Halloween feels different this year. Does it seem like you are running out of time to prepare?
Maybe you didn’t have time to pick up your kiddos Halloween costume this year, or maybe they couldn’t make up their mind and you completely forgot to have them make a decision. Whatever the reason, you’re now in the final stretch to Halloween and you have the task of putting together Halloween costume in just a matter of days, maybe even hours.
Don’t panic! We’re pretty sure that kids are too distracted by the fact they are about to get a ton of candy that they don’t really care what they’re wearing. Regardless of how little time you have, it is still possible for you to put together a ridiculously amazing costume!
1) Be a Bat
Do you have an old black umbrella laying around the house? Perfect! Turn it into a cute bat costume. Just cut it in half and use hot glue or safety pins to attach it to the arms of a black hoodie. Fasten the metal umbrella hinges with black electrical tape so they fold properly. Create ears with foam and/or feathers and you’re little one is ready to go!
2) Clark Kent/Superman
Does your little one own a pair of Superman pajamas? Put them on underneath a white shirt and tie and dress pants and he can be a superhero in disguise. Just have him flash those pajamas every once in a while to show off who he really is.
3) Zombie Baseball Player
All that baseball gear you spent money on over the years is about to come in handy. Bring out that little league gear and your makeup to create a zombie baseball player. Rub a little makeup or dirt on the gear and on your players face and they’ll be ready for a night out trick or treating.
4) Own your Owl
If you happen to have a few days and not hours on your hands, and you’re feeling a bit more crafty, this will make an adorable Halloween costume. Create an owl by getting a solid colored sweatshirt and stocking cap. Cut out matching oval shapes aka feathers in whatever color you want and hot glue them onto the sweatshirt. Next, cut out a pair of eyes and beak and hot glue those onto the stocking cap. Whoooo forgot to make a Halloween costume? Not you!
5) Wyldstyle Lego Girl
Is your child a fan of the Lego movie? This will be the perfect Halloween costume for her. Buy a black hoodie and some colorful duck tape to make the stripes, pull your child’s hair back in a ponytail and add a bit of colored hair chalk, and BAM! You have a Wyldstyle on your hands!
6) Bzz Bzz Bumble Bee
Start with a yellow shirt and either cut strips of a black t-shirt and hand sew a long stitch so you can pull it into a ruffle or buy ribbon that is already ruffled to make the stripes on the t-shirt. Craft an antenna by attaching yellow and black pipe cleaners twisted together to a headband and top each antenna with a foam ball painted yellow. Bzzzz…Trick or Treat!
7) Be a Bandit
If you have a black and white striped shirt laying around the house, buy them a black beanie and a white bag to create this super easy costume. Paint a dollar sign on the bag, draw a black mask on their face, and they’ll be ready to go!
8) Hippie Chic
Does your child have a tie dye shirt they made at school or camp? This is the perfect opportunity to show off their handiwork. Add a few necklaces, a head band, a pair of flipflops and you’ve got a super comfortable costume that is ready to go.
What if you usually dress up to take your kids out trick or treating, or you have a Halloween party on the agenda but forgot your own costume? We’ve got you covered too! Give one of these Halloween costumes a try for yourself.
9) Mime it out
Put together a black and white striped shirt with a pair of black pants, paint your face white and add black eye liner around your eyes, then finish off the look with bright red lipstick. Easy peasy!
8) Rosie the Riveter
It’s all about the blue button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up to create this cultural icon. Pair your shirt with jeans and workboots, then tie a red bandana around your head like a headband. Top off your look with bright red lipstick and be sure to flex your muscles in pictures!