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10 Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes Ideas

Updated on September 23, 2015
My brother, Greg, as Black Eyed Peas. He blacked out both eyes.
My brother, Greg, as Black Eyed Peas. He blacked out both eyes. | Source

Cheap Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Were you invited to a Halloween party and suddenly need a costume? Are you cheap or frugal and don't want to spend the money on a fancy costume? Did you just wait until the last minute to even think about a Halloween costume? If any of these are the case, read on for ten quick, easy homemade Halloween costumes.

All you'll need are a few items for each costume, items you probably already have around the house. People like creative costumes, too, so be ready to get some attention when you wear your unique homemade costume.



Black Eyed Peas Costume

I have seen a couple of people in my life celebrate Halloween as a black eyed pea. Simply get a black marker to make a big letter "P" on the front of a light-colored t-shirt. Then, with some black shoe polish or make-up (black eyeliner works well), color around one (or both) of your eyes. That's it! An alternate choice is wearing some black sunglasses.

If you want to be plural, as in black eyed peas--whether the food or the musical group--then draw a whole bunch of "P"s all over your shirt. There. You're done.


Big Baby

Going to a Halloween party as a baby, or a BIG baby, wil get you some attention. Turn a white towel, blanket, or sheet into a diaper, folding it appropriately in all the right places. Secure it with safety pins. Yeah, you probably should wear clothes under that diaper. You could wear footed pajamas, or opt for skin colored tones for the pants. You could even go with bare legs or pantyhose! Wear a simple t-shirt in your favorite baby color--blue, green, yellow, or pink.

Grab a baby bottle from your child's dolls or your own human baby. Bottles can also be found cheap at dollar stores if you have time to get one. Look for a rattler to carry with you or at least a stuffed toy. Don't forget your blankie!


White Trash Halloween Costume--former co-worker, Kay
White Trash Halloween Costume--former co-worker, Kay | Source

White Trash Halloween Costume

How about being white trash for Halloween? it might offend some of your friends, but, if the shoe fits . . . . Oh, Halloween is no time of year to worry about offending someone with your costume.

Becoming white trash is easy (easier for some than others, I can't help but add). Pull a large, white trash bag over your body, cutting out a place for your head, of course. Attach to yourself all kinds of trash--crumpled up newspaper, a jar lid, food wrapper, or whatever else you can think of. You can turn yourself into white trash in no time!


Homeless Person

Well, some of your politically correct minded friends might not approve of your non-pc homeless person Halloween costume. Like I said, though, Halloween is no time to worry about stepping on toes. With Halloween costumes, just about anything--almost--goes. There are some Halloween costumes that many people, including me, would consider off-limits. But we won't go there.

Like your ability to become white trash, you can also become a homeless person quickly . . . sadly. Wear dirty clothes, smudge makeup to make your face appear dirty, and muss up your hair. An old filthy cap might be a nice touch. For men, add some stubble with an eyeliner or eyebrow pencil, if you don't have your own stubble.

Carry around your sign that you "will work for food" or a cup to hold out for donations, and you are ready to get your homeless self to the party. This costume will give you a great excuse to eat everything in sight while you're there. You don't want to starve!


Rock Star

Be a rock star! Halloween is your chance! If you have some random wig, throw it on. Or rat your own hair to be as wild as you can. If you don't have a wig--or much hair!--don't worry about it. Just find a star and hang it around your neck.

Another rock star option is to draw a star on your t-shirt and tape on a small rock next to it. There. Your dream has come true. You are now a rock star!


Cereal Killer
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Halloween Serial Killer/Cereal Killer

One of my graduate school friends showed up at one of our Halloween parties--back in the day--as a serial killer, or, rather, cereal killer. I thought it was quite clever. He had cut off the front of a cereal box and pinned it to his shirt with a knife stuck out of it and taped to it.

You could choose to attach several cereal boxes on your clothing, with a knife on each. Plastic knives are lighter and easier to tape on. For added gore, add some fake blood to the cereal boxes; red fingernail polish or paint works well, as does ketchup or tomato sauce.


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Ghost Costume

A traditional ghost costume is always easy to make--if you're willing to cut up a sheet. Just cut two holes for your eyes into a white sheet. You might have to trim the sheet if it's too long and drags the floor.

What else can i say about this one? You could add sunglasses or other accessories to your garb, or just be done with it and ready to go!


