Frankenstorm slamming into the east coast this week certainly did shake up Halloween plans for a lot of people. Some cities are canceling or postponing trick-or-treating altogether! (As a kid, this would have absolutely blown my mind, let’s be real.) So in the spirit of an atypical holiday, I rounded up a few last minute homemade Halloween costume ideas in case you didn’t get around to assembling your spookalicious attire in advance of Sandy’s arrival. Even if trick-or-treating is canceled in your area, you can whip up a costume and watch scary movies or go out to visit neighbors in your building or on your block in festive attire.
Skeleton 1 of 5
Eiffel Tower 2 of 5A large cardboard box, scissors and tin foil are all it takes to create this amazing Eiffel Tower costume!
Get the how-to from Oh Happy Day.
Ghost 3 of 5Of course, a classic ghost costume is a tried and true Halloween favorite. All you need is an old sheet and scissors to get started!
Get the how-to from Kaboose.
Lego 4 of 5A cardboard box, plastic party cups and paint in any color you have lying around translates into an adorable Lego costume!
Get the how-to from Country Living.
Vampire 5 of 5Dress in all black or a combination of black and red, add a couple of bite marks and you'll have an instant vampire! Make fake blood by mixing corn syrup with red food coloring!
Get the how-to from All You.