Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Women Using Things You Already Own

I’ve really put off planning for Halloween this year, and it’s the first year that I haven’t done a “couples costume” in five years, so coming up with what I want to be by myself hasn’t been a top priority because, well, it’s just not as fun to me. I also never really go “all out” for Halloween. I typically always want to use what I already own, play around with makeup and hair (but not excessively), and just have fun. Since it’s pretty cold where I live right now, I also want to be warm haha. Here’s a few ideas of last-minute Halloween costumes that you should be able to put together from items you have in your closet!

Pirate Halloween Costume

I think a “sexy” pirate is so cute and something everyone could easily pull together. If you’re worried about the cold too, it gives you the perfect excuse to wear leggings and a long-sleeve top. For a sexier look, a cute black mini skirt, fishnets, and OTK boots would be so cute. Pair that with some excessive gold jewelry, a smokey eye, and maybe an eye patch ($0.79 at Micheal’s whaaat) or a bandana if you have one, and you’ll be good to go!

Cheetah / Cat Halloween Costume

This is a last minute costume I fell back on when I was studying abroad a few years ago, but I think this has to be one of the easiest that you can do! Again, it’s perfect for colder weather: you can wear black leggings, a long sleeve black/cheetah print top, and boots. For my warmer weather gals, black shorts or a skirt would be so cute paired with OTK boots as well. You’d then just need to accessorize and have some fun with your makeup. I’d suggest buying a cute cat ear headband, like this one, and/or pairing it with a cute cheetah print scarf. I’m also linking to the best cheetah/cat makeup tutorial that I’ve used here.

Rosie the Riveter Halloween Costume

Okay, y’all…this actually might be easier than the cat costume! I think it’s safe to say that most of us have a denim/chambray top and jeans we could throw together to make a cute Rosie the Riveter costume! Buy a red bandana if you don’t already own one and throw on some red lipstick, and POSE. I mean, who doesn’t want to dress up as a cultural female icon?!

What are you being for Halloween? Do you have any favorite DIY costumes?!

In the past, Josh and I have been: Squints and Wendy (Sandlot), Steve Irwin and a crocodile, Christmas Obsessed, and Phil and Lil (from Rugrats)–all of which were super easy DIY costumes. 

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