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60 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas – The 2021 Complete Guide

Are you having a hard time coming up with costume ideas for Halloween? We’ve got you covered! Check out these amazing last-minute Halloween costumes.



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For many,  Halloween is their favorite day of the year — candies, candlelights, costumes. It truly does have it all, and it’s one of those rare occasions where just about anything goes.

But similarly to the 51% of millennials who cite Halloween as their favorite holiday, you’ll most likely end up with very little time to plan your costume for the night itself.

That’s where these last-minute Halloween costume ideas come in.

With everything ranging from Carole Baskin to Sherlock Holmes, there is no television, film, literary,  public, or celebrated figure who remains off-limits this Halloween.

We have suggestions for every partygoer, including last-minute Halloween costumes for girls, last-minute Halloween costumes for guys, and last-minute Halloween costumes for all genders.

Slay every party with these incredibly easy yet attention-grabbing looks that are guaranteed to have you looking the part — whichever one that may be.

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  1. Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes
  2. Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Girls
  3. Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Guys

Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

1. Pig in a blanket

To start is this pun-inspired costume, ideal for anyone looking for a quick and simple costume.

All you need are three items to create this look: a blanket, a pink T-shirt, and a set of animal accessories to transform you into a pig.

This costume really is that simple. If you don’t happen to have these items on hand, you will be able to purchase them all on Amazon and have them delivered to your door.

This look is all about minimal effort, but what it certainly doesn’t lack is comical or Halloween fun.

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2. Bandit

While this outfit may be an oldie, it’s definitely a goodie, and it’s one that never goes out of style where Halloween is concerned.

For this last-minute Halloween costume, play the thief in a classic striped top, a pair of black jeans, a beanie to keep a low profile, and, of course, a set of black gloves and a mask to keep your cover.

This outfit works particularly well as a pair or as part of a larger group. It goes without saying that the cop and bandit duo is a timeless costume classic, one that you and your bestie can have fun recreating.

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3. Sriracha Bottle

Spice things up in this condiment-inspired costume. Like most of the costumes in this guide, there is little to no preparation necessary.

It also won’t have you breaking the bank.

So if you can take the heat, all you’ll need is a red T-shirt complete with the markings of a traditional sriracha bottle, as well as a green cone-shaped hat.

I don’t know about you, but this look has me feeling hot, hot, hot!

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4. Holy Guacamole

Sticking with a culinary theme, why not dress up as what has to be one of the most Instagrammed foods of all time. Period.

But give it a comedic twist in this last-minute Halloween costume.

The look requires nothing more than a green T-shirt, a halo, avocado cut-outs, and good-old double-sided tape for attaching the cut-outs onto the shirt.

Who knew that your favorite food, one that can be smashed, blended, diced, and baked, could also transform itself into a winning Halloween costume?

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5. Minion

Bello! That’s hello in minion, something you’ll probably say all night long in this adorable costume.

Now, being a minion itself may not be easy under Mr. Gru, but this outfit is anything but complicated.

Just take a yellow T-shirt, some denim overalls, black gloves, some goggles, and a sharpie to draw on the iconic minion logo, and you’ll nail your outfit.

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6. Baseball Player

You’ll be hitting home runs in this American baseball player costume. Indeed, we guarantee that you definitely won’t strike out in it either.

How could you, when all it takes is a classic raglan T-shirt, leggings of some kind, knee-high socks with stripe details, and a baseball cap?

Feel free to carry around your own glove and bat to really knock this outfit out of the park.

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7. Error, Costume Not Found

For those hoping to put in the least amount of prep work possible, opt for this “Error, Costume Not Found” costume.

While it may be on the minimalist side of Halloween costumes, this does not detract from its effectiveness.

The T-shirt can be ordered on Amazon, or if you’re feeling more creative and perhaps have more time on your hands, you could use an old plain white T-shirt and write the message on it yourself with a fabric pen.

Either way, in this costume’s case, less really is more!

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8. Alvin and the Chipmunks

Grab a group of friends and get together to transform yourselves into everyone’s favorite singing chipmunks!

Start with a set of oversized sweatshirts (red, green, and blue if you’re trying to stay true to the movies).

Add a chipmunk accessory set complete with cute headpieces and the group’s signature round glasses.

From there, cut a yellow card into the letter “A.” All that remains is to attach the letter using clear tape to whoever is playing Alvin and leading the group this Halloween!

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9. Cereal Killer

If you have a weakness for puns — like me — you’ll love this incredibly clever and easy last-minute Halloween costume.

To recreate the punny look, you’ll need a plain white T-shirt, fake blood, extra strong glue, a Sharpie, and plenty of old mini cereal boxes.

Simply write “Cereal Killer ” on the shirt, scatter fake blood across it, and attach as many mini cereal boxes to it as you want.

Complete the look by applying fake blood over your face and body, and you just might be the scariest pun there is!

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10. M&M’s

For the sweet tooth in you, dress up as one of your favorite candies! Pick your color, whether that’s red, blue, or green, and purchase the corresponding T-shirt. Yes, that’s it!

It’s a ridiculously easy and delicious last-minute Halloween costume. However, we can’t promise that you won’t end up eating yourself silly on M&M’s by the end of a night of partying and trick or treating!

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11. Scarecrow

You won’t scare anyone too much in this costume. Plus, a few items are all it takes to transform yourself into a traditional allotment scarecrow.

A check shirt, a pair of jeans or denim overalls, and a classic scarecrow hat like this one from Amazon, which comes with a straw necklace, are the staples of this outfit.

For those of you who are more artistically inclined, grab some face paint to truly transform yourself into the ultimate scarecrow!

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12. Smarty Pants

You can never really go wrong with a good pun, and this one tastes as good as it looks!

The costume consists of a shirt, a dickie bow, geek glasses, trousers or jeans, and last but not least, Smarties Candy Rolls.

Double-sided tape can be used to attach the candies to your pants. By the time you’re done, you’ll look like quite the smarty pants!

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13. Magic 8-Ball

This costume is unbelievably simple and easy to put together.

Yes, for this costume, all you’ll need is a blue cone (a party-style hat will suffice) on which you’ll write the various outcomes that the Magic 8-Ball gives, as well as a T-shirt complete with the game’s iconic logo.

Don’t count on others not taking note of your outfit and stealing it for next year’s Halloween. The outlook is very good for this last-minute Halloween costume!

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14. Hogwarts Student

Expelliarmus! Bring some magic to the celebrations in this enchanting look. You can be Harry, Hermoine, or Ron this Halloween.

The good part about this costume is that many of the items can be used again, such as the grey sweater and the white shirt.

