Happy Halloween, everyone! Today’s the day you get to dress up in your wildest outfits, scaring the living sh*t out of one another and having the perfect excuse for eating all the sweets you can get your hands on. It’s also a time where many of us have spent weeks swearing off, because coming up with a costume is never easy (nor inexpensive).
But, in the spirit of the spookiest holiday of the year, we’re here to lend a helping hand by giving you some last-minute (and cheap and lazy) Halloween costumes that you can whip up in no time at all. No, seriously, these things require little effort at all, and won’t set you back $125 like your buddy who went full Gladiator this year.
For those as lazy as we are when it comes to Halloween costumes, go ahead and give one of these looks a try. They may not win you the “Best Costume Award” anywhere, but, hey, who gives a damn about that anyway.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Who knows what this will actually cost you, but, considering you’re trying to keep things on the cheap side, head down to your favorite second hand store, scoop up a colorful t-shirt, some overalls and toss on some old high-tops. People may wonder what the hell you are, but just do that classic high-five Will Smith did in the popular ’90s show and they’ll get it.
Guys, this one might be easier than brushing your teeth, so, if you need a last-minute Halloween costume, Indiana Jones would be a great place to start. Get yourself some khaki pants and a matching shirt, tie some rope as a whip around your waste and make sure you get the classic fedora that he wore. Short, simple and, most likely, everything you need already in your closet.
The dancing pumpkin guy
OK, so this one’s only on here because, yes, it’s what I dressed myself up as this past weekend for all the Halloween parties I went to. It’s honestly the laziest costume I’ve ever done, but, hey, it cost me a total of $6.99 for the makeup at the grocery store, since I already had the all-black outfit in my dresser. Bonus points if you either wear an actual pumpkin on your head or cut up one of those plastic ones used for trick-or-treating and just dance around all night long.
It doesn’t take much to pull off one of the most classic Halloween costumes known to man; Marty McFly from the Back to the Future series. Get yourself some old school sneakers and denim on denim with a cheap vest and, boom, you’re going to be looking like that hoverboard-riding kid in no time. As an added bonus, you can reuse some of the denim in your fall and, eventual, spring wardrobe, so this Halloween costume brings a lot of substance.
Steve Carell from The 40-Year-Old Virgin
This Halloween costume isn’t for the faint of heart, but, damn it, it’s hilarious for those committed to trying it. There are a number of scenes you could choose from from The 40-Year-Old-Virgin, but you know which one we’re referencing — the chest-waxing one. That’s right, fellas, throw on some jeans and sneakers, ditch the shirt and rip off some of your chest hair for the full look. There are other ways to disguise the hair removal, but why half-ass it?