Last-minute DIY Halloween costumes

Tatyana White-Jenkins, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

Having a difficult time deciding on a Halloween costume?  Fourth Estate is here to help with your last-minute costume needs. Check out these ‘do it yourself’ (DIY) costumes that are perfect for those subject to a time crunch and a college student’s budget.


Ghost popsugar

Photo: Popsugar


This easy DIY is perfect for anyone who finds his or herself with last-minute plans on Halloween. Simply get a white sheet and cut out two holes for the eyes. To get a little more creative, decorate the sheet with blush or lipstick to bring this classic costume to life.


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Photo: WearTheCanvas


Already have a little black dress in your closet? That LBD will be the staple piece of this costume. Simply pair a black dress with a layer of pearl necklaces and a flashy headband to give an ode to the twenties! A bold, red lip and fishnet tights will also help bring this quick look together.



Photo: Inkhappi


Everyone loves a good selfie, right? Grab a piece of poster board and cut out a giant square in the middle for a face. Write or print out the Instagram logo, add a clever caption and the costume is done. #SelfieSaturday


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Photo: Imugur

Rosie the Riveter

All that is needed for this iconic costume are a pair of jeans, a long-sleeve chambray shirt and a red bandana. Simply roll up the sleeves of the chambray, tie the bandana around your head and strike Rosie’s signature pose, and the look is complete.



Photo: Funny Or Die


Netflix and Chill

Students only need a couple of things to pay homage to this popular pastime. Grab a plain red t-shirt and draw or print out the Netflix logo on the front, then buy a bag of ice to hold, and voila! This quick and clever costume is ready to go.



Photo: Playbuzz

A mouse…duh!

Want a quick costume and a Mean Girls reference all in one? Simply use construction paper to cut out two circles, tape them to a head band, and the perfect mouse costume is good to go.



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Proud Patriot

Although Patriot pride probably radiates from all students already, Halloween is a great opportunity to show that pride off to the world.  Students should already have green and gold gear in their closets, so dawning Mason gear shouldn’t be too difficult!


Students can show off their Halloween costumes by using the hashtag #MasonHalloween. We will post our favorite submissions on Monday. Have fun and stay safe this Halloween!