Although the same can’t be said for the traditional Hogwarts cape, the glasses, or the wand.

However, you’ll certainly put a spell on every trick or treater in this costume!

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15. Nerd

This outfit is built for the intellectual, the academic, and the student in you. In fact, it’s as clever as you are!

A reasonably priced accessory set featuring glasses, a bow tie, and a name badge will have you looking brainy and full of knowledge.

Simply put on a smart shirt, add suspenders (always bound to add an intellectual flair) as well as a pair of smart trousers, and you’ll look and feel like you’re back at school!

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16. Rick and Morty

Known for their intergalactic adventures and repeated mishaps, this two-person costume is perfect for any pair looking to go as one of TV’s most popular duos.

If you’re channeling your inner Rick Sanchez, all you’ll need is a white lab coat, a blue sweater, a pair of brown trousers or chinos, and to really solidify the look, a blue wig, and eyebrow set.

For the Morty Smiths, it’s even easier. Just a yellow shirt and blue jeans are needed to create the second half of this hilarious duo.

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17. Breadwinner

If puns are your thing — as they are mine — this costume is perfect for you. It also won’t require hours of prep work, and it’s made up of only a few items.

First, any classic T-shirt (preferably blue) will be suitable. You’ll pair it with a sports headband and a gold medal.

Then, just grab a loaf of bread, carry this around with you during the night, and your costume is ready to be showcased!

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18.  French Kiss

French fashion and classic rock collide in this outfit, producing an incredibly original look. For the French part of this outfit, you’ll need a long sleeve striped top and a red scarf, which will have you looking every bit Parisian — a beret and a French baguette can be added to the costume if you are going all out.

The rock and roll aspect comes in the form of the bold Kiss-inspired face paint that became emblematic of the 1970s band. Rock on in this costume with a European twist!

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19. Sailor

Bon voyage! It’s all aboard in this maritime outfit that won’t leave you drowning in costume preparation.

Of course, you’ll need the classic striped T-shirt, along with the sailor hat and scarf that can be purchased at an affordable price from Amazon.

White loose trousers or chinos will round off the look as you sail the night away.

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20. Hydro Flask

They’re everyone’s favorite water bottle, and now, you can literally be one this Halloween! This outfit works best in large groups, but if you’re riding solo this Halloween, that works fine too.

Simply choose which color Hydro Flask you wish to be, and use a fabric gel roller or pen such as this one from Amazon to decorate your oversized T-shirt with the popular Hydro Flask logo.

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21. Minnie Mouse

You’ll look cute as a button in this costume. It’s low cost, simple, and allows for some personalization.

An adorable red polka dot skirt, a black T-shirt, and signature ears are all that you need to play this childhood character. After all, who wouldn’t want to be Minnie Mouse for a day?

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22. Pink ladies

Grease is the word in this costume, which pays homage to one of the most well-known musicals of all time.

Not to mention it’s an incredibly easy look to put together. Gather a group of friends to recreate this iconic look.

A classic pink ladies jacket, a scarf, glasses, a striped T-shirt, the ‘50s curled hair, lipstick, black bottoms, and heels will have you all looking slick.

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23. Greek Goddess

While this outfit is not for the faint-hearted, for a last-minute Halloween costume, you won’t even have to leave your house to create it.

Wrap and pin a white sheet around yourself. This will form the basis of the outfit.

Then, add some gold vine ribbon to the sheet, and wear it as a headpiece if possible.

Of course, if you don’t fancy making this, I recommend opting for a one-shoulder white dress and gold heels.

This may be inspired by ancient times, but you’ll look anything but outdated in this daring look.

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24. Dora the Explorer

Go exploring in this outfit that will take you right back to your childhood. By the time you’ve assembled your costume, you’ll look like you’re ready for an adventure.

The pink T-shirt and yellow cycle shorts can be ordered from Amazon. All that’s missing now is Dora’s iconic bag on your back as you set off on Halloween night!

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25. Bunny

At some point in a girl’s life, she’ll dress up as a bunny for Halloween. It’s your turn this year! An age-old costume like this requires little time, money, or stress.

If you want to be comfy, cozy, and look the part, sport a bunny onesie for the night.

If you’re planning on getting more dressed up, then a little black dress, a set of bunny ears, a dickie bow, and a bunny tail will have you hopping right into the party!

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26. Cosmic Brownie

For those with a sweet tooth, this tasty looking outfit is perfect.

Cosmic brownies are just as popular now as they were when they first emerged in the 1950s, and now, you can even dress up like one in this last-minute Halloween costume!

A plain brown dress forms the basis of the look. Assorted colorful pom-poms will then be attached to the dress, at which point you and your outfit will truly be out of this world, not to mention delicious!

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27. Dorothy From The Wizard of Oz

This costume is ready and waiting for you somewhere over the rainbow.  So be your own Dorothy this Halloween!

A pair of red heels are essential, which should be worn with a gingham pinafore and white shirt underneath.

Tie your hair in pigtails and add red ribbons to complete the outfit.

We can’t guarantee that anything will happen if you rub your heels together, but you’re bound to wow others with this theatrical look!

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28. Tinkerbell

Sprinkle some magic into Halloween with this Tinkerbell costume. Your outfit will feature the fairy’s signature light green dress and her all-important fairy wings.

Style your hair into a high bun, and add more sparkle with some makeup glitter. Don’t forget a wand to tie the whole look together.

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29. Carole Baskin

All you crazy cats out there will love this one. She’s become one of the most talked-about TV and internet personalities over the past year, and her style is equally recognizable.

Embrace your cat-loving tendencies this Halloween; Amazon offers the perfect set, complete with a flower crown and an animal print blouse.

Just add bootcut or flare jeans, and carry around your stuffed cat toy as you transform yourself into Carole Baskin for the night.

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30. ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’

Go back to school as you take on one of pop culture’s most infamous looks.

In her acclaimed music video, Britney Spears sports a revamped school uniform, pigtails, and heels — you can do the same this Halloween!

This last-minute Halloween costume consists of a white shirt tied at the waist, a gray cardigan, a black skater skirt, black knee-high socks, heels, and, of course, the pink pom-pom hair bands.

What are you waiting for? Go and get your Britney on!

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31. The Handmaid’s Tale

Step right into Gilead in this dystopian look. Not only is it an easy costume to assemble, it will also be instantly recognized by others who are fans of the award-winning novel and TV series.

To capture Atwood’s vision of the future, you’ll need a large red cape, brown boots, and, of course, a white bonnet. Blessed be your Halloween costume this year!

