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5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

via Hypebeast

5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes  via Hypebeast

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you probably haven’t even begun thinking about what to dress up as. The annual holiday has become a night where you can either go all-out with intricate costumes, or show no effort at all with predictable get-ups.

If you haven’t begun brainstorming on what you’ll go as, here are a few suggestions that are both easy to pull off and somewhat comical (depending on how you choose to accessorize), so you can hide under the guise that you put in at least a little effort.


#1 Yeezy Season 2 Model

Kanye continues to make headlines on our homepage, with most deriving from his Yeezus’ apparel collections for adidas Originals. Now that Yeezy Season 1 is hitting stores, it’s the perfect time to be both ahead of the trends and flex your DIY skills. Dressing up as “Yeezy Season 2” really needs minimal effort, but you’ll still look cool and collected for the night.

What you’ll need:

Various T-shirts and jackets in a beige tan color — easily found at your local department store. If you can only find white T-shirts, throw some coffee on them and you’ll get a perfectly disheveled and distressed look. All you need to do is cut up the hems at different lengths and throw it in the dryer for increased fraying, then layer on several.

For your bottoms, either wear a pair of old khaki cargo shorts or cut up a pair of old sweatpants to knee-length.

For extra emphasis — get a pair of old Uggs or brown boots and slap on a piece of duct tape to make your own pair of Yeezy Boost 750.


#2 Rick Owens Model

Rick Owens is known for his unconventional runway shows, some of which can serve as inspiration for your Halloween costume. You can either be A. human baggage carrying Rick Owens model from SS16 womenswear, B. political statement-making model from SS16 Menswear, or C. private-region-exposing model from FW15.

What You’ll Need:

For A, you’ll need a friend (probably one that you’re close with), or a mannequin of some sort. Then you’ll need to carry him/her/it around on your back or front, legs up.

B. Simple. Disheveled waxed hair, a mint-colored T-shirt and a cloth that says “KILL ANGELA MERKEL NOT.”

C. Well, if you must. Get an old bedsheet, drape it over yourself and make sure it exposes your nether regions.


#3 Marty McFly

Back To The Future is fresh on everyone’s mind and a Marty McFly getup is easy to do even if you don’t own a pair of MAGs. Following Back To The Future Day and the subsequent flooding of social media with reminiscent screengrabs from the film, Marty is as relevant as ever, even though he’s here from 25 years ago.

What You’ll Need:

You’ll need a blue-striped white shirt, jean jacket and red puffer vest. Match that with jeans, a watch and your most basic Nikes (in the movie he’s specifically wearing theBruins) and you’re finished! Go for that retro look with slightly slicked back hair and a pair of aviators. Keep up the act with frequent glances at said watch.


#4 Keith Ape

Join the #underwatersquad this Halloween by dressing up as Keith Ape. This getup is as low maintenance as the South Korean rapper looks, who made waves with his viral song and video for “It G Ma.” To go all out, peep his Essentials here.

What You’ll Need:

A camo hoodie (or any oversized hoodie), ripped jeans, a camp cap and lab glasses. Defining additions will be a surgical mask, electronic cigarette and a short blonde hair wig — make sure to not comb it out.


#5 “Hotline Bling” Drake

What could be more timely than Drake in his “Hotline Bling” music video? The incessantly meme-d out dance moves from the Canadian artist has made its rounds on the Internet, which means this easy and basic costume will still ring a bell in everyone’s head. You also have a few options here, with many items you probably already own in your closet.

What you’ll need:

Wool turtleneck sweater, gray jogger pants, sneaker boots/Timberlands.

Puffy red down jacket, Jordan T-shirt, light wash baggy jeans, sneaker boots/Timberlands.

Lastly, you’ll need some marker to emulate Drizzy’s recognizable scruff, and of course two iPhones for when that “Hotline Bling.” You’ll definitely need to master those dance moves too, don’t disappoint us when “Hotline Bling” inevitably comes on.

If you’re still struggling, head over to Google’s Frightgeist feature to see which costumes are trending.