16 Easy, Last-Minute Local Halloween Costume Ideas
Hawai‘i is full of costume inspo, whether you’re going solo, as a couple, with a group or with your pet.
Photos: Aaron K. Yoshino
Pull some pantyhose over your head, and wear dark clothing and a long wig to pull the look together.
Don a helmet, crown or other royal headgear and cape and walk around with a bottle of laundry detergent.
International Market Place
Dress as a banyan tree and stick on cutouts of logos from Herringbone, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fabletics, Yauatcha, Swarovski or your favorite shops and restaurants from the revamped Waikīkī center.
Stick a picture of a diamond on your forehead. (Hey, we said last-minute.)
Kim Jong-un and a Missile
PHOTO: STEFAN KRASOWSKI, FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0
You might have to fight with your significant other about who gets to make a cardboard rocket and who has to figure out how to fix their hair to look like that.
Pork and the Pali
Photo: Diane Lee
Look longingly at your lover from across the room, because you’re just not meant to be together.
Slipper and a Roach
Or oversize HoyHoy Trap-A-Roach and a cockroach. Then sing Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison.”
Medical Marijuana and a 329 Card
PHOTO: COURTESY OF ALOHA GREEN
This pairing is meant to be: You can’t get the first without the second.
Photo: Nicole Oka
Whether you prefer Liliha Bakery or MoDo Hawai‘i’s ring doughnuts, you can customize cardboard circles to be the frosting color of your choice. Just make sure to stand in a circle with your friends to complete the doughnut.
Like tarot cards, only with different types of kalo on each card. Get it?
Characters from Rap’s Hawai‘i
Pick your favorites! Auntie Marialani? All you need is an apron, pearls and a bottle of wine. Merdie Murdock? Clashing patterns, a shell lei and a car that won’t stop falling apart. Mr. Fogarty? Exasperated tourist!
Cast of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
The film doesn’t come out until December, but it’ll be old news by next Halloween, and we’re always looking for an excuse to look like The Rock.
Kaimana and Rocky
Photo: David Croxford
Wear matching gray hoodies, draw some whiskers and a nose on your face and make barking noises at your little one, especially if you’re near the Natatorium.
Zippy’s Chili Frank Plate
Works especially well if you have a dachshund.
Lilo and Stitch
The movie may be 15 years old, but how cute would your dog be dressed as a little alien?
Owen Grady and Raptors
The next installment in the Jurassic Park franchise recently wrapped up filming in Hawai‘i. Pay homage to Jurassic World by dressing as Chris Pratt and doing his signature #prattkeeping pose in the middle of your pack of animals.
Get more easy costume ideas from our sister magazine HAWAI‘I here.