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Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

October 20, 2021

You’re getting ready to trick-or-treat, but perhaps you still haven’t come up with a Halloween costume. All of your friends have already come up with something, and maybe you’re feeling left out. Whether you have a week to get things sorted out, or you’re in need of some last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas, don’t worry. We’ve got some ideas for you and the entire family!

8 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for the Whole Family

With the spooky season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect costume ideas for everyone in the family! If you find yourself scrambling at the last minute for something fun and family-friendly, then you may want to give these 8 last-minute Halloween costume ideas a try!

1. The Super Family

What’s a Halloween without a little superpower? If you have a superhero at home, then this costume idea is for you! Put on a mask, and the rest is up to you. You could be a superhero, a villain, or even a combination of the two.

Sure, you could go with a standard store-bought superman costume. But why not get creative and allow the entire family to come up with their own super ideas! There are plenty of DIY options out there for capes, costumes, etc.

2. Seasonal Family Fun

Is there someone in the family that is always full of sunshine? Or what about those who seem a bit gloomy often? This Halloween, why not dress up as the seasons! From the sunny summer sun to sad rainy clouds – there are dozens of different ways to represent the four seasons and the wonderful weather changes they each bring.

3. Game Pieces

Family game night is always a blast so why not dress up as your favorite board game?  There is no end to the creative possibilities.

4. Crayon Color Set

If you’re looking for an easy, quick costume idea, then consider dressing up as a crayon color set. With endless color options to choose from, you can buy actual crayon costumes from the store, or let your little ones pick out a color-themed outfit and have some fun with face paints to help complete their colorful looks.

5. Rock Band

Stumped for an idea right before you go trick or treating? Go as a rock band! If your kids have any toy instruments lying around, even better! All you really need are some worn-down clothes with a few rips and tears in them and some hair gel to complete the classic rocker look.

6. Gauzy Ghosts

Take your family of ghosts up a notch and skip the pillows and sheets this year. Consider using some cheesecloth instead! It sounds a bit weird at first, but hear us out. Have everyone put on a black shirt and pants. Then, simply drape the neutral-colored cheesecloth around your body and use safety pins to secure it to your outfit underneath. This gives your ghost look a bit of a “scarier” vibe than those more traditional ghost outfits! All you need is some white face paint or makeup to finish off the look!

7. Video Game Family

If you’re a gamer, then it’s time to bring the family together for a night of pixel fun! You can dress up as classic or modern video game characters.

8. Safari Family

There is no better way to celebrate Halloween than at the zoo! Or, if you don’t have a zoo nearby, this is an easy family costume idea that you can do virtually anywhere. There are so many directions you can take this idea.

Of course, you can go with the standard animal costumes you find at the Halloween shop. Then again, another fun way to go about it is having everyone dress up in a cozy onesie that represents their favorite animal! This is especially great for those who will be trick or treating in cooler weather!

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