By Kayleigh Leadbetter, Staff Writer
Some people plan their Halloween costumes months in advance. Others find themselves rooting through their closets at the last minute looking for things to create a makeshift, somewhat recognizable costume.
For those who find themselves frantically searching for a costume the day of Halloween, here are some ideas that are quick and easy to put together.
Dressing up as a character from a different decade is a Halloween classic. Each decade has an iconic fashion trend that can easily be emulated.
\Try a fringed dress for a sassy 1920s flapper look, or pull on a pair of jeans, a white tee, and some Chucks to be a standard 50s greaser.
Boogie the night away in a pair of 70s printed bell bottoms and a suede vest. Add some circular, colored sunglasses and a flower headband to complete the look.
Channel 90s grunge in an oversized plaid flannel, a band t-shirt and a pair of combat boots.
Not a fan of dwelling on the past? Don a pair of skinny jeans and some enormous reading glasses. Spruce up any existing beards or draw one on for the perfect modern-day hipster outfit.
Costumes that depict iconic television and movie characters are always great Halloween costume options.
Pay homage to “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White in a yellow hazmat suit (a yellow onesie will work just fine) or a green button-down and some tighty-whities. Complete the outfit with a pair of thin-rimmed glasses.
For a medieval look, wear a long, platinum blonde wig and a floor-length blue gown like Daenerys Targaryen from “Game of Thrones.” For bonus points, convince friends to dress as dragons.
Fan of horror films? A pair of overalls matched with a striped shirt, frizzy orange wig and Converse perfectly replicate the evil doll Chucky. Enhance the look with facial scars and a plastic, toy knife.
The Quick Classics
- One of the most popular last minute costumes is a witch. Just grab a black dress, a pointed hat, and a wand.
- Wearing a torn shirt splashed with fake blood is the perfect look for a zombie. Add some pale face makeup and darken the eyes.
- A tail, black ears and painted on nose and whiskers make for a cute and simple cat costume.
- An all-black outfit with a terrifying mask is always a crowd pleaser.
- If all else fails, throw on a white sheet and say “boo.”