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32. Clueless

In a stylish throwback to the ‘90s blockbuster, this costume celebrates the film Clueless and Cher Horowitz, its lead character!

You’ll need the classic co-ord, featuring a gingham blazer, a white T-shirt, a yellow cardigan, and a gingham skirt, as well as a pair of white stockings.

White heels will finish the look off, and by then, it will be lights, camera, and action as you debut this movie star look!

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33. Tooth Fairy

Does she exist? Does she not exist? Who knows for sure? Either way, this Halloween, you can become a living version of the tale told by all of our parents.

Simply put on a white dress, a pair of fairy wings, and get crafty with a wooden stick and a white card.

The card will be used to cut out a tooth-shaped design, which will be attached to the end of the wooden stick — the tooth fairy can’t be without her wand. On this Halloween night, you are the tooth fairy!

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34. Party Animal

In keeping with other pun-inspired costumes in this guide, this outfit is simple, funny, and can be adapted from person to person.

All you need are your choices of party clothes, such as a going-out dress or skirt and top.

Any kind of animal headwear set will suffice. If you feel like being a lion, a dog, or a cat, you can!

Of course, this costume can be worn out as a group, with each member taking on a different role. Party the night away in this easy Halloween costume.

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35. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

In an elegant tribute to Audrey Hepburn’s renowned role, you’ll keep things classy with this outfit based on the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Slip into a black cocktail dress and accessorize with a beautiful pearl necklace. Then, add some black tea party gloves and a pair of cat sunglasses.

Complete the costume with a mini tiara, and you’ll look every bit like Holly Golightly.

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36. Ashley Spinelli

Who didn’t love watching Recess as a kid? This Disney Channel hit series had jokes, drama, friendship, and action in every episode.

Though I enjoyed watching the entire group, my favourite character had to be Ashley Spinelli. If you’re with me on this one, then you’ll love this Halloween costume.

The costume is easy too; all you’ll need is a leather biker jacket, a red dress, an orange beanie, black boots, and a pair of yellow and red striped socks, which can all be purchased from Amazon.

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37. Devil Wears Prada

Devil Wears Prada Costume


Just to be clear, this outfit doesn’t have you dressing up as Anne Hathaway or Meryl Streep, who both starred in the 2006 rom-com.

It’s another pun-inspired costume — personally, I can’t get enough of them.

As a devil-wearing Prada, you’ll need a Prada top of any kind, or a top that you don’t mind writing the logo on, as well as a set of devil ears.

That’s all it takes to create this last-minute Halloween costume.

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38. ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’

Johannes Vermeer, the Dutch Golden Age artist, painted “Girl with a Pearl Earring” in 1665.  Since then, it has remained a timeless work of art.

This year, you can capture the painting in all its simplicity and beauty during the Halloween period.

Simply wrap your hair up in a beige head wrap, and layer it with a light blue head wrap. Put on a white shirt and, again, layer that with a brown blouse over the top.

Of course, this look isn’t complete without a pair of pearl earrings!

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39. Unicorn

It’s no myth that unicorns will never go out of style when it comes to Halloween costumes. This costume is bound to add some magic, some color, and a little glitter to the night.

It’s easy too; a white dress and a unicorn headband are all you need to transform into the magical creature.

Alternatively, a rainbow tutu and a white shirt would make an equally dazzling last-minute Halloween costume!

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40. Wonder Woman

This list ends on a heroic note, and it celebrates feminine power and strength in a superhero-themed costume.

Wonder Woman is a force to be reckoned with, and her costume will stand out just as much as she does!

So if you feel like playing the part of a global superhero this Halloween season, simply order a Wonder Woman T-shirt from Amazon, as well as the tiara that Wonder Woman is always seen wearing.

You might not be able to slay the world in this costume, but you will slay any holiday party in it!

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41. Men in Black

Two men in a black tux wearing sunglasses


Guys, if you still haven’t figured out your costume for Halloween this year, then this look is here to save the day. A black suit and tie and slick shades are all you need to look the part.

What’s more is that if you don’t already have these items, then purchasing them will be a long-term investment. After all, every man needs a staple suit in his wardrobe.

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42. Neo from The Matrix

Neo from The Matrix seating on a chair


The Matrix is arguably one of the most acclaimed films of the 21st century; this Halloween, you can transform into one of its main characters.

Neo is seen wearing an iconic long black cape, black shoes, and a pair of polarized ultralight sunglasses.

All of these items can be purchased online from Amazon to be delivered just in time for the celebrations. The only question that will remain after sporting this costume is the red or blue pill?

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43. Joe Exotic

A family in Joe exotic inspired outfits


I would struggle to believe anyone who claims to have not heard of this man. Otherwise known as the Tiger King, Joe Exotic was first introduced to the world in his Netflix show, which entertained us all during quarantine.

It’s safe to say that his personality is just as wild and bold as his style, making this a fun and exciting costume to put together.

To be the legend that is Joe Exotic this Halloween, you’ll need an exotic patterned shirt, a pair of jeans, and an accessory set featuring a stick-on mustache, fake piercings, a wig, and a baseball cap.

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44. Borat

A guy dressed as Borat holding the American flag


In this outfit, you’ll be looking very nice, as Borat himself would say. The amusing character from Kazakhstan is most often seen in an old-fashioned grey suit and yellow tie.

You’ll need these items, as well as a pair of smart shoes. To really complete the look, carry around a small American flag for the night. Very nice!

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45. James Bond

A guy in a tux posing as James Bond holding a gun


Your name’s Bond. James Bond. That is, this Halloween night. This truly is the perfect last-minute Halloween costume.

You can either wear your own tuxedo, rent one, or purchase this clever zip-up one from Amazon.

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46. Dr. Drake Ramoray

A smiling guy in a doctor's outfit


The Friends gang recently rekindled their unmistakable bond to film a special reunion episode. So how could we not reference the series at least once in our guide?

We based a costume on one of the show’s most memorable storylines for the ladies’ man, Joey Tribbiani; in the show, the soap opera star is always seen wearing a doctor’s coat, a shirt and tie, as well as a stethoscope around his neck.

Create your own version of this memorable fictional doctor, played by the legendary actor Matt LeBlanc.

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47. Diego from Dora the Explorer

Diego the explorer


We couldn’t mention Dora the Explorer without also mentioning her partner, right? With this in mind, two people can team up to create this adventurous duo.

Of course, Diego can also ride the night solo. To create this look, grab a baby blue T-shirt, cargo shorts, a well-pocketed fishing vest, walking boots, as well as a crossbody bag, and the exploring can begin!

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48. Jughead Jones

I have to admit that I am not up to date on all things Riverdale.

