So, Halloween costumes are only worn one night in the year by your kids before they grow an incredible amount over the following 365 days.
You likely would ask, “Is it worth paying the full price for a costume from the store if it is only going to be used once?” A great response to that question is the ability to make your kid’s costumes right there at home, even if you can’t sew.
You don’t have to be a designer or artist in order to help create a fun costume for your kids to wear for trick-or-treating. There are hundreds of options you have to put something together, entertaining and fun, and a costume that the kids will likely be excited about as well.
Take a look at some of the easiest costumes that you can put together yourself:
- Haunted Gingerbread House – This one is a simple cardboard cutout to place right over your little one after you draw the details of the haunted house all around it.
- Gingham Witches – Use black and white gingham fabric to easily make little witch dresses and clasp them easily at the back. Top it off with black witch hats, all of them being quite simple.
- Strawberry Costume – Make a strawberry out of red fabric cutout, and then glue on some seeds and add a little green stem-shaped hat to the top!
- Cheese Grater and Cheese Wedge – The kids are a themed pair, covering in basic cutout cloth in the appropriate colors.
- Hot Air Balloon – Surrounded by a cutout cardboard box as the basket with balloons attached to the top, it’s quite easy!
- Homemade Librarian Costume – Just dress them up as a little librarian and draw up the handmade canvas library card for the tote to collect candy!
- Homemade Raggedy Anne – She has a blue gingham shirt covered by a striped pullover dress that you can quickly make on your own. Then grab some red yarn to create that adorable hair and paint her face with your existing makeup!
- Lady Liberty Costume – With all light green cloth used to create a toga-like covering, a headband, and a handheld light you can whip this up in under a half-hour.
- A Doctor – Just a little white cloth jacket, with the mask and stethoscope, there is much to present your little medical professional to the neighbors easily.
- Stick Figure Costume – From head to toe in white covering, all it takes is some black electrical or duct tape to place the image of the stick figure on top of the clothing. Just cut out a round white mask from a piece of paper and color the stick face of the figure on it, and you are there!
With these all being quite simply and quickly put together, there is an easy way to not worry about wasting money on a stylish costume that will never be used again.
These are only a few of the many options that are available for all kids, based on their interests and the toys and sports they like. Some of them may only want to go out as the athlete of their favorite sport, or what they want to be when they grow up! Let them be creative with you about what might be the most fun for the time they get to spend going trick-or-treating.