Halloween is right around the corner, and if you're a mom, you've probably spent way more time thinking about your kids' costumes than your own. But that doesn't mean you'll ruin everyone's trick-or-treating plans. It's never too late to put together a costume for yourself without stressing out or breaking the bank. If motherhood has left you without the time or the energy to come up with a complicated costume, you'll definitely want to check out some lazy Halloween costumes for moms.
I know lazy may sound like a bad word to a mom who is up before the birds in the morning and stays up later than the owls at night. But don't take it the wrong way. Being a mom is hard work, and designing your Halloween costume usually falls to the bottom of your already mile-long to-do list. So lazy means you can recreate all of these costumes without breaking a sweat. Give yourself a break, and pull together a quick and easy last-minute costume with items you probably already have in your own closet.
Kids don't have to be the only ones in costumes this year. Take a look at this list now, and don't think about your costume again until October 31.
A librarian is a great last-minute costume that can be pieced together with minimal effort. To get this look, you'll need a cardigan ($50), a button down blouse ($24), and a pencil skirt ($45). Since you'll be on your feet shelving books, you'll definitely want to make sure you're wearing a pair of loafers ($15). Complete the look by putting your hair in a bun and wearing a pair of eyeglasses. But the best part about this costume is that you can totally pull it off without makeup.
3. Sleepy Kid
Take a break from being an adult, and dress as a sleepy kid on Halloween night. This costume is easy to put together with just a pair of footed pajamas ($30) and a teddy bear. You'll definitely be the most comfortable person at your Halloween part, and it's great excuse to wear your pajamas in public.
5. Wednesday Addams
You don't have to worry about being too friendly at your Halloween party if you go as The Addams' Family's stone faced daughter, Wednesday. Start with a black dress ($40) and white oxford shirt ($40). Accessorize with black tights ($10) and black loafers ($39). Style your hair in two pigtails and try not to smile.
6. Alex Owens From 'Flashdance'
You have to admit, '80s fashion is pretty awesome. And Jennifer Beals' look in Flashdance is about as awesome as it gets. You can channel your inner dancer with a drop-shoulder sweatshirt ($20) and leg warmers ($16). And since it might be a little chilly when you're out trick-or-treating, you can add a pair of leggings ($14).