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10 Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Every year, Halloween sneaks up on me.  I start planning my costumes and decorations, my crafts and my projects months in advance...and still, I'm surprised to look up and find Halloween staring me SMACK in the face.  This month has been particularly crazy for me as I had so much on my plate.  So last night when I look at the calendar and find our Trunk or Treat activity is tonight, I went into full panic mode.

Since we are down to only one car, that means I never go anywhere anymore.  It's a little frustrating sometimes, but it is what it is.  So as I talked with Mini Me and Daredevil about Halloween costumes at 8:30 last night, we had to get super creative.

Daredevil decided he wanted to go as a football player, which worked out perfectly since this was his first year playing tackle football and and playoffs aren't until Saturday.  We lucked out and had all the gear, he just would have to suit up and go.  Mini Me was a little more difficult.

We ended up raiding the garage for boxes and made him a Wii Remote costume.  He was so excited to be able to pick the colors and spray paint the box any color he wanted.  So while it may not have been my choice in design, I'm learning to let go and let him have his fun.

But while we were scouring the garage for costume ideas, I kept telling myself that surely I'm not the only one in this boat.  (And then I told myself to stop calling me Shirley...*tell me someone caught the "Airplane" reference.)  You see how things sneak up on me so?  I get so easily distracted.  

So here are 10 last minute Halloween costume ideas using things you might already have around the house.

7. Old Time Black and White Costume from Unknown.

(We made this one for Daredevil last year when we were living in the hotel.  He was the HIT of the Party!)

10. Abercrombie Ad Costume from Unknown

Can you tell I love fast, easy, multi-use boxes for my costumes?  I wish I could find a picture of it, but one year, we wrapped a huge box in Christmas paper and Mini Me went as a Christmas Present.  Another year, the Perfectionist went as a Kissing Booth.  Boxes are a quick, creative last minute Halloween costume!

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