Skip To Content
  • Halloween badge

27 Simple But Insanely Clever Halloween Costume Ideas

There's still time for you.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to show us their best last-minute Halloween costumes. Here are some clever ideas you can steal for yourself.

1. Eleven from Stranger Things

What you'll need: A pink dress, blue jacket, white shoes, and some long socks.

Optional: Bald cap (or a shaved head) and a box of Eggos. β€”emilym46a

2. Walter White from Breaking Bad

What you'll need: A button-up shirt, a toy gun, and, most importantly, some tighty whities. β€”teachingmama

3. A Kit Kat

What you'll need: A red shirt, red pants, either colored tape or paint, and a friend.


4. Shipwrecked Ariel

What you'll need: A sheet and a rope.

Optional: A red wig.


5. No Face from Spirited Away

What you'll need: Some construction paper, poster board, and a black outfit.


6. Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove

What you'll need: A headband, glue, feathers, and a boa.


7. A bubble bath

What you'll need: Some balloons, safety pins, tape, a white or blue outfit, a headband, and a rubber ducky. β€”melw4891

8. An Oreo

What you'll need: Some cardboard, paint or a marker, and a white shirt.


9. The Devil Wears Prada

What you'll need: Devil horns, a red shirt, and just write "Prada" on it... or I ~guess~ you could actually wear Prada if you're fancy. β€”jordanm461

10. Nikki Minaj's "Anaconda" video

What you'll need: Some snakeskin-looking fabric, construction paper, a hat, and some hamburger buns. β€”teri24

11. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

What you'll need: A brown shirt, colored felt, and some safety pins or tape to attach.


12. Cosmo and Wanda from The Fairly OddParents

What you'll need: Some yellow foam board, a dowel, some colored hairspray, and a headband. β€”jessih405a

13. The Spice Girls

What you'll need: Just some poster board, markers, and something to hang it on your shoulders. β€”taylorm4c8e

14. A Rubik's Cube

What you'll need: A cardboard box, poster paper, and black electrical tape.


15. A wind-up doll

What you'll need: Some cardboard, scissors, a tutu, and an elastic belt (or another way to attach the wind-up key). β€”hayleym484

16. Lydia from Beetlejuice

What you'll need: A long piece of red fabric, scissors, and a Sharpie.


17. Log Lady from Twin Peaks

What you'll need: A sweater and a log.


18. A birthday gift bag

What you'll need: An oversized gift bag and some tissue paper.


19. A PiΓ±ata

What you'll need: Some streamers and hot glue.


20. Garth from Wayne's World

What you'll need: A band tee, blue flannel, glasses, and a frizzy blond wig.


21. A cactus

What you'll need: A green sweatshirt, hot glue, and some pipe cleaners.


22. A crayon

What you'll need: Some thin poster board, a Sharpie, hot glue, and something to use as the straps over your shoulders. β€”alyssalynh

23. The Morton Salt Girl

What you'll need: A yellow dress, umbrella, and some salt. β€”tori1017

24. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

What you'll need: Just a sparkly dress, heels, and a friend.


25. The Kool-Aid Man

What you'll need: A red shirt and a marker, paint, or felt for the face.

Optional: Get some cardboard and a marker so you can bust through a brick wall.


26. CatDog

What you'll need: A light brown shirt or dress, dark and light brown felt, a headband, some hot glue, some cardboard, and either a marker or paint.


27. Before and After Princess Mia from The Princess Diaries

What you'll need: A blue sweater, light purple top, checkered skirt, and a friend to do the other part. β€”jennab4b6

Want to be featured on BuzzFeed? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter!

BuzzFeed Daily

Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

Newsletter signup form