Items You Will Need for Quick Homemade Halloween Costumes

Costume
Items Needed
Black Eyed Pea(s)
white shirt; black marker; black eyeliner, shoepolish, or dark glasses
Big Baby
footie pjs or pants or hose with t-shirt, sheet, blanket, baby bottle, rattler, stuffed animal
White Trash
large white trash bag, misc trash, paper, junk mail, food wrappers, etc
Homeless Person
dirty clothes, hat, sign, marker for stubble
Rock Star
star on chain or black marker, rock and tape
Cereal/Serial Killer
one or more cereal box cutouts; plastic knives; fake blood or red nail polish
Ghost
white sheet, sunglasses, optional accessories
Nerd
button-up shirt, pants, pens, notepad, calculator, dark-rimmed glasses with tape
Food Buffet
taped pictures of food items, fork
Christmas Present
ribbons, bows,to & from tag, box and wrapping paper (optional)
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If you don't have all the items you need, improvise. Be creative!

Food Buffet

Yes, you can be a food buffet, a real need for a big Halloween party. Cut out a variety of pictures of food from magazines and tape them all over your shirt, pants--wherever. Carry a fork with you, or put it on a chain and wear it around your neck.

Nerd

Maybe you're a natural nerd, or maybe you have to work at it. If you're used to being a cool dude, it's pretty easy to transform into a nerd. Wear a button up shirt with a pocket; button the shirt all the way to the top. Wear pants that are too short, as you roll up the cuffs.

Stick a pen or two, and maybe even a small calculator or notepad, in your front shirt pocket. Get some cheap dark glasses and wrap some masking tape or other light colored tape around the middle over the nose. Slick back your hair, and you're ready.

Females can follow the same instructions. Just pull the hair back into a plain ponytail.


Christmas Present

Be a Christmas or birthday present. You can cut out a cardboard box to fit around you. Cover it with wrapping paper, ribbon if you wish, and put a bow on top of your head. You can add a "to" and "from" tag to the box.

If you don't want to mess with the box, just wrap ribbon around yourself, wear a bow on your head, and tape a gift tag to yourself.

One word of warning: watch out who you give yourself to!


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      Victoria Lynn 13 months ago from Arkansas, USA

      MikeyPete, that's awesome! I love fun, creative Halloween costumes!

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      Mike 13 months ago from Harrisburg Pa

      3 years ago I went as a blonde hippie chick. Went to a convenience store and a guy went in as a Hooters girl. We had about 6 people that almost fell on the floor because they were laughing that hard.

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      Victoria Lynn 13 months ago from Arkansas, USA

      MikeyPete, that will be lots of fun--and cheap to do! :-)

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      Mike 13 months ago from Harrisburg Pa

      This year I'm improving on my hobo costume. If I decide to go as a hobo girl at work, well that will be like opening 20 cans of laughing gas. At least I'll be getting my moneys worth.

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, eilval! I appreciate that!

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      Eileen 2 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Love your fun Halloween costumes - super cool and unique !

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Nell! Hope you had a nice Halloween!

      Dana--Wendy is a great idea!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Sunshine! Right back at ya! Have fun!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      lovedoctor--I love your Wonder Woman! Halloween can be fun. I think I'll go see my nieces and then stop by the Halloween party at my brother's club for a bit. My dog is welcome to go, too, so that's cool. Yes, I'm on bubblews, but I haven't had much time to post, lately--maybe one per day if I'm lucky! What about you?

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      Homemade costumes are the BEST! One year I wore a nightgown and carried a teddy bear = Wendy from Peter Pan.... these are some great ideas and will inspire even more!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Lol! what great ideas! love the trash look! hope you have a great Halloween!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Spooktactular costume ideas!! Happy Halloween!!

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      These are some very interesting costumes for Halloween. That's a cool costume your brother is wearing. The baby costume has been a popular choice for several years now and yup, I agree. you must definitely wear something underneath the diaper unless you like being the center of attention. The White Trash Lady costume is neat and the serial cereal killer one is the most original. As you can see from the picture, I'm going as wonder woman again this year. I'm surprised this superhero costume still fits after 2 yrs. I tried it on tonight and put my wig and everything. I think I'm ready to go, but not sure where to this year just probably stay home & wait for the trick or treaters. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday and it sure is a lot of fun. Are you still on bubblews?

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Glad to hear that, Mary! Halloween can be very fun! Especially for adults!

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      Mary Cimeni 3 years ago from Philippines

      thanks a bunch Victoria. I'm getting more excited everyday!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Mary Cimeni - That's enough time for the easy ones!!

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      Mary Cimeni 3 years ago from Philippines

      wahoo! got three days before 3 more days before halloween party. I wonder if that is enough time but thanks for this. bless you all!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      ElleBee--Frankenstein is a great idea. I love homemade costumes! So creative!

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      ElleBee 3 years ago

      these are great. I think one of my best ever last-minute Halloween costumes was as Frankenstein! I put on one of my dad's suit coats over a set of football shoulder pads, and covered my face in green makeup.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh, yeah, oldiesmusic, it's easy to throw together a last minute Halloween costume!

