127 Last-Minute Costume Ideas That Are Boo-Tifully Easy

    It sneaks up on you, doesn't it?

    Newsflash: Costumes are not just for Halloween, and you never know when you'll be called upon to wear one. Themed parties can come when you least expect them, whether they be birthdays, bachelor/bachelorettes, bar/bat mitzvahs, or anything else.

    A man and woman in Halloween costumes. The man wears a striped shirt with a black mask, while the woman has cat ears, whiskers, and paws. Both are smiling

    What's a busy adult to do with a costume party on the horizon and no time or funds to do more than the bare minimum? Never fear because the answer is one of the low-effort, high-reward costumes on this list courtesy of the creative members of the BuzzFeed Community. They're perfect for any time of year, and many of them can be as simple or elaborate as you want. Enjoy!

    1. A Starbucks barista and Frappuccino:

    One person wearing a green Starbucks apron, and another dressed in all brown with feathers around their neck and a printed-out Starbucks logo on their stomach to look like a Frappuccino

    2. Life handing out lemons:

    Someone in a yellow dress, holding a basket of lemons, wearing a name tag that says "Life"

    3. Post Malone:

    Someone dressed as Post Malone, with a bunch of hand-drawn tattoos on their face

    4. Jigsaw from Saw:

    Someone dressed in a suit and bowtie with face paint that makes them look like Jigsaw from the "Saw" franchise

    5. The matchmaker from Mulan:

    Someone dressed in purple, with their makeup smeared all the way down their face, to match the Matchmaker from "Mulan"

    6. Some M&M's:

    Four women dressed in colorful shirts with the M&M's logo on top

    7. Max and Roxanne from A Goofy Movie:

    A couple dressed as Max and Roxanne from "A Goofy Movie"

    8. A pig in a blanket:

    Someone wrapped in a blanket while wearing fake pig ears and a snout

    9. Harry and Marv from Home Alone:

    Two people dressed as the Wet Bandits from "Home Alone," with a fake spider, pillow feathers, and an iron-to-the-face mark on their bodies

    10. Towelie from South Park:

    Someone with a towel draped over their body, with a face taped onto it

    11. A cat lady:

    Someone wearing a fanny pack and robe with a dozen stuffed animal cats sticking onto it

    12. A fortune teller:

    one person in a box that reads "Fortune Teller"

    13. Bob Ross:

    person in a black wig holding a paint set

    14. A color-by-numbers book:

    two people wearing dressed with markers attached

    15. Contestants on Supermarket Sweep:

    two people in sweaters holding a shopping cart

    16. This literal Fifty Shades of Grey:

    a person wearing all gray

    17. Your ex (i.e., a pile of trash):

    Someone wearing a garbage bag with trash coming out of it

    18. The four seasons:

    four girls dressed as each of the seasons, fall, winter, summer, and spring

    19. Boo from Monsters, Inc.:

    girl with big eyes on her head

    20. French Kiss:

    four people wearing striped shirts holding wine and bread

    21. Cards Against Humanity:

    two people dressed as the game "Cards Against Humanity"

    22. Spaghetti and meatballs:

    person wearing a strainer and fake pasta on their head

    23. Contestants on Naked and Afraid:

    two people pretending to be naked

    24. A loofah:

    25. Belle and Gaston from Beauty and the Beast:

    guy in a red shirt and girl in a blue dress with an apron

    26. An old lady with her Life Alert button:

    one girl dressed as an old lady and one girl dressed as a "Life Alert" button

    27. Darla from Finding Nemo:

    girl wearing headgear holding a fish

    28. Megan from Bridesmaids:

    person in crocs and a blue button down shirt

    29. Guy Fieri:

    person wearing a shirt with flames on it

    30. A DIY box of wine:

    three girls dressed as boxes of wine

    31. A "Minnie" bar:

    girl dressed as Minnie Mouse with alcoholic nips

    32. Kuzco from The Emperor's New Groove:

    girl in a red robe and yellow headpiece

    33. Got a tie-dyed shirt? Congrats, you're the Jerry Garcia Beanie Baby:

    guy in a tie dye shirt

    34. Britney Spears from the "Baby One More Time" video:

    girl in a sweater and black skirt and button down shirt

    35. Tina Belcher from Bob's Burgers:

    girl in a blue shirt with glasses on

    36. Jake from State Farm:

    guy in a red polo shirt

    37. Misty from Pokémon:

    girl in a yellow shirt with red backpack

    38. A gold digger:

    girl in a gold dress with bucket

    39. SpongeBob's pineapple under the sea:

    girl in a yellow shirt and green hat

    40. Taylor Swift in the "You Belong With Me" music video:

    girl in a t shirt with a sign that says "You OK?"

    41. A Kermit meme:

    girl in a green shirt drinking coffee

    42. Dora the Explorer:

    girl in a pink shirt with a map

    43. A bunch of grapes:

    girl covered in red balloons

    44. Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory:

    guy in a white lab-coat and gloves

    45. Ouija board and a planchette:

    girls dressed as a ouija board

    46. Pig in a blanket:

    girl with a pig nose on wrapped in a blanket

    47. A sexy ghost:

    person in a ghost costume and high heels

    48. Ceiling fans:

    girls with pompoms and white shirts

    49. An '80s workout couple:

    girl in a leotard with man in brightly colored pants

    50. Tequila Mockingbird:

    girl in all black with bottle of tequila

    51. Lara Croft from Tomb Raider:

    girl in all black

    52. The Oxford Comma:

    person with a comma on their shirt

    53. Gnomes:

    people in red conical hats and suspenders

    54. Dexter and his victim:

    guy in a bloody apron with a girl in a sparkly dress

    55. A Playboy Bunny:

    girl in a bunny costume

    56. A Bachelor contestant:

    girl in a dress holding a rose

    57. The Louvre Museum:

    girl with small art prints all over her

    58. The Heather from Heathers:

    three girls in blazers with croquet mallets

    59. "Bad" news:

    girl in a skirt mad of newspaper

    60. A stereotypical dad:

    girl in a polo shirt and cargo shorts

    61. Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians:

    girl in a black and white wig with a long cigarette holder

    62. Sims:

    girl and guy with green triangle over their heads

    63. A bubble bath:

    girl with balloons and a rubber duck on her head

    64. The Dude from The Big Lebowski:

    girl in a bathrobe

    65. Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction:

