Every year I think about what my husband and I should be for Halloween. I can come up with some pretty elaborate or expensive ideas. But most of the time money and life gets in the way of actually pulling these off. So we end up having to do something last minute. Most of these costumes were made within an hour before we had to leave and go to the party we were dressing up for.
So I’ve decided to share these ideas with you in case you end up in a similar situation this Halloween.
You may be giving this costume idea a skeptical side eye but we actually won “Scariest Costume” at a party with this one.
To make this costume you will need:
- A foam core board
- Coloring materials
- Black sharpie
- X-acto knife (or scissors)
- Black eyeliner/eyeshadow
First draw your picture on the foam board. We did a haunted forest. It doesn’t have to be anything too involved. This picture took us about 15 minutes to finish this picture.
Then use your black sharpie to draw over your picture the outlines of puzzle pieces. We just did 12 pieces so they can be pretty big. Make sure to have a center line. It’s on this line you’ll use your exacto knife to cut along. You can see in our picture that our two halves fit together like a puzzle.
Use your knife or scissors to punch two holes in the top of each half of the “puzzle.” Tie your yarn through the holes measuring enough to have it hang comfortably around your neck.
Lastly, use the black eyeliner to draw puzzle pieces on your face. If you’re feeling up to it, fill in Black all around your eyes. This is what my husband did, a la Alice Cooper.
Now you’re ready to freak people out as a haunted puzzle.
You will need:
For option 1 use the white makeup to make your face pale. Use the black makeup to make your eyes look sunken in by basically just putting black all around your eyes. Wear all white clothes and drape the sheet around your shoulders and wear it like a huge shawl.
For option 2 just wear the sheet over your head making sure it hangs evenly around your body. Using the black makeup draw a face on the sheet where your face is under the sheet. As you can see from our picture a simple face works great. Additionally, wearing a beanie over the sheet adds to the comedic effect and helps your sheet stay on. It is difficult to see with this costume so you may want to cut some eye holes.
For our son’s first Halloween, I bought him this little clownfish costume. It wasn’t licensed by Disney so it was just a generic clownfish. So I decided we could go as a knock-off version of Finding Nemo. I called it Looking for Ahab.
I went as the off brand Darla, the crazy little girl that terrifies the fish in the tank at the dentist office.
To pull this off I wore a crazy sweater, and my hair in pigtails. On my face I drew dental headgear with eyeliner. I even drew dots on my teeth to look like braces.
My husband went as a shark. He wore his grey hoodie, which we taped cardboard triangles to as to look like teeth. We also taped some cardboard eyes to his hood. One addition we didn’t have was a fin on his back, which I think would make the costume.
Everyone may not be able to tell what you are but at least you’ll have fun.
So there you have it, 3 last minute couples costumes for Halloween! What do you think? Do you procrastinate as much as we do for Halloween?