15 Last-Minute Pop Culture Costumes You Can Create With Stuff You Already Own

by Arielle Lana LeJarde

The scariest thing about this month is the fact that it's 10 days 'til Halloween, and I still don't have a costume yet. #2SPOOKY

I know some of you might be in the same boat as me, but have no fear. As always, I GOTCHU, FAM.

Here are 15 Halloween costumes that will make you the life of the party. And yes, your lazy ass can be these characters too:

1. Joanne The Scammer

If you don't know who Joanne the Scammer is, please "get out of my Caucasian house" and delete your life. She's only the most inspirational person on Twitter and Instagram.

Get your life together and watch this video if I haven't convinced you yet.

What you'll need:

  • Fur coat
  • Beard

OK, maybe you don't have a fur coat, but if you do, please don't miss out on this rare opportunity. Honestly, truly.

This costume is also a lot easier if you have blonde or black hair, because these are the wigs that Joanne wears. If you don't have it, scam it.

2. DJ Khaled

If Snapchat is more of your thing, we have DJ Khaled for you. We're onto something... "We the best."

What you'll need:

  • Beard
  • Baggy white shirt
  • Basketball shorts
  • Slides
  • A positive attitude

3. Damn Daniel

The meme that swept the nation (for like a total of three weeks) was "Damn Daniel." This high schooler just had so much swag that his homeboy would record his outfit every day. We all need a friend like Joshua Holz.

What you'll need:

  • White vans
  • White t-shirt
  • Jeans
  • Red backpack
  • A good friend

4. Arthur


It seems like I'm the only one, but I don't think I'll never get tired of Arthur memes. I never even watched Arthur as a kid, but these crack me up.

What you'll need:

  • Round glasses
  • Yellow sweater
  • White collared shirt
  • Light blue jeans

5. Michael Phelps At The 2016 Olympics

Move over, Mackayla Maroney. There's a new Olympic meme in town.

What you'll need:

  • A blue jacket
  • Black headphones
  • A lot of anger

6. A "Sims" Character


If you didn't play the Sims just to make your characters "WOO HOO," you're lying.

What you'll need:

  • Your normal clothes
  • Headband
  • Wire
  • Green construction paper

Find out how to make the headband here.

7. Wednesday Addams

^ This is literally me at raves.

Wednesday is iconic. That's probably why every alt girl has been her for Halloween at least once.

What you'll need:

  • Black dress
  • Black shoes
  • Black tights
  • White paper (if your dress doesn't have a collar)

8. Miranda Sings

Seriously, she's one of the funniest YouTubers ever. I've been following her for a few years, and I'm happy to see she's getting her own TV show.

Anyone who doesn't think she's funny is a hater, and HATERS BACK OFF.

What you'll need:

  • Red lipstick
  • Collared shirt
  • Hair clips

9. Bob from "Bob's Burgers"

Bonus if you have someone to be Louise with a red shirt and glasses.

What you'll need:

  • White apron
  • Spatula
  • A mustache

10. Regina George

Get out loser. We don't need to go shopping for this costume.

What you'll need:

  • White tank top
  • Colored bra

You'll also need:

  • Aaron Samuels
  • "Hot" body
  • Army of skanks

11. Elliott Anderson from "Mr. Robot"

This drug-addicted hacker has caught all of our hearts. But you'll probably just look like every other guy in Brooklyn.

What you'll need:

  • Black hoodie
  • Dark jeans
  • Big, black backpack
  • Dark under-eye circles from not sleeping for three weeks

12. Eleven from "Stranger Things"

Everyone is talking about "Stranger Things". Be this psychokinetic cutie using only a few items.

What you'll need:

  • A pink dress
  • Blue jacket
  • Striped socks
  • White converses
  • Box of eggos

13. Ken Bone

This America's debate sweetheart ended up actually being a total douche. Be him while people still knows who he is.

What you'll need:

  • Red sweater
  • Glasses
  • A mustache

14. Negan from "The Walking Dead"

I stopped watching "The Walking Dead" in, like, the middle of season two, but Negan looks so dreamy that I may have to start watching again.

But if you have to write about him, like me, and you Google him -- things will be spoiled.

What you'll need:

  • Leather jacket
  • Baseball bat
  • Red scarf

15. David Bowie

Total legend. RIP.

What you'll need:

  • Red face paint/lipstick
  • Blue face paint

Now you have your costume.


Citations: 2016 Pop Culture Halloween Costume Guide (Perez Hilton), 19 Costumes Inspired by the Biggest Pop Culture Moments of 2016 (Pop Sugar)