13 Halloween costumes you can put together in 5 minutes

Spooky season is finally here! However, with the start of the school year, you may find it difficult to find the time to buy a Halloween costume. Often the Halloween costumes from the store are overpriced and thrown away after wearing them for a few years. Why not compose your disguise in less than 5 minutes, which will be original and will put you in the Halloween mood? If you’re not sure what to wear for Halloween this year…don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are 13 easy DIY Halloween costumes:

1. Instagram/Tik Tok/Snapchat Filter

We guarantee you can do this look for less than two dollars. It may take a little longer than some others, but it looks unique and is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Purchase a jumbo white card stock border at your local dollar store. Then cut out the inside of the card so it looks like an Instagram post. Finally, draw on icons for your favorite filters and a ‘take photo’ button at the bottom!

2. Men in Black

Ok…this has got to be the simplest Halloween costume I’ve ever seen! Seriously, all you need are black sunglasses and an all-black outfit. It can be a black dress, a suit or a t-shirt. Tie your hair up in a sleek bun or put some gel on it. Bonus points if you bring a walkie-talkie, fake gun or handcuffs…

3. Tourist

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Find your cheesiest and most naive clothes in your closet and put them all together. Wear a camera around your neck and wear sunglasses to complete the casual look! Even if people can’t figure out who you’re supposed to be…at least you’re not wearing one of those itchy pre-purchased costumes!

4. Rosie the Riveter

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Even if you don’t immediately know who Rosie the Riveter is, you’ve definitely seen illustrations of her. She was a feminist cartoon character, created by the United States government during World War II to convince women to get jobs in the workforce. Many people see her as an important contribution to feminism and are gradually moving away from gender stereotypes. To achieve this look, wear blue clothes (I suggest overalls or jeans) and tie your hair back with a red bandana.

5. Bulletin Board

I love this one because it’s unique, extremely easy to put together, requires no skills, and can be customised! Wear a brown shirt or dress and stick colorful post-it notes all over your outfit. As the night progresses, people can write messages or “to-do lists” on your back. Be sure to bring extra post-its as they can fall out easily!

6. She sells shells

This one’s for all the cheesy pun lovers out there! If you really want to sell the costume, stick seashells and prizes on a trench coat and wear an all-black outfit. I love this one because I’m from Canada, where it’s always cold and we have to put on jackets under our Halloween costumes. This results in bulky and strange costumes. However, this look is guaranteed to keep you warm and chic all night long!

7. Pop art

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To create this out-of-this-world costume, draw large white dots all over your face and neck. Then, use black eyeliner to accentuate your features such as your collarbones, cheekbones, nose, and chin. To make the makeup pop, add a pop of bright red lipstick or draw on a bright blue teardrop!

8. Where is Waldo?

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Waldo is a timeless cartoon character who has been featured in many children’s books. There was often a picture loaded with lots of colors and illustrations and you had to find Waldo hidden in the picture. Don’t worry, you definitely won’t blend in with this outfit! All you need to create this look is a red and white striped shirt, glasses and a red hat.

9. Chip on your shoulder

This is truly a low maintenance costume. You can put this together in thirty seconds, with something I’m sure you have too… a bag of crisps! All you have to do to create this pun-inspired costume is stick a bag of chips over your shoulder. Who said Halloween was too much work?!

10. Dancing Girl Emoji

It’s perfect for all the BFFs who want matching costumes…but don’t want to spend billions of hours planning their outfits. Just go like the twin emoji (otherwise known as friendship goals)! All you have to do is let your hair down, put on a black tank top. To complete the look, cut out black bunny ears and glue them on a headband! What a cute outfit idea!

11. Formal Apologies

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Alright, I know puns might sound a little cheesy…but they’re so much fun to dress up! For this one, all you need is a dress or formal attire and a sash that says “apology.” To make the belt, cut a strip of fabric from an old t-shirt and draw the word “apology” using a black permanent marker. Plus, you can show off a fancy dress or outfit!

12. Artist

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Bring out your inner artist to create this wonderful and cute costume! Take an old white shirt and splatter it with paint. Next, cut out a paint palette shape out of cardboard and draw on a bunch of colored circles using markers! To add a special touch, draw a mustache with eyeliner or wear a beret. So classy and cute!

13. Queen of Hearts

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Head down! This one takes a bit more work than the others…but is worth it for the end product! There are so many ways to accessorize this costume and so many different unique ideas available on the internet! Start by wearing an all-red outfit and draw a heart on your lips with lipstick. You can then accessorize by creating a crown, wand, necklace, or necklace from cards!