With Halloween closing in fast, it's time to turn to your closet and see if you have anything that you can make a last-minute costume around. Once you have that key piece, the rest of your Halloween costume is easy. If you have leggings - that wardrobe staple - then start your DIY with this list of easy costumes with black leggings.
Most of these black legging costume ideas only need a specific shirt or accessory to finish off the look, like the Dancing Pumpkin Man, a cat, or Mia Wallace. Some of the other costume ideas take some more accessorizing, but are worth it, especially if you want to spend Halloween as spider, Lydia Deetz, or a Peggy Bundy.
If you have black leggings, which of these last-minute costume ideas is the easiest and most creative use of your closet? If we've forgotten any great DIY costumes with black leggings, be sure to share!
What else you'll need: a black top, black jacket, boots, cat ears or hat with cat ears, and either goggles or a black mask, silver hip belt optional.
What else you'll need: a black mask, cat ears, a fitted black top, black gloves, boots, a long white wig or hair.
What else you'll need: a black top, a black cape, and vampire teeth.
What else you'll need: pale foundation, dark or red lipstick, a dark top, and vampire fangs, a black jacket or cape optional.
What else you'll need: cat ears, a tail, and drawn-on whiskers, long black nails optional.
What else you'll need: a black dress over a shirt with a white collar, and long dark hair or a wig in two braids.
What else you'll need: a black jacket, an off the shoulder black top, heeled boots, and curly blonde hair or a wig.
What else you'll need: a black dress or top and a cloak or a witch hat.
What else you'll need: a white button-up collared shirt, a black bra, red lipstick, and a black bobbed haircut or wig.
Group Costume Of Pink Ladies
What else you'll need: pink jackets, cute sweaters or tops, fun sunglasses, and hair or wigs styled in '50s looks.
What else you'll need: a tight-fitting busy top, lots of jewelry, heels, and a hair or wig styled in beehive.
Klaus from 'Umbrella Academy'
What else you'll need: a mesh shirt (or no shirt), sleeveless army jacket, a pink feather boa, and the words "Hello" and "Goodbye" written on your palms.
What else you'll need: a black turtleneck, a red or pink dress, a matching hair bow, white shorts, white gloves, yellow shoes, and mouse ears.
What else you'll need: a black dress or lots of layers and long black hair or wig with styled bangs worn in a topknot or with a large black hat, a camera carried as a prop optional.
What else you'll need: a black top and extra legs done with two more pairs of black leggings, spiderweb-y black shawl optional.
Dancing Pumpkin Man
What else you'll need: a black turtleneck and a pumpkin mask.
What else you'll need: a black turtleneck, red shorts, white gloves, yellow shoes, and mouse ears.
What else you'll need: a white top with a black jacket worn open over it, black and white makeup, and either ears or hair worn up in two buns.
Crow or Raven
What else you'll need: a black top and wings or a black cape, a beak is optional.
What else you'll need: tall boots, a loose-sleeved deep v-necked shirt or some kind of shiny top, groomed facial hair or a drawn-on beard.
What else you'll need: black jacket, a sleeveless black top, sunglasses, and hair slicked back.
Group Costume of Phantom Zone Villains
What else you'll need: shiny or sheer loose-sleeved black tops, black boots, and slicked back hair.