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8 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas ELLE.com Editors Swear By

You totally forgot Halloween was happening. You decided you didn’t care until this. Exact. Moment. You got invited to a party last minute (rude). Whatever the reason may be, you have just two days to pull together a killer (get it?) costume. Here, ELLE.com editor inspiration for costumes that won’t leave you hanging your head in shame.

Carmen Sandiego

"I'd go for the international thieving villain, Carmen Sandiego: A red trench coat, matching fedora, and black boots."Burberry London Brushed Cashmere Trench Coat, $2,795; net-a-porter.comStuart Weitzman The Highland Boots, $798; stuartweitzman.comPreston and Olivia Ashby Wide Brim Fedora, $210; prestonandolivia.com

“I’d go for the international thieving villain, Carmen Sandiego: A red trench coat, matching fedora, and black boots.”—Nikki Ogunnaike, Senior Fashion Editor

Burberry London Brushed Cashmere Trench Coat, $2,795; net-a-porter.com
Stuart Weitzman The Highland Boots, $798; stuartweitzman.com
Preston and Olivia Ashby Wide Brim Fedora, $210; prestonandolivia.com

Tom Cruise From ‘Risky Business’

"My last-minute Halloween costume is always Tom Cruise from the famous Risky Business scene: An oversize men's shirt, sunglasses, and white tube socks."Polo Ralph Lauren Slim-Fit Oxford Shirt, $90; matchesfashion.comHanes Men Sport Crew Socks, $7; kmart.comRay-Ban New Wayfarer, $180; sunglasshut.com

“My last-minute Halloween costume is always Tom Cruise from the famous Risky Businessscene: An oversize men’s shirt, sunglasses, and white tube socks.”—Sally Holmes, Deputy Editor

Polo Ralph Lauren Slim-Fit Oxford Shirt, $90; matchesfashion.com
Hanes Men Sport Crew Socks, $7; kmart.com
Ray-Ban New Wayfarer, $180; sunglasshut.com

Wednesday Addams

"Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family! All you need are some basics, braided pigtails, and some major RBF."J. Crew Tippi Sweater, $80; jcrew.comMiu Miu A-Line Wool-Crepe Mini Skirt, $930; net-a-porter.comWeekend Max Mara Kassel Shirt, $235; matchesfashion.comJeffrey Campbell Maribel Mary Jane Pump, $150; shop.nordstrom.com

“Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family! All you need are basics, braided pigtails, and some major RBF.”—Kristina Rodulfo, Associate Editor

J. Crew Tippi Sweater, $80; jcrew.com
Miu Miu A-Line Wool-Crepe Mini Skirt, $930; net-a-porter.com
Weekend Max Mara Kassel Shirt, $235; matchesfashion.com
Jeffrey Campbell Maribel Mary Jane Pump, $150; shop.nordstrom.com

A Diner Waitress

"A diner waitress: Wear a black dress, a white apron, carry a notepad, and call everyone hun."Whistles Claire Layered Dress, $270; whistles.comWhite Waist Apron, $4; apronwarehouse.comMoleskin Reporter Notebook, $14; store.moleskin.com

“A diner waitress: Wear a black dress, a white apron, carry a notepad, and call everyone hun.”—Chloe Schama, Executive Editor

Whistles Claire Layered Dress, $270; whistles.com
White Waist Apron, $4; apronwarehouse.com
Moleskin Reporter Notebook, $14; store.moleskin.com

A Surprise Party

"I was a surprise party for four years straight in high school: I wore a feather boa, a party hat, a sparkly outfit, and carried the annoying horns that make sounds when you blow them."Topshop Glitter Wrap Culotte Jumpsuit, $85; us.topshop.comDeluxe Red and Black Feather Boa, $20; partycity.comFancy Fringe Blowouts, $4; partycity.com

“I was a surprise party for four years straight in high school: I wore a feather boa, a party hat, a sparkly outfit, and carried the annoying horns that make sounds when you blow them.”—Mattie Kahn, News Writer

Topshop Glitter Wrap Culotte Jumpsuit, $85; us.topshop.com
Deluxe Red and Black Feather Boa, $20; partycity.com
Fancy Fringe Blowouts, $4; partycity.com

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