10 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Easily Made With Stuff Around the House

10 Quick and Easy Homemade Halloween CostumesIt's bound to happen to most parents at some point: a big Halloween event is staring them in the face, and their kid does not have a costume. So what's a mom to do? Throw all the kids in the minivan and make a late night trip to the store just so little Johnny can dress up for the school's trunk or treat that you JUST learned about five minutes ago?

How about a costume you can make ... in minutes ... with things you have on hand around the house? Calm down, you don't have to be Martha Stewart (I certainly am not). There are some insanely easy costumes that can be made with items we all have lying around the house.

What is your go-to last-minute costume?

 

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sweet... sweetcherry_59

My go to last minute costume is one I can buy from the store for $20 and not have to attempt any form of DIY on.....glue guns and I don't exactly see eye to eye. Cute ideas though.

nonmember avatar ann

I was an alarm clock one year. really similar to the robot idea only cover the box in black wrapping paper and use orange crayon on black paper for the numbers.

butte... buttercup627

Any costume involving a dirty old mop is out

Penny Nichols Caldwell

take a clear dry cleaners bag cut out head and arm holes fill with small balloons write jelly beans 5 cents on a sash tape across bag instant costume

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