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Last-Minute Halloween Costumes: 20 of the Best and Easiest

Halloween is only three days away and the festivities are getting started this weekend, but have you decided what to dress up as yet? Or have a family member that’s undecided? It’s not too late, we’ve collected 20 cute, clever, and easy Halloween costume ideas for the whole family right here (like this adorable pig in blanket above). Keep reading to see all 20!

  • Jellyfish 1 of 20
    Use a clear umbrella and ribbon in a solid color for this easy and dramatic costume!
    See it here at Disney Family Fun
  • Spider + Web 2 of 20
    Spider + Web
    Cute and easy mommy and me costume made from black socks!
    See it here at Martha Stewart
  • DIY Skeleton Tee 3 of 20
    DIY Skeleton Tee
    The classic skeleton Halloween costume just got way easier to make!
    See it here at Martha Stewart
  • Spider Shades 4 of 20
    Spider Shades
    Grab some pipe cleaners and black glasses for this fun spider costume.
    See it here at Martha Stewart
  • Bee Keeper 5 of 20
    Bee Keeper
    A white outfit, mesh and plastic bees? Costume done.
    See it here at Martha Stewart
  • Walk Signal 6 of 20
    Walk Signal
    So smart! And all you need is a black outfit and Christmas lights.
    See it here at College Humor
  • Drunk Uncle 7 of 20
    Drunk Uncle
    We've all met him in real life, this doesn't really require a costume at all just some acting skills.
    See it here at College Humor
  • Beehive 8 of 20
    Use yarn to make the fancy braids and plastic bees to hang down.
    See it here at Martha Stewart
  • Medusa 9 of 20
    All you need is a nice up-do with plastic worms for this costume.
    See it here at Martha Stewart
  • Classic Ghost 10 of 20
    Classic Ghost
    A sheet! that's all, folks.
    See it here at Real Simple
  • Little Drummer Boy 11 of 20
    Little Drummer Boy
    Red utility tape and a tall hat is all you need to dress up this otherwise normal outfit.
    See it here at Real Simple
  • Ceiling Fan 12 of 20
    Ceiling Fan
    Your #1 ceiling fan! Stencil on some letters and grab borrow an old cheerleading outfit.
    See it here at Real Simple
  • Raining Cats and Dogs 13 of 20
    Raining Cats and Dogs
    Umbrella + beanie babies. Done!
    See it here at Real Simple
  • Tulle Ghost 14 of 20
    Tulle Ghost
    No sewing involved, just wrap tulle around in massive amounts!
    See it here at Martha Stewart
  • Cute Ghost 15 of 20
    Cute Ghost
    Doesn't get much easier than this! Grab a sheet, sharpie, and a white mini skirt.
    See it here at College Humor
  • Nudist on Strike 16 of 20
    Nudist on Strike
    No costume involved, just this clever sign!
    See it here at Refinery 29
  • Iron Chef 17 of 20
    Iron Chef
    Wearing a chef hat and carrying around an iron. So easy!
    See ithere at Real Simple
  • Formal Apology 18 of 20
    Formal Apology
    So clever! All you need is a fancy outfit and a sign.
    See it here at Refinery 29
  • Pig in a Blanket 19 of 20
    Pig in a Blanket
    Perfect for a toddler who wants to carry around her blankey anyway! Just add a pig nose.
    See it here at Real Simple
  • Road Trip 20 of 20
    Road Trip
    A comfy sweatsuit with cars glued on (you know you have too many of those hanging around anyway).
    See it here at Martha Stewart


Leaving it to the last minute? Check out more DIY and easy Halloween costumes for kids!


Also check out:

15 Favorite Halloween Kids Crafts

20 Group and Family Costume Ideas


The most age-inappropriate toddler gear (What were they thinking?!)

The best fashion tips from a J.Crew personal stylist

10 clever uses for your old T-shirts

18 creative family picture poses you’ll actually want to try

24 ways to decorate your home with a Sharpie

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