As much as we're looking forward to Halloween, we also understand that every once in a while, time just slips through your fingers and you end up on the eve of October 31 without a single clue about what kind of outfit to wear. But panic not, as Yoda would say.

We at Bored Panda put together a killer list of the best last-minute Halloween costume ideas. From the classic ghost to the upside-down man, you should be able to DIY these fun looks with limited resources in just a flash. Or two. Continue scrolling and check them out!

#1

French Kiss, The Best Halloween Costume Idea Ever

French Kiss, The Best Halloween Costume Idea Ever

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Nick McAlinden
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7 months ago

This is highly underrated..... best ever.

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#2

Scary

Scary

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Andy Acceber
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7 months ago

Terrifying. Accurate sponsors on your sash.

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The folks at Hubbub highlight that 4 in 10 Halloween costumes are thrown away after only being worn once, and many are made from plastic, so the cost of looking creepy is creeping up. To help folks create a more sustainable costume, they offer these DIY dress-up ideas that can save not only money and time but also help the planet:

1. Iconic costumes from everyday clothes. Real-life figures like the Spice Girls, David Attenborough, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or fictional ones like Rosie the Riveter or Paddington Bear have looks that are instantly recognizable but can also be assembled from what's already in your wardrobe, so start by "cataloging" what you already have. Maybe your next Halloween costume is already laying in your wardrobe.

2. Are there any old outfits haunting the back of your cupboard from many moons ago? If single-use clothing and its associated packaging gives you the shivers, try to see if you can find an old costume and bring back the ghost of Halloween past.

#3

Nudist On Strike

Nudist On Strike

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DennyS (denzoren)
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7 months ago

This is another one that's low effort...but works.

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#4

This Costume Omg

This Costume Omg

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
7 months ago

I don't get the fist?

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#5

A News Flash

A News Flash

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Chucky Cheezburger
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7 months ago

I see what you did there with the climate section.👍

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3. Top of the props. If you don't like the costume you end up with because it looks a bit too flat, fashion it with freaky accessories from leftover cardboard or paper you already have. Swords, ears, hats, and wings can all be cut from cereal boxes and painted or covered with fabric, and there are lots of tutorials online that can teach you how.

4. Paint yourself scary. You can pick up non-toxic, cruelty-free body paint for quite cheap from most fancy-dress shops and transform into an orc or some other beast super fast.

Now go kill it!

#6

My Buddy's Super Lazy Halloween Costume

My Buddy's Super Lazy Halloween Costume

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Nor
Community Member
7 months ago

Classic

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#7

God’s Gift To Women Costume

God’s Gift To Women Costume

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Nor
Community Member
7 months ago

Nailed it :)

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#8

The Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
7 months ago

Peepee. *internal five year old snickers*

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#9

My Friend's Simply Brilliant Costume

My Friend's Simply Brilliant Costume

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Becklass
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7 months ago

Bella Bachelor

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#10

“Yes, I Have Seen The Memes.” Sometimes I Convince People I Am Normal, And Then I Do Things Such As This

“Yes, I Have Seen The Memes.” Sometimes I Convince People I Am Normal, And Then I Do Things Such As This

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
7 months ago

I have the crochet version of this sitting on my mantle in the living room.

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#11

50 Shades Of Grey Costume

50 Shades Of Grey Costume

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Stevie
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7 months ago

That's 72 shades

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#12

When You Have No Halloween Costume, Search For A Couple Bins And A Lot Of Duct Tape Last Minute

When You Have No Halloween Costume, Search For A Couple Bins And A Lot Of Duct Tape Last Minute

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Kayla J
Community Member
7 months ago

Hey sexy mama. Wanna kill all humans?”

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#13

All Right Stop. Collaborate And Listen

All Right Stop. Collaborate And Listen

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Stacy S.
Community Member
7 months ago

" Ice ice baby!"

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#14

My Last Minute Halloween Costume, Ghosting

My Last Minute Halloween Costume, Ghosting

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Nor
Community Member
7 months ago

Hey Casper, is that you?

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#15

Trick Or Treat - These 3 Lads Showed Up. Absolutely Terrifying

Trick Or Treat - These 3 Lads Showed Up. Absolutely Terrifying

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Juliet Hadaway
Community Member
7 months ago

"give us your coal"

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#16

My Last Minute Costume

My Last Minute Costume

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Auntriarch
Community Member
7 months ago

Dad joke alert!

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#17

Happy Halloween! This Is Fine

Happy Halloween! This Is Fine

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
7 months ago

Sums up the last couple years.

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#18

Need To Go To A Batman Themed Dress-Up Party On A Budget? Go As His Parents. Cost: 2 Sheets Of Paper

Need To Go To A Batman Themed Dress-Up Party On A Budget? Go As His Parents. Cost: 2 Sheets Of Paper

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
7 months ago

Brilliant! Also no one will ask you to say catchphrases.

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#19

My Last Minute Take On A One Night Stand Costume

My Last Minute Take On A One Night Stand Costume

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
7 months ago

LOL there’s even a condom on the dresser.

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#20

Last Minute, €1.49 Costume

Last Minute, €1.49 Costume

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Shannon Matthews
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7 months ago

Haha love this movie!

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#21

Nickelback

Nickelback

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Madre_Dr4gnZFly
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7 months ago

*EYE ROLL*!!

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#22

Last Minute Lichtenstein

Last Minute Lichtenstein

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Hugh Willie Mungous
Community Member
7 months ago

Roy would have loved it!

