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5 Fantastic Last-Minute Costume Ideas (And One Bonus!) Perfect For Halloween In 2020

Kyle Greco

June 10, 2021

It makes complete sense that Halloween and costumes have slipped your mind until now. In fact, you’ve probably spent the majority of this year in pajamas! 

Yet Halloween is just around the corner and, no matter what else, with a chance to dress up and eat candy it’s sure to be a great time. So here are the ultimate last-minute costume ideas for you to take inspiration from. 

Pop Culture

If you want to look like you didn’t forget about Halloween, these costumes will help you pull it off. They’re easy to make, but don’t look easy. People will be so impressed that you’ll even be able to lie and say you spent months in lockdown perfecting your look!

The Big Lebowski

What You’ll Need:

– Bathrobe

– Ratty T-shirt

– Pajama pants or shorts

– White Russian

Not only is this a super cool Halloween costume, but it gives you endless material for conversation at any party. No longer will you have to have the same conversation you always have with your Mother-in-law when you’ve got this movie to quote from! 

Plus when people ask you what you are, your only response needs to be “The Dude.” It doesn’t get much easier than that, now does it?

Prison Mike

What You’ll Need:


– Purple bandana

– No idea of what prison is really like.

The Office is an absolute classic and sure to liven up any Halloween event. To bring back this scene from one of its best episodes, you just need to grab your suit and your favorite purple bandana. No seriously, that’s all it takes to be Prison Mike. Get your prison stories ready. 

P.S: you can eat your own hair.


Timeless Classics

There’s a reason why some Halloween outfits get used time and time again. They’re classics.

I Got Nun…

If you’ve truly got no ideas, let’s start with a timeless costume that you can fall back on year after year.

What You’ll Need:

-Plain black shirt


-Long black skirt

All of us have at some point been to a Halloween party where a group of guys is all dressed as nuns, and it truly never gets old!

To put together your nun outfit this Halloween, simply slip on a black skirt and long black skirt then drape a black blanket or scarf over your head. Your Mom should have one that does the trick!

Bank Robber

What You’ll Need:

– Striped shirt

Black pants


– One cunning plan

Whether you want to play two halves of a cops-and-robbers duo or you’re ready for a solo mission, the bank robber is a true classic. Not only is it easy, but let’s be honest: we all feel kind of cool when we’re dressed like an old-timey villain, right?

Let this serve as your inspiration.

You can’t be a robber without the goods, though. Add a money bag to your ensemble. Draw a big dollar sign on an old pillowcase to let everyone know your last job turned out alright.


What You’ll Need

Tie-dye shirt

– Jeans

– Retro, round sunglasses

– An open third eye 

We all love a hippy. Who doesn’t appreciate a guy who stands at the corner of the party telling everyone how crazy life really is?

Why not take on that persona this year? Simply throw on some tie-dye, some baggy pants and some round sunglasses and look complete. Plus, hey, maybe you’ll “find yourself” or something.

Groovy, man. Click to customize.

BONUS: The Cop-Out

At the end of the day, if you can throw on a T-shirt and say, “This is all from me this year folks,” you’re the true hero, right?

No matter what your opinions are on this classic cop-out, someone will surely disagree… but at least it’s a surefire conversation starter! 

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What You’ll Need:

– The Shirt

– Ability to withstand a barrage of criticism

Is this a costume? That’s not for us to decide. Click to customize.

Halloween may be right around the corner, but you don’t have to skip the costume just because you’re short on time. These last minute costume ideas definitely give you the basics that you need to let your creativity shine through.

Kyle Greco

About the Author

Kyle Greco is the resident writer at RushOrderTees, where he blends word nerdery with his love for T-shirts. A graduate of The College of New Jersey, he is interested in exploring the intersection of clothing and culture. In his spare time, he makes music, builds guitars, and cooks with his wife. He enjoys hot dogs, sports, and collecting too many hats.