40 Cute Halloween Costume Ideas You Never Thought of
In this article, I am going to give you 40 cute last-minute Halloween costumes that you can do easily. I’ve divided these costumes up into a few different categories. Continue reading the article to know what are those 40 ideas.
The first group we’re gonna start out with is characters.
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Cute Halloween Costume Idea#1- Lara Jean
The first we have here is Lara Jean from To All the Boys I Loved Before. Lara Jean has so many cute outfits. So I just picked the one from the cover of the movie. For this costume you’ll need a plaid skirt, gray long sleeve, layer a white collared shirt underneath it, pink cardigan over the top, and pull the look together with gray tights.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#2- Elle Woods
Next up is everyone’s favorite lawyer. Elle Woods from Legally Blonde. I went with Elle’s outfit from her orientation day at Harvard for the costume. This striped, off the shoulder top was very hard to find, but you can find very similar one from Amazon. You’ll also need pink jeans, and a pink beret, and a little bruiser of course.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#3- Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones is a really easy costume to put together. So you need brown shorts, tan button-up shirt, brown leather jacket, and a brown hat. If you feel like going the extra mile, you could always carry around some rope to swing around all night too.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#4- The Kool-Aid Man
This costume is so easy to make, you could literally throw it together in less than 10 minutes before heading out on Halloween. Just cut out the Kool-Aid Man’s face with black peel and stick felt, attach it to red shirt or dress, and you’re ready to go.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#5- Evan Hansen
Next one is Evan Hanson from the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen. Just wear a blue and white striped polo and wrap your arm in a makeshift cast, write Connor on the cast.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#6- SpongeBob
This costume is SpongeBob, but I don’t want to wear a sponge suit. So I just modernized his outfit. You’ll need brown shorts, a white dress shirt, red tie, and threw on some yellow earrings so that at least you would have some sort of hint of yellow in your costume.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#7- Patrick Star
For this costume, you need to wear a pink crop top and a green skater skirt, and cut out some purple peel and stick felt and attached it to the skirt to replicate the pattern on his shorts from the show.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#8- Regina’s Mom
This costume is a mom’s costume from one of the Mean Girls that is Regina’s Mom, such an icon. Just wear a pink velour sweatsuit and dance around and be embarrassing all night.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#9- Rachel
I love Friends so much, but coming up with a Rachel costume was a big challenge because she has so many iconic outfits in the show. I went with a white turtleneck sweater, a brown plaid skirt, which I feel like is very Rachel.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#10- Sandy
This is a total classic one. Sandy from Grease. But this costume is when at the end of the movie, when she’s trying to be like a hot biker chick. This outfit is so fun. You just need leather pants, a black off the shoulder top, and some red lipstick.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#11- Minnie Mouse
I have gone as Minnie Mouse for multiple Halloween parties when I just needed to come up with something quick at the last minute. You just need something red and white polka dotted like her dress and a pair of Disney ears.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#12- Baywatch
If you’re trying to dress a little scandalous this Halloween, throw on a red swimsuit, and some sunglasses to be a Baywatch lifeguard.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#13- Winnie the Pooh
On to a more family friendly costume, Winnie the Pooh. You’ll need some yellow shorts, a red t-shirt, and some little Winnie the Pooh ears to tie it all together. You can find the one on Amazon which is actually meant for toddlers, but hey they may fit your head just fine.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#14- Sharpay
Sharpay from High School Musical. Just wear anything that is pink, or sparkly, or both and you are done with your costume.
Next category is puns.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#15- Hawaiin Punch
First one in this category is Hawaiin Punch. This category is basically just dad jokes in costume form. For Hawaiian Punch just wear a Hawaiian shirt or dress, maybe a lei and boxing gloves.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#16- The Bread Winner
If you aren’t familiar with the saying, calling someone the bread winner basically just means someone who makes a lot of money or like a provider. But for this costume I’m taking it literally. All you need is a first place medal and some bread.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#17- Ceiling Fan
This one may make you laugh too hard. For this costume, you need a foam finger, and just a shirt that says go ceiling, and you are a ceiling fan now.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#18- Party Animal
The next costume is party animal. Just wear any sort of going out dress or party dress, and an animal mask. You’re a party animal.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#19- Chip on Your Shoulder
Next costume is the queen of holding grudges. For this costume, you need to have a chip on your shoulder. For this costume just wear whatever you want and carry a potato chip on your shoulder. Easiest costume ever.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#20- Smart Cookie
The next costume in this category is a smart cookie. For this costume just wear a graduation cap and carry around some cookies.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#21- Copy Cat
It seems like every girl dresses up like a cat for Halloween. So let’s switch it up and be a copy cat. You just need to take some of that peel and stick felt, spell out copy, and wear some basic girl cat ears.
