8 Last Minute Easy DIY Halloween Costumes


We usually prefer to be ahead of schedule when it comes to Halloween but between binge-watching Halloween themed movies and making spooky desserts, we procrastinated perfecting our costume. But if you’re still searching for the perfect Halloween costume like us, fear not! You still have plenty of time to pull some last minute costume together.

In search of our favorite last-minute costumes, we turned to DIY experts like Studio DIY and Aww Same. Below are eight of our favorite last minute Halloween costumes we found. Join us in making one of these DIY costumes ASAP!

8 DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make Right Now

1. DIY Queen Bee Costume

via Studio DIY

Buzz around Halloween night in this adorable Queen Bee costume by Studio DIY.

What you’ll need:

  • Printable crown template
  • Gold metallic scrapbook paper or card stock
  • Yellow and black pom poms
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Shoe clips
  • Headband
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors

Want to make this costume? Head over to Studio DIY for full step-by-step instructions on how to to make this Queen Bee costume.


2. DIY Sia Costume

via Bunny Baubles

If you’re a fan of Sia then being the iconic pop artist is a MUST. We love how simple this costume is, you really don’t need much to throw this costume together.

What you’ll need:

  • Red lipstick
  • Black and white wig (you can find on Amazon)
  • 1/2 yard black, shiny fabric
  • Stiff headband
  • Sewing machine
  • Black thread
  • Scissors
  • Black dress
  • White blazer
  • Black pumps

If you want to make the giant Sia bow — and you have to if you want to be her — head over to Bunny Baubles for the full DIY Sia black bow headband tutorial


3. DIY Grape Bunch Costume

via eHow

This is an easy go-to costume that is as entertaining as it is fun to make.

What you’ll need: 

  • Large bag of 12 in. to 15 in. diameter purple balloons (50 count)
  • Two to three 30-gallon bags
  • 24 square in. piece of green felt
  • Long-sleeved purple or black shirt
  • Purple or black tights
  • 100 small safety pins
  • Purple knit cap

Follow these easy step-by-step DIY grape costume instructions to make this costume right now.


4. DIY Strawberry Costume

via Studio DIY

Another fruit costume coming up! Seriously though, this costume is adorable, easy to make, and sure to be a hit.

What you’ll need: 

  • Red dress
  • Self-adhesive seeds
  • Strawberry hat template
  • Green poster board or cardstock
  • Small cup, candy cup or small round box
  • Ribbon
  • Computer paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

This cute strawberry costume only has 9 steps! Follow this easy DIY strawberry Halloween costume tutorial over on DIY Studio.


5. DIY Rosie the Riveter Costume

via Brit + Co

The feminist in us appreciates this fierce women empowerment costume! Show Halloween who the real boss is by representing the iconic Rosie the Riveter.

What you’ll need: 

  • Cardboard
  • Sharp pointed felt-tip marker
  • Scissors
  • Polka-dot bandanna
  • Denim button-up
  • Jeans
  • Tennis shoes
  • Red lipstick
  • Bobby pins
  • Round pencil holder
  • Brown belt

Ready to inspire this Halloween? Follow these simple steps for this DIY Rosie the Riveter costume.


6. DIY Cotton Candy Costume

via Aww Sam

What you’ll need:

  • Shift dress
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Pink spray paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Headband
  • White paper & red paper for the cone

Ready to be the most adorable cotton candy this Halloween? Head over to Aww Sam for the full tutorial on how to make this DIY cotton candy outfit.


7. DIY Bat Costume

via She Knows

According to SheKnows, if you’ve got 10 minutes to spare and a little black dress then you’re already halfway there to this bat costume.

What you’ll need:

  • 1-1/2 black fabric
  • 6 in. of 1/8 in. elastic (color of your choice)
  • Black headband
  • Thick black fabric
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black dress
  • Dark lipstick
  • Strappy black heels

In the mood to be a throw together this last minute bat costume this Halloween? You can find the simple instructions to make this DIY bat costume over on SheKnows.


8. DIY Bank Robber Costume

via Brit + Co

What better way to store Halloween treats than with this bank robber costume? Also, this is quite possibly one of the easiest last-minute costumes you can make. Everything you need is within reach of your closet!

What you’ll need:

  • Striped shirt
  • Black jeans
  • Black boots
  • Old white pillowcase
  • Black sharpie
  • Black eye mask
  • Black beanie

You can make this DIY bank robber costume in a jiffy! Head over to Brit & Co for more stylish costume ideas you can make with a striped shirt.



Have a favorite go-to DIY Halloween costume we missed? Comment and let us know!