6 Last-minute DIY Halloween costumes for kids

’80s KID By Beth Drucker, professor of fashion

’80s KID By Beth Drucker, professor of fashion design at Nassau Community College and fashion teacher at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills

Old jeans, handkerchiefs or scarves, pastel-colored shirt, sneakers, hot glue gun

Take jeans, rip them apart and glue them together again a little raggedly. Alternatively, take one pair of acid-washed jeans and glue a handkerchief onto it. Take a pastel-colored shirt and cut the pocket out, replacing it with a handkerchief. Wear sneakers (preferably high-tops) and ’80s-inspired sunglasses. (Model: Michael Brandine, 6, of Huntington) (Credit: Daniel Brennan)

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You've got hours to go before trick-or-treating officially begins, and you still don't have a costume. The stores are sold out and the kids are desperate. What's a mom to do? The following are six mother-tested and approved costumes that in some cases take minutes to make. Improvise if you don't have the exact materials, or pick up what you need on the cheap at a thrift shop. Profits from those sales usually go to charity.

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