Easy (Really!) Halloween Costumes

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin

So it's Halloween and you don't have a costume? Took a look at costume ideas online and shrieked in fright at the level of complexity most costumes seem to have these days? Well fret not, for I have some tried and true last minute costumes for you!

  Above: Grade A Parenting. But seriously, ain't nobody got time for that! Photo courtesy of Magic Wheelchair.

Above: Grade A Parenting. But seriously, ain't nobody got time for that! Photo courtesy of Magic Wheelchair.

1. Life and Lemons

  Photo courtesy of Eagan Independent.

Photo courtesy of Eagan Independent.

Okay to part with a white t-shirt and a few lemons? Then show up to the Halloween party completely casual and comfortable dressed as Life itself! Offer some lemons to people throughout the night to complete the ensemble.

2. Frida Kahlo

  Photo courtesy of Babble.

Photo courtesy of Babble.

Be the life of the party as the enigmatic Frida Kahlo! Steal your's aunt's faux flowers and earrings and pencil in those iconic eyebrows and you'll be set. Add a loose flowing top and scarf to complete the look.

3. Albert Einstein

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Gentlemen, I couldn't leave you out! Lighten up the party as the brilliant Albert Einstein! Just grab a suit, untidy your hair and you're set! Of course, if you really want to go the extra mile you can acquire a white wig and mustache.

4. Carl and Ellie

  Photo courtesy of Simple Simon and Co.

Photo courtesy of Simple Simon and Co.

Need a costume for a swankier Halloween party? Why not go as Carl and Ellie from the cute Pixar movie Up? A pair of slacks, suspenders, bowtie, and yellow dress are all you need!

5. Error 404: Costume not Found

  Photo courtesy of a living legend.

Photo courtesy of a living legend.

And my personal favorite, for nerdy and petty reasons, is Error 404: Costume not Found. There are several iterations of this glorious costume: you can write on a white (or preferably blue) t-shirt, buy a printed version online, or you could be a hero and print the error on a sheet of paper and staple it to your shirt. Whatever you choose you'll be sure to get people talking!

Need something to keep you cool in any costume? We have just the invisible cooling vest for you! Happy Halloween!