6 Last-minute Halloween Costumes From Your Closet

Allie Leigh
by Allie Leigh
10 Minutes

I tend not to think too much about my Halloween costumes but dressing up a little bit is a fun way to get into the spirit of Halloween.

If, like me, you’re not into dressing up in full costume, this lookbook is for you!

I’m going to show you how to put together some easy Halloween costumes from your closet. Almost all the pieces that I’ll be showing you were thrifted so you can easily pop them over to your local thrift store and find some similar pieces for yourself.

Winnie the Pooh costume DIY

1. Winnie the Pooh Halloween costume

Here, I’m inspired by Winnie the Pooh rather than trying to look exactly like the character. This sweater reminded me of Winnie as I think this is what he would wear if he were a human being.

I’m wearing the sweater with some simple black leggings. If I wanted to be as authentic as possible, I would put my hair up into two little buns and would wear some corduroy pants that are more similar in color to Winne the Pooh.

Adult candy corn costume

2. Adult candy corn costume

This next look is inspired by candy corn as you can tell by the colors of it. When I saw this sweater, I thought it was the most fall/Halloween sweater that I’d ever seen. Once again, I’ve paired the sweater with some simple black leggings.

Leopard costume

3. Leopard costume

This next look is slightly more obvious, here I am a leopard. I added a headband to give the vibe of ears without actually wearing ears.

90s costume

4. 90s costume

This I feel is more of a legitimate costume - I am a 90s kid, which basically is just today’s style seeing as 90s style is in fashion at the moment.

To create a very basic, easy 90s-looking outfit, just get yourself a pair of overalls and a t-shirt. Tie-dye is very 90s looking. Finish off by tying your hair with a scrunchie. This is totally an outfit that I would have worn as a kid in the 90s and I think it’s great.

Barbie doll costume

5. Barbie doll costume

What I’m going for here is ‘workout Barbie’. Yes, I don’t know whether Barbie would actually wear a shirt that says Barbie, but I think that it’s cute, and maybe she would anyway - I don’t know.

I’ve paired the t-shirt with some high-waisted leggings. This is an easy and comfortable look and is great if you’re hanging out with your friends on Halloween and want to look like you tried a little bit.

You could also add to this look by carrying around a 1-pound pink dumbbell if you wanted.

Hippy costume

6. Hippy

For the last look, I’m wearing a dress and some boots that are very 70s, hippy inspired.

You could recreate this look with any abstract floral, tie-dye type print and the white boots really add that 70s vibe.

Of course, if you want to dress it up a bit more, you could also add some jewelry and accessories to tie it all together.

Halloween costumes from your closet

In this lookbook, I’ve shown you how to be in the Halloween spirit without having to think, try, or spend too much.

I hope you enjoyed my wearable looks that someone might look at and think “that reminds me of this”. My “pseudo-outfits” are perfect for anyone who is a bit lazy like me and wants to wear clothes already in their closet without having to buy a legitimate costume.

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