5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes You Already Have In Your Closet

So, it’s October 28th and you’re still procrastinating on your Halloween costume. Don’t you worry, I’ve got your back! These 5 Halloween costume and makeup ideas will be super easy and simple for you to recreate without having to purchase anything!


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This all black ensemble is ideal for anyone attempting to channel Dracula this Halloween!

Costume: I paired skinny black jeans with a black turtleneck for an all black vampire look. I layered a black blazer on top and popped the collar to mimick and accentuate the traditional high collar on a Vampire cloak. Black booties complete the look!

Makeup: Apply your foundation as normal, and add a little more creme highlighter to the high points of your face to appear a bit more “dead” or “ghostly” and hollow out your cheeks with a grey eyeshadow used in place of contour powder.  You can create a smokey eye with a little brown and black eyeshadow and eyeliner, and add a drop of “blood” in either red lipstick or lipliner from the corner of one side of your mouth; feel free to apply red or burgundy lipstick to your lips to finish off the makeup.

Hair: Add some dry shampoo and tease the roots with texturizing spray and hair spray to add extra volume and grit. With this costume, you’ll be saying “I vant to suck your blood,” all night long!

Eleven (Season 2) from Stranger Things

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Are you as obsessed with stranger things as I am? Well, now you too can be Eleven from Season 2.

Costume: I started this look with rolled hem boyfriend jeans and added a black top and a blazer (preferably with shoulder pads – channelling major 80s vibes) to complete the top half of the ensemble. I added crew socks with slip on Vans to complete the look (I don’t have Chuck Taylors, but wear those if you have them, since they are actually a part of her actual ensemble).

Makeup: Apply foundation, blush and contour, and focus on accentuating your eyes. Create a full black smokey eye to recreate Eleven’s punk look.

Hair: Curl the ends of your hair (if your hair is straight, or leave curly if it is naturally), slick back the top of your hair with hair gel, pull the hair tight to the nape of your neck and secure horizontally with bobby pins, be sure to fluff the curls over the bobby pins, so they can’t be seen.

With this look, you’ll be fighting off Demigorgons in no time!



The Sanderson sisters won’t have anything on you in this outfit!

Costume: This costume has a few extra pieces you may want to purchase, but it’s completely unnecessary. I started with a black flowy spaghetti strap dress and layered a black long sleeved shirt underneath. I added black fishnet stockings and black knee-high socks and paired red booties with the look for an added pop of color, but you could go with black booties instead. I actually made the feather vest, but it’s completely unnecessary for a witch costume. As for the hat, you may want to purchase that item, or you could paint a chopstick black or brown and carry that as your wand instead of wearing a hat. Another look, is to channel the witches from American Horror Story: Coven and throw on some black sunglasses instead of the hat or wand altogether! The choices are up to you!

Makeup: I would stick to your everyday makeup routine and add extra eyeliner or a smokey eye for a look that’s a little more haunting. Pair that with some dark red lipstick and you’re good to go!

Hair: Make it big! Add dry shampoo and curl/crimp your hair so it’s all different textures, tease the roots and add hair spray and texturizing spray for a style that will last all night!


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Get out your spy kit, you are going on a manhunt, well not for a man, but maybe for candy and a little wine?

Costume: I started with the base of a plain black tee shirt and black leggings; I added a beige trench coat, tall tan boots, and some aviator glasses, because detectives always wear sunglasses even at night (Who else just started singing, “I wear my sunglasses at night…” because I definitely did, and now I can’t get it out of my head.)

Makeup: Apply your everyday makeup routine and maybe darken up your eyes and lips for something a little different, but it’s completely unnecessary. With this costume, you can really do whatever you want!

Hair: Like with makeup, you can really do whatever you want with this look, but a high ponytail would look really cute with this outfit. (You could also wear your hair down: curled or straight.)

Audrey Hepburn

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You really can never go wrong with Holly Golightly from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s!”

Costume: Everyone has an LBD (a little black dress in their closet, so we paired that with a pearl necklace and some cat eye sunglasses; add some black heels and you’re good to go! (Sidenote: if you have long black gloves or a cigarette holder, feel free to wear that too!)

Makeup: Apply your everyday makeup routine, but make your brows a little bolder, your mascara a little darker and your eyeliner a little more cat-eyed! Add a light pinky-beige lip and you are ready to start eating croissants on 5th Avenue!

Hair: For your hair, you will want to create a french twist in the back but slicking back each side of your hair and rolling them into each other in the back of your head and securing with bobby pins. If you have a hair comb that looks like a crown, add that too!

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