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5 Quick and Easy Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner, so if you’re one of those people who waits until the last minute
to find a costume to where then here’s a few quick diy (do it yourself) costume ideas for you.
1. Rosie the Riveter 
Image Source: Instagram user rubyjaames
Feminist icon, Rosie the Riveter, is an extremely easy and quick costume idea for Halloween.
All you need to this costume is:
  • a navy blue collared shirt
  • blue jeans (high wasted is optional)
  • red bandana
  • and of course, her classic bright red lipstick

There are tons of tutorials on both YouTube and Pinterest that go in detail on how to complete the perfect hair and makeup for this costume, but for the most part all you need to do is throw on some red lipstick, neutral eyeshadow and tease, tease, tease your hair.

2. Home Improvement’s Wilson
Image Source: Reddit user d1woodbury
For a clever costume and extremely easy costume idea go as Wilson from the show Home Improvement, who always seemed to have his face covered by a fence or some other conveniently placed object.
All you need for this costume is:
  • a fence (it is suggested that you use Popsicle sticks to make a small fence if you’re looking to spend the least amount of time on a costume)
  • a brown colored plaid shirt
  • a floppy hat
3. A deer
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When you walk into a Halloween party or today it’s common to see a room filled with cats, so instead of drawing some whiskers on your face with some eyeliner, why don’t you try being a deer instead?
All you need for this costume is:
  1. For the makeup – there are many tutorials online ranging in difficulty that show how to achieve this look
  2. For the outfit – a brown unitard (optional) or just some brown pants/leggings and a brown long sleeved shirt, a piece of furry fabric for your chest piece and antlers (if you have some, possibly from Christmas time)
  3. If you don’t have antlers you can make your own: a headband for the antlers to attach to, aluminum foil to shape into antlers, newspaper to paper mâché over antlers and then paint brown
For  more descriptive steps of this looks can be found here:
This costume is recommended for those with more advanced skills in makeup, but can be easily made simpler by cutting out some of the steps of the makeup routine.


4. Men in Black 

Image Source: Instagram user yachtclubp
 As long as you have a suit to spare this costume can be put together in less than five minutes!
All you need for this costume:
  • a black suit
  • some sunglasses
Adding accessories, such as equipment or toy guns similar to the ones from the movies, are optional but can be easily made with some tutorials online,such as


5. A Hipster Bear

Image Source: Instagram user sarahkatelondon
This unisex costume is such a funny and quick twist on any simple animal halloween costume.
All you need for this costume is:
  • face paint for the features of the bears face (quite self explanatory)
  • plaid shirt (optional)
  • cardboard sign with “I hibernated before it was cool” written on it
You’ll be getting complements all night on this costume if you try it out!
 If you decide to try out any of these costumes take a picture and tag us on our instagram @humansofmsd or twitter @eagleeyemsd
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