Are you Halloween stressed yet? No fear, I have your back with these Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids. Bonus: these easy Halloween costume ideas use items of clothing you probably already have in your closets…
Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids
It’s a pain to shell out (excuse the pun) money on a costume kids will only wear once. That said, I do have a bin of costumes which my little can use for role play. However, big kids get to an age where they don’t want to role play and thus you really don’t need a dress up bin any more. These are some easy costume ideas to dress your big kid, tween, and yes even teen (OK, and yourself for that Halloween party)…
For a Bank Robber costume you will need: dark jeans, black and white striped shirt, black hat, black gloves, mask and a money bag.
For a Where’s Waldo costume all you need is: blue jeans, white and red striped shirt, red hat, and fake glasses.
For a Superman costume all you need is: Superman t-shirt layered under a white button shirt, dark jeans, and fake glasses.
For a Wednesday Addams costume you need: black dress with white collar, black tights, and black shoes.
Related: Check out how to DYI one pair of overalls into three different Halloween costume ideas.
Personally, I like the Superman costume idea (because I would totally wear a Superman t-shirt all year round so this would be trendy and practical).
Out of all these ideas, what are my kids going as this year?…Spiderman (we have costume in our dress up bin). A Care Bear (we have to DIY the costume – send tips!), and “disappointment” (my teenager’s snarky response). Me? I dress for the weather more than the holiday…so I could be a skier with winter clothing if it’s cold or Mary Poppins with an umbrella if it’s rainy.