    66. A Magic 8-Ball:

    girl in all black

    67. An IRL Someecard:

    girl drinking with a sign that says "I am currently in the planning stages of a hangover"

    68. Wilson from Home Improvement:

    guy holding popsicle sticks in front of his face

    69. Powerpuff Girls:

    three girls in black skirts and colorful tops

    70. A dead Game of Thrones character:

    person in a sheet

    71. The Brawny Man:

    baby wearing a plaid shirt and fake beard

    72. No Face from Spirited Away:

    person in a big white mask

    73. Rosie the Riveter:

    girl in a blue button down shirt and red bandana

    74. A copy cat:

    girl dressed as a cat

    75. A gold star for trying:

    person dressed as a star

    76. Iron Chef:

    person wearing an apron that reads "Fe"

    77. Ms. Frizzle:

    woman in a dress with stars on it holding a small school bus

    78. A ~holy cow~:

    one girl dressed as an angel, one girl dressed as a cow

    79. A Tamagotchi:

    girl with a big pink egg

    80. Wednesday Addams:

    girl in a black dress

    81. Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.:

    girl in a green shirt with an eye on it

    82. CatDog:

    one girl wearing sign that says "cat" and the other wearing sign that says "dog"

    83. Blake from Workaholics:

    person with curly hair holding a red solo cup

    84. A formal apology:

    girl in a fancy dress

    85. A Christmas present:

    girl wearing wrapping paper and a bow

    86. The rainbow Snapchat filter:

    girl with a rainbow on her chin

    87. Kim Kardashian posing with champagne on her Paper Magazine cover:

    girl in a black dress with a champagne bottle

    88. Damian from Mean Girls:

    person wearing a hoodie and sunglasses

    89. Eleven from Stranger Things:

    person wearing a pink dress and blue hoodie

    90. Walter White from Breaking Bad:

    person wearing a button down shirt and underwear holding a gun

    91. A Kit Kat:

    people wearing all red outfits that say "Kit Kat"

    92. Shipwrecked Ariel:

    girl in a white sheet with rope tied around it

    93. Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove:

    girl in a purple feather boa

    94. An Oreo:

    two people dressed as an Oreo cookie

    95. The Devil Wears Prada:

    girl in a devil costume that reads "Prada"

    96. Nikki Minaj's "Anaconda" video:

    girl with a snake hat on

    97. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head:

    two people dressed like Potato Heads

    98. Cosmo and Wanda from The Fairly OddParents:

    girl with pink hair and guy with green hair holding fairy wands

    99. The Spice Girls:

    three girls dressed as different spices

    100. A Rubik's Cube:

    person dressed as a Rubik's cube

    101. A wind-up doll:

    girl wearing a pink tutu

    102. Lydia from Beetlejuice:

    girl in a red spiderweb poncho

    103. Log Lady from Twin Peaks:

    girl in a sweater holding a log

    104. Netflix and/or Chill:

    two people dressed as "Netflix" and "Chill"

    105. A birthday gift bag:

    girl wearing a gift bag

    106. A piñata:

    person wearing a piñata costume

    107. Garth from Wayne's World:

    guy wearing a white wig

    108. A cactus:

    girl in a green shirt with white print

    109. A crayon:

    girl in a red crayon costume

    110. The Morton Salt Girl:

    girl wearing yellow dress with umbrella

    111. Romy and Michele

    one girl in a pink dress and one in a blue dress

    112. The Kool-Aid Man:

    girl dressed as the Kool-aid man

    113. Before and After Princess Mia from The Princess Diaries:

    two girls wearing schoolgirl outfits

    114. A movie theater floor:

    person with candy stuck to them

    115. Drunk Meredith from The Office:

    girl in a purple dress

    116. DoodleBob:

    person wearing a white shirt holding a pencil

    117. A "sugar daddy":

    man pushing a stroller full of a sugar bag

    118. A Frappuccino:

    girl dressed as a frappucino

    119. Taxidermy Bambi and Thumper:

    people dressed as animals with their heads mounted on the wall

    120. Seth from Superbad:

    person holding laundry detergent

    121. The Oregon Trail itself, plus the river:

    two people dressed as the Oregon Trail and a river

    122. Your Tinder profile:

    guy dressed as a Tinder profile

    123. A weed brownie:

    girl dressed as a brownie scout that has weed

    124. The Operation game and a nurse:

    one girl dressed as the game Operation and one girl dressed as a nurse

    125. The ~No Ragrets~ kid from We're the Millers:

    girl with the words "No Ragrets" drawn on her chest

    126. Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchsky from Dodgeball:

    person holding a dodgeball wearing football padding

    127. Captain Underpants:

    girl dressed in underwear and a red cape

    This post contains content from Alanna Okun, Nikki Francois, Brett S. Vergara, and Spencer Althouse. It was compiled by Laura Frustaci.