But, like many others, I binged my way through the first three seasons, hooked by the murder, secrets, and romantic storylines between the characters.

One notable character is Jughead Jones, though his style is incredibly simple, making it the ideal foundation for a last-minute Halloween costume.

All this look needs is a sherpa-lined denim jacket, jeans, a black T-shirt, a flannel shirt, and, of course, the hat that Jughead wears in every single scene!

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49. Farmer

If you want to opt for a more laid-back look this Halloween season, this country look is perfect. You’ll be ready for country life in this outfit, and it won’t have you spending a fortune.

This outfit consists of a pair of denim overalls, a check flannel shirt, and a straw hat. After a long night of partying, all that will be left to do is hit the hay!

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50. Mr. Clean

You’ll clean up nicely in this incredibly simple, last-minute Halloween costume. He’s seen most often on the side of cleaning products, and on Halloween night, you can create Mr. Clean’s iconic look.

Simply put on a white T-shirt, white jeans or chinos, and a pair of white plimsolls.

You could also choose to sport a bald cap if you’re really committed to the part! Just don’t forget the bushy white eyebrows!

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51. Cowboy

A cowboy


Howdy there! Fancy bringing a bit of the Wild West to Halloween this year? Well, this outfit will do just that, and it won’t require a lot of prep work either.

Put on a classic check flannel shirt, jeans, walking boots or cowboy boots if possible, a bandana around your neck, and, of course, a cowboy hat to finish off the look.

You’ll be saying yee-haw in no time in this costume!

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52. Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes


Play detective in this costume, which is ideal for anyone short on time but hoping to impress their guests.

While it may be easiest to purchase this comprehensive Holmes costume, you can also assemble the look yourself.

You’ll need a long tweed coat and hat, a magnifying glass, and a pipe to start solving mysteries this Halloween!

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53. Mr. Bean

Played by the hilarious Rowan Atkinson, Mr. Bean was a character that had everyone laughing. His unique look can be easily replicated for this year’s Halloween costume.

It simply requires a brown suit jacket, brown trousers to match, a white shirt, and a red tie. Carry around Mr. Bean’s signature furry friend for the night so that you are instantly recognizable!

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54. Stewie Griffin from Family Guy

If you’re a fan of the animated show Family Guy,  then this last-minute costume will be right up your street.

Stewie Griffin, one of the series’s most popular characters, sports an outfit that is very easy to put together.

In order to copy this look, a yellow shirt would be suitable; pair the yellow shirt with red overalls and plimsolls and you are good to go.

Carrying around a stuffed teddy bear would also add to the look since the character is known for his childlike behavior.

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55. Old School Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

I can still remember when this meme first surfaced and blessed my social media feed. In a throwback picture of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the movie star is seen dressed in all things ‘90s.

If you feel like recreating the look this Halloween, just put on a pair of mom jeans, a black turtleneck, a gold chain, and a classic fanny pack. This look really is that straightforward!

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56. Brawny

We all use them — everyday, probably. I’m talking about paper towels, which somehow are the inspiration for this next costume!

The product logo for Brawny paper towels features a strong-looking man, which you can dress up as this year for a Halloween costume that is a bit different, and a bit more creative than others.

It’s simple too; a black and red flannel shirt, jeans, and a pair of brown boots are all that this costume needs.

To guarantee that everyone knows exactly who you are, I also recommend carrying around a pack of Brawny paper towels for the night!

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57. Firefighter

Hopefully, you won’t have to put out any fires during the Halloween season. But should the event arise, at least you’ll look ready for action in this costume.

It only consists of a few items.

Simply purchase a fire crew T-shirt, put on a pair of black or navy blue trousers, whip out some red suspenders, and complete the look with a firefighter hard hat.

You’ll certainly look like the hero waiting to save the day.

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58. Mr. Incredible

On the subject of heroes, why not dress up as one of the most powerful and coolest superheroes that has ever graced our cinema screens?

As a child, The Incredibles was a film that I watched on repeat — much to the dismay of my family.

If you’re anything like me, recreating your own version of the film’s leading man this Halloween is a brilliant idea.

Not to mention that Amazon stocks all the items you’ll need to do this, like an Incredibles top, a superhero mask, and black gloves.

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59. Carlton Banks

As I grew up and grew out of The Incredibles, one of my favourite shows became The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

I am a huge fan of Will Smith, but I couldn’t help but be entertained by his on-screen cousin Carlton Banks.

So, bring a bit of Bel-Air to Halloween this year in a costume that is simple and inexpensive.

The character most often appeared wearing a shirt of some kind (we’ve opted for a light blue one), smart trousers or chinos, smart shoes, and a sweater draped over his shoulders.

All that’s left to do now is put some Tom Jones on the speaker and dance like Carlton Banks!

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60. Peter Pan

To round out this guide, we’re taking you to Neverland for this final last-minute Halloween costume.

For this outfit, you don’t have to grow up, so let loose and enjoy the spooky celebrations. By no means is this look difficult to prepare; however, it will require some light craftsmanship.

An oversized green T-shirt will need to be cut at the hem to create a zig-zag design.

Pair this with a pair of green trousers or leggings, brown boots, as well as a classic Peter Pan hat, and you’ll be ready to fly off into the night.

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Final Thoughts on Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Whether you’re after a movie-inspired look or a pun-loving one, this guide is sure to help you decide who you want to be this Halloween.

The choices really are endless, so go wild, be creative, and have fun with whatever and whoever you choose to be inspired by.

Comment below to share which look you end up sporting this Halloween!




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It was designed to ensure students can easily access everything they need on one platform that organizes everything for them.

General Requirements

Requirements can vary from school to school, however, there are some pretty standard requirements that the Common App takes care of for you. They include:

A Copy of Your High School Transcript

When applying for college, you need to provide a copy of your high school transcript. Schools want to see what your high school grades currently are, and what they were in the past, to determine the type of student you are.

They also like to see what courses you’ve taken to prepare yourself for college. Getting a copy of your transcript is necessary, but easy.

Lists of Your in School and Out of School Activities and Responsibilities

Including your activities and responsibilities gives colleges a great opportunity to explore more about you and your personality.

They can see who you are as a person, inside and outside of the classroom. Not to mention, schools like to see that you’re involved in clubs, a job, and your community.

Include any and all of the extracurriculars you partake in, and you will stand out to any school.

Test Scores of Entrance Exams and Standardized Tests

Standardized tests are a big component to include in your Common App. Although not all colleges want to see your scores, it’s still a great idea to include scores from your SATs, ACTs, AP exams, and any other standardized tests you might have taken.

