13 Last-Minute Costume Ideas Using Your Workout Clothes

13 Last-Minute Costume Ideas Using Your Workout Clothes

You probably have an awesome Halloween costume hiding in your closet and don’t even know it. Instead of going out and dropping bank on a costume| use your workout gear as inspiration. Check out these suggestions for fun| easy| and cheap fitness-inspired costumes to wear this Halloween. Best of all| almost all of these costumes have elements to them that any fitness fanatic already owns.

u2014 Additional reporting by Emily Bibb

| Richard Simmons

Grab yourself a wig| some short shorts| and a tank| and you already have the makings of a Richard Simmons costume. Carry a portable radio with you on Halloween that plays hits from the ’50s u2014 you’ll have everyone Sweatin’ to the Oldies!

| You’re Number One

Go as your sports team’s number one fan. Throw on your favorite gear| and paint your face to really get into the spirit of things.

| Let’s Get Physical

When dressing up like an ’80s aerobics instructor| it’s all about the layers. The shinier| brighter| and tighter| the better u2014 think lamu00e9| spandex| and fuchsia. Pair a leotard over color-contrasting leggings and legwarmers. Boom box and roll-on lip gloss are optional.

| Cyclist

Spend a little time searching a secondhand clothing shop and your garage. Before you know it| you’ll soon have the makings of a cyclist costume.

| 15 Minutes of Fame

Buy supplies at your local arts and crafts store| and make yourself into a health magazine cover or Wheaties box. If you’re short on time| go the easy route and buy the costume ($60).

| Mud Bud

Slather on a mud mask and dirty up your duds to look like you just stepped out of a Muddy Buddy triathlon or another intense outdoor activity.

| “”Sweep the Leg| Johnny!””

Whether you choose to be Daniel-san| Cobra Kai| or Mr. Miyagi| the cast of The Karate Kid makes an excellent costume idea. Make sure to practice your crane kick for the big night out.

| What a Feeling

Get Jennifer Beals’s iconic Flashdance look by wearing a black leotard and legwarmers| nude leggings| and red pointy heels. Cut up an oversize gray sweatshirt| and drape it over one shoulder. Don’t forget the permed hair and big hoop earrings.

| Horse Jockey

Dress the part of a horse jockey by tucking white pants into knee-high boots and wearing a colorful long-sleeved jersey. Add a riding crop and cap to finish off the look. For a fun couples costume| have your guy dress up as a horse.

| Score a Knockout

There are a lot of variations you can choose when going as a boxer: silky shorts or pants| taped-up hands or boxing gloves| and a robe or tank top. One thing’s certain: adding a black eye makes the costume a real hit.

| It’s OK to Be a Whistle-Blower

Referee shirts are inexpensive and easy to find. Wear it with a pair of black shorts or pants| black athletic shoes| and a whistle. Carry some colored flags with you| and throw them down when you spot a Halloween penalty.

| Go For the Gold

Cover yourself in medals and go as Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Novelty medals are cheap and easy to find| or you can make your own with ribbon and gold craft paper. Don a spandex bodysuit| or wear black leggings with a red| white| and blue jacket or Olympic-themed shirt. Finish the look with a swim cap and goggles.

| Hit the Slopes

A great group costume is the cast of the ’80s ski flick Better Off Dead. It should be easy to find the puffy| pastel look that Monique and Beth sport in the film at a thrift store or on eBay. It’s a smart costume if you live somewhere cold.

This Amputee Created a Mind-Blowing Foosball Player Costume

Josh Sundquist has taken the meaning of dressing up for Halloween to a whole new level. The former Paralympic ski racer who lost his leg at 9 years old is known for his elaborate costumes ¡ª he’s dressed up as a gingerbread man with its leg bitten off, a flamingo, and even the leg lamp from A Christmas Story. Check out the finished product of this year’s masterpiece below.

Source: Facebook user Josh Sundquist

This Amputee Created a Mind-Blowing Foosball Player Costume

Josh Sundquist has taken the meaning of dressing up for Halloween to a whole new level. The former Paralympic ski racer who lost his leg at 9 years old is known for his elaborate costumes ¡ª he’s dressed up as a gingerbread man with its leg bitten off| a flamingo| and even the leg lamp from A Christmas Story. Check out the finished product of this year’s masterpiece below.

Source: Facebook user Josh Sundquist