Let’s face it, time is flying by. Between kids, jobs, and whatever else comes up, there’s little time for planning what to wear on October 31st. To help you out, here are some simple last-minute Halloween costumes for ladies. Don’t fret, these ideas are easy to assemble and you likely already have a lot of the items already around the house.
Many of them are inexpensive too. And, yes, the top photo and and the last one are of me ;)
Last minute Halloween costumes:
The top photo here is gypsy me; yes, I’m the one on the left. My friend and I put this one together for me in only about 20 minutes.
Of all the last-minute Halloween costumes I’ve done, I think this one is my fave. I wore a flowered skirt my friend lent me for the night, a plain black shirt, a black shawl, some beads you can get at the Dollar Store, black tights, and black boots.
As for the sparkly material on my head, it’s actually a sash I had laying around the house. Add some over-the-top earrings, and you’re ready for the fun evening!
2. Bat gal costume
You want to dress up and but don’t want to spend any more money on this day. Totally understandable!
Put on all black, whether it’s a black tank or another shirt and dark leggings or your little black dress that’s hanging in the closet.
Then add a few things to complete the Bat Girl attire. It’s one of the quickest last-minute costumes out there for females.
You can pick up a black mask from most dollar stores, so you’ll want that for the face. Then if you want to go an extra step, make wings.
For the wings, you’ll need about one-and-a-half yards of black fabric, such as cotton or jersey. While you’re at the fabric store, also get:
- 6 inches of elastic (1/8th of an inch wide)
- Felt or another thick black fabric (they’ll be the ears)
A hot glue gun is essential for this outfit too. Find the full tutorial for the “batty” costume at SheKnows.
3. Freudian slip
If you have a slip dress already hanging up in the closet, then you’re off to a great start for the Freudian Slip costume. Otherwise, you can find one for as little as $10 at the mall.
This same-day assembled Halloween costume is Freudian-inspired. It’s all about the mind here with the nod to one of the most famous Psychologists in history.
Head to your computer, open up a blank Word document and start typing out words or phrases that you associate with Freud. Of course, include “Freudian Slip” as one of them.
Other suggestions are:
Print out the words, then cut them out, and pin them across the slip. The pic above is a great source of inspiration.
More last-minute costumes for females:
4. Bubble bath
Grab a white T-shirt from your closet and get assembling this fun outfit for trick or treat time. You’re about to transform into a bubble bath!
You’ll need about a dozen white balloons, a pouf bath sponge, and a shower cap (not shown in the photo above). This one comes in at only about $15 to make so it’s super affordable.
Blow up the balloons and safety pin them to your T-shirt. Adding the little ducky dolls shown in this picture is optional.
Put on the cap and carry the sponge for a last-minute fun DIY costume.
Or, if you want an even easier idea, grab one of these cute halloween shirts for women instead. Pair with orange tights and a black skirt for a fun outfit.
5. Become an 80’s gal
OK here I am again in one of the last-minute Halloween costumes! This one involves reuniting with your ’80’s spirit. Scary, right?!
You’ll need 3 things:
- Neon color in your shirt
- Leg warmers
- Old-school hair, such as pigtails or a side ponytail
Go for it! Pair with bright eyeshadow and lipstick. You can’t be too over the top with this one!
What are some other last-minute Halloween costumes?
Be safe this Halloween, ladies, and have fun in your easy-to-make outfits! Feel free to share other last-minute ideas below for costumes.
65 thoughts on “5 easy last-minute Halloween costumes for women”
You look so pretty in the first costume… 💛🖤💛🖤
Awww :D Happy Halloween, AP :) xxoo
SUPER DUPER! There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.
Better late than never Christy. :) I loved the bubble bath. I once went to a party dressed as a Christmas tree, LOL :) xx
No such thing as late in blogland, Debby. We make time for one another and that’s what really counts. Awww you’d be the cutest Christmas tree ever xo
LOL thank you my sweet friend. <3
Christy, these are all clever costumes! I have to note, my favorite is the Freudian slip. Love and hugs, my sweet friend.
