11 cheap last-minute Halloween costumes, because you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look awesome

Remember last year when you promised yourself you’d put extra effort into your next Halloween costume? And yet, here we are, less than a week away from the most spook-tastic day of the year, and you have nothing. Or maybe you just don’t feel like spending buckets of money on a Halloween costume.  Either way, it’s okay. Whether you didn’t have the time to find your ideal Halloween costume or you just hate dressing up, there’s nothing worse than being invited to a Halloween party and realizing you have nothing to wear. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. We’ve found some pretty great cheap, last-minute Halloween costumes.

And don’t worry, just because it’s last-minute doesn’t mean your Halloween costume will to be any less amazing or creative than your friends’.

1A Unicorn Onesie


If you’ve spent an admittedly ridiculous amount of time trying to come up with a valid excuse to wear your onesie outside without societal judgment, then this is for you. This unicorn onesie will make the perfect last-minute Halloween costume — not only will you be comfy in your PJs all night, but you’ll be adorable, too.

Grab your own unicorn onesie here for $19.99.

2Or, a Unicorn Mask


However, if onesies aren’t your style but you still love the idea of getting dressed up as a magical creature for cheap this Halloween, then you’ll love this 3D unicorn mask.

You can get the 3D mask here for $5.

3Flo from Progressive


Transform into the nation’s most famous insurance saleswoman with this super adorable three-piece Flo from Progressive costume.

Get Flo’s entire outfit here for $8.95.

4Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo de Rivera was known for her art and her heart, so pay homage to this brilliant woman by recreating her famous look. All you need is a floral headband/flower crown, some eyeliner, and a colorful outfit. Plus, Beyoncé did it back in 2014, and that’s a good enough reason for us.

Get the flower crown here for $10.99.

5Rosie the Riveter

And from one cultural icon to another. Go from day to night with this Rosie the Riveter costume while wearing your feminism on your sleeve…literally.

You can find the entire costume here for $21.61.

6Where’s Waldo?


We probably don’t have to say too much about this one since most of us spent our entire childhoods searching for this elusive character. This Halloween, become your very own version of Waldo on a budget with his signature red and white striped shirt and beanie.

Pick up your Where’s Waldo? costume for $34.99.

7Risky Business

You’ve seen the movie maybe a thousand times. Now, channel your inner Joel Goodsen with this simple, cheap, last minute Halloween costume.

You probably have all these things in your closet already, but if not, you can get the shirt here for $15.99 and the sunnies here for $8.73.

8A classic ghost

All you need here is an old sheet and a pair of scissors. Recreate this classic ghost costume without spending a dime. Well, you may eventually have to replace your sheet, but that’s tomorrow’s problem.

9A pop art character


Get a little animated with these easy-to-apply pop art temporary tattoos.

Find the tattoos here for $10.99.


If you’re still rocking out to Nickelback, we’re definitely questioning your taste in music (jk — you do you!), but no one will question this ultra creative, minimalistic, costume idea. And it’ll only cost you…a nickel.

Happy Halloween, kids.

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