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      oldiesmusic 4 years ago from United States

      This is great! Ideal for those office parties, and you just arrive there not having a costume in hand.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      CC--Grapes are a great costume idea!!!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 4 years ago from Western NC

      Haha, one year I went as "grapes" - I got a bunch of green balloons, and taped them to my green shirt and brown pants. I wore a green hat as a leaf. haha.

      These are fun ideas. :)

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Kasman--Pimp Vader--LOL! That's so funny. Thanks for sharing that story!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      It's horrible, but at one point several years ago when I was younger and dumber....I dressed up as.....Pimp Vader. Literally Darth Vader as a pimp. Ugh, shoot me now. I had my girlfriend at the time dress up as my escort and we went out to a bar that night and won 2nd place in a costume contest. I had the helmet and a suit and a chain! I even have an old picture still of it. Ahhhhh, the glory days will always live in infamy. Voting this up and loving the cereal killer! Great job! Victoria Lynn.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      MissJamieD--I have to work at being crafty, too. :-)

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      MissJamieD 4 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Yes, I'm good at taking original ideas and tweaking them. I'm not as crafty as many people are but I try:) Thanks again.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      MissJamieD--Hey, thanks for reviving my Halloween hub here. Now you have plenty of time to do these last minute ideas. haha. Perhaps you can improve upon them!

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      MissJamieD 4 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      These are awesome ideas, I love them:) Great idea for a hub, I always run out of time for my own (adult) costumes so these will help for this year if I procrastinate again!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, IrizarryMariano! I may just do that. :-)

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      Mariano Irizarry 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Yeah this is really funny. I think you will like to share your photos with a new community, the site name is goodcostumesforhalloween.com.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Too funny. Nice catch.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Yes on the feed.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yeah, lovedoctor, did you just catch that on the feed?? Amazing!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Lol. that was awesome! I would be a good detective.. hahhahha

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      LOL, lovedoctor! I couldn't resist. Had to throw in a little espanol, ya know? :-) Nice feedback--thanks. Glad somebody noticed. :-)

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      good response and spanish victoria. I saw that

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Blade Blum--pero no muy outstanding? Well, I thought that some of them were--LOL. Well, to each his or her own, huh? Ojala que tenga un buen dia!

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      Blade Blum 4 years ago

      He-he

      Muchas ideas pero no muy outstanding) Nice

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Debra--what a neat idea! That would be fun to do--hand out lemons! :-) Maybe carry around a glass of lemonade, too. LOL. :-)

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      Debra 4 years ago

      One that I thought was pretty good was wear a plain white t-shirt with the word LIFE written on it. Carry around a bag of lemons and randomly hand them out to people. "If life gives you lemons..."

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, summerberrie. Much appreciated!!!!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      dghbrh--Thanks! I was very excited about the hub of the day! woo hoo! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, MariaTeresaM! Glad you think so!!!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      maewlaay--Thanks for your input! Much appreciated!

      InterestCaptured--Glad you like. The black eyed peas is pretty popular. :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Tycoon Sam--Thanks so much. I appreciate the funny vote!

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      summerberrie 4 years ago

      Great fun ideas. Lots to choose from! Congrats on HOTD.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Many Congratulations for the hub of the day....you really deserve this....a very interesting hub with nice ideas.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      FreezeFrame--Great name!!!! Thanks! Too bad you don't have pics! It's great to dress up like someone you know. LOL!

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      Teresa Martinez 4 years ago from Philippines

      These are very cost-effective and humorous costumes, just right for those last-minute invitations.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Robert Erich--Thanks so much for sharing. Hope your storm settles down soon. Thanks for the compliment, too, about the hub! :-)

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      InterestCaptured 4 years ago

      this is great, black-eyed peas? please.

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      maewlaay 4 years ago

      cool !

      I also found a costume idea for this Halloween http://halloween.mygiftsidea.com/category/costume/

      :)

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      TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

      Victoria, These are great ideas in a pinch.

      Voted funny!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Poetic Fool! Chick Magnet--what a great idea!!!!! Happy Halloween to you, too!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, lovedoctor! Glad you like them! :-)

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      FreezeFrame34 4 years ago from Charleston SC

      Great ideas!

      Congratulations with HOTD!

      I have a friend who went as white trash before; it was funny seeing everyone's reaction to

      her costume.

      When I used to work in a restaurant, I dressed as a co-worker who tanned excessively, had 80's teased hair, and wore gaudy jewelry. It was so much fun dressing up, and I made a lot of people laugh (except one person), but I made a TON of tips! I wish I had a picture; it was priceless!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, mary! For the votes and share, too!

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      Robert Erich 4 years ago from California

      This is great! I was white trash one year. Incredibly easy and very effective. At the price of a trash bag it's a well priced costume as well. Fantastic ideas and you've inspired me. If there wasn't a crazy storm outside I would likely get on it.

