Your Ultimate Guide To The Best Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes This Year

October 26, 2017 by Leah Carton
shefinds | Style

You’ve been there before, and you’re probably in the same situation right now– frantically searching at the last-minute for the easiest DIY Halloween costume. Halloween always seems to sneak up right around the corner every year. One minute it’s October 5th and you tell yourself you have plenty of time to put together the best costume ever, and then the next minute it’s October 26th. Luckily, we’ve been tracking the top trending DIY costumes for 2017 that are both easy and affordable to create. Chances are, you might even have some of these pieces, or close dupes, to the pieces that you’ll need to make your own last-minute DIY Halloween costume this year. Let’s dive into the best costumes you can make yourself right up to the minute you leave the door on Oct. 31.

1. Big Little Lies Audrey Hepburn Costume

big little lies costume

[Photo: HBO]

Recreate your own versions of Reese Witherspoon’s and Shailene Woodley’s Audrey Hepburn costumes from Big Little Lies. These make for the most stylish solo or duo costumes ever.

2. Rosé All Day Costume

rose all day costume

Rosé all day? Yes please. This hilarious (and super affordable) costume is so easy to pull together at the last minute.

3. Hot Dog Snapchat Filter Costume

snapchat hot dog costume

[Photo: Snapchat]

I think it’s safe to say that everyone’s favorite Snapchat filter this year was the dancing hot dog. Luckily, you can create your own Snapchat filter costume this year with three simple pieces. Move over flower crown filter, the hot dog filter will reign this Halloween.

4. Game Of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen Costume

Daenerys costume

[Photo: HBO]

Pay tribute to your favorite show with this Daenerys Targaryen Game Of Thrones Halloween costume. Remember, the wig is a must-have!

5. Beyoncé Twin Reveal Costume

Beyonce twin reveal costume


The only thing more exciting than Beyoncé announcing that her twins were finally born was her pregnancy announcement. Of course Queen B wouldn’t have anything short of an extravagant Instagram post announcing that she was pregnant with twins. This costume will definitely be trending this Halloween!

6. Selena Gomez And The Weekend Costumes

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd couple's costumes

[Photo: Splash]

It seems like almost every celebrity couple broke up this year, but thankfully, one of our favorites is still going strong– Selena Gomez and The Weekend. This easy DIY costume is perfect for any last-minute couple’s look. You can even simply recreate just Selena’s amazing Met Gala 2017 look too.

7. Solar Eclipse Costume

eclipse costume

[Photo: Shutterstock]

We wanted the hype of the 2017 solar eclipse to last forever. I mean, everyone was seriously so excited about it. You’ll be sure to get the same reaction when you stroll into a costume party dressed as this eclipse look.

8. Baywatch Lifeguard Costume

Baywatch costume

[Photo: Paramount Pictures]

Baywatch lifeguard has always been a classic Halloween costume choice for decades now. However, the recent movie reboot with none other than Zac Efron has certainly put the movie franchise back on everyone’s radar. Not to mention, a lifeguard look is super easy to pull together at the last minute for Halloween!

9. The Handmaid’s Tale Costume

handmaids tale costume

[Photo: Hulu]

The Emmy-winning Hulu original show The Handmaid’s Tale was seemingly everyone’s favorite in 2017. From Gilmore Girls to now, you’ve definitely followed Alexis Bledel along every career move she’s ever made. So, why not recreate her Handmaid’s Tale look for Halloween this year?

10. Moana Costume

Moana halloween costume

[Photo: Disney]

Let’s be honest, Disney movies are for all ages. And while you could be any Disney princess for Halloween, you should really dress up as Moana. This DIY costume is so cute and super easy to create before Oct. 31 hits this year.

For more DIY Halloween costume inspiration, make sure to check out the ultimate guide to the best pop culture costumes, and your go-to list for the funniest meme Halloween costumes this year.

[Photo: HBO,, Splash]


Leah is a writer for SheFinds, covering celebrity news, fashion, beauty & more. You can reach her at [email protected]

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