Last Minute Halloween Costume: 9 Ds/90s

by Jerri Farris ; Updated October 17, 2017

If you’ve put off making your Halloween costume until the 11th hour, you need to get clever in a hurry. With minimal supplies. For a child of the 90s, that’s no problem at all.


  • White t-shirt
  • Scrap of plain cardboard
  • Black permanent marker
  • Torn jeans
  • Flannel shirt

It also helps if you have the right attitude. Blast “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on repeat and get down to business.

Slide a piece of cardboard between the front and back of a plain white t-shirt. Write three large Ds in a row across the front of the shirt; repeat to add two more rows, for a total of nine Ds. Get it? You are the 90s now.

When it’s time to party, put on the t-shirt and a pair of torn jeans. Slick back your hair, put on a beanie, then tie a flannel shirt around your waist. Add a pair of Chucks, and party like it’s 1999.

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Jerri Farris is editor-in-chief of Before joining Demand Media, she authored 24 books and wrote for print magazines, video and online publications. Her specialties include lifestyles topics, home improvement and crafts. Farris lives and works in Santa Monica, Ca.