Let These 10 YouTube Videos Give You Some Last-Minute Halloween Costume Inspiration

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Need some Halloween inspiration? Have no fear. (Well, do, but not on the costume front.)

If you’re one of those last-minute Halloween costume shoppers who is thinking of just showing up to your friend’s party dressed in normal clothes and saying “I’m a person at a party!” when people ask what you’re supposed to be, we’ve got words for you: It doesn’t have to be like that. Not this year.

Thankfully, we’ve gathered ten helpful videos from various YouTubers who can give you that last-minute inspiration for a costume that won’t brand you as “That Guy/Gal Who Was Lame and Didn’t Dress Up This Year.”

1. 5 Adorable Quick + Easy DIY Halloween Costumes – Bethany Mota

With nearly ten million subscribers on YouTube, Internet star and Dancing with the Stars contestant Bethany Mota has the chops to whip up a few fun Halloween costume ideas from the dancing girl emoji to Tris from Divergent, check out Mota’s video below.

2. EMOJI FACE PAINT TUTORIAL! W/ Amanda Steele – Joey Graceffa

Apparently emoji makeup and YouTubers go hand-in-hand, because Joey Graceffa and Amanda Steele teamed up to create a fun (and kinda creepy) emjoi face paint look that would be pretty easy to recreate with a friend. Watch it below!

3. Inside Out – Sadness // Halloween Costume Tutorial! – Ingrid Nilsen

Ingrid Nilsen’s tutorial for the character Sadness from Inside Out definitely won’t leave you blue (on the inside, anyway.) Follow the steps in her fun video if you loved the movie as much as we did.

4. GAMORA ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Halloween Makeup – pixiwoo

Sam and Nic Chapman are makeup geniuses for a reason. That’s probably why they have their own line of makeup brushes! So, why not take a stab at recreating their elaborate Gamora makeup from Guardians of the Galaxy? If you mess up, you can just smear it around and be like, “Look! I’m Oscar the Grouch!” But seriously, watch open-mouthed at the makeup artistry that goes on below.


Here, let Hannah Hart show you how to be a sexy cop this Halloween with some alluring contouring, to boot. Aside from being one of the funniest ladies on YouTube, Hannah’s also got a darn good message at the end of the video about consent and sexual assault which, sadly, is a common occurrence on Halloween night. Props to Hannah for getting the good message out!

6. 5 Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas! Ariana, Taylor, Kim and Kylie! – MyLifeAsEva

We’re assuming you like celebrities if you’re visiting Celebuzz, so why not dress up like one for Halloween? Utilizing the helpful tips from Eva Gutowski (and a quick trip to a thrift store for your finishing costume touches) you can become Taylor SwiftKim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and more in a snap. Or you could combine all of them to become one mega-celebrity. Up to you.

7. Margot Tenenbaum Costume Tutorial (Makeup + Outfit) – leighannsays

If Wes Anderson movies are what gets you going (raises hand) you’re going to love this Margot Tenenbaum makeup and outfit tutorial put together by the always-lovely Leigh Ann. Just remember to use a fake cigarette, kids.

8. Trippy Double Vision Makeup Look – dope2111

Promise Tamang’s makeup transformations are pretty unbelievable. From Angelina Jolie to Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands, there’s a reason her tutorials rack up millions of views, and this one is no exception. Her creepy double vision look would be certain to freak everyone out at your Halloween party (in a good way.)

9. Lady Gaga / The Countess Makeup Tutorial – AHS Hotel – NikkieTutorials

Lady Gaga fans– this one’s for you. If you’re dying to transform into The Countess from this season of American Horror Story: Hotel, look no further than Nikkie from NikkieTutorials. Another beauty genius is at work, below.

10. 40 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes! – Niki and Gabi

If you haven’t gotten a good idea by now, Niki and Gabi have got you covered with 40, that’s right 40 ideas for DIY costumes. Check them out below!


We counted, and all together that’s 57 ideas TOTAL for you to chose from. Crazy how much work we put into this, right? But don’t thank us. Thank the YouTubers for saving you from some serious All Hallows Eve’ doldrums.

Now, put away that stinky t-shirt that you wrote “This is my costume” on with a magic marker, and get to work.