Oftentimes parents can be an afterthought for costume planning. Whether you’re going to a Halloween party this weekend or have plans to trick-or-treat with your kid, here are some easy costumes you can throw together at the last minute, that won’t cost you a whole lot.

“You can actually mix and match with things you already have in your closet and pick up some new items at the mall,” said Ashlee Schnieder, director of marketing and business development at the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall. “We really want you to be comfortable and utilize these items later in the year.”

Clark Kent aka Superman

Halloween is on a Tuesday this year, October 31, and if your work requires a suit jacket, keep it on! All you’ll need is to wear a Superman T-shirt underneath and frames for an accessory.

Gold element from the periodic table

Embody your element! Schneider chose to use a bright gold statement jacket from JCPenney, accessorized with bold gold jewelry. It can be mixed with black garments you already have in your closet.

“This is fun because you can do gold or tin or copper, even cobalt and neon,” Schnieder said. “Look at your periodic table and see which one you want to dress up as.”

Just remember to draw the element on a piece of paper, to pin on your back.

Mary Poppins

This costume can be accessorized with either a white button-up or a white shirt with a red bow tie. For a more casual approach, wear a red scarf instead, and of course a black umbrella.

“If you don’t plan on reusing your hate, pick up some cute fake flowers from the craft store, hot glue those on,” Schnieder said.

Danny Zuko from the movie “Grease”

All you need is slicked back hair, a white T-shirt and a black leather jacket.

“If you don’t have a black leather jacket, grab one because they’re always a great statement piece for the rest of the year as well,” said Schnieder.

The 5th Avenue Mall is participating in Trick-or-Treat Street. Bring the kids shop-to-shop to gather candy and goodies inside the mall; there will be a photo booth on the second floor of the mall.

Trick-or-Treat Street

Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28

Downtown Anchorage