Halloween, the easy (& cheap) way!
Woman dressed as secret agent for Halloween

& easy costume ideas

Halloween's almost here -- you have your costume yet? Don't freak out just yet because we have some easy Halloween costumes for adults that you can throw together in a few minutes and still make a good impression at your bash this weekend.

Halloween is coming up in a few days. If you're like us, you still haven't figured out the perfect costume to wear for parties this weekend.

Don't worry -- you don't have to break out that lame costume you've worn for the past four years. And no, you don't have to spend a lot on a picked-over costume from the Halloween store. We have a few ideas for easy Halloween costumes that fit every style and budget.

Super Mario Brothers

Nintendo's Mario and Luigi are probably two of the most recognizable video game characters ever created. It's easy to make a Halloween costume of this Princess-saving duo -- all you need is:


  • Blue overalls
  • A long sleeved t-shirt (red for Mario, green for Luigi)
  • A fake black mustache
  • White gloves
  • Color-coordinated baseball emblazoned caps with an "M" or "L."

Add the Italian accent to complete the costume. See? It's-a easy!

Secret Agent

You might not be 007, but you sure can create a super secret spy costume on the cheap. All you need to create the look is:


  • A pair of black pants
  • A white Oxford shirt
  • A long khaki trenchcoat
  • Aviator sunglasses
  • Black fedora hat
  • Briefcase
  • Plastic water gun

James Bond will have nothing on you with this costume!

Flo the Progressive Girl

We've all watched the Progressive insurance commericals on television -- it seems like they're on during every commercial break. Take the chance to be incredibly annoying on Halloween by creating a Flo costume -- complete with her annoying voice! Here's what you need:


  • White pants
  • White polo shirt
  • Blue apron
  • "I Heart Progressive" button
  • Name tag with "Flo" written on it
  • Shoulder-length brown wig with bangs
  • Red lipstick

Pepper in a few of her signature Progressive phrases and you have an easy adult Halloween costume to wear. It might not be sexy, but it's simple!

Tell us

What are some of your ideas for easy adult Halloween costumes? Share in the comments below!

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Comments on "Easy Halloween costumes for adults"

Melissa Tosetti October 31, 2010 | 7:55 AM

Love the Mario costumes!!! Need more ideas? Remember the bridesmaid's dress you wore last summer that's been collecting dust in your closet? Pull it out for a last minute costume. Ugly Stepsister Put on your most glamorous makeup and add a set of "ugly teeth". Whenever someone asks who you are, just smile and let them figure it out. Devil in a Blue Dress If your bridesmaids dress is blue – pick up devil horns, a pitch fork and a tail. Stephen King's Carrie Grab a tiara and apply red body paint to your face, hands and dress. Play on Words Make a pageant type sash to put over your dress. You can be: * Miss Cellaneous * Miss Demeanor * Miss Stake * Miss Informed * Miss Appropriation Titanic Survivor Wear a life vest, lots of drippy jewelry and slick back your hair with gel for the wet look. Victor Victoria Go as a man in drag. Exaggerate your makeup, pencil in 5-o clock shadow and walk like a man. Melissa Tosetti www.TheSavvyLife

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