Last Minute Costumes from Your Closet

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Happy Friday, friends. It’s nearly that time of year! Last minute costumes from my closet have kind of become a Halloween tradition for me, lol.  In case you can’t tell, I’m a bouquet (inspiration here)! While I love dressing up, I absolutely hate wasteful Halloween costumes, so I always head to my closet first!

I really love my bouquet costume and will probably improve it for this year, so get excited for a full tutorial next Halloween! In the meantime there are some WONDERFUL ideas around the internet that I hope gets those creative juices floating for your own costumes this year.

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Pizza Rat: Not sure if this is just a local NYC area situation but there was this kind of amazing/terrifying rat dragging a pizza in New York last year and it turned into an internet sensation…Pizza Rat, please never come for me! But this is a great and easy costume: Gray sweats, some poster board or construction paper for ears and pizza. (source TheLala)

Wall Taxidermy: I love how this costume is styled.  Feels wintery and elegant. All you need is a white outfit, some tin foil or even paper to make some ears and antlers, cardboard box, and some paint.  (source The Merry Thought)

Tote: You can use a sheet destined for donation or a large beach towel (beach tote costume!) to make this costume. Or go to your local Goodwill–they’re bound to have curtains to make this easy peasy last minute costume! (source Domino)

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Paper Doll: I’ve already decided paper doll will be my next costume! So super easy and adorable. Just paint and poster board with a black outfit underneath. (source Lauren Conrad)

Windup Doll: Pick any dress, I love the lacy one pictured feels more windup doll to me. Just need the cardboard to cut out the key, some glue, to stick it onto a paper towel roll, and ribbon or even a belt you have to strap it on.  (source EHow)

Guess Who: Poster board for the frame and a printer–poof you’re a Guess Who character. I would definitely try to copy your fave character on the game. Mine is Claire! (source: Coolest Homemade Costumes)

So friends, whatcha’ll going to be for Halloween?! Liking any of these costume ideas for yourself? Need more inspiration check the Made-to-Travel archives here, here and here!

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1 Comment

  1. Randi J. Plummer December 15, 2016 / 5:36 am

    Aw, your bouquet costume is so cute. I had never worn that in my entire life because I told myself it is just for young ladies. But, I just realized that it is not only for young ladies but also for every woman who loves to wear floral themes. I think I should wear it now, something that is similar to that dress too. What do you think of this floral long sleeve romper, https://www.boutiqueken.com/cat/juniors-jumpsuits-rompers/pro/be-bop-juniors-faux-wrap-romper? Is this good for mid 30’s lady like me? Thanks here for a nice post.

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