Round-Up: Super Easy Halloween Costumes for Mamas
Ok, mamas! Who wants to get in on the Halloween fun but hasn’t picked out a costume for themselves yet? Oh – everyone waiting in the pick-up line at school and looking sleep-deprived at Starbucks and scrambling for their own kids’ costumes? Cool. We gotchu. Either you’ve been invited to an adults-only party or you just want to have fun trick-or-treating with the kids? Let’s take advantage of any excuse to play dress-up… YOLO, ladies!
This year, everyone seems to have unicorn fever. Unicorn hair, unicorn frappuccinos, you name it. If you haven’t jumped on the unicorn bandwagon, now’s the time! If you already have the long flowing hair, this will be a very easy costume. If not, you can go buy some colored hair spray, hair chalk, or even just a wig. Additionally, you’ll need a headband, some felt, and a bunch of dollar store craft stuff (jewels, beads, flowers). This is easily customizable and can be done in an afternoon before the party. Here’s a video tutorial for the headband.
It's Raining Men, Hallelujah!
A bit funny, a bit cheesy, but definitely original. This is another pun costume from Studio DIY that will have people chuckling all night. A raincoat and rain boots can be worn with a little dress or just your comfy jeans and shirt. Any umbrella will do the trick (although a smaller one will be less in the way), and use tape to stick on printed images of your favorite heartthrobs with string or thread. To make this costume extra hilarious, use pictures of the men you know will be at the party!
Give us any excuse to wear plaid and overalls? COUNT US IN! This outfit can be cute and comfy, requiring little to no effort, besides applying a bit of makeup. Borrow your Grandpa’s old straw hat, grab a small rake or broom, and this can be a quick and easy last-minute costume! Jeans can be substituted for overalls (if you don’t own any), and the makeup can vary as well, although all can be done with simple eyeliner or halloween face paint.
Fork in the Road
Pun-themed parties are becoming quite the trend (and our favorites!), but trying to come up with a unique and funny costume can be daunting! Some ideas are more obvious than others, but this one is clever AND super easy to do. Grab some yellow duct tape and a fork, put on your favorite comfy black jeans and top or a black dress, and there you have it! Adaptable for men and women, this costume will take you minutes to make, and guarantee you get tons of laughs.
Talk about the PERFECT last-minute Halloween costume for busy people! This costume is high impact, super cute, and really makes a statement. No one will know that this took you only 10 minutes to make. All you need is a yellow dress or shirt. To make your homemade pineapple crown, grab a headband and some green poster board, a toilet paper roll, and get out your glue gun! Done in minutes. Check out more here.
Dead of the Dead / Sugar Skulls
This is a classic DIY Halloween costume that can be done by anyone with a steady hand. The makeup is always striking, and can be paired with lots of flowers and light colored clothing to make it feminine, or dark clothing for a scarier Halloween vibe. Makeup tutorials are all over, and this look can be achieved in just an hour with the right makeup brushes and tools. Try red and black colors for a classic Day of the Dead look. Video tutorial here.
Bubble Gum Machine
Super original costume, this one is really nice and leaves your face free of makeup. For those who don’t enjoy going to a party and coming home with Halloween makeup dripping down their face or who have super sensitive skin, this one’s for you! Pick up a pack of 1.5 inch pompoms and hot glue them to a white t-shirt. Next, make a belt out of felt, hot glue, and safety pin the 25 cent sign onto an existing belt. Wear with red pants or a red skirt, and voila!
This costume from Cori can be a great idea for a last-minute party where you don’t know anyone. You can look cute but get away with not saying much! (…introverts UNITE!…) Little red accents like lipstick or shoes, even a scarf, really play up this look. Get yourself some suspenders and white gloves at a party store or dollar store if possible. Makeup can be as easy as some red lipstick, or you can do the full white face look, depending on how much time you have.
Emily Blunt is turning everything she touches to SOLID GOLD recently! So this look’s right on trend! It’s a classic outfit that isn’t seen around that much lately. Depending on what you own in your closet, this could be a really easy costume to pull off. Keiko Lynn pulls it all together with a red bow tie (or you could use a scarf), a white shirt, some kind of black hat, and a simple black skirt. The umbrella is a must, and adding a little bag and white gloves pulls the whole look together. There you have it! Effortless Halloween costume – just don’t expect to really fly!
For those of us juggling the high demands of family life, who has the time for homemade costumes? Between kids and work, a super easy DIY costume that’s still cute can be just the thing you need. This Jack O’ Lantern costume from Hello Fashion Blog is a 5 minute, less than $5 project that you can do with the little ones. Choose to match outfits with your little ones and they can look adorable too! All you need is some black duct tape, scissors, and an orange sweater. First, on a sheet of wax paper, try outlining the image you want to cut out (eye triangles, nose triangle and cute mouth). Then just peel and stick to the wax paper to cut. Easy peasy.
Don't Be a Prick... Just Be a Cactus
Easily adapted for guys or girls, this has to be one of the comfiest and easiest Halloween costumes ever. This just goes to show you can wait until the last minute to plan your outfit, and still win the costume contest. All you need is some comfy green sweats (or a green dress for the ladies), a pack of white pipe cleaners, and some hot glue. Bend each pipe cleaner into 3 and glue onto your clothing. This also works really well with white yarn. Guaranteed you will be the most originally dressed, and if you already own the clothing, you will spend less than $5. Done.
We Can Do It! - Rosie the Riveter
Easy as pie. This costume is sexy, badass, and could cost next to nothing. Do you own some tight jeans? A blue collared shirt? Get yourself a red bandana, put on some matte red lipstick, and call it a day! You can replace the jeans and top with a full blue coverall to go all out here. One step further is to do some 50s style hairdo and add a bit more makeup. Even so, this is by far the easiest last-minute costume that is still stylish and unique. Hey mamas – we can do it!
Comic Book / Pop Art Character
One of the key features of Pop Art makeup is the lips. It’s amazing how real (or how fake?) this looks. For those who know a thing or two about makeup, this can be a really easy, last-minute, and inexpensive costume idea. Even if you know nothing about makeup, a video tutorial will show you how it’s done. The supplies needed are an 8-pack of halloween face paint, an eyeshadow palette, and some red or pink lipstick. To jazz it up a bit, you can make a cardboard cutout with words like POW!, BANG!, or SNAP! on it. Adding a wig and some fun nail polish to complete the look is also an option. See the video tutorial here.