Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

It’s almost here!!

That’s right, Halloween is just five days away. At this point in the spooky season, we hope you’ve enjoyed some safe Halloween activities and even created a creepy upcycle or two from Goodwill finds! If not, check out our recent posts and start planning your weekend now.

As we know for many, it’s crunch time to find a great Halloween costume. Don’t worry Goodwill is the Halloween headquarters. We can help! There are tons of last-minute Halloween costumes you can create with a couple of Goodwill finds.

We’ll break down a couple of costumes you could easily create with items you can found in our stores. Perfect for anyone searching for an easy last-minute Halloween costume.


Scarecrow last-minute Halloween costume

What you need:

  • plaid
  • jeans
  • straw


  • hat
  • boots
  • fall leaves
  • fake crow


Tourist last-minute Halloween costume

What you need:

  • bold pattern shirt
  • bold shorts
  • a few accessories


  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • binoculars
  • camera
  • flower lay
  • guide book/map

Big Kid

Big kid last-minute Halloween costume

What you need:

  • Kid approved pajamas
  • comfy slippers


  • a well loved stuffed animal
  • baby rattle
  • baby bottle

Construction Worker

What you need:

  • Safety vest
  • white t-shirt
  • jeans


  • helmet
  • boots
  • safety googles

Raining Cats & Dogs

What you need:

  • umbrella
  • cat and dog stuffed animals
  • rain coat
  • rain boots

There are so funny pun costume ideas out there. Find your favorite and stop in Goodwill for low cost items that will help achieve your look.


What you need:

  • scrubs
  • gloves
  • mask

You can always find nurse scrubs in stock at Goodwill. Incorporate your mask and celebrate your favorite first responder!

Hopefully, this sparked your creativity and got you excited to create your own last-minute Halloween costume. Please share them with us by tagging us on Facebook and Instagram @GoodwillGoodSkills.