With creating the kids’ Halloween costumes, decorating the house, stocking up on candy, thinking of fun and spooky activities for the little devils, and packing your mom bag for trick-or-treating with them, you’ve had a lot on your plate these past few days. You might not have had the time to buy or work on your own costume! But fret not, here is a list of last-minute Halloween costumes for moms you can easily put together:

A Black Cat

  • Black bodysuit (or black shirt and leggings)
  • Cat ears headband
  • Face paint

Mary Poppins

  • White button-up
  • Black maxi or midi skirt
  • Black blazer
  • Boater hat
  • Carpet bag (You can also use your leather diaper bag!)

An 80s Chick

  • Cropped neon sweatshirt
  • Colorful leggings and leg warmers
  • Neon headband
  • Big hoop earrings
  • Teased hair

A Robber

  • Black and white shirt
  • Black leggings
  • Black beanie
  • Black cloth to make eye mask
  • A sack of cash (You can put your diaper bag inside to make the look seamless!)

Rosie the Riveter

  • Chambray button-up shirt (rolled up to your biceps)
  • Red bandana (better with white polka dots)
  • Dark blue jeans

A Zombie

  • Any old clothes
  • Fake blood
  • Makeup or face paint

Where’s Waldo

  • Red and white striped shirt
  • Pair of jeans
  • Red and white beanie
  • Black glasses

A Fairy

  • Dress (better if sparkly)
  • Doll shoes
  • Wings
  • Flower crown
  • Wand
  • Body glitter
  • Makeup

A Princess

  • Maxi dress (better if glittery)
  • Doll shoes (You might not be comfortable trick-or-treating in heels.)
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Tiara
  • Costume jewelry
  • Makeup

A Skeleton

  • Black bodysuit or black shirt and leggings
  • White paper (for the bones)
  • Tape or glue

A Witch

  • Black maxi dress
  • Black cloth (to make a cape)
  • Broomstick
  • Green face paint (optional)

A Vampire

  • Black maxi dress
  • Red cardboard (to make high collar)
  • Red cloth (to make a cape)
  • Black choker (can have a silver pendant)
  • Fake teeth with fangs
  • Fake blood

A Mummy

  • Toilet paper or scrap paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
Still haven’t packed your mom bag? Find out what you need to bring when you go trick-or-treating with your kids here.
If you still have no costume for Halloween, don’t worry. There are a lot of costumes you can put together using what you already have at home. Do you have more last-minute Halloween costume ideas that cramming moms can pull off? Let us know in the comments below!
October 14, 2022 — Charlotte Evans

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