For parents, uncles and friends who are jealous of fancy dress kids and decide they love Halloween at the last minute, here are some emergency fancy dress costumes that cost next to nothing.
The ultimate emergency costume, the flower gives a costume to anyone with green or black clothes, six balloons, and dental floss. It's easy to imagine a flower girl, but a bearded dad dressed as a balloon flower is also worth its weight in gold, believe me.
Latex found in supermarkets and some pharmacies works really well and is easy to handle. Find some latex, some fake blood, an old plaid shirt, some jeans, and your costume is ready!
If you really don't have time to shop anymore, use your sporting goods and dress up as a football player, a goalie (one Michael Myers wore a goalie mask by the way) or as a tennis player… Again, a bearded uncle would make a wonderful Halloween tennis player. You can also combine the sporty and thezombie and becoming a zombie soccer player is a very elaborate disguise for someone who thought of it at the last minute!
The bunch of grapes
Just pick a color (green, purple, or red) and have everyone blow up a balloon or two to quickly whip up this bunch of grapes costume. It's really funny for teenagers who realize too late that they still love Halloween. Tie the first balloons to a headband or scarf and tie the others in a ladder using packing tape or dental floss.
A ghost with a sheet
Not recommended for candy hunting due to the reduced visibility that this costume entails, the sheet over the head is nevertheless a very good disguise for whoever has decided to come and give candy with you at home at the last minute.
A ghost in a less good mood
Dressed in white, with black-rimmed eyes and slightly frizzy hair, you're a ghost of the kind feared in horror movies.
With teeth, or even without teeth, the advantage of the vampire is to be dressed in normal dark colored clothes. Put on a good, very pale foundation or white makeup if you have it, and squirt some fake blood or lipstick from the corner of your mouth. So! You are avampire!
Dress normally and carry a “nudist on strike” sign. Yes, yes, it's a bit funny to see the reaction of others to so much originality! You can also wear another sign with a slogan of your own and represent the students of 2012 or laugh at the models of Karl Lagerfeld.
To be a good clown, all you need is a hat, very badly arranged clothes, a little too much makeup on your eyes and lipstick on your nose. It's up to you whether you're a nice clown like Bozo and Ronald or a mean clown, like those worrying the town of Wasco,California, right now.
A black dress over a white shirt, two very tight braids, pale and simple makeup and a naughty attitude are enough to be a good Wednesday Addams. The hardest part will be looking like you've been planning a bad move all night.