Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Try a DIY version of these awesome TODAY get-ups

Still haven’t got a plan for Halloween? It’s not too late to pull one together using things you probably already have in your closet. We asked Studio DIY’s Kelly Lanza to create a few last-minute versions of costumes worn by current and former TODAY anchors. Check out Lanza’s DIY versions of Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales’ Laverne & Shirley, Meredith Vieira’s Queen Elizabeth and Natalie’s Justin Bieber below. And tune into TODAY on Friday to find out what the anchors will be up to this Halloween!

Laverne & Shirley

Laverne & Shirley Halloween costume

Channel Savannah and Natalie circa 2013 and grab your best friend to be Laverne & Shirley this Halloween! Turn an old sweater into a Laverne staple by stitching or gluing on black cording (from a craft store) in an L shape.

Laverne & Shirley Halloween costume

What You Need:

For Laverne 

black shirt

white cardigan

black cording + hot glue gun (or needle & thread)

black scarf

pencil skirt


For Shirley 

V-neck sweater

white button-down shirt

matching scarf

full skirt

pearl earrings


The Queen of England

The Queen of England DIY costume

Raid Grandma’s closet — or your own — and turn her Sunday best into your very own Queen of England get-up. Look for muted pastels, pearls and a vintage brooch. Add some corgi balloons and get the look inspired by the Halloween costume Meredith wore in 2011.

Queen of England Halloween costume

What You Need:

dress coat or skirt suit

matching hat

pear necklace and earrings


small handbag

nude pumps or flats

corgi balloons (found here.)

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Halloween costume

Ransack your boyfriend’s, husband’s or brother’s closet for jeans, a T-shirt and a jacket to instantly revive Natalie’s 2010 Justin Bieber costume. Just don’t forget the signature hair! (Put yours up in a pony tail and pin it forward to mimic the swoop.)

Justin Bieber Halloween costume

What You Need:

baggy jeans


nylon jacket

Kelly Lanza is the founder and editor of Studio DIY. Follow her on Twitter.