10 Easy, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for 2021: From 'Squid Game' to AOC's Met Gala Look

Stuck for what to wear this Halloween? Thankfully there are always a few easy, crafty ways to pull something together at the last minute.

Whether you're looking to make your own pop-culture inspired outfit or want a fully put together costume that's tried and tested, there's something for you.

Here's what you can do.

10 Easy, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

1. Squid Game


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TikToker Morgan James shared a genius way, which can also be viewed here, to craft your own Squid Game inspired Halloween costume without having to break the bank.

First you need a black basket, like these available as a pack of 10 for $10.88 on Amazon, so your friends can get in on the fun too.

Cut out a paper triangle and stick it to the front.

All you need now is a red hoodie like this one, available from $17.99 on Amazon. Then, put the basket in front of your face, and pull the strings of the hood to hold it in place.

2. A Witch

Woman dressed as a witch
A witch is a traditional but easy Halloween costume to recreate this year Getty Images

If you're really stuck, why not go traditional and dress as a witch?

This witch accessory pack comes with everything you need for $19.99.

3. AOC's Tax The Rich Dress

AOC at the Met Gala
AOC attends the Met Gala

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned heads at the Met Gala with a political statement on her dress.

You can easily grab all the attention this Halloween by copying or parodying her look.

This off-shoulder white dress from Amazon is available from $17.99.

Grab some red fabric paint like this one from $3.99 and paint your message on the back.

4. A Vampire

Woman dressed as a vampire
All you need to transform into a vampire this Halloween is some fangs and a little fake blood. Getty Images

For another easy costume, channel your inner Edward Cullen and go as a vampire.

To create this, all you really need is some fangs like these on Amazon for $7.99 and a little fake blood.

5. Dogecoin

Meme digital currency Dogecoin was one that attracted a lot of attention as more began investing in cryptocurrency for the first time in 2021. Yuriko Nakao/Getty Images

2021 saw interest in cryptocurrency spiral, so much so that all it took was a few errant tweets from Elon Musk to send the markets crazy.

Dogecoin, which started out as a meme, has somehow managed to make a few people a lot of money.

You can dress up as the joke currency with just a Dogecoin T-shirt, like this one from $6.95, and a hilarious Shiba Inu mask for $18.99.

6. Jeff Bezos in Space

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos wore a blue jumpsuit and cowboy hat to discuss his experience of traveling to space Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Jeff Bezos' outfit for his press conference after a brief trip to space was certainly an interesting choice.

It's also one you can easily recreate this Halloween.

All you need is a blue jumpsuit like this one for $25.99 and a cowboy hat like this one for $12.95.

7. A ghost

Two people dressed as ghosts
All you need is a white sheet to become a ghost this Halloween. Getty Images

If you want to be really lazy and last minute with your costume, you can take it back to your childhood and turn a white sheet into a ghost costume.

All you need to do is drape it over your head and cut out some eye holes and you're done.

8. The Mona Lisa

Woman dressed as Mona Lisa
This Mona Lisa costume is hilarious and easy to do this Halloween. Amazon

Amazon's Mona Lisa costume is equal parts hilarious and easy.

All you need is this painting head and nothing else.

It's available from $31.14.

9. Cher from Clueless

Stacey Dash and Alicia Silverstone in Clueless
You can dress like Alicia Silverstone's "Clueless" character Cher Horowitz easily this Halloween. Paramount Pictures/Getty Images

As if you wouldn't want to dress up as Cher from Clueless!

Amazon has got you covered with a fully put together costume available for $49.99.

10. A Pink Lady from Grease

A scene from the movie "Grease"
Channel your inner "Grease" star by dressing as a Pink Lady for Halloween. Paramount Pictures/Getty Images

You better shape up, because you need a costume.

Thankfully, Amazon has delivered yet again with an easy accessory pack to transform yourself into a Pink Lady from the movie Grease for just $34.89.

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