Now that all of the cringe of my dad jokes is done, into some celebrity costumes.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#22- Old Taylor Swift
You could go as the old Taylor Swift. Like Fearless era Taylor. You just need to replicate her Junior Jewels shirt from the You Belong With Me music video with some t-shirt crayons from Hobby Lobby, and this is about a 20 minute DIY. Put your hair in a messy bun and wear the glasses, and you are old Taylor Swift.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#23- New Taylor Swift
Fast forward a few years and you could be the new Taylor Swift from the Look What You Made Me Do video. Full body fishnets, raver shorts, a sequin bandeau, and just cut up a black sweatshirt to match hers from the video.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#24- Jenna Marbles
This is Jenna Marbles fan costume, so dressing up like her was real fun. Just wear black leggings, a black t-shirt, old school choker, purple hair extensions, and I tried to recreate her neat dude beanie with some peel and stick felt. But cutting out those tiny letters is way harder than you expect.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#25- Miranda Sings
The next costume is Miranda Sings. You’ll need an over-sized striped dress shirt, red sweatpants, some bobby pins for the Miranda Sings hairstyle, and just really go to town with that red lipstick.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#26- Shane Dawson
Next one is Shane Dawson. To be Shane Dawson for Halloween you’re going to need some of his merch, and then wrap yourself in a blanket. Because I feel like he’s always Snap Chatting wrapped in a blanket or a big sweatshirt and wear your hair kind of messy.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#27- Kylie Jenner
Up next is Kylie Jenner. For Kylie buy a super trendy Instagram baddie outfit that is very much Kylie’s style which includes Biker shorts, cropped hoodie, little red sunglasses, and also, you need to carry around a Kylie lip kit.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#28- Audrey Hepburn
A more classic Hollywood name for our next costume, Audrey Hepburn. So, you need to wear her iconic outfit from Breakfast at Tiffany’s with a little black dress, long black gloves, pearls, sunglasses, and that old style giant cigarette holder which must be fake.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#29- Bob Ross
The next costume is not quite as glamorous, but just as much of an icon in my heart, Bob Ross. All you need to be the almighty Bob Ross is a long dress shirt, or a painter’s shirt, a paint palette, and a short curly wig. Now just go paint all of those sunny sunsets.
Our last category has 11 basic costumes. Really simple, classic, Halloween costume ideas.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#30- Rosie the Riviter
The first basic costume here is Rosie the Riviter. This costume is so cute and easy, you just need a denim button up shirt, and a polka dot bandana.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#31- Nerd
For this costume just wear some super high rise shorts or pants, tuck in a white dress shirt, grab a bow tie, and some glasses, and you’re good to go for Halloween.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#32- Pirate
For this pirate costume, the only thing you really need to buy is the hat. If you have a striped dress or shirt in your closet, throw that on, accessorize with a red scarf, and pick up a pirate hat from the costume section at any store to pull the costume together.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#33- Cactus
This cute little DIY cactus costume is so fun. Just wear a green dress and cut out little V’s from white peel and stick felt to look like the thorns.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#34- Sunflower
As long as we’re dressing up like plant life, why not be a sunflower. For this costume you’ll need a dress with some sort of sunflower print and a flower crown. It’s a super easy costume.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#35- Flight Attendant
You could be a flight attendant. For that you just need a knee length pencil skirt, dress shirt tucked in, and a little neck tie or ascot.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#36- Referee
To be a referee for Halloween you could go buy an actual referee jersey or just wear something that’s black and white striped that you already have. Grab a whistle and you’re good to go, Mr. Referee.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#37- Construction Worker
For this construction worker costume, you can actually buy a kids construction dress up play set for like $8 from Amazon. But the little hat and vest fit me perfectly. Just put on some basics underneath and you’re a construction worker.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#38- 50’s Housewife
On the more feminine side, you could be a 50’s housewife. Wearing a vintage style dress that reminds me very much of Amber from Hairspray, some pearls, and put your hair in a little, low bun.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#39- Bank Robber
Number 39 is a bank robber. Wear a black and white stripe shirt or sweater, put on a mask, and walk around looking silently all night.
Cute Halloween Costume Idea#40- Firefighter
This is the last costume idea for you if the first 39 didn’t do it for you. Dress up as a firefighter. Wear a little red overall dress that is just so dang cute and a firefighter hat. Again made for toddlers but somehow will fit your head.