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5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Adults

Updated on October 24, 2014

Quick, Cheap Halloween Costumes

In a pinch for a quick, cheap Halloween costume for that party your neighbor decided to throw at the last minute? Have the kids' costumes all set but forgot about yourself? Here are some easy costumes that can be made mostly with items you have laying around the house.

Betty Crocker through the years.
Betty Crocker through the years.

Betty Crocker

With just a pair of nice slacks, a white shirt blouse, and a red sweater, you too can be Betty Crocker. Add a string of pearls, a wooden spoon, and off you go!

Brawny Paper Towel Man

If Betty needs an escort who better than the Brawny Paper Towel Man? (OK, well, maybe Mr. Clean.)

For the Brawny Guy: A flannel shirt, jeans and a roll of paper towels is all your kitchen date needs.

Mr Clean: Perfect for the bald or mostly bald man! Just an earring, white t-shirt and jeans is all you need.

The Brawny Man
The Brawny Man

A Venetian Blind

This is a good riddle costume. On a name tag write: "I'm from Venice." Then craft a blind person's walking stick (white with the red tip) from a dowel rod. Put on a pair of sunglasses, and you are good to go as a Venetian Blind.

Simple mime costumes.
Simple mime costumes.


The perfect costume for one, two, three or a whole group! Wear all black and paint your face white. For added effect, emphasize your eyebrows and eyes with black eyeliner. If you happen to have a black beret, now is the time to pull it out of storage. 

Added bonus: If you aren't feeling particularly social, you have the perfect excuse not to talk!

Iron Chef

Grab an apron (or ideally, a chef's hat, if you have one) and an iron. Yes, you will be mistaken for June Cleaver if you are a woman--and maybe Mr. Mom/Michael Keaton if you are a man. But you are an Iron Chef.


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