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Last minute Halloween costumes for the lazy lads and lasses

I was told all my life that taking short-cuts wasn’t the way to do things. But, let’s be honest when it comes to getting crafty at Halloween sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day.

Here are some great lazy but creative last minute Halloween costumes for all tastes.

If you need some more inspiration then check out my alternative costumes for women who are afraid of playing the “sexy cop.”

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Joel Goodsen from Risky Business

All you need is a pair of white socks, a long shirt and a pair of retro shades. Just don’t go opening up a brothel at your parents home.

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Bit of a cliche at this stage but if you don’t plan to go to a party full of media hipsters in the East End of London then you might just get away with it.


Identity theft

This really couldn’t be simpler than a few stolen name tags from work.


The Dude, The Big Lebowski

That’s a whole lot of Dudes, abiding.

All you really need is a pair of sun glasses, goatee and a bath robe with a white t-shirt. Enjoy your white Russians, in fact here’s a White Russian recipe!


Silent film actors

A silent take on the 1920’s flapper girl costume. All you need is some formal wear, a piece of black cardboard for your creative message and some white and black make-up.


The Blues Brothers

A dark suit, dark shades, a black fedora and a whole lot of attitude.


Indiana Jones and Henry Jones

The perfect father-son duo and perfect for any best friend Halloween costumes. An old leather jacket, hat and a homemade whip and Indie is a go-go. As for Jones senior, have a look in your dad’s wardrobe for a Tweed suit.


Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything

Another 80’s classic. It’s as easy as a trench coat, an old boom box and white t-shirt.

A toff or a chav

Pick a side in the class war or pretend to be making a socio-economic hipster comment on modern britain. Either way these costumes are super easy and extremely last minute do-able.

The southern English ponce look is as simple as a blazer, khaki trousers and a lot of gel.

Now for the chav. Think Vicky Pollard with her big hoop ear rings, a track suit and the a lot of bling.

Clark Kent

Another plentiful supply of hair gel, a suit and a pair of black framed glasses. The final touch is a cheap Superman t-shirt underneath the getup.

If all else fails you could always go as a clown…

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