Last Minute Halloween Costumes That Won’t Cost You A Fortune

Hi Guys! Happy Monday! We’re officially 2 sleeps away from Halloween (I know this because my class has been counting down since October 1st and we are v. excited) and I know for a fact that some of you are still waiting to decide what to wear on the big day.

No costume? No problem. Sometimes, the costumes that take the littlest effort turn out the best in the end. And usually a trip through your own closet (or to Target or Walmart) are all you need to transform yourself for Halloween.

Here are three easy ideas that you can pull off just in the nick of time! (PS… I’m linking our exact outfits below, but check your closet first! You might have exactly what need to pull off a similar look without having to spend any money.)

Last Minute Couple Costume: TJ and Spinelli 


Bring out your inner 90s kid and be TJ and Spinelli this Halloween! We wore these costumes got countless compliments on them! And guys. They were SO easy to recreate. Honestly, the hardest thing for me to find was the socks! Here’s what you’ll need…

Green Bomber, Jeans, Chucks (he wears red, but Trev had black), White T-Shrit, Red Baseball Cap. (Trev wore a UDM hat but any would work!)

 Red “Dress” (I couldn’t find a red dress so I bought a Men’s XL T-Shirt for $4 at Walmart and it works like a charm!), Leather Jacket (this jacket has been a staple of mine since I got it last Fall and it’s SO nice you guys!), Yellow Beanie (for some crazy reason my exact beanie isn’t on Walmart’s website, but that’s where I got it! You’ll find it in their accessories section with all their winter hats in multiple colors), Striped Socks and Moto Boots. (I’m wearing boots that I’ve literally had since high school. Fun fact… the soles fell off both of them while I was walking to take this picture HAHA If I were buying shoes specifically for this costume, I’d be the ones I linked above!)

Honestly, the toughest part of your Spinelli costume will be the striped socks. I tried to get mine on Amazon but they turned out to not be prime eligible even though they said they were so I ended up ordering from a clown website that sold the exact socks that were on Amazon. (Wild, right?) If you’re in search of striped socks, I’d head to your local Halloween store. I think that would be your best bet!

Last Minute Kid Friendly Costume: Agnes Gru


IT’S SO FLUFFY I COULD DIE! But I could also die over how easy this costume is to recreate! This costume is kid friendly because they will immediately know who you are, and you’ll be comfy all day. (Don’t tell my babes yet, but this is my costume for work on Wednesday!) Here’s what you’ll need…


Red Scrunchie, Yellow Striped Shirt (again, exact link isn’t available on Walmart but that’s where I picked up this shirt! I linked the shirt that I bought, they just don’t have the Yellow Stripe online but I’m sure they will in your store!), Overalls (Mine are from last season, but I got them at Hollister), Converse, Unicorn

PS… You can buy the actual unicorn at Target, or you can find a much cheaper version. I found mine for $9 at The World’s Biggest General Store in The Poconos hahaha I know they make a beanie baby version too. Just keep an eye out wherever toys are sold. You will probably find one!

Last Minute “Slinky” Costume: Karen Smith


Guys… if I was going to an adult party this year, this would be my costume. I think it’s so freakin’ funny and the most perfect way to be my favorite Mean Girl for Halloween while not having to wear skimpy lingerie. (OMG how sad is it that I’m 29 years old and still can’t spell lingerie without googling Victoria’s Secret to see how it’s spelled. I’m the worst.)

The costume in the photo above is from one of my personal favorite websites, But tbh, you can’t get the original shirt dress to your door in time for the big day. However, you could easily make it! All you would need to do is follow this tutorial I made for baby onesies… but use it for your shirt dress!)

Karen Smith

Oversize T-Shirt Dress, Mouse Ears (I made some for a costume last year using this Pinterest tutorial. It was super easy, and I just eliminated the bow.) and Over the Knee Boots.

Looking for other great last minute costume ideas? Go to YouTube! You’d be amazed what a little bit of makeup can do to make you look like zombies, mermaids, sugar skulls or just straight up dead.

So my friends, what are you going to be for Halloween?! Any other last minute costume ideas? Leave ’em in the comments below!

I have had quite the day, and I’m so excited to curl up and relax on the couch with DWTS! tonight! I hope you all have a great rest of your Monday. I’ll be back tomorrow.




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