      Well written! Certainly worthy of Hub of the Day.

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      Poetic Fool 4 years ago

      Vicki, last year a friend of mine was invited to a Halloween party at the last minute and had no costume. He ran down to the local novelty store and bought 20 or so of those tiny yellow chick toys for about 50 cents each. He hot glued them all over an old pair of jeans and a t-shirt and went to the party as a chick magnet! Great hub, by the way! Happy Halloween!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Congrats on HOTD! I like the nerd and the Christmas present.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Congrats on HOTD! Cute ideas. White Trash is my fav.

      Voted it UP, etc. and will share.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hi, Sunshine! I like the Rock Star, too. My brother did that one years ago. I had never seen it before. You could be the sun, going as your cheerful self. Maybe wear a blond wig and draw a yellow sun on a t-shirt with some rays emanating from it. Sunshine!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Akarime--Thanks! I like that one, too. One of my faves!!!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, KD! Glad you like!!!:-)

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Well,Veronica, that is such a nice compliment. I've read your comment over and over again, too, because it's so sweet and complimentary. Thanks so much!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Steph--Glad you like it! I think black eyed peas is so clever, too!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, random Rose! Finally! I was stoked about it!!!! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      MarleneB--I thought those on the video were really cute. Thanks for commenting!

      Alecia--Thanks so much! I can't believe I won HOTD! cool!

      Thanks, moonlake. Much appreciated!!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      adrienne@2--I like the Cereal Killer, too. Very clever, I thought, when a friend of mine did it.

      Quoteslover--Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      offTheTracks--Glad you like the white trash costume! Thanks!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      angela_michelle--Great idea! What a challenge! Maybe throughout the course of the year I'll dress up in each of these costumes to update the hub for next year. haha!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      JS Matthew--Glad you survived Sandy! Glad you enjoyed this hub, too. Thanks for sharing it!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I like the Rock Star, so simple yet it packs quite a punch!

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      Akarime31 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love the cereal killer idea!

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      LOL I really like the white trash one. Great ideas, Victoria!

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      Veronica Roberts 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      I've read this over & over again because I think it's just so funny & clever! Congrats on having the HOD! Well-deserved! :)

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      Stephanie Marie Severson 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Funny ideas...I never would have thought of black eyed peas.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      pstraubie--That's true; wearing these should make a person stand out! Thanks for your comments!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Just came back to say congrats on getting HOTD! You deserve it for this awesome article.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Congrats on Hub of the Day.

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Fun ideas! And congrats on HOTD :)!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Jamie! I was stoked when I woke up and saw the HOTD! :-)

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      These are all so fun. I like every single one of the video costumes, especially the tourist.

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      Quotes Lover 4 years ago

      awesome ideas

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Marcy--That is so funny about your nieces! LOL! They would totally get the costume! Glad you came by!

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      Adrienne F Manson 4 years ago from Atlanta

      Victoria, Contrats on being hub of the day! My favorite costume is the Halloween Serial/Cereal Killer ROFLOL. I love it! Voted up.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Martie! I was so excited to get my first hub of the day! Last minute before Halloween--haha! :-)

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      offTheTracks 4 years ago

      Lmao!! White trash costume.

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 4 years ago from United States

      Too funny. I'd love to see pictures of all these. You'll have to dress up as each of them.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This was a funny Hub with some great ideas. I got a kick out of the video! Congrats on the Hub of the Day! Voting and sharing.

      JSMatthew~

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Great ideas...I like these costumes that are not going to have you showing up at the party dressed like two or three others. These are clever for sure.

      Thanks for sharing. And congrats on hotd. ps

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, T! Much appreciated!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      MsQuestion--those are good ideas, too! Thanks for reading. Glad you liked the hub!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Relationshipc--That's funny about your friends. You'll have to show up your friends by NOT spending months on your costume! Happy Halloween!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Congratulations of the hub of the day. Jamie

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      Clever and fun hub! Great choice for HOTD!!!! My favorite is the Black-Eyed Peas costume - but then, I live in Texas and that's one of our traditional favorite dishes.

      True story about Serial Killers - my mother was talking about a serial killer in front of my two very young nieces, and one of them, wide-eyed, asked, "He kills cereal???"

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Fantastic, creative ideas, Vicky! My type of costumes. 'A country girl always makes a plan."

      Voted up and congratulations with this Hub of the Day (30 October 2012) - Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Congrats on the well deserved HOTD, V! :)

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      MsQuestion 4 years ago from New Jersey

      There are some great ideas here...I love the food buffet! Or, you can do what I do...just have a go-to costume in your closet so you're ready no matter what - either cat ears and a tail, or a grass skirt and a lei! This is a great hub!