One: You actually like Halloween. You know you have plans. You think about your costume a few times, but hey, you're busy. Then, somehow, it's the day before Halloween. You think, "Hey, I should probably go by Party City on my way home from work!" You do, only to find the place has been ransacked by tiny children and people who are planners.
Or, option two: You decide to have no plans. You're too old to go out on Halloween, you're going to be responsible and get a good night's sleep, and you're just going to channel Olivia Pope and stay at home with a bottle of wine and Scandal reruns.
You overhear people talking about their Halloween plans. You drive past your neighbor's house and it's terrifyingly decorated. All your friends are sending you pictures, asking for your opinion of their costumes. And suddenly, you realize you are boring and life is passing you by and DANGIT YOU ARE GOING OUT. But about that whole costume thing. . .
Don't you worry your pretty little head. There are plenty of things you can pull together in just a few minutes.
Rosie the Riveter.
What you need: Chambray shirt, red bandana or scarf.
Overdone? Yes. Incredibly easy? Absolutely.
Slap on some red lipstick, tie up your hair, and you're good to go.
Bonus Points: Make a little speech bubble that says "we can do it!" and glue it to a popsicle stick.
What you need: Plaid shirt, floppy hat, boots, eyeliner to draw on your face with.
Get dressed in what is probably already your standard fall uniform, then draw some stitches on your face. Look how adorable you are!
Bonus points: Put actual hay coming out of your hat and boots.
What you need: Any type of animal ears, felt or card stock to make your tag.
The party store may be ransacked, but you can probably still find some type animal ears. Buy those and go with it. Make a little TY tag and come up with a creative name and saying, just like Beanie Babies have.
Bonus points: Coordinate your outfit with your animal ears.
What you need: The most most girly thing in your closet that you've never found an appropriate occasion to wear, weird toys or candy.
Put your tutu on, then hot glue a bunch of random things (like lollipops, or children's toys) to it. Bright makeup and a giant smile and you are good to go!
Bonus points: Blue, pink, or purple hair.
Throw a leather jacket on over the flashiest dress you have, don't brush your hair, and make your makeup look like you've been sleeping in it for two days. Then cover your entire body with all the glitter, ever.
Bonus points: Wear an empty bottle of Jack around your neck with a toothbrush in it, or paint a star around your eye.
Jim and Pam.
What you need: Unflattering office attire, a name tag, and a guy who doesn't have a costume plan.
Get dressed as an unsexy secretary, slap on a "Hi, my name is Pam" name tag, and make googly eyes at your Jim all night.
Get dressed and draw a money sign on your white bag. And, done.
Bonus points: Have your bag overflowing with fake money.
What you need: Ears/antlers and face paint.
If you want to get really creative and paint your face, Dana has an adorable fox tutorial and Kallie has an amazing deer tutorial.
So, do you wait until the last minute like I do? Or have you had your costume planned since last year?