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10 “scary simple” costumes
The magical world of make-believe comes to life on Halloween. Dress up and make trick-or-treating even more fun for your grown-up self and the little monsters. You’ll get cackles and giggles every time you answer the door.
Stumped for ideas? Try one of these low-cost, clever Halloween costumes for grown-ups—they’re quick and easy to make, using simple materials you have around home.
Dust Bunny: Fashion ears and a tail, draw on whiskers and a pink nose, and tear cotton balls up for dust. Use dark makeup smudges to look even dustier.
Chocolate “Moose”: Grab some sticks from the yard to make antlers, and decorate a vest with chocolate bars!
Old Flame: Wear old-age makeup and a large heart necklace. Cut red, orange and yellow construction paper into flame shapes and wear them as a headpiece.
Catch-22: Wear a baseball cap and mitt and hold a ball with the number 22 written on it.
Piñata: Wrap a few rolls of colorful crepe paper around yourself and wear a birthday cone hat for emphasis. Throw candy in the air when you open the door!
Smart Cookie: Tape paper cookie cutouts to a t-shirt, wear glasses, and tuck a pencil behind your ear or in your hair.
Cuddle Bug: Add pipe cleaner antennae to a headband. Wear cozy pajamas and slippers and carry a blanket.
All Right: Wear two right shoes and two right-hand gloves. (The bigger and brighter, the better!)
Monkey’s Uncle: Carry a stuffed monkey and wear a nametag that says “Uncle.”
High-Five: Attach a large cardboard cutout of a number 5 to a hat. Ask trick-or-treaters for high-fives!
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