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#23

It Was Kind Of Last Minute, But For Halloween I Made A Stuffed Hobbes To Go With My Costume

It Was Kind Of Last Minute, But For Halloween I Made A Stuffed Hobbes To Go With My Costume

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Chucky Cheezburger
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7 months ago

If Hobbes was last minute, they must be hell on wheels when they plan for it.

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#24

Brawny Guy

Brawny Guy

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Amy Dodds
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7 months ago

He could have dressed up as jake gyllenhall and I wouldn't have looked twice

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#25

Candy Rappers

Candy Rappers

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PKMN Trainer Link
Community Member
7 months ago

Brilliant

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#26

Husband And I Decided To Do Halloween Last Minute. Not Bad For A Couple Of Hours And >$20

Husband And I Decided To Do Halloween Last Minute. Not Bad For A Couple Of Hours And >$20

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Chucky Cheezburger
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7 months ago

Can someone please explain this one to me?

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#27

Best Last Minute Halloween Costume I've Ever Made

Best Last Minute Halloween Costume I've Ever Made

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Auntriarch
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7 months ago

Last minute? I'd like to see what she can do when she has plenty of time

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#28

My Friend's Last Minute Halloween Costume

My Friend's Last Minute Halloween Costume

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Kayla J
Community Member
7 months ago

lol this is so dumb, I laughed

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#29

My Friend And I Put Together This Last Minute Costume Combo For A Party

My Friend And I Put Together This Last Minute Costume Combo For A Party

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Becklass
Community Member
7 months ago

Juno!

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#30

King Of Last Minute Costumes, My Friend As The Bastard Sea That Took Wilson

King Of Last Minute Costumes, My Friend As The Bastard Sea That Took Wilson

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Becklass
Community Member
7 months ago

I’m still traumatised by Wilson floating away.

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#31

My Last Minute Halloween Costume

My Last Minute Halloween Costume

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Nor
Community Member
7 months ago

Hey Olaf

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#32

My Friend's Last Minute Halloween Costume

My Friend's Last Minute Halloween Costume

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Galious
Community Member
7 months ago

Mad scientist ?

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#33

Drunk Meredith From The Office

Drunk Meredith From The Office

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Sue Grigg
Community Member
7 months ago

Lol, clever.

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#34

Shape Of Water But The Budget Is $4

Shape Of Water But The Budget Is $4

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Vicky Zar
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7 months ago

What am I seeing and what has the egg got to do with it?

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#35

Yeah, It Was Pretty Last Minute

Yeah, It Was Pretty Last Minute

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Shelli Aderman
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7 months ago

AND it’s full-on PPE! 🤣👍🏽

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#36

Florida Man Makes Last Minute Halloween Costume

Florida Man Makes Last Minute Halloween Costume

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
7 months ago

Raisins for Halloween?!? The worst Florida man yet!

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#37

My Last Minute Costume Was A Success! Who Doesn't Love Indy?

My Last Minute Costume Was A Success! Who Doesn't Love Indy?

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JuJu
Community Member
7 months ago

So, you already had the whip?

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#38

Last Minute Hermione Granger Costume, Since I Already Happen To Have The Hair And Props And All

Last Minute Hermione Granger Costume, Since I Already Happen To Have The Hair And Props And All

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Foodie panda
Community Member
7 months ago

the hair is perfect!

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#39

Last Years Last Minute Clark Kent Costume

Last Years Last Minute Clark Kent Costume

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JuJu
Community Member
7 months ago

nice glasses...

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#40

Here's My Coworker And I In Our Very Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Here's My Coworker And I In Our Very Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

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Helen Haley
Community Member
7 months ago

Hello janets

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#41

Our Lockdown Zoom Party Costumes (Last Minute Idea)

Our Lockdown Zoom Party Costumes (Last Minute Idea)

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Eli Rockwell
Community Member
7 months ago

That man is looking very pleased with himself.

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#42

My Last Minute Halloween Costume “Cardigan Bee” Aka Cardi B

My Last Minute Halloween Costume “Cardigan Bee” Aka Cardi B

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Raena Celis
Community Member
7 months ago

haha!!! lmao

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#43

2020 Is For Lazy Halloween Costumes

2020 Is For Lazy Halloween Costumes

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Nor
Community Member
7 months ago

Oldie, but goodie

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#44

The Upside-Down Man

The Upside-Down Man

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Auntriarch
Community Member
7 months ago

If they need a drink, I shudder to think about the straw

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#45

I Won’t Lie I Didn’t Try Hard With This Costume. Happy Belated Halloween Everyone

I Won’t Lie I Didn’t Try Hard With This Costume. Happy Belated Halloween Everyone

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Becklass
Community Member
7 months ago

Imposter!

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#46

I’m Always A Fan Of An Easy Costume, Hopefully It Works

I’m Always A Fan Of An Easy Costume, Hopefully It Works

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Otter
Community Member
7 months ago

Wednesday Addams?

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#47

Last Minute Costumes

Last Minute Costumes

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Eli Rockwell
Community Member
7 months ago

Wanda and Cosmo?? Is that you?

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#48

Paint Some Wire And Print Out A Logo

Paint Some Wire And Print Out A Logo

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Mat O'Dowd
Community Member
7 months ago

Feathered selection !!! That’s some niche costume !

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#49

My GF And I Made This Costume Last Minute For Less Than 5$

My GF And I Made This Costume Last Minute For Less Than 5$

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Chucky Cheezburger
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7 months ago

What costume?

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#50

But Of A Last-Minute Costume This Year- Jawa Without The Black Gloves

But Of A Last-Minute Costume This Year- Jawa Without The Black Gloves

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Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
7 months ago

Deet deet..

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