Maybe you were busy and Halloween sort of snuck up on you, or you got a last minute invite to a Halloween party. There's no need to join the crush at iParty and empty your wallet while you're there. Here are a few costume ideas that you might be able to pull together in a few minutes with stuff around your house.
Lame Excuse – post its that say “traffic”, “dog ate it”, “it’s in the mail”, etc. and walk with crutches or a cane.
Cereal Killer – attach empty mini cereal boxes to yourself with plastic knives sticking out of them
Smartie Pants – attach smartie candies to your pants
Static Cling – pin socks, bras, underwear and dryer sheets to your clothes; tease hair if possible
Q-tip – wear white top and pants and stick cotton balls to a stocking cap and cotton balls on some old shoes.
Gum Stuck on Shoe – dress all in pink and attach a shoe or flip flop to your head
Leftovers – wrap yourself in aluminum foil
No Pest Strip – dress in all yellow and stick rubber bugs to your clothes
Tourist – big hat, camera around neck, fanny pack, Hawaiian shirt, shorts, crew socks and sneakers; maybe carry a map
Deviled Egg – dress all in white, attach a big yellow circle to the front of your shirt, wear devil horns and carry a pitchfork
Dr. Pepper – wear scrubs or a doctors jacket with accessories such as a stethoscope, mask, etc., and attach pepper packets to your clothes
Bright Idea – dress in yellow or something boldly colored and write “IDEA” on your chest
Identity Crisis – buy a box of “Hello My Name Is” stickers. Put different names on all of them and stick them all over your clothes
Someone You Can Count On – dress in black, cut out numbers from white felt and attached them to your clothes randomly
Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes Prize Patrol – wear a blazer, carry a bunch of balloons and a piece of poster board that you’ve made look like a check
Shot In The Dark – dress in black and wear a shot glass around your neck
Movie Theater Floor – cut out a piece of cardboard that will cover most of the front of your body, paint it black and attach some straps so you can wear it in front of you. Stick on theater candy, popcorn and empty drink cups.
A Salt and Battery – glue a salt shaker and a battery on a baseball hat and wear it. Also put black makeup around an eye, maybe wear a sling or use crutches.
Have fun and Happy Halloween!