17 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

When it comes to Halloween, either you love the challenge of dressing up, or you don't.

Which isn't to say that you haven't found yourself grabbing an expensive, packaged costume in a last-minute panic off the shelf a few hours before the stores close. (If you haven't seen the lines at "Generic Halloween Costume Depot" at 5 p.m. the night of October 30, trust us: Nothing is scarier.)

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To save you time, money and stress, we've come up with the easiest Halloween costumes that won't break the bank—or drive you crazy with sequins and a glue gun. From go-to standbys to Hollywood characters and high-concept ideas your friends will love, check out these 17 Halloween costumes.

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