You can look at your school’s requirements more in-depth on their pages on the Common App.

Parent/Legal Guardian Information

According to the Common App website, they ask for this information for demographic purposes. On the Common App, they will ask about your parents’ or legal guardians’ occupations, employment, and education history.

This information is entered as a way for them to further understand your family’s background.

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Letters of Recommendation

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Common App allows you to add letters of recommendation from counselors, teachers, coaches, or employers. Letters of recommendation are an opportunity for colleges to see the kind of positive effects you’ve had on others in your community.

Recommenders allow a different perspective of who you are to shine through. It’s easy to talk yourself up, but it’s more impressive to have other people speak fondly of you.

Therefore, pick recommenders you’ve had a close relationship with; the closer the better.

Writing Requirements

Every college has its own set of “get to know you” questions interviewers like you to answer. But the most common writing assignment on the Common App is a personal essay.

There are usually a few prompts to choose from, but they all allow you to showcase yourself to your desired school. Pick the prompt that works best for you, one that allows you to show a side of yourself that people wouldn’t normally see.

Instead of writing about your grades and accomplishments, give yourself a chance to write something personal that will have a long-lasting impression on college admissions.

Over 900 schools accept the Common App, those of which include colleges and universities across all 50 U.S. states and 20 countries.

Popular schools include:

  • Harvard University
  • Marist College
  • New York University (NYU)
  • Princeton University
  • Boston College
  • Columbia University
  • Northeastern University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Yale University
  • Villanova University

There are so many other well-known, and not so well known, schools that accept the Common App. If you’re interested in looking, you can find more here.

When Is the Common App Due Each Year?

The Common App deadlines differ for each college or university; however, the most common deadlines depend on your admission type. If you prefer to have a head start and do early action, the most common deadline to submit the Common App is November.

If you decide to take a little extra time and do a regular decision application, the deadline is typically in January.

But, you can always choose to be extra prepared and turn your Common App in before these dates!

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Tips on Completing the Common App

  • Start Early

    • When applying to college, it’s easy to fall into the mindset that you have ample time to complete everything. But with the stress of everyday life, it’s easy to fall behind. So instead, start early to ensure you have everything finished on time for your deadlines.
    • Although the Common App makes applying to colleges much easier, it still takes a decent amount of time to complete.
  • Submit the App Before the Deadline

    • Submitting the Common App before the deadline is a good idea for anyone. It’s important to ensure you don’t miss your deadlines, and sometimes, things go wrong. So instead of waiting until the last minute, try to stay on top of your application deadlines.
    • This way, you can ensure you have everything you need at the right time. Plus, it’s never a bad idea to give it a few extra days to fully go through.
  • Save All of Your Login Information

    • During the college application process, you’ll need to have logins for multiple places, and it can get confusing very quickly. Pick a secure place to save all of your usernames and passwords to ensure your information will be saved.
    • This way, you won’t have to worry about losing anything important or having to reset passwords multiple times.
  • Fill Out Everything, Even if It Is Optional

    • The Common App ensures that all of the information you need will get filled out. But it can be beneficial to fill out the optional boxes as well. Sometimes, they allow you to enter information that could make you further stand out to schools.
    • I suggest taking advantage of the opportunity to further sell yourself. Optional doesn’t always mean unnecessary; therefore, take a few extra minutes to fill out all of the boxes on the Common App, even if they’re not mandatory.
  • Subscribe To Your Colleges’ Pages

    • By ensuring you save your desired college pages onto your account, the Common App will help you find everything you need for each school. As we went over, different schools have varying requirements, and it can be difficult to navigate all of them.
    • By saving them to your account, you can ensure that you’re easily keeping track of everything you need.
  • Take Your Time Filling Everything Out

    • To make sure everything is written the way it’s supposed to be, make sure to take your time completing the Common App. Students tend to get caught up in the idea that getting it done faster is better.
    • While it is true you should get it done in a timely manner, getting it done correctly is just as important. It may seem contradictory to some, but having the correct information is much more important than getting it done quickly.

2021-2022 College Application Outlook

Covid definitely held students back in multiple ways. Not only did it make learning more difficult, but it made application processes even longer. Now, after the fact, the application will continue to be just as easy as before.

However, the pandemic has changed some schools’ requirements, taking into consideration the difficult year. Make sure to pay attention to your desired school’s new covid requirements to ensure you have everything you need.

How To Write A College Essay That Will Make You Stand Out

This section is important for those who tend to question themselves during the college admissions process. With multiple prompts to choose from, and a lack of inspiration, college essays can be extremely difficult for people to write.

Here are some of my best tips to make your Common App essay unique.

  • Think Outside the Box

    • The last thing college admissions want is to read the same essay over and over again, just with different wording.  Although it’s hard to get the ball rolling, you will have nothing to worry about once you pick a prompt that speaks to you. Make your essay personable, easy to understand, and unique.
    • Think of traits you have, things you’ve done, or things you want to do that make you different from the rest.
  • Sometimes Simplicity Is Better

    • Simplicity can be better in the sense that you don’t want to pack too many details into one essay. Pick one important moment in your life and describe why it was important.
    • Did it change your outlook on life? Did it make you a better person? All of these things are what colleges want to know, but only the most important details.
    • Don’t waste time thinking about everything that happened in that moment. Pick the most compelling parts that will get your point across quickly and effectively.
  • Showcase Your Style and Tone

    • Another way to ensure you’re standing out is by showcasing your writing style and tone. By establishing your own unique writing style, schools will get a better understanding of the type of person you are. Believe it or not, people can tell a lot about you from the way you write. Establish what you want that to be and run with it.
    • Whether you write properly or with a great sense of humor, colleges want to see parts of your personality that they can’t see on the rest of the Common App.
  • Remember, There Are no Rules

    • A lot of times, people struggle to write their college essays because they are so focused on the proper way to write. Well, the great thing about the college essay is that you don’t need to worry about being proper.
    • Yes, you should still follow standard grammar, punctuation, etc. But have a little fun with it! There’s nothing wrong with being a little creative when it comes to your college essay.
    • In fact, colleges like to see that you are taking the time to showcase yourself honestly, authentically, and in a creative manner.
  • Write Multiple Drafts

    • Just like there are multiple sides to every story, there should be multiple drafts for every essay.
    • It’s easy to get stuck in one thought process, but that doesn’t always make for very productive writing. Instead, push yourself to write multiple drafts of the same story. This will help you find your perfect version of the story you want to tell.
  • Lastly, Proofread

    • This seems like a pretty standard rule, but you’d be surprised how many people skip over it. Before turning in your essay, proofread it for any grammatical or spelling errors.
    • It is a very easy thing to do that could end up saving you embarrassment. Nobody wants to read an essay with a lot of errors in it, especially college admissions who are looking for prospective students.
    • Set yourself up for success by taking the time to reread your essay. It will give you a chance to see what it sounds like to other people, and it will ensure you won’t get looked over by colleges for silly, avoidable mistakes.

