Last Minute Halloween Costumes

brunette and blonde dressed as witches celebrating with fake bats and confetti

If you’re not careful, Halloween might just catch you by surprise! In case you find yourself unprepared and in need of a quick costume, the Vista del Rey Blog is here to save the day. Read on for some quick last-minute costume ideas that you can put together in no time at all.


Throw on some suspenders over a white t-shirt and wrap some white tape around the center of thick-rimmed glasses. Bring along a calculator because you never know when you might need to calculate an equation to maintain your image.

Brawny Man

This costume works great for men. Grab a roll of paper towels (preferable Brawny brand), throw on a plaid shirt and a pair of jeans, and you are golden. You can also swap out the paper towels for a fake axe to be a generic lumberjack instead.

Flight Attendant

This is an easy outfit to put together and you probably already have everything that you need at your apartment. A nice blouse, a pencil skirt, flats or low heels, a scarf, and a small rolling suitcase are basically all that you need. Don’t forget to put on your best fake smile!

The Bachelorette

Throw on your fanciest dress, grab a bouquet of roses (real or fake), and go around the party asking people if they will “accept this rose”. If you are a guy, you can pull off the bachelor by putting on a tux or your nicest suit and doing the same.

A Mummy

Breakout the toilet paper and start wrapping! This is a quick and easy costume that anyone can pull off. Bonus: If you don’t want to converse with people, just stay in character and start moaning like an actual mummy.

What is your go-to last-minute Halloween costume idea? Share it with the rest of our apartment community in the comments. Thanks for reading our post. Have a happy and safe Halloween here in Tacoma, WA.