8 Last Minute Halloween Costumes That'll Outdo Everyone With Minimal Effort

Your on-the-day Halloween costume sorted.

If you haven't spent the last month painstakingly curating your totally terrifying (and authentic to the original film) Pennywise costume, and you're nowhere nearer to an outfit than grabbing a flimsy plastic axe from the local Tesco Express, then you need to check out our edit of the best last minute Halloween costumes stat.

From Blade Runner's monochromatic robot Pris, to an historical nod (sorry...) to a beheaded Anne Boleyn, these are the on-the-day last minute Halloween costumes you can create with almost no effort at all.

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1. A Handmaid

The easiest pop culture Halloween costume ever - impress everyone with your knowledge of tv current affairs (almost more important than real life current affairs) with a red hooded cloak and white cone bonnet Offred style. Under his eye.

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(l-r) Red hooded cape -£19.48, Bonnet - £7.99

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2. Anne Boleyn (Post-Beheading)

Combining horror, history and a whole lot of pearl-embellished chic, Anne Boleyn, after her gory downfall is 2017's go-to geek chic Halloween costume. Just grab that velvet skater dress you've owned since 2008, push your hair back with a pearl headband and rock Topshop's blood drip choker for a costume that says scary, but Historically accurate.

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(clockwise from left) Velvet dress - £59, Pearl headband - £5.99, Pearl choker - £35,  Blood drip choker - £5, Dagger earrings - £14

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3. Beetlejuice

Wearing a two piece tailored suit is a good enough excuse to dress as the infamously creepy Beetlejuice this Halloween. Get your hands on Topshop's black and white humbug striped suit and some temporary green hairspray and you're good to go.

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(clockwise from left) Humbug stripe jacket - £65, Humbug stripe trousers, £50, Green hair spray - £6.99

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4. Pris From The Original 'Blade Runner'

With our love for Blade Runner reignited, what better time to make the most of the hype and dress as Darryl Hannah's epic (and totally gothic) Pris. Layer a sheer sweatshirt over a bling strapless bodycon (trust, it works), add a dog collar and your best white wig, and finish with a smear of black across your eyes to receive 2017's best film reference Halloween costume award.

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(clockwise from left) Strapless sequin dress - £10, Mesh sweatshirt - £48, White wig - £11.99, Studded choker - £4

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5. OG Harley Quinn

Margot Robbie's backstreets badass reincarnation of the mischievous Harley Quinn might have been last year's hottest Halloween costume but this year we're all about going old school. Snap up H&M's bargainous jumpsuit and matching jester hair band and finish with a seriously affordable black mask for an OG Harley Quinn outfit that looks awesome.

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(clockwise from left) Jester jumpsuit - £19.99, Jester hair band - £6.99, Black mask - 99p

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