Last Minute Halloween Costumes From Your Closet


Story and Graphics by Maddi Hill

Halloween weekend is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year, and it’s around the corner. If you are still on the hunt for a good last-minute and cost-efficient costume, here are some ideas with items from your closet.

A Witch   

Looking to go as a Halloween classic? Go as a witch. While Halloween costume popularities rise and fall throughout the years, a witch is always in style. Create this simple classic look with any black dress in your closet. Don’t have a black dress, don’t worry, you can pair a black skirt with any black shirt you have. Just add a witch’s hat.

Men in Black

Defend the Galaxy this Halloween and go as a member of the Men in Black. Team up with Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) in a black suit you already own.

Britney Spears in ‘Baby One More Time’

The 2000s Pop princess came up with this iconic look herself. The ‘Baby One More Time’ school girl outfit is cute and easy to pull off. All you need to recreate this outfit is a white button down, black skirt, and a black tank top or bralette. If you want to spice the outfit up, add black thigh highs and pink hair poufs.

Tom Cruise in ‘Risky Business’

Looking for some ‘Old Time Rock and Roll?’ Grab yourself a button up, white tube socks, and a trophy to recreate Tom Cruise’s famous dance scene in ‘Risky Business.’

Mia Wallace in ‘Pulp Fiction’ 

It’s not Halloween without Mia Wallace. Stylish and tragic, Mia Wallace is your go to effortless cool girl Halloween costume. All you need to complete the look is a white button down, black tank top or bralette, and black jeans (or a black skirt.)

A Cowboy

There’s no doubt a cowboy is now a Halloween staple. Going as a cowboy gives effort, without having to put too much effort into the costume. Going as a cowboy is easy. All you need is a pair of jeans, a flannel (or any button-down shirt), and a cowboy hat.

Tag @gcmag on Instagram in your last minute Halloween costumes!