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5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes


You should not be going to Halloween parties. There is a pandemic going on for goodness’ sake. But that doesn’t mean the holiday is a total loss. Whether you’ve got some Zoom meetings with family, work costume contests to participate in, or some socially distanced trick-or-treating scheduled, there is still time to get a costume ready. Here’s the Colloquial staff’s top 5 last minute Halloween costumes.

For other Colloquial Halloween content, don’t forget to check out Halloween’s close ties to the Celts or how Halloween may have ended the Roman Empire.

Clark Kent/Kara Danvers

  1. A pair of glasses
  2. A button down shirt
  3. Superman t-shirt ready to be revealed
  4. You can include a reporter’s notebook and a microphone if you’ve got em.
    Remix it with different hero shirts to be Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne, etc. A truly endless supply of Halloween costumes.
    – Christian Coleman

Street Salesman

  1. Overcoat (or suit jacket)
  2. A collection of odd household items
  3. String or Safety pins
  4. As many watches as you own
    The next process is simple. String or pin a collection of bizarre items to the inside of your overcoat, wear as many watches on each arm as possible, proceed to ask everyone at the party if they wanna buy a watch (or whatever item your peddling). If you lose the Halloween costumes contest, at least you may make a buck or two.
    – Caleb McKerley

Character from LOST

No need for a list here. Take a few old pieces of clothing from that giveaway pile you’ve been meaning to donate, and rip the sleeves off and just rub some dirt on it.
– Colter Longshore

The Ghost

The perfect norm-core costume. It’s been so played out that I’d wager it would be a hit on zoom Halloween parties. Classic is classic for a reason. White sheet, cut some eye-holes, apply some oooOOOOoooo’s.
– Peter Corn

The Skeleton

  1. Black Pants
  2. Black long sleeve shirt/hoodie
  3. White Duct Tape
    The tape work doesn’t have to be anatomically correct, just make it obvious what you’re going for. Add some face paint to further the affect.
    – Slate Whitmore