Sometimes, no matter how hard you plan in advance, Halloween just seems to sneak up on you and you’re left without the elaborate costume you were planning to wear to the annual party. Or even worse, you get stuck at work late and don't have a lot of time to get a look together to go trick-or-treating with your kiddos. But never fear! I’ve compiled a short list of easy, last-minute costumes you can throw together using things you probably already have at home!
Harry Potter: This is by far the easiest look on the list. If you’re a nerd like me, you most likely have some sort of Harry Potter themed clothing or accessory laying around. Throw that on and add a lightning bolt scar on your forehead (I used a matte lip stain) & some round glasses, and you’re set! Plus side, there will be no mistaking who you’re trying to be!
Cat: Probably one of the most basic looks, this one is super easy & cute. All you have to do is wing your eyeliner, add some whiskers & a nose, and throw on a cat ear headband! These ears I got in the Dollar Spot at Target, but you can also get them here on Amazon for super cheap, and it includes a choker like the one I'm wearing below!
Scarecrow: Using eyeliner & eyeshadow, you can easily create the stitches & nose. Then just throw on a flannel, a straw hat if you have one, and BOOM! You’re ready!
Tip: to make sure your look is smudge-proof, use waterproof liquid liner to create the stitches.
Fawn: This is the one time where you don’t have to worry about going heavy on the contouring (I'm talking Kardashian level here)! To create this look, I simply built up my already done workday makeup by adding more bronzer to my cheeks & forehead, and went heavy on the concealer under my eyes and down the top of my nose. Then, I used black eyeliner on the tip of my nose, and white eyeliner to add some spots. I did my hair in two little messy buns to act as antlers/ears, but you could easily go without, or use sticks from your yard!
Skull: This one may look dramatic, but it really was quick and easy! Probably the second quickest look on the list, all you need is some black eye shadow to create the smokey eye and to use as your contour, and black eyeliner to create the nose & lines on the mouth.
Tip: As mentioned above, use waterproof liquid liner to create the mouth lines so you don't have to worry about smudging your makeup with your drink or a kiss!
And there you have it! With these simple looks you can be ready for that last-minute Halloween party or all those little trick-or-treaters in no time!