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27 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas That Are Actually Good

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to show us the best last-minute Halloween costumes they've ever had. Here are the genius results.

Halloween is obviously going to look different this year, but hopefully these costume ideas will be helpful to anyone who wants to feel festive at home, over Zoom, or on Instagram. Please continue to follow CDC guidelines (sorry, but that probably means no trick-or-treating, going to bars, or attending parties where you live). Enjoy!

1. Drunk Meredith from The Office:

Someone dressed in a low purple dress and a red-haired wig

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

Someone wearing a garbage bag with trash coming out of it

3. Contestants on Supermarket Sweep:

Two contestants wearing traditional blue sweaters, name tags, and the number three, all while holding onto a shopping cart

4. A movie theater floor:

Someone dressed in all black who taped concession stand candy to their body

5. Some M&M's:

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

6. An old lady with her Life Alert button:

Someone dressed as an old lady, laying on the ground, pressing someone who used poster board to dress up like a Life Alert button

7. A bubble bath:

Someone wearing a loofah arm band, a rubber ducky headband, and some white/blue balloons taped across their waist

8. A contestant on The Bachelor:

Someone wearing a cocktail dress, holding a red rose, and wearing a sign that says "Anna, 33, Cat Herder"

9. Max and Roxanne from A Goofy Movie:

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

10. A pig in a blanket:

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

11. Cards Against Humanity:

Two people with poster board around their front and back sides with Cards Against Humanity sayings written on them

12. 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

13. CatDog:

Two people, adjoined at the hip, dressed in yellow shirts with brown spots, holding signs that read "Cat" and "Dog"

14. Jack Black in Nacho Libre:

Someone using pajamas, old clothes, and a marker to create their "Nacho Libre" wrestling costume

15. A Rubik's Cube:

Someone with a box on their body that's made to look like a solved Rubik's Cube

16. Bob Ross:

Someone with an afro, beard, and blue dress shit while holding a painting easel

17. Towelie from South Park:

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

18. A cat lady:

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

19. 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

20. DoodleBob from SpongeBob SquarePants:

Someone holding a giant pencil and wearing a white t-shirt with a drawn-on SpongeBob face

21. Quailman from Doug:

Someone dressed like Quailman, the superhero from "Doug," with a green vest, red cape, and belt on their forehead

22. Life, and you can even hand out lemons:

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

23. Post Malone:

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

24. Jigsaw from Saw:

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

25. Spaghetti and meatballs:

Someone in a red sweater with a colander on their head with yellow string hanging out to look like pasta

26. The matchmaker from Mulan:

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

27. And, of course, a sexy ghost:

Someone wearing a white bedsheet over their body, like a ghost, with a bra and underwear on top