Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids (or Adults)

Halloween is next week!  Have you picked out your kids costumes yet?  If you are a procrastinator (or just REALLY busy like myself) you may find yourself scrambling for a costume idea at the last minute.  You can make some really fun costumes with some of the everyday items you find around the house.  Here are a few of my favorite last minute Halloween costume ideas I found for kids (or adults):

Bunch of Grapes:

Last Minute Mummy:

Charlie Brown:


Lady Bug:

Captain America:

Scuba Diver:

Punk Rock Girl:

You can use clothes you may already have around the house for many of these costumes or you can make your own costumes from plastic bags. Here is a great video that shows you how to take plastic grocery bags and turn them into a skirt to use as part of your costume.


There are more clever costume ideas in the Crafty Pants book, Clever Costumes, by Shannon Whitt. I personally love the Queen of Hearts costume that is made from Target grocery bags.

What last minute Halloween costumes have you made for your kids? I think this year we’ll be making my son into a zombie!

Calley is an energetic mom of two (ages 4 and 10) and wife to a sports fan.  When she isn't playing with her kids or watching sports with her husband she enjoys blogging, crafts, and going to the beach.  She currently works full-time in social media for a cloth diaper company and has a passion for green living and the environment.  Calley and her family have lived in the Bay area for 8 years and survives on coffee and kickboxing.  You can find Calley on her blog The Eco Chic and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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