6 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for Stylish Gals

owl costume

So you waited until the last minute to come up with a Halloween costume. It happens. However, that doesn't mean you have to do anything desperate -- like sacrifice your style!!! Oh no, don't do that. You've come to the right place.

We've gathered six super-stylish DIY Halloween costume ideas. They're simple, fast, and you can put most of them together with items in your very own closet and a few easy-to-find household or craft items.

Don't let Halloween turn you into a walking fashion faux pas. Someone might see you!


1. Be a Lovely Ladybird Owl

The most gorgeous owl costume ever (shown above)! I die. Chelsea of Seablanket.com made hers out of fabric scraps, but I'm thinking, in a bind, the rounded feather shapes could also be cut from a mix of paper bags and corrugated cardboard, maybe patterned with colored pens, and attached to a pillowcase or old dress with a glue or staple gun (found via A Beautiful Mess).

2. Go as an Elegant Mushroom

I don't think I've ever seen a prettier mushroom -- a genius costume idea from Chelsea at {frolic!}.

mushroom costume

3. An Ode to Holly Golightly

Sure, we've seen the black dress, black sunglasses, high bun version of the Breakfast at Tiffany's costume. Well, here's a unique twist. Jenny at true nature provides a helpful list for this fun spin on the Holly Golightly costume.

holly golightly

4. Be a Chic Pumpkin

Think you'd never want to dress as a pumpkin on Halloween. Well, think creative and chic. A green beret "stem" and some tasteful flashes of orange can make an adorable pumpkin-"inspired" outfit.

chic pumpkin

Add a green beret or hat to this look below. Wa-lah, another sophisticated pumpkin costume.

orange dress

5. Dress Like Autumn

Just wear your prettiest autumn colors. Here's some inspiration. Swoon!

brown jumper orange tights

orange tights woman diner

6. Go Green

It's easy to dress up like a eco-friendly fashionista. Just wear something green and smashing! Congratulations, you've gone green! With style!

green dress

Do you try to stay fashionable on Halloween or is that just ridiculous?


Images via Seablanket.com (via A Beautiful Mess), {frolic!}, true nature, Whimsical Nerd, Chictopia, Andrew Ellmaker, Diary of a Designer, Shabby Apple


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