Unique Halloween Costumes for Kids
Fa-BOO-lous costume ideas straight from your child's imagination. Either spring for the "treat" costumes, go for the affordable "trick" option, or whip up a quick DIY costume with our tips and ideas. Pregnant? Check out awesome ways to dress up your bump!
Treat (pictured): La Miniatura jacket ($150; ronrobinson.com), swimsuit ($30; petit-bateau.us), hat ($34; uniquevintage.com), Sofie tutu ($45; petitcouture.com), Jefferies tights ($10; kidssocks.com), Tonya boots ($69; pediped.com)
DIY: Borrow a suit jacket from brother or find one at a thrift store and coordinate it with a skirt and boots. Wrap a hoola hoop with ribbon and secure every 5” with hot glue. Add Grandpa’s top hat for the finishing touch.
Trick: Lil' Lion Elite Collection ($36; amazon.com)
DIY: Draw claws with a sharpie on mittens that coordinate with a solid colored pajama set. For the mane, cut ribbon in 4” strips and hot glue ends (to make loops) to a brown beanie. Cover the beanie completely with ribbon loops.
Treat (pictured): Brute singlet ($34; amazon.com), tights ($9; welovecolors.com), Bogs shoes ($45; zappos.com), 4-inch belt ($17; bodybuilding.com), fingerless gloves ($12; americanapparel.com), mustache (12-pack, $4; amazon.com), Barbell made with 12-inch balls ($21 each; innovation.com)
DIY: Borrow a dance unitard or find one at a thrift store. Pair it with striped tights. Draw on a mustache with eyeliner. Wrap dad’s black belt around the waist. Buy an inexpensive black pair of black gloves at Target or Walmart and cut off the fingers.
- Use acrylic paint to draw a red star on two 12-inch Styrofoam balls ($21 each; shapeinnovation.com). Paint the rest of the balls silver and let dry. With finger, smear glue over the star and generously sprinkle red glitter on it. Once dry, shake the excess glitter off.
- Wrap a 30 inch long and 1 inch in diameter pvc pipe (from hardware store) with black ribbon. Hot glue ribbon to pipe every 2 inches.
- Stick one end of the pipe into each of the balls and generously hot glue the pipe in place.
DIY: Place a tutu around the neck so it hangs over the shoulders. Pair it with leggings and clown wig, red nose and funky shoes.