Six Cool and Clever Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Harold and His Purple Crayon

In Your Closet Already: Blue sweatpants and a long-sleeved shirt (and don't worry too much about what shade of blue it is, Harold's outfit has ranged from sky to turquoise over time).

Borrow or Buy: The purple crayon, of course!

If You Have Time: Matching blue sneakers are a nice touch.

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Listen up all you Halloween costume procrastinators! Because nearly everyone else who forgot to plan ahead will be dressed as a hippie, black cat or Flashdance-era dancer this coming weekend, you're going to need the last minute solutions in the slideshow above if you want to stand out. Although all of them come together in less them a day (and some in less than five minutes!), you'll still look cool enough to compete with the Miss Havisham who started hand-beading her gown last April. Click through to see and shop my ideas now.

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