It seems like a popular choice, judging from the comments here! Cheers to friends like you :)
Delightful costumes, Christy! As a little girl, I was often a gypsy — there weren’t that many things I had the resources to make, but I still loved the gypsy idea, and probably would have still done it with all the resources in the world. The Freudian slip just slayed me! Nifty November hugs!
You know what, Teagan? This was my first year as a gypsy! I was often a witch growing up (I know, I know, I have to be careful who I say that to, haha). The Freudian slip is fun – and easy to make too! Hugging back <3
Love yah Christy! Got tah smile and all these costumes AND you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Ohhhh much love I send to you!!
Oh! What fun! Those costume ideas are great and you look fantastic as a gypsy, Christy!! Totally love that look! :D Hope you had a wonderful night out! <3
Awww Sarah ~ You’re a sweetheart. It was a good time ~ And this gypsy woman is relaxing today. Now I feel like a scone… ;)
:) <3 xoxo
Sending you a hug!
Thank you 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗
Nice ideas…Happy Halloween 👻
I hope you’re doing well, Jyo!
And easy costumes too!
You are welcome!
Have a nice weekend
Thank you! You too.
Lovely ideas and cool too
That’s such a compliment from you with your awesome fashion, Tashnee :)
Your welcome dear
The Freudian Slip is awesome!
You look fab as a Gypsy! The 80’s Gal is very good. You might consider joining an 80’s revival band instead of writing. I’m thinking… Def Leopard, Mötley Crüe or Iron Maiden. <3
OHH Rod Stewart… the Do You Think I'm Sexy song/album. Okay, that's 1978.. close enough! I got to work with the amazing drummer, Carmine Appice from that album. Yeah… you are sexy! :D
Hahaha I’m laughing now ~ You’re adorable, Resa! One guy on the street came up to me and said, “How YOU doin’?” ~ So maybe he was intrigued? LOL
Loved this Christy. These are so creative, and it’s really nice to see options that won’t break the bank. I think you made a great gypsy too!
I figured affordable options would be good, and I’m glad you agree! I wonder what Dirk Gently would think of Halloween, from a holistic standpoint ;)
These are great, Christy! Being a Psychology major, you know I loved the Freudian slip! <3
Love this, Christy! Great costume ideas. Fantastic gypsy outfit — I’ve been a gypsy before for this holiday, too. Happy Halloween <3
Yay! Gypsy gals we are <3
Wow! Last-minute but yet cool costumes. Gypsy and 80’s Gal are my favorites. :-) Happy Halloween!
Awww very nice to see you on this Halloween :) I wish you and family a safe, happy day
Have a Happy Halloween, Christy!!
And you too, sweet friend!
Will do and thank you! :)
Now it’s the weekend,,, it’s a cold one here so staying in. Enjoy your day, Syl :)
Rainy and cool here.. stay in and stay warm. Have a good evening, Christy 🙂
Aww you’re a good friend. Thank you :)
Mutual and you’re welcome 🙂
Great fun… come knocking and you can have it all. May have to talk about the Mars Bars, you know the ones little mini’s. Have fun out there…
Hahaha M&Ms are trying to hide from me but I’ll find them today ;) Hugs
I am going Bubble Bath next year if I can get them in fur… lol
Have a scary night celebration Christy! :-)
I’m shuddering at the photo – OOOOH! ;)
The bubble bath one is adorable! Might have to save that for next year! Great ideas! 😊
Right?!! It’s super easy too :)
Lovely ideas! Wish you a happy Halloween , Christy!🙂🙂
Awww ~ May your day be a special one, sweet Swati :) <3
Thankyou so much!🙂🙂💕
Great Halloween ideas! Happy Halloween.
Thank you~ And I am enjoying your travel posts!
Good evening 🐞
Have a great night! :)
Thanks Christy 🐞
Christy :) 🐞