10 Easy, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Pun-Lovers

updated Jun 3, 2019
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The clock is ticking and you haven’t nailed down a solid costume idea yet. Don’t fret!

Here are some clever and silly food-themed costume ideas you can execute in no time flat, using stuff you already have or can find with a quick trip to the market.

1. Hawaiian Punch

Pretend like you’re in middle school again and profess your love for Hawaiian Punch with a simple grass skirt and boxing gloves. Please don’t punch people (too hard).

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2. Boxed W(h)ine

Grab an old, empty box and some slips of paper. Write a bunch of complaints on those papers, throw them in the box and you’re everyone’s favorite weeknight item: boxed wine, er, actually more like boxed whine.

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3. Eggplant

Cut out a yellow circle from a piece of felt and pin it to a white shirt. That’s your egg! Then, carry around a plant and you’re an egg-plant.

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4. Tea Partier

We normally don’t like to get into politics, but we’ll make an exception for this tea partier costume. Glue some teabags to a shirt and strap on a party hat. Noisemakers add a festive (and only slightly annoying) touch!

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5. Stud Muffin

Carry around some muffins and a 2×4. Bonus points if you’re willing to go sans shirt for the night!

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6. Blind Date

Throw on a pair of shades and carry a container of dates. Then, you can walk around all night asking people if they’re supposed to be meeting someone. Oh, they’re not? Too bad, because you thought they were cute.

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7. Salsa Dancer

Pull a tutu on over your jeans and carry a jar of salsa. To really impress your friends, throw out some legit moves (or even just some shimmies) throughout the night.

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8. Snapchat

Carry around some gingersnaps and your phone (you know you’re going to have it in hand anyway!). Then, pretend to chat away with someone on the other end.

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9. Mixed Greens

Wear all the green things you have. It doesn’t even matter if they match — in fact, it’s better if they don’t. If you feel like it, you can add a salad spinner and some fake lettuce cut out of tissue paper. (Real lettuce will wilt!)

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10. Instagram

A box of instant pudding + a box of graham crackers? Are you a baker? Nope! You’re Instagram! It might take people a second to get it — give them the time.