Halloween is upon us, and if you’re like me, you’re wondering where the heck all the time went since last Halloween. …and if you’re really like me, you’re also just realizing that Halloween is only a handful of days away and you still don’t have a costume. (If you’re NOT like me in this regard, then good for you, and hopefully this post is at least good for a laugh or two.)
Here’s a list of my favorite last-minute Halloween costumes – all of which fall into the lazy-but-still-kinda-clever-and-entertaining category. Any of these costumes will elicit equal amounts of groans and chuckles, but all of them should get you into any costume-required Halloween party (if only on a technicality).
1. Black-eyed Pea
One of my personal favorites, this requires minimal effort, and very few supplies. You’ll just need a t-shirt you don’t mind writing/printing on, and some black Halloween makeup (or even mascara or eye shadow) to give yourself a “black eye.”
If you want to go the extra mile, you can use iron-on transfer paper to put the “P” on your shirt.
This one was on an episode of The Office. Yep… Don’t mind if I do…
Pro Tip: Permanent marker is highly discouraged (eyeliner or face paint works just fine).
3. The TP Mummy
It’s fast, it’s easy, and I’m willing to bet the farm that you already have the necessary supplies for this one. (Just make sure you have enough left over after you’re done “making” your costume.)
4. Dr. Pepper
No soda cans necessary. This one was dreamed up by a friend of mine while he was in med school. You’ll need some scrubs, a pepper of your choice, and some string.
5. Dr. Who
Don’t have a pepper available? Do you have a name tag you can write on instead? How about just a piece of paper with some tape on it?
If you’ve got another good idea, put it in the comments section below! I could use a couple more ideas, myself…