Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Updated: This blog was originally published on 21/10/14

There’s not long to go until the spookiest night of the year and time’s running out to put together that perfect costume that’s freakishly awesome. Making the decision over whether to be a gormless zombie or a mysterious witch is not one that should be taken lightly. Luckily, we here at Blue Banana are here to help!

We’ve put together this handy guide of freakin’ freaky Halloween costume ideas that’ll hopefully offer some inspiration for your own outfits, or at least give you a last minute solution to your fancy dress woes when Hallows Eve begins to creep up on you. So if you’re struggling to come up with an epic costume for Halloween, begin taking notes!


Zombies, Skeletons & Vampires Are Always Easy Options

Sometimes our ambitions can get the better of us on Halloween and although we’d all like to be original and look like a horror movie extra, realistically its better to sometimes stick to the classics. Zombie, skeleton and vampire costumes are all easy to achieve at little expense, and can be done last minute with little preparation.

All you need is a little bit of makeup and cheap accessories such as plastic fangs, fake blood and maybe some gory wounds and you can instantly transform yourself into a member of the living dead army. You can wear regular clothes too, especially if you’re a zombie, but perhaps it’s best to buy something cheap you can make look tatty for little expense.

Don’t forget you can also grab whole costumes for cheap prices too, and you’re bound to be able to find these easily.


Creepy Contacts Can Make All The Difference

Cosmetic contact lenses can make a huge difference when it comes to a Halloween outfit. They can add a touch of realness that really enhances your look, taking you from wannabe monster to devastatingly demonic in seconds!

The value of a good pair of contact lenses shouldn’t be overlooked and even if you only have a little bit of makeup to play with, a pair of these simple accessories can double (perhaps even triple) the impact of your Halloween outfit!

In A Rush? Pick Up An All In One Jumpsuit!

Rubies 2nd Skin Jack Skellington Jumpsuit (Black/White)

If you’re pressed for time, and there’s only a few more days until Halloween kicks off, a quick, easy and also hilarious, option is an all in one jumpsuit. Requiring very little effort, slipping into one of these bad boys could save you a lot of time and money in the long run, especially because they’re reusable. With a large variety of designs on offer, some of them not even spooky, they’re always a viable option.


Think Outside The Box

You don’t just have to stick to the tried and true horror monster cliches of zombies, vampires, skeletons and witches on Halloween. Expanding the definition of the event, anything that’s a little bit scary or different is fair game. Dressing like a bloodthirsty killer, an iconic movie character or maybe even an animal can be just as fun and can also be achieved quickly and easily with the right items.

You can pick up cheap accessories as a starting point for your outfits such as masks, wigs or even a bloody knife. You can base an entire look around a simple and cheap item and with a little bit of imagination and creativity you can have an outfit that rivals a more expensive one.

Recycle An Old Costume

There’s no harm in recycling an older costume if you’re stuck for ideas or have little time on your side. With a few touch ups, an older outfit can become a whole new one if you approach it with a different perspective. Adding new accessories, using different makeup or giving it some extra personality and character (perhaps create a back story for the person you become in your outfit), can add a new lease of life to a costume. This will also save you money and help the earth!

If time and money is an issue for you this Halloween, don’t fear the reaper (especially if that’s your costume). You can quickly, cheaply and easily assemble an outfit that’ll no doubt be just as impressive and freaky as everyone else’s!

So take a good look through our Halloween store of costumes, accessories and more that’ll provide you with all you need to make that last minute outfit just in time for Hallows Eve itself.

Written By BlueBanana