Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for Teens
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21+ Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for Teens (& College Girls!)

Need last-minute Halloween costumes for teens? We’ve rounded up 21+ awesome DIY costumes that teens can put together for parties or trick-or-treating.

21+ Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for Teens (& College Girls!)

1. Spiritless Cheerleader

Here’s a really simple costume idea that teens can put together quickly, especially if they already have old cheerleading uniforms.

While you can buy this costume on Amazon, teens can easily recreate it at home. Grab an old cheerleader uniform and a pair of fabric scissors. Make cuts in the top and skirt to make the uniform look tattered. Do the same thing with a pair of knee-high socks. Grab some pom-poms and a pair of Keds. Wear your hair in pigtails and smudge black eyeliner under your eyes to create that zombie look.

2. Clueless Character

Want to jump on the 90s trend? Dress up as a Clueless character. Wear a plaid skirt, knee-high socks and a cardigan. Add a shopping bag and phone to complete the look. Super simple and easy to DIY. You probably have most of these things in your closet already.

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3. Hippie

Here’s one of the simplest DIY Halloween costumes for teens, especially if you already have bell-bottom pants in your closet. Pair these pants with a white tank top and a fringed vest. Add a peace sign necklace, vintage glasses and a flower crown. You have a cute DIY costume you can wear to school.

4. Mary Poppins

Need an easy DIY costume? Mary Poppins is perfect. You may not even need to buy anything to make this costume work. Pair a button-down white shirt with a black knee-length skirt, black umbrella, black stockings, heels, black hat and a bag.

5. Unicorn

Here’s a cute costume that’s easy to DIY. You can make your own unicorn headband and tulle skirt, or you can buy these accessories if you want. Wear a pair of Converse sneakers and a long-sleeved white shirt, and your costume is complete.

6. The Purge

If you’re a fan of the Purge movie, you’ll love this costume – and it’s so easy to DIY (for the most part). We recommend buying an LED mask to really make your costume memorable. You probably have everything else already. All you need is a flowy long-sleeved white dress or top, fishnet stockings, knee-high socks, Converse sneakers and a baseball bat.

7. Medusa

For this costume, you only need a simple black dress and some makeup. You can make the Medusa headdress yourself, or buy one if you’re not feeling creative.

8. Wednesday Adams

Looking for cute Halloween costumes for teens? Wednesday Addams is perfect and easy to DIY. Wear a black dress with a white button-down underneath, knee-high socks and black boots. Black lipstick and braided pigtails complete the look.

9. Bad News

If you have a few hours, you can put this costume together. Create a skirt out of newspaper. Wear a black long-sleeved top and a necklace that says “Bad.” This is a clever costume that’s really easy to DIY.

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10. Britney Spears

Here’s a super simple but fun costume for teens. Dress up as Britney Spears in her Baby One More Time video. All you need is a black skirt, button-down top, cardigan and knee-highs. Wear your hair in pigtails.

11. Wind-Up Doll

With just a few items, you can dress up as a wind-up doll. Wear a fit-and-flare dress, and DIY a little wind-up mechanism to wear on your back. Wear some red lipstick and pigtails to complete the costume.

12. Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter is a symbol of women’s empowerment, and it’s easy to DIY a costume that honors her. Wear a button-down denim top, a red handkerchief in your hair and dark jeans.

13. Sandy from Grease

One of the Halloween costumes for teens that is really popular is Sandy from Grease. You can make this outfit with everything leather. A cute leather jacket, pants and black shirt. The real trick will be doing your hair just right.

14. Bride of Chucky

The Bride of Chucky is a fun costume that you can pull off with a leather jacket, fake knife, white mini dress, fishnet stockings and an adorable Chucky doll.

15. Georgie from It!

“You’ll float, too.”  This It! Inspired costume requires a yellow rain poncho, a red balloon, a pair of jeans and a boat that you make out of paper.

16. Mounted Deer

You can make this look with a pair of deer antlers, face paint and a piece of cutout cardboard for the wood mount. Painting the cardboard to look more like wood will complete the look.

17. Pinata Costume

You’ll be the center of attention in this pinata costume. Recreating this look requires you to have a red shirt and a lot of Hawaiian leis that you can glue to your shirt to make yourself resemble a pinata. And don’t forget the party hat.

18. Taco Lady

Why not dress up as a taco? This super cute costume needs to match your wacky style and requires you to have just a handful of items: a brown tube dress, yellow craft foam for the taco shell and construction paper for the cheese, tomatoes and lettuce.

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19. Popcorn Costume

Dress up as movie theatre popcorn! You can make this costume yourself with just a few items, such as a red striped skirt, red heels and a white shirt. However, the hardest part is creating the popcorn look, which you can make with yellow ruffle ribbon.

20. Cute Scarecrow

Cute Scarecrow Halloween Costume
Cute Scarecrow Halloween Costume, Credit: brittexasss

We just love this insanely cute Scarecrow Halloween costume! You’ll look like you walked off of a Wizard of Oz set with this adorable outfit. If you have a pair of jean overalls or a jean skirt and a checkered shirt, this is a super easy look to recreate. Add in a straw hat and use some face paint to recreate her scarecrow smile.

21. Geeky Fun

Dressing up as a nerd or geek is a timeless costume. You’ll need to have a few Smarties candies to tape to your blue jeans. Place a bit of tape between your glasses and find fun suspenders to wear.

22. I’m on Fire

Everything is on fire, but with your coffee in hand, everything is fine. You can pull this costume off easily with the help of a basic black apron and white shirt and a few pieces of construction paper. Simply make the flames, or use a few crayons, and use tape to stick them to yourself.

Final Thoughts 

As you prepare to embark on your Halloween adventures, these last-minute DIY Halloween costumes for teens (and college!) offer a treasure trove of creative inspiration. From imaginative twists on classic characters to trendy and pop-culture-inspired ensembles, these ideas have you covered. Don’t let the clock tick away – with these quick and easy ideas, you’ll be ready to join the festivities in style. Whether you’re headed to a party or hitting the streets for trick-or-treating, these versatile costumes ensure that everyone can have a spook-tacular time!