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Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

So, it’s Tuesday afternoon and you’ve finally looked up from your homework long enough to recognize the date.

October 30.

Crap. Halloween is tomorrow, and you have no costume.

The time for browsing Amazon Prime has come and gone, and even Target is probably sold out of most decent costumes.

Thankfully, you’re not out of luck yet. We’ve compiled a list of 15 last-minute Halloween costumes to keep you from flopping in front of your friends.

The formal apology — This one is simple enough if you have any professional wear with you at school. Simply dress yourself to the nines and hang a “sorry” sign around your neck.

007 — Being James Bond is as easy as putting on a suit and slicking back your hair. Nowadays, anyone can be a hero.

A chip on your shoulder — This one is about as easy as it gets when it comes to last-minute Halloween costumes. Just walk to Circle K, pick up a bag of chips and tape one to your shoulder.

Jake from State Farm — If you have a red shirt, khakis and a name tag, you have everything you need to complete this iconic look. Too bad you still sound hideous.

Scarecrow — Pair a flannel shirt with a pair of jeans, and rock some scarecrow make up. No prep required.

A three-hole-punch version of yourself — Popularized by Jim Halpert of “The Office,” this one is as easy as cutting out three circles from black paper and taping them to your shirt. Congrats. You have been three-hole punched.

When Life Gives You Lemons — For this one, all you need is a name tag labeled “Life” and a bunch of lemons. Feel free to give them out to unsuspecting trick or treaters if you get the chance.

Facebook — Write “book” on your face. Yep. That’s it.

Damian from “Mean Girls” — Just throw on a blue hoodie, a pair of sunglasses and carry around a sign that says, “She doesn’t even go here!”

Waldo — All you need is a red and white striped shirt and a pair of jeans to make this costume happen! If you’re really feeling it, find a pair of frames to really complete the look.

Bachelor Contestant — Ladies, dress up in your finest formal wear and grab a red rose, and you are the newest contestant on the bachelor. Feel free to dance the night away, because you’ve already got a rose!

Grapes — Yes, you read that right. Grapes. But hear me out! Hit your nearest party store and grab a pack of purple, green, or black balloons. Use safety pins or tape to attach them to your shirt, and you are a bunch of grapes.

Identity Thief — Just throw on a t-shirt and cover yourself in name tags with different names on them. Don’t have any name tags? Printer paper and tape will do the job just as well and keep you from spending your hard-earned cash.

It’s Raining Men — Just open up an umbrella, tie some strings to the edges and attach photos of your favorite male celebrities to the strings. It is indeed raining men. Hallelujah.

Error Costume — And if you REALLY don’t have time for anything else on this list, you can write “Error 404: Costume Not Found” in sharpie on the front of a white T-Shirt. Your costume may be as disappointing as getting that error message in real life, but it’s fine. At least you did something.

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