14 Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Anyone Can Make at Home

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Awesome costumes you can throw together and still look great!

Incredible Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Whether you're spending Halloween dragging your friends on a tour of all the local haunted houses or having a small get-together, you deserve an amazing costume! That's why we created this list of 14 last minute DIY Halloween costumes! Take a look through these delightful DIY ideas - hopefully something will catch your eye and ignite a spark of inspiration!

1. Bride of Frankenstein

She's alive! And her costume is killing it! Here's a no sew tutorial and hairstyle guide to the ultimate Halloween costume. White cloth or old bed sheets and a ton of hairspray will become your best friend.

2. Scarecrow

Scarecrow costumes can range from cute to creepy but they tend to have one thing in common - they're all fairly easy to make! Overalls, plaid, a hat, and some straw sticking out and you're set!

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3. Bubblegum Machine

You and your hot glue gun will develop a close bond over making this cute bubblegum machine costume! It may involve a lot of gluing, but the payoff will definitely be worth it because you'll look fantastic!

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4. Cat

As far as Halloween costumes go, the cat costume is one of the classics! Not only that, but it is also really simple to make, customizeable, and super fun! Convince your friends to go as cats too and you can have a gang of alley cats. Meow.

5. Hermione Granger

Some may call her a know-it-all, but Hermione Granger is the only reason Ron and Harry even survived throughout the series. Which makes her the perfect person to dress up as for Halloween! Grab your schoolbooks because it's time to get witchy.

6. Witch

Speaking of witchy, there is also the very classic Halloween witch! This can involve a black dress that you already have hanging in your closet with a few fun accessories, like a broomstick and black cat, or you DIY everything with some of these ideas.

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7. Unicorn

The great thing about unicorns is that they're mythical so you can, theoretically, make them look however you want them to look! But here are a few ideas to get your unicorn DIY started. Don't forget the glitter!

8. Minnie Mouse

A Minnie Mouse costume that you don't have to sew? Sign us up! If you already own a black shirt and leggings, you'll only need to make the ears and skirt, which are both fairly simple craft projects.

9. Bumblebee

Bumblebee from DC Comics is an incredible character and role model for young girls. She can also be an awesome Halloween costume! Her look has changed over the years, but it has always involved the yellow and black of a real bumblebee and a pair of wings.

10. Pirate

Even long before the semi-recent popularity of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, have been fascinated by pirates. Pirate costumes are pretty easy to DIY and always look incredible!

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11. Britney Spears

Britney Spears first left her mark on pop culture with "Baby One More Time" and the schoolgirl outfit she wears is iconic. If you wear it as your Halloween costume, folks will instantly know who you are and you'll stand out too!

12. Bat

Bats are practically synonymous with Halloween. So why not become one? This DIY bat costume is super easy, looks cute, and takes almost no time at all. Perfect!

13. Deer

Doe, a deer, a female deer! It can also be an adorable Halloween costume too. Deer costume are pretty versatile and often involve things you may already have in your home.

14. Wednesday Addams

The Addams Family is the epitome of Halloween, though none more so perhaps than Wednesday Addams herself! She makes a great costume and the good news is that it is a fairly simple one at that!