As you can see, there is a lot that goes into the Common App. But it is broken down into simplified sections for you to ensure ease.

I hope this guide was helpful in easing any concerns you had about filling out the Common App. Thanks for reading!

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80 Best Life is What You Make It Quotes – The Ultimate 2021 Guide

Life can throw curveballs at you, and it is imperative to keep pushing understanding that mistakes will be made and failure is inevitable. Check out these best life is what you make it quotes.



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The perspectives and experiences of others is a valuable source of inspiration and motivation. Learning from successful writers and celebrities with “life is what you make it” quotes is a fantastic way to learn and grow.

Life can throw curveballs at you, and it is imperative to keep pushing understanding that mistakes will be made and failure is inevitable. Even the world’s most successful figures have experienced setbacks and hardships. From celebrities to writers, our collection of life is what you make it quotes provide an inside look into how successful people see life as they work to inspire.

There is much to learn from the successful people that we look up to, luckily, they have condensed their wisdom in life is what you make it quotes.

Check out this ultimate guide of the best life is what you make it quotes.

  1. “Life is trying things to see if they work.” – Ray Bradbury
  2. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius
  3. “And I say, the meaning of life is what you make it. There will be as many different meaningful lives as there are people to live them.” – AC Grayling
  4. “This life…is what you make it. No matter what you are going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is, you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – They’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them.” – Marilyn Monroe
  5. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “Your life is your own. You mold it. You make it. All anyone can do is to point out ways and means which have been helpful to others. Perhaps they will serve as suggestions to stimulate your own thinking until you know what it is that will fulfill you, will help you to find out what you want to do with your life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “Life is what you make it. So why not make it a beautiful one full of happiness and joy.” – Anurag Prakash Ray
  8. “Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” – Irving Berlin
  9. “Life is what you make it: If you snooze, you lose; and if you snore, you lose more.” – Phyllis George
  10. “Our life is what our thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius10
  11. “Life is like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca11
  12. “May you live all the days of your life.” – Jonathan Swift12
  13. “Live your own life, for you will die your own death.” – Roman Proverb13
  14. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”- Bob Marley
  15. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  16. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  17. “I don’t wait for the calendar to figure out when I should live life.” – Gene Simmons
  18. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Suess
  19. “This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up.” – Marilyn Monroe
  20. “Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.” – Sarah L. Delany

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  21. “Do not think that life consists of dress and show. Remember that everyone’s life is measured by the power that that individual has to make the world better— this is all life is.” – George Washington
  22. “There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” – Henry David Thoreau
  23.  “This life is worth living, we can say since it is what we make it…The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James
  24. “If you have not made somebody’s day happier, if you’ve not appreciated something good that has happened to you and if you have not felt thankful to be alive, then you have wasted that day of your life on earth!” – Preeti Shenoy
  25.  “Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.” – Samuel Smiles
  26.  “What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” – Wayne Dyer
  27.  “In order to write about life first you must live it.” – Ernest Hemingway
  28.  “There are no buts and no ifs in life. Life is what you make it.” – Preeti Shenoy
  29.  “Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.” – D.H. Lawrence
  30. “What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. Your answer lies inside of you.” – Denis Waitley
  31. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
  32. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
  33. “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” – Seneca
  34.  “Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.” – John R. Wooden
  35.  “Life is what you make it. Don’t make excuses, make it happen.” – Chamillionaire
  36.  “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  37. “Life is what you make it and I choose to make mine a happy one, full of fun and laughter and you are more than welcome to join me.” – Nishan Panwar
  38. “Life, if you know how to use it, is long enough.” – Roman Proverb
  39. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha
  40. “The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the sum of his own works.” – Miguel de Cervantes

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  41. “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering, and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chrisholm
  42. “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” – William Feather
  43. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
  44. “A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.” – James Allen
  45. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Stephen King
  46. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett 6
  47. “Things are only worth what you make them worth.” – Jean Baptiste Moliere
  48. “You may long for a new life, but need to appreciate the life you currently have, in order to create the life you desire.” – James A. Murphy
  49. “You never live so fully as when you gamble with your own life.” – Anthony De Mello
  50. “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other one is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
  51. “Within yourself lies the cause of whatever enters into your life. To come into the full realization of your own awakened interior powers is to be able to condition your life in exact accord with what you would have it.” – Ralph Waldo Trine
  52. “Life is a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” – Nehru
  53. “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” – Swami Vivekananda
  54. “Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on.” – Jeff Ross
  55. “Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.” – Tom Lehrer
  56. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we fear less.” – Marie Curie
  57. “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” – Steve Jobs
  58. “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” – Preeti Shenoy
  59. “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
  60. “Your life is in your hands, make of it what you choose.” – John Kehoe

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  61. “Life is what you make it…You are what your life makes you…So spend time in making your life.” – Vidhi Tiwari
  62. “We do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
  63. “There is only one success, to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley
  64. “People always say life is short. I’ve never been convinced of that – mine seems to have a tendency to go on and on.” – John Malkovich5
  65. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzche 6
  66. “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese
  67. “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re giving?” – Bob Marley
  68. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem
  69. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
  70. “Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.” – Sai Baba
  71. “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy of the rich, a tragedy of the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem
  72. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’” – Erma Bombeck
  73. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – E.M. Forster
  74. “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” – William Wallace
  75. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
  76. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth
  77. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith
  78. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford
  79. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
  80. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

Now, you have an idea of the 80 best life is what you make it quotes brought to you by BLENDtw. I hope that this ultimate guide has provided you with invaluable insights on how to live the best life!

Life is a beautiful journey that is meant to be embraced to the fullest every day. However, that doesn’t mean you always wake up ready to seize the day- sometimes you need a reminder that life is a great gift.

Whether a funny quote from a famous celebrity or an encouraging message about giving it your best from a successful business person, we can all use a little motivation and inspiration these days through life is what you make it quotes.

No matter what you are pursuing in life, the everyday experiences and lessons of others are valuable resources. Those who keep learning and growing often find success. Where will your next success lie?

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40 Things To Do During Your Senior Year In College – Senior Bucket List

Afraid of being bored your senior year of college? We’ve got you covered! Check out these top 40 things to do during your senior year in college.



