ByRob Harris, writer at
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Rob Harris

If you, like me, tend to leave your Halloween planning to the very last minute, then it's likely you'll find yourself scrambling around your house trying to throw together a costume half an hour before you need to leave.

But don't fret—here are 10 simple costume ideas that require minimal effort, little time and materials you probably already have at home. Happy trick or treating!

1. Error 404 Page

Reddit user zjbird shows you how to turn your disorganized self into a clever joke.

What you need:

  • White t-shirt
  • Black marker pen

2. Facebook

Instagram user alex.0318 has the perfect solution for those pushed for time, turning himself into the world's largest social networking site with just 4 letters.

What you need:

  • Black marker pen
  • A clean face

3. God's gift to men/women

Let the world know what a catch you are with Instagram user emilyee12's gift-wrapped bachelor.

What you need:

  • A box
  • Gift wrap
  • Cardboard tag

4. Tom Cruise from Risky Business

Relive Tom Cruise's iconic dance scene with RiInstagram user gchorpenning's simple and suave ensemble.

What you need:

  • Baggy white shirt
  • Sunglasses
  • Killer dance moves

5. Identity Thief

Instagram user katie_holla teaches you how to steal your friends' identities while also using up all of those useless stickers you'll never need.

What you need:

  • Eye mask
  • A pack of "Hello my name is" stickers
  • Black outfit

6. Nickelback

See how many people can guess what you are with Instagram user at.gutierrez's sublime punnage.

What you need:

  • Nickels
  • Tape

7. Ceiling Fan

Instagram user katinthepants's clever play on words will have everyone shaking their head at you in mild disappointment.

What you need:

  • Tape
  • Pompoms

8. Cereal Killer

Again, top punning from this nutritional sociopath.

What you need:

  • Empty cereal boxes
  • Knives

9. Regina George

Let everyone know how mean you are with Instagram user xxlaurenxx55's super fetch outfit.

What you need:

  • Black skirt
  • White tank top
  • Purple bra
  • Scissors

10. Calvin Klein commercial

You might get a little chilly, but I'm sure your pride will keep you warm enough.

What you need:

  • Calvin Klein briefs
  • A ripped physique (optional)


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