10 Last-minute Halloween Costume Ideas from Real Simple

Pssst… Halloween is tomorrow. Do you know what you’re going to be yet? Well if you don’t, Real Simple has you covered. Here are ten quick and clever costume ideas for you to choose from.

Halloween is a great time to show off your makeup skills and scare the neighbors, but all the effort can be time-consuming and expensive. Luckily, there’s an alternative for those of us who want to enjoy the Halloween festivities without burning through our savings. The trick is doing more with less. With a little creativity, you can score points for cleverness without punishing your pocketbook.


photo by Anders Lageras

Cheap and fun Halloween costume ideas

And if you need help coming up with some creative ideas, the folks at Real Simple have already done the heavy lifting. They have ten cheap and fun Halloween costume ideas for you, complete with instructions and pictures. All of them involve wordplay, so before you click over to see the finished products for yourself, see if you can imagine how these costume concepts would be executed:

Ceiling Fan

Iron Chef

Fork in the Road



View the full list with pictures over at RealSimple.com.

Happy Halloween from Senior Lifestyle!

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