The spooky season is a busy time of year for folks of all ages. With all the Halloween parties, festive dinners, and seasonal events going on (pumpkin-patch visits, haunted houses, etc.), there's a lot to see and do. So if you waited until the last minute to put your Halloween costume together, join the club — and don't panic!
Just because you're short on time doesn't mean your last-minute Halloween costume can't be unique (and easy). Whether you're looking for a quick costume to make for the yearly office party, an outfit inspired by pop culture for a get-together with friends, or a simple get-up you can scrape together before trick-or-treating, we've got you covered. From punny costumes like candy (w)rappers to classic ideas like '80s workout clothes and the standard assorted animal ears, there's no shortage of ways to find an easy costume for Halloween.
And just because you opt for easy doesn't mean your costume has to be boring. We've created a list of creative costumes you can put together in minutes without the added stress of having to shop for obscure items or make your own bulky props. Most of these last-minute Halloween costumes can be created with items you already have in your home!
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes, Lauren Harano, and Melissa Santoyo