So Hallowe’en is this Wednesday, and you still don’t have a costume. Tut, tut, tut. You should have planned ahead! Well, all hope is not lost. While you may not have time to put together something incredibly intricate, there’s still the possibility of an entertaining Hallowe’en costume with minimal trips to the store:
1. Zombified Anything
Nothing is easier than taking a pre-existing costume or uniform, adding a bit of blood, and limping around moaning for brains. Have an old clown costume? Zombie clown! Old sports uniform? Zombie athlete! Super old fancy outfit you never wear? Formal wear zombie!
2. Reptile/Lizard Person
As it turns out, you don’t need crazy skills to make fake scales. All you need are some fishnets and green eye shadow:
So much can be done with this technique. You can dress up as a specific character — put scales on your right arm and parts of your face, throw on a lab coat, and suddenly you’re Spider-Man’s Curt Connors — or you can be your own unique, snake-like character.
3. Vampire Anything/Vampire Hunter Anything
Same as #1: got an apron? Cooking vampire! Alternatively, you can be a vampire’s worst enemy. You have an old princess costume that still fits? Well, who’s to say that Cinderella wouldn’t kick ass when vampires invaded the kingdom. Plenty of costume stores have full vampire hunter kits with everything you need. You could even go as everyone’s favourite Slayer!
4. Tumblr Anon!
Oh, don’t pretend like you’re not on Tumblr. Print out a picture of the anon face, add some cardboard to the back to make it stronger, and then add a stick so you can hold it up to your face. Make sure the rest of your outfit is gray!
5. Creepy Ragdoll
You won’t be Tim Burton levels creepy with this one, but it is pretty easy to do. Draw on stitches with eyeliner wherever you’d be sewn together (popular places include the sides of the mouth, around the neck, across one cheek), put your hair in pigtails, add some blush and freckles to your cheeks, and wear an old dress. Bonus points if you already have striped socks to go with it. More bonus points if you can carry around a stuffed animal or an obnoxiously large lollipop.