This free Halloween costume demo at Michaels will help you with last-minute costumes

A Michaels craft store is shown in Plattsburgh, New York.
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If you have a habit of waiting until a few days before Halloween to make your family’s costumes, Michaels is holding a free event the weekend before the big day that will give you some last-minute ideas.

The Last Minute Costume Ideas Demonstration will be at all Michael’s stores in the U.S. and Canada on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2-4 p.m. You do not need to register ahead of time — simply show up at your local Michaels and you’re good to go.

The demonstration will provide tips and tricks on quick and easy ways to make a Halloween costume. Once the event is over, you can shop for the materials you’ll need at the store, then take them home and begin your costume.

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If you can’t make it to the event, Michael’s has quite a few DIY costume instructions on their website, many of which can also be thrown together pretty quickly.

For adults, this pinata costume calls for just a few items — multiple colors of felt, a fabric marker and fabric adhesive. You’ll only need cotton fabric, foam sheets and shredded paper for this taco costume.

If you need a quick homemade child’s costume, this rainbow costume requires a foam board, foam sheets, glue, a permanent marker and a variety of paint colors. You’ll also need a glue gun, hot knife, glue sticks, scissors and paintbrushes.

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Michaels has a handful of other in-store events on Sundays leading up to Halloween as well. Join a pumpkin decorating class on Oct. 2,  a DIY Halloween necklace-making session on Oct. 9 and a free class where you can make your own Halloween decorations on Oct. 16. The events are at all Michaels stores nationwide from 2-4 p.m. local time.

If you don’t have a Michaels near you, take a look at these 12 DIY Halloween costumes you can make on a budget. Or check out these 10 DIY Halloween decorations you can make, like a melted wax pumpkin, a no-sew mantelpiece banner, a pumpkin wreath, a giant spider web and more.

Will you be making your own Halloween costume or decorations this year?

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