Don’t panic if you don’t have a Halloween costume.
This happens to us regularly.
With a few exceptions, over the years we usually leave our Halloween costumes to the last-minute. This means, we have a couple of purchased costumes we relay upon , experience in pulling a costume out of our own closets & DIY’ing costumes with a trip to the craft store.
So if you happen to be looking for a last-minute Halloween costumer idea for women, look no further as The Kollektive is here to save the day!
1) A Christmas Present: Klara
What you need: A giant red bow, some golden ribbon, a christmas tree decoration & make up.
Where to get it: Come on, you know Dollarama has at least two Christmas aisle by now!
2 ) An Owl: Kinga
What you need: Horn rimmed glasses, a sparkly top, boots & some feathers.
Where to get it: Your closet. You might need to go to Dollarama for the feathers if you don’t have any lying around.
3) Business Cat Meme: Kinga
This was a last minute costume I put together in one day, if I can do it so can you! Key to the costume is the background, which means you can do this with any meme.
What you need: Black pants, button top, cat ears & a blue tie. Construction paper.
Where to get it: Your closet, the local crafts store & maybe your office. I got the tie at H&M.
3) Wonder Woman or Waldo: Klara
Two classic costumes. The picture is from the year that Klara bought the costumes, but you can easily make these at home with a bit of time & money.
What you need:
- Wonder Woman: Red dress, a cap & gold head band.
- Waldo: Red stripped shirt, red hat & black glasses.
Where to get it: The costume store, your closet &/or the mall.
4) Martian: Kinga
One of my all time favourite costumes as it was fun & cheap. I pretty much had everything in my closet & I got to walk around shooting my laser gun all night.
What you need: Blue tights, blue top, black shorts & a big silver belt. Get a toy gun from a store & I some wire from the craft store for your Martian antennas.
Where to get it: Your closet & your local dollar store.
5) A Reindeer: Klara
Yes this photo is from Christmas & not Halloween, but desperate times call for extra inspiration. This is also a great last minute couple’s Halloween costume idea, as one of you can go as Santa.
What you need: White top, black bottoms & Reindeer ears.
Where to get it: Your closet & the ever-growing Christmas aisle at Dollarama. It is growing as we speak people!
6) Kesha or “Rock’n’Roll Party Girl”: Kinga
One of my favourite Halloween costumes. I did this one in 2012 when Kesha was at the top of her career, so everyone knew who I was. It was not exactly last minute as I came up with the idea a few weeks before & didn’t have to rush. But, the idea is to look like a trashy singer or celebrity or generic trashy person & I know you have some questionable clothes in your closet you can use for this.
What you need: short-shorts, rock’n’roll tee, too much jewelry, fur coat (not shown), a bottle of Jack-D & too much make-up.
Now that you have some ideas, check your closet & then get your butt to the store!