Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Wear Again

Forget the pressure of finding the perfect Halloween costume – we have you covered. Here are fun and unique costumes made up of items you can wear now, and long after Halloween is over!

By: Niki | October 23, 2017

With Halloween just a little over a week away, it’s no secret that our minds are on all thinking candy & costumes. One of our most-loved posts of last year was our DIY Halloween Costume post, so this year we decided to do it again (and include kiddos, too!). We know investing in a one-time wear isn’t really your style (ours either), so we put together a few fun and unique ideas that can be put together with items you may already have in your closet and items you can wear again, long after the candy has disappeared! You may only need the finishing touches.

Whether you are looking for ideas for you, your significant other, or a couples costume for the both of you, we have a few creative ideas up our sleeve for you this Halloween…

Morton Salt Girl

She’s on our favorite pantry find, and her look is incredibly easy to pull off! If you like something a little out of the ordinary, we love this idea that incorporates on-trend pieces to create a modernized version of the ever-adorable Morton Salt Girl.


  • Yellow Top (Loft)
  • Yellow Skirt (Loft)
  • Umbrella (Francesca’s)
  • Yellow or Nude Shoes (Macy’s)
  • Addition: White Tights (not pictured)
  • Morton Salt (optional)

Snow White

If you ask us, you’re never too old to be a princess, and we love this modern-day version of Snow White that’s easily pulled off with low-cost pieces you can easily wear again!


  • White Button Up (JCPenney)
  • Blue Sweater (Forever 21)
  • Yellow Skirt (JCPenney)
  • Red Bow Headband (Claires)
  • Apple (optional)

Audrey Hepburn

We’re all about a timeless classic and it’s never been easier to pull off the signature Audrey look from her Breakfast at Tiffany’s days. Throw on your favorite little black dress, or grab a new one (you can never have enough), and finish the look off with a few accessories!


  • Black Dress (Express)
  • Black Gloves (Claires)
  • Pearls (Francesca’s)
  • Crown (Claires)
  • Sunglasses (Francesca’s)

Brawny Man

From your home pantry to the trick-or-treatin’ streets, the face of this paper towel brand is a perfect last-minute go-to for an effortless Halloween costume!


  • Buffalo Plaid Shirt (Macy’s)
  • Jeans (JCPenney)
  • Brown Belt (Macy’s)
  • Brown Boots (Macy’s)
  • Brawny Paper Towels (not pictured)

Dwight from The Office

Whether you’re a fan of the long-running show The Office or not, this is an iconic look that all TV-lovers can jump on board with!


  • Button-Up Shirt (JCPenney)
  • Suit Coat (JCPenney)
  • Pants (JCPenney)
  • Glasses (Claires)
  • Tie (Macy’s)

Top Gun

Tom Cruise, anyone? With fashion taking on all things retro, it’s no wonder this 80’s classic was easily duplicated with trending items that are easily found in many of our stores (or may even be hanging in your closet!).


  • Jacket (Macy’s)
  • White Shirt (Macy’s)
  • Jeans (JCPenney)
  • Boots (Macy’s)
  • Sunglasses (Express)

Hockey Player & Stanley Cup

When it’s down to the last hour and time to get creative, this fan-favorite duo is sure to win over the Halloween crowd!


  • Silver Dress (Forever 21)
  • Silver Over Shirt (Forever 21)
  • Silver Shoes (not pictured)
  • Foil Covered Bowl Headpiece (DIY)
  • NHL Logo (DIY)


  • NHL Jersey (Sports City)
  • Hat (Sports City)
  • Jeans (JCPenney)

Gatsby Girl & Guy

Grab all your sequins and suits for this 1920’s look that is worthy of it’s Gatsby-inspired theme!


  • Sparkly Dress (Macy’s)
  • Beaded Headband (which is actually a belt!) (Francesca’s)
  • Heels (not pictured)
  • Long Gloves (Claires)


  • Suit (Express)
  • Button-Up shirt (Express)
  • Bow Tie (Express)
  • Dress Shoes (not pictured)
  • Hat (Express)

Hunter & A Deer

Just in time for hunting season, this his and her costume will be scoring all the points with the Halloween crowd!


  • Neutral Shirt (Francesca’s)
  • Fur Vest (Gap)
  • Neutral Leggings (Apricot Lane)
  • Brown Boots (Macy’s)


  • Green/Orange Jacket (worn inside out) (Macy’s)
  • Camo Shirt (Macy’s)
  • Camo Pants (Macy’s)
  • Brown Boots (Macy’s)


Chip & Joanna Gaines

HGTV’s favorite couple, Chip &  Joanna Gains from Fixer Upper, have such great style, we couldn’t help but mimic their looks for this unique and fun costume that can definitely be worn again in real life!


  • Chambray Shirt (JCPenney)
  • Jeans (Forever 21)
  • Tall Boots (Macy’s)


  • Button-Up Shirt (Express)
  • Jeans (JCPenney)
  • Hat (JCPenney)
  • Boots (Macy’s)


Don’t forget the kiddos! Costume ideas they can wear now and again are all here.

Psst. Show off your costume at this year’s BOOtiful Night trick-or-treating event! Click here to RSVP.


I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.




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