Last-Minute Halloween Costumes!

October 29, 2018

This year’s most popular and easiest last-minute Halloween costumes range from baby’s first – with mom and dad playing supporting roles – to best friends’ coordinated attire – guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Characters from popular movies and TV shows are always a hit – celebrities you love and love to hate!

Oh, and don’t forget the clever guess-what-I-am? DIY get-ups (like ZomBeyoncé (get it? The Beyoncé zombie!), a Unicorn Frappuccino and Fake News (at Walmart)!

PopSugar will tickle your imagination for 2018 get-ups, with a few creative ideas from years’ past. And Redtri shows off the popular inflatable T-Rex (from Jurassic World 2 ), Mary Poppins, and Lego Batman costumes for 2018.

You’ll find your pick of Star Wars finery from Stormtroopers and Clonetroopers to Anakin and Kylo Ren from Target, at  7400 South Gartrell Rd. in Aurora. The local retailer has an exclusive collection of costumes for kids — princess costumes, Marvel costumes and other masks and accessories.

Baby’s First Costume

Mom (or Dad) can play one role and baby another, like movie theater concessionaire, and a giant box of popcorn; pastry chef and sweet cupcake, the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, even Harry Potter complete with pipe cleaner glasses, and a wily witch. Good Housekeeping offers you a dozen ideas to create a creative one-two punchline, complete with video tutorial.

Pop Sugar will inspire you to dress your littles and teens as Katniss and Finn from the Hunger Games trilogy, Violet or Dashiell from Disney’s Incredibles, and Lord Sith in Star Wars character finery – among others. You’ll also find links to online retailers for whatever you need – including overnighting a costume to your front porch.

Any Excuse to Dress Up

Halloween gives everyone an excuse to dress up, whether you stay in or go out and celebrate in scary style. The Incredibles aren’t just popular with kids – adults like to put on the Mr. and Mrs. costumes for a night of Halloween fun. Couples need to look no further than the Party City at Southlands shopping center to find the Black Panther and Shuri, Frankenstein and his Bride, Aladdin and Jasmine, Hans Solo and Qi’ra , or Captain Hook and Tinkerbell!

Friends who party together or who like to trick the treaters, can check out the clever store-bought costumes at your local big box store. For adults, think DIY with outfits like the ones at Delish. Many have a food or beverage theme, like the bacon and egg ensembles, or the trio of ingredients in a margarita: tequila, lime and salt!

And for easy last-minute ideas, visit Hello Wonderful, Watch Out for the Woestmans and Primary for directions to do-it-yourself costumes like Emoji symbols, piñatas, trolls and bubble baths. 

Costumed Cats and Howl-o-Weiners

Some fur baby owners dress up their pets as a matter of course on Halloween, and if you’re a new pet parent, you’ll find costume options for your cat and dog at Target, Walmart and

Your pet can dress up as a lion, a pharaoh, or even a UPS delivery dog!

Halloween in Southshore!

Watch out for trick-or-treaters, making their way through our neighborhood as you drive around the amazing master-planned community of Southshore. But do stop by and explore the beautiful model homes brought to you by Toll Brothers, Richmond American Homes or Century Communities. These ranch and two-story designs are priced between the upper $300s and the $700s in one of the fastest growing communities in the state!