There are some people who get really, really into Halloween each year. You know, the people who figure out their costume in June and then spend four months meticulously sewing, super-gluing, and bedazzling themselves into some crazy elaborate costume that inevitably gets smashed by drunk people before midnight? Yeah, those people.
And then there are the people who, about five hours before Halloween, realize they should maybe, sort of, kind of figure out what to wear…but ugh, costumes suck…and who has time for that, anyway…plus, it’s too late to try anything…OK, I’ll just wear all black and call myself a shadow. Sound familiar? Yeah, we’ve been there. We are there.
But we’re here to tell you that you don’t need to break out your kindergarten crafting skills or spend a boatload of cash to look festive on Halloween (just look at that combat boot-wearing skeleton up there). And to prove it, we rounded up some pretty excellent non-costume costume ideas—a.k.a. regular clothes that can totally pass as costumes—for all of you who just can’t. Check them out, below.