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Last minute Halloween costumes: Where to buy, what to buy

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Dress up as Dorothy, The Joker and more, even at the last minute. Halloween

So you've waited until the last minute to get your 2021 Halloween costume together. But don't panic: There are still good Halloween costumes available, even for the most procrastinatory of shoppers. Whether you want to go as a princess or a superhero, Spirit Halloween, ShopDisney and, among others, have plenty of options still in stock. is offering expedited shipping options on orders -- for an extra fee, you can get your costume delivered as early as tomorrow. And even if you've waited until the literal last few minutes before the party to get a costume, you still have an option: Spirit Halloween is offering same-day delivery of costumes via Instacart.

These last-minute costumes include everything you need, so you won't have to race around town -- or rely on an increasingly backlogged shipping industry -- to find that last item to complete your Halloween 2021 look. Take a look at CBS Essentials' picks for great last-minute Halloween costumes below. 

Last minute Captain America costume

Captain America Grand Heritage

Want a truly impressive last minute costume that looks like it took serious planning? This deluxe Captain America costume comes with everything you need, from the mask to his iconic shield. Best of all, it's clearance priced -- you can snag it at for a whopping 75% off.

Captain America Grand Heritage costume, $100 and up (reduced from $400 and up)

Last minute Joker costume

Spirit Halloween

Just pair this Joker jacket with black pants or leggings. Then add some green hair spray to get the full look. 

Joker jacket, $60

Green hair spray, $3.99

Last minute Harley Quinn costume

Harley Quinn costume
Spirit Halloween

There are plenty of Harley Quinn costume options available, depending on how revealing you want your Halloween costume to be.

Harley Quinn costume, $40

Dorothy from 'The Wizard of Oz' 

Kansas Girl Long Dress costume

You're not in Kansas anymore in this blue gingham dress inspired by Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz." The costume comes with a blouse, dress and hair ribbons. Find it in standard, plus and kids' sizes.

Kansas girl long dress, $30

To take this costume to the next level, add on a pair of ruby red slippers. They're a pricey accessory, but they're sure to get noticed.

Ruby red slippers, $55 and up

Last minute Where's Waldo? costume

Where's Waldo? costume
Spirit Halloween

Everyone at the party will go out of their way to spot you in this classic Halloween costume.

Where's Waldo costume, $40

Last minute Dragon Ball Z costume

Vegeta Dragon Ball Z costume
Spirit Halloween

Your power levels will be off the charts in this one. This Vegeta costume comes with everything you need to complete the look, wig included.

'Top Gun' flight suit costume

Top Gun Flight Suit Costume

Pop on this officially licensed "Top Gun"-inspired flight suit and you're ready to go. It comes with "Maverick" and "Goose" name badges. Find it in standard and plus sizes. 

'Top Gun' flight suit costume, $90 and up

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