Halloween is ghoul sorts of fun until it’s the night before the big day and you realize you still have to get your family’s Halloween costumes together. Don’t be so spooked! We went to DIY experts Megan Mecham and Stephanie Simmons, the sister duo behind the popular Do it Yourself Divas blog, for DIY Halloween costume ideas that won’t make you go batty.

Here are The Do it Yourself Divas’ creative ideas for spooktacular costumes on the fly:

Pedro and Napoleon Dynamite

When shopping for this duo’s attire, look no further than your local thrift store. And while you’re at it, make yourself a dang quesadilla.

Supply list for Napoleon:

Supply list for Pedro:

Find the full Pedro and Napoleon tutorial here.

Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton

Mecham and Simmons say they laugh out loud every time they look at this photo. Just head to your (or your husband’s) closet for this last-minute costume.

Supply list for Hilary:

Supply list for Trump:

Find the full Hilary and Trump tutorial here.

Barb and Eleven from “Stranger Things”

Last year, Mecham was featured on ABC’s “The Chew” dressed as Barb. “In my first national television debut, I was wearing blue eyeshadow and mom jeans,” Mecham said. “If that’s not a dream come true, I don’t know what is.”

Supply list for Barb:

Supply list for Eleven:

Find the full “Stranger Things” tutorial here.

Bee Family

Another fan favorite is Simmons’ little bee family, which was featured on Today.com.

“It is the simplest of family costumes,” Simmons said. “We cut out her little beehive out of felt and simply hot-glued it to a black shirt. My little girls’ bee outfits were made of tulle.”

Find the full Bee family tutorial here.

Elliot and E.T.

This simple, last-minute costume is out of this world!

Elliot supply list:

E.T. supply list:

Find our full E.T. and Elliot tutorial here.

Bob Ross and Painting

“Bob Ross says, ‘We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.’  That is how we feel about this costume,” Mecham said. “Steph makes the best Bob Ross, while my nose makes a pretty great happy little tree.”

Bob Ross supply list:

Painting supply list:

 Black Cat


This costume is by far our most popular Halloween post. Year after year, it is these DIYers’ most viewed post September through October. “We think the simplicity of the costume is what lures people in. We think it’s pretty darn purrfect.”

For our series of tutorials on this look, click here.

Find more from The Do it Yourself Divas on their blog and Instagram account. 

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