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After a year of living in isolation, it’s totally understandable to experience FOMO (fear of missing out) on things you haven’t been able to do. You are not alone.

Now, it’s time to make the best of your last year in college!

Although the usual stress and hard work of college life won’t go away during your senior year, everyone wants to make the most of their remaining time, go out with friends and experience all your college town has to offer.

Thankfully, I have compiled a list of the top things to do during your senior year in college.

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Fun Things To Do Outside

1. Take In The Campus Views While You Can

We spend a lot of our time walking to classes, to dining halls, to dorms. However, we sometimes disregard the places on campus that we don’t necessarily need to go to.

There may be some hidden gems on campus that you have never seen because you never had the chance to explore. Try to walk from one end of campus to the other and enjoy the views!

2. Read A Book Outside In The Shade

Throughout my time in college, I have accumulated a list of books that I have planned to read, and it keeps on growing.

College is stressful with juggling school, a job and extracurriculars. When it comes time to graduate, there will probably never be time to read a book!

So, why not get outside, find the perfect tree and read a book that you’ve been dying to get to!

3. Go To A Football Game

College sports are definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, especially when it comes down to college football.

However, there are many different sports games to attend, like soccer, or even beach volleyball! No matter what sporting event you choose, spending time outside can help relieve stress.

Oh, and after your senior year in college, you may not have enough free time to ever watch a football game in-person.

4. Go For A Bike Ride

Even before pandemic times, we were all so stressed over classes that we never considered going out for a bike ride.

I know not everyone can ride a bike or feel safe doing so, but you could also grab a scooter and ride around campus with some friends.

It is your last year in college, so why not try and explore parts of campus that you have never gone through or find trails close to campus to explore? No matter what, there will be a plethora of things to see during a bike ride!

5. Try Out Photography

Trying a new hobby can definitely be a daunting task, especially photography. However, you don’t need a fancy Canon or Nikon to take up this art form as a hobby.

I’ve had a photography professor proclaim her love of smartphones’ capabilities to take crystal clear photos, so a simple iPhone will suffice!

All you need to do is be one with nature and take photos of anything that piques your interest – you can even use the photos to boost your Instagram feed!

6. Go On A Hiking Trip

Do you love hiking, or have you always wanted to give it a try? Well, no matter if you’re experienced or a novice, hiking is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine!

No matter where you go to school, I guarantee there is a hiking trail near you to explore. Nonetheless, going on a hiking trip is a great way to be outside during your senior year in college!

7. Act Like A Tourist In Your College Town

If you don’t have a car on campus, that probably means you haven’t explored every hidden gem in your college town.

Now is the time to rent a car and drive around your college town or visit the nearby towns and cities!

Although it seems just like a road trip across town, it’s still a fun activity to do during your senior year in college. Who knows, maybe you will enjoy the ride!

8. Finally Attend That Football Bonfire

Many universities, especially in the Southeast, have a tradition of hosting pregame bonfires. However, the last year and a half has truly stunted that experience and if you decided not to attend one, now is your only chance!

Pregame bonfires are a great way to get to know people and make new connections during your senior year in college.

9. Find a Body of Water Near Campus and Jump In!

As your senior year in college comes to a close, why not find a body of water on or near campus and just jump in?

It’s your last year, take some risks! If you want to have an adrenaline rush, you could do it during the cold winter months. That will definitely give you a rush that you may not experience after graduation.

10. Study Abroad

Learning in a different country, and possibly even in a different language, is truly an eye-opening experience that every student deserves to have before they graduate.

However, the pandemic has turned away students from considering studying abroad. After a year of missed opportunities, why not study abroad for a semester?

As countries continue to open up, there are a plethora of places to visit for a semester before you graduate!

11. Go Kayaking

If you live close to a river or lake and have always wanted to kayak, there is no better time to try it than during your senior year in college!

If you are a beginner, I definitely recommend kayaking on a lake before going out on the river. Also, don’t forget to wear a personal flotation device! Lastly, just have fun!

12. Set Up A Hammock

College campuses are full of trees, so why not grab a hammock and spend an afternoon amongst the pines or oaks?

Grab a book you’re really into and have a chill afternoon while reading! However, if classes are causing strain, I suggest a nap in the hammock.

13. Celebrate the First Snow (If Applicable)

Now, I know not all college campuses are located in an area that experiences a lot of snowfall. I will admit, I am one of the lucky ones who gets to experience snow as almost a daily occurrence at my college campus.

But as I keep mentioning, the pandemic has really put a damper on many things that we have taken for granted. Take advantage of these last senior year moments and celebrate the first snow of the semester!

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Fun Things To Do With Friends

14. Decorate Your Dorm

Finding the right balance of decorations in your dorm is a huge aspect of your college experience.

While a few posters are nice, adding a few cozy adornments will make your room feel more like a home, and will seriously improve your day-to-day experience at school.

Decorating your dorm or apartment can be stress-free with some help from friends. It’s your last year, so why not take some inspiration from your friends or online and go crazy?

15. Finally Join a Club

You may have been unmotivated to join some clubs throughout your time in college, which is entirely okay!

However, it would be fun to gather your friends and join a club together.

Talking to your peers about shared interests is a great opportunity to make new friends and pursue your passions outside of the classroom.

16. Destress with a “Fun” Class

If your friend group took your major core classes seriously the last three years, then change it up and take a fun, weird class that your university offers.

We often feel that we can only take classes that will support our major, but most people have academic interests that don’t fall into this category.

This will also help broaden your educational experience and worldly knowledge outside of your specialization.

17. Volunteer

The last year and a half have taught everyone a lot of things- specifically, how we spend a lot of time in college thinking about ourselves.

But giving back is an important way to help others. Volunteering can fuel you and your friends’ growth and strengthen community ties. Most universities actually offer volunteer opportunities on campus!

18. Reflect with Your Friends On Your College Experience

Just like high school, college is challenging and goes by fast. So, if you don’t stop, look around and reflect with your friends, you might just miss it.

Just take a day or even a few hours by going out for coffee or go out to a restaurant and reflect! It’s a great and simple gesture to bring your friends together during your senior year in college.

19. Crash a Party and Make New Friends

It’s easy to stay with the same group of people throughout your time in college.

However, during your senior year in college, you want to get out of your comfort zone. So, why not engage in some semi-risky activities?

All you have to do is walk into a party that you may not have been invited to, and you might just leave with a new friendship, at least for the night.

20. Try Out Day Drinking (Responsibly)

Another activity that doesn’t happen after college is getting drunk in the middle of the day. This isn’t everyone’s favorite, but it’s 100% worth a try, especially during your senior year in college!

