5 Epic Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Make from Amazon Items

5 Epic Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Make from Amazon Items
Treat yourself to one of these easy to assemble Halloween costumes – no tricks, guaranteed.

Halloween is nearly upon us – and you don’t have a costume. Don’t panic: there’s time to fix this! And not with a cheap polyester onesie from the local party shop, either. With actual pieces of clothing and accessories that will help you look like a legitimate version of a character.

The best thing about most of these looks? They contain a number of parts that can be integrated into other areas of your life, for fashion and function alike. So you’re not just spending frivolously on a one-time ensemble, you’re expanding your wardrobe and justifying the investment. And all just by clicking!

This year's choices are a blend of new and old, with options from both pop culture and world history to ensure you have a costume that can work with pretty much any crowd. And if you’re looking for a supernatural crowd-pleaser from the 1980s, read Primer's complete Ghostbusters DIY costume guide, with a majority of its parts also available on Amazon.

Daredevil (black costume)

The great thing about the prototype Daredevil costume is that it’s intended to look homemade; screen accuracy is not integral to its effectiveness. Just remember to dirty up the clothes and add some fake blood dripping from your nose and lips to really capture that Matt Murdock spirit. And occasionally stagger down hallways, exhausted from pummeling thugs in the name of justice.

Fun final detail: if you’re specifically going for a Season 3 look, make sure to put some Bullseye-hurled projectiles like scissors and pencils sticking out of your chest and leg.

Sexy Dr. Ian Malcolm

It seems every costume must now be made sexy for Halloween – but this one was sexy all along! Capture this beloved Jeff Goldblum look on the 25th anniversary of its release by emphasizing all-black, slim-fitting everything. Unbutton the shirt a little too far (or entirely), roll up the sleeves, and if you get sweaty, it’s just excellent additional production value. Oh, and be sure to sexily lie on your side as often as possible.

Fun final details: find a baby dinosaur in some form and carry it with you. These little guys are adorable and will hang off your finger. Also, learn some good talking points about chaos theory and practice that laugh.

Neil Armstrong

With everyone rightfully heaping praise upon Ryan Gosling for his portrayal of Neil Armstrong in “First Man”, now is the perfect time to suit up as the legendary commander of the mission that guided man to the moon. Skip the cumbersome, bulky, can’t-sit-down-in-it astronaut suit, and opt for the comfy get-up worn around 1960s mission control.

Fun final details: wear a tacky 1st Place ribbon and carry this battery powered light-up LED moon to really champion your interstellar achievements!

Young Han Solo

We featured a casual young Solo look back in May (and that would totally work for a costume in most circumstances, provided you added an accessory or two) but if you’re gonna be Han Solo… be Han Solo! Upgrade tip: try spray painting the blaster matte black with some silver details.

Fun final details: slip some Sabacc cards and lucky golden dice up your sleeves. Han Solo may play fair and square, but that doesn’t mean you have to do the same on Halloween.

Freddie Mercury

Slick back that hair and get properly operatic as you channel one of the greatest singers of all time: the one and only Freddie Mercury, who’s about to grace the big screen in the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”. This look from Mercury’s classic Live Aid performance is simple, iconic, and will never go out of style.

freddy mercury costume

Fun final detail: stick a tiny Bluetooth speaker in your back pocket and blare all of the band’s greatest hits everywhere you go on Halloween. And lip sync like you mean it!

What sort of cool costumes have you pieced together through Amazon? Let us know in the comments!

Justin Brown is an artist and writer living in Virginia. He channels most of his enthusiasm into making things for his online art shop, Artness! by Justin Brown. You can keep up to date with him, his worldly adventures, and his dogs by following him on Instagram and on Facebook