MAD DASH: 10 Last Minute Halloween Costumes to Get You Through the Night with Minimal Effort

Do you find yourself flailing for a quick and easy Halloween costume at the last minute? Relax – we’re here to help.  Here are 10 costumes you need to save the night.

There are two kinds of people in this world.

People who start planning their Halloween costumes months in advance…

…and people who forget Halloween is even a thing until an hour before the party.  Since you’re reading this, we’re guessing you fall in the latter group.

Here are 10 Last Minute Halloween Costumes that will get you through the night with minimal effort.

– For the Guys –

1. MacGyver


What You Need: A paperclip.

2. Luke Cage

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What You Need: A black hoodie you’re willing to punch some bullet holes into.

3. Mr. Robot

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What You Need: A black hoodie you’re not willing to punch some bullet holes into.

– For the Groups –

4. The Bachelorette

What You Need: A strongly imbalanced girl-to-guy ratio, and a rose for all the men in your crew who are there for the right reasons.

5. Mike and Dave (and their Wedding Dates)

What You Need: For the guys – matching wedding outfits. For the girls – cocktail dresses and a hidden agenda.

6. Key and Peele and Keanu

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What You Need: An impossibly cute cat.

– For the Girls –

7. Kimmy Schmidt

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What You Need: The brightest outfit you can cobble together, a backpack and a large bag of candy.

8. Beyonce in Lemonade

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What You Need: A baseball bat.  If you can find an explosion to walk away from without looking, we recommend it.

9. Jane the Virgin

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What You Need: A positive pregnancy stick. A chastity belt if you happen to have one lying around.

– For the Couple –

10. Silver Linings Playbook

What You Need: Your finest sweatpants, some running shoes and a trash bag.