’tis the season to start thinking Halloween Costume Ideas. In my house, as the kids get older – the more they expect out of a Halloween Costume (it actually gets a little competitive in class – to be the most unique, the funniest, the coolest). Here are my ideas for some Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas…
Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas…
Dracula: black clothes and a cape (tip: use a small black table cloth!)
Witch: black clothes and a witches hat (hat can be easily bought at the dollar store)
Pirate*: Ripped pants, brown or black boots, striped shirt and a pirate hat.
Cowboy/Cowgirl: jeans or overalls, long sleeve shirt, cowboy hat and a lasso.
Hippie: jeans, tie dye shirt, and a flower in their hair.
Devil: red clothes, devil horns and a tail (tip: a filled red stocking can be a tail)
Angel: white clothes, angle wings and a halo
Chef: apron and chef’s hat. Piece of bread or cake on a plate as an accessory.
Wizard: Black cone hat with stars & moons on it and a wand.
Princess: Crown or tiara, scepter and a pretty dress.
Pirate*: our school has a “no scull and cross bones” policy – I just note this so you check your own school’s policies for costumes before discussing pirate costumes with your son or daughter.
Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas – Pun-ny Costumes…
These are a few ideas for the tweens and teens who want something a little funnier as a Homemade Halloween Costume.
Black Eye Peas: Black eye make-up and cut outs of the letter “P” taped all over clothes
Blackmail: Black cardboard cut to look like an envelope with silver marked (used to write school address) and a stamp image
Ceiling Fan: cheerleader outfit, pom poms and “Go Ceiling” written on the front of the t-shirt
Chick Magnet: black clothes and yellow pom poms taped all over the clothes
Candy Rapper: hip hop style clothes, sunglasses, chains, sideways worn cap with candy wrappers taped all over clothes
Bad yearbook photo: Really bad make up, crazy hair and hold up a cut out of white cardboard to look like a frame
And remember a few Halloween safety tips. No weapon-like accessories (not only can they be dangerous at school but the kids need both hands to carry their trick or treat bags). No masks. Capes should only go halfway down the body (so they are not a tripping hazzard nor do they come near the lighted jack-o-laterns). Kids should trick or treat with an adult. Adults should carry flashlights and help kids up and down stairs while they go door to door. Have an adult check candy before kids dig in.