However, always remember to drink responsibly and socially distance with your friends! Who knows? Maybe you and your friends will end up loving the thought of day drinking.

21. Go Out and Eat, While Intoxicated

After drinking during the day or crashing a party, go out and eat with some friends under the influence.

Drunk meals with friends are some of the happiest moments of our youth. Especially if you decide to go for a late-night snack at Waffle House – especially then.

No matter where you go to eat, memories will surely be made!

22. Try Karaoke with Friends

As karaoke bars continue to open back up, why not try visiting one before the end of your senior year in college?

Go with some friends, get a little tipsy and enjoy hearing you and your friends’ horrible renditions of some of the best music of your college years.

Who knows, maybe you or one of your friends could make it on American Idol, albeit without the alcohol.

23. Host A Movie Marathon

Log into your preferred streaming service and watch some of your favorite movies or movies you’ve been dying to watch. If you have a hard time deciding amongst your friends, just pick a movie and see where it goes!

If you have been living under a rock and don’t have a Netflix subscription, you can always try out a 30-day free trial.

24. Meet for Breakfast

All college towns have at least one of those go-to breakfast places, whether it’s Waffle House or a local small business!

Find one close by that you and your friends have never visited and try it out at least once!

25. Go to a Concert with Friends

This hallmark experience of college life has been put on pause due to the pandemic.

However, as concerts are ready to resume again, take the opportunity to jump up and down for 3 hours with your best friends.

You will definitely savor this moment during your senior year in college. Who knows when you will be able to see one of your favorite bands in concert.

26. Play Laser Tag

Now, this one is kind of up in the air since not all college towns are cool and have laser tag. However, if your college town is cool, then definitely go out with some friends for a great afternoon of laser tag.

You may never have time to play laser tag and create long-lasting bonds with your friends after graduation.

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27. Go To A Drive-in Movie

Drive-in movies saw a resurrection early on in the pandemic, so why not go to one before it ends up dying off! Grab some friends and enjoy one of the many movies that are starting to come out as the country continues to reopen.

If you’re like me and don’t have your car with you on campus, you can go to the movie theaters with some friends.

You may not be in a car, but you will have the chance to watch a movie with your friends before your senior year of college comes to an end.

28. Stargazing

Going stargazing is one of the best activities you can do during a night out with friends, especially if your university is in the perfect area to lay down on the quad and look at the stars.

Whether you’re big into stargazing or not, I suggest you search on Google for some constellations to look out for!

Also, there are a variety of apps that provide helpful insight into constellations in your area and even tell you where you can find other planets!

29. Go Bar Hopping with Your Parents

Going into your senior year of college will be a little different from last year, because you couldn’t enjoy going to a bar on your 21st!

But as bars are reopening and loosening restrictions, why not go bar-hopping with your parents?

I suggest going the night before your graduation because you and your parents will be buzzed at the ceremony!

30. Attend A Trivia Game Night

Pre-pandemic, I always enjoyed trivia game nights at the local coffee shops and bars.

Trivia nights are truly the best nights to enjoy with your best friends in college, you can enjoy your favorite pastries or beer and try to win that night’s trivia game!

During your senior year in college, I strongly suggest having or attending a trivia game night with friends and creating new memories.

31. Go For A Night Drive

If you have a car with you during your senior year in college, I suggest the tranquility of night driving. Going out at night with some nice car tunes is soothing and honestly perfect!

You can even go for a drive with some friends and let one of them pick the tunes! No matter what, it’s a great activity to do with friends during your senior year in college!

32. Movie Night

Grab some popcorn and snacks from the local grocery store and queue up your Netflix or Hulu to have a movie night with some friends.

Movie nights are the best nights to have during college as a classic part of the college experience, and you may not have the chance to watch movies with your college friends later on.

So, savor the moment. Enjoy it while it lasts during your senior year in college.

33. Go Bar Hopping

Are you trying to figure out what to do with some friends? Is it a Friday night or the weekend? Then why not go out with your friends during your senior year in college and go bar hopping!

I promise it’s going to be a fun night, especially if there are a ton of bars in the surrounding area, but I caution you to be safe and always have a designated driver! Always party smarter, not harder.

34. Go See a New Band In Concert with Friends

Are any of your favorite artists planning to hit the road during your senior year of college? If so, do any of your closest friends love their music and want to attend a concert?

If you answered yes, then do it! It’s your last year of college before you have to start the journey of climbing the corporate ladder, and who knows if you will have time for that!

This is also the perfect time to go out and try something new by seeing new bands in concert! You may even expand your music horizons!

35. Stay In and Have A Spa Night

If you are like me and have no idea what you want to do tonight, and you have some face and foot masks, have an impromptu spa night!

Invite your friends over, or keep it solo, and have a nice night inside. Maybe you and your friends will have some gossip to share while you binge a new show on Netflix.

Also, while you’re at it I recommend your friend group to binge Outlander – I promise you will love it.

36. Roast Marshmallows

If you have access to a fire pit at your college apartment or at one of your friends’ houses, enjoy roasting marshmallows and making s’mores!

I personally love the smell of a wood fire pit during a cool winter night. It is truly one of those things you will definitely need to try before the end of your senior year in college.

37. Camp Out In the Quad

I would double-check with your university’s police department if this is legal to do since you will be setting up a tent in the middle of the quad.

However, you don’t just have to camp out in your university’s quad. If you or your friends have a car, then you can always find a camping ground and camp out there.

It is almost like a spa night with your friends, minus the spa night and a date with more bugs.

38. Create A Goal List

When was the last time you sat down and thought about your short, medium and long-term goals? Take some time one evening to think about some 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and 10-year goals.

Create goals for your finances, your family or friend life, your career, your health and more. Creating a goal list is definitely something important you should think about during your senior year in college.

39. Learn How To Bake Bread

Learning to cook can be hard. However, learning to break bread is harder. So why not take the risk and learn one night to bake some bread?

It can be either white or sourdough, or whatever kind of bread you would like to bake! I will admit the bread may not taste the best the first time, but I assure you that you will get the hang of it.

40. Organize Your Dorm

Although it’s your senior year in college, it doesn’t hurt to at least organize your college dorm or apartment.

You can organize a room that needs some spatial help, or some small spaces like drawers and cupboards.

Your local library likely has some great books and DVDs on organization help, or you could search online for websites that share organization tips.

Final Thoughts

I hope this list of 40 things to do during your senior year in college finds you well! Hopefully, you can incorporate some of these ideas to do during a quiet night or while having fun with friends!

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