonked itself on the Aussie calendar and continues to gain mainstream popularity with every passing year. While it’s easy to ignore sprogs knocking on your door, dodging Halloween parties is slightly more difficult; especially if you work in a “crazy” office that loves an excuse to dress up. If you’ve been invited to a Halloween do and have left your costume to the last minute, here are ten impressive looking outfits that don’t require much money or effort.

Droog (A Clockwork Orange)

Death (Sandman)

Death Sandman Marceline from Adventure Time

Son of Man (René Magritte)

Professional athlete

Miley Cyrus (MTV Music Awards)

Wilson (Home Improvement)

Home Improvement

Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast At Tiffany’s)

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MIB/CIA (Men In Black)

“Sexy” cat

The “iPod” dress

Sadako (Ringu)


Rosie the Riveter

See also: 10 Lazy, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Actually Look Amazing

No-Face (Spirited Away)

Spirited Away

Revenge Of The Nerds

Shite ghost

Red Riding Hood

Li’l Red Riding Hood

The Unknown Comic

The Gong Show


“Zombify” last year’s costume

You can find heaps more DIY costume ideas at our sister site POPSUGAR. If anyone has a cool costume suggestion of their own, let fly in the comments section below!

This story has been updated since its original publication.


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