If you have suddenly found yourself without a costume for Halloween, here are some last minute costume ideas that can be put together quickly as you head out tonight.
Cloud: If you have a light blue T-shirt lying around, you can attach cotton balls all over the shirt and go as a cloudy day. If you have a water gun, take it with you and become partly cloudy with a chance of rain.
Magic eight ball: Cut out a number eight from a piece of white paper. Wear all black and attach the eight to your shirt. For more fun, answer any questions the way a magic eight ball would, with sayings like, “all signs point to yes,” or, “try again later.”
Olympic athlete: Take advantage of this past summer’s Olympic craze by dressing up like your favorite Olympian. Cut a circle out of a piece of cardboard and use crayons to color it gold, silver or bronze. String a piece of ribbon through the “medal” and put it around your neck and wear red, white and blue clothing. You’ll get added points if you can find a small bouquet of flowers to carry.
Beanie Baby: If you can find a pair of animal ears, you’re already halfway finished with this costume. Grab a piece of cardboard and cut out a large heart. Write “Ty” on the heart in white letters and then color the rest of the heart red. String a piece of ribbon or yarn through the heart and hang it around your neck.
Dirty laundry: Hold off on doing your laundry for one more day for this costume. Dress normally and use safety pins to attach pieces of clothing all over yourself to become a pile of dirty laundry. If you have an old laundry basket, you could also cut a hole in the bottom, wear it around your waist and put the clothes around you in the basket to avoid getting safety pin holes in your clothes.
Old Spice guy: This is the costume your costume could smell like. All you need to do is wrap a towel around your waist. For your comfort — and everyone else’s — you will probably want to wear a swimsuit under the towel. Take it one step further and carry a bottle of the body wash with you and re-enact the commercial throughout the night. You might also want to tie a sweater around your neck to stay warm.
Call Me Maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen's hit song of the summer makes this next costume possible. Dress how you normally would, but wear a nametag labeled “Maybe.” Walk around handing out your phone number all night, asking people to call you, to become “Call Me Maybe.” Warning: You probably will not want to hand out a real phone number.
iPod icon: If you have all black clothing in your closet, throw it on and wear headphones. Walk around dancing all night to be one of the dancers from the iPod commercials.
Group costumes: If you have a bunch of friends who have also procrastinated on a costume idea, go as a group. Have each person grab a different color t-shirt to give you several options. You could cut out a large “s” to become a pack of Skittles, or cut out a large “m” to be a bag of M&M’s. Or, grab some colored construction paper to make yourself a pointed hat that matches your shirt and you can be a pack of crayons.
Virginia Tech fan: Living in Blacksburg, almost everyone has a closet full of Virginia Tech clothes. Most people like to wear just one piece at a time, but if you throw all of it on at once, you can become a Tech super fan. If anything, this costume is sure to keep you warm.