Quick & Easy
Kids Halloween Costume Ideas
By Nicole Dean
You can find a large variety of Halloween
costumes available at stores in your neighborhood. However, when you
consider the cost and lack of originality, homemade costumes are a more
fun and oftentimes more cost-effective option. Plus, if you involve your
children in creating the homemade costumes, the results will be worth
more than any store-bought costume in any store.
Here are some inexpensive, quick and easy
homemade Halloween costume ideas that will cost little money and show
lots of imagination.
Ghost: Ghosts are an old stand-by that
never goes out of style. Use an old white sheet with holes cut for the
eyes and sew a simple treat bag out of a scrap of material or a worn out
pillow case. You can dress your ghost up a bit by making lips out of red
lipstick and a few false eyelashes. Or you could color a beard and
moustache with markers. You may want to create a colorful ghost by using
a sheet covered with polka dots or one that is brightly colored.
Clown: You can create a great clown with
sweat clothes that are a bit to large decorated with fabric paint or
markers. Sew on some pom-poms, use an inexpensive wig with a large,
colorful hat, and you could even stuff the clothing with tissue
(although the tissue will be a problem if the need for a restroom break
Scarecrow: An over-sized flannel shirt,
some straw, and faded jeans with patches will make a great scarecrow.
Stuff the jeans and shirt with plastic grocery bags and leave a little
straw hanging out of the shirt and jeans. A little makeup will complete
your scarecrow costume.
Hippy: You can become a hippy from the
1960s with a tie-dye shirt and faded jeans with holes in the knees.
Combine this with a headband, a ponytail wig, and a jacket or vest
covered in fringe and you will have the most authentic looking hippy
costume of all time.
Nerd: Halloween is the time to dress like
something completely out of character. You can dress your child as a
typical nerd, complete with white shirt, pocket protectors, pants that
are too short, horn-rimmed glasses, while socks and black dress shoes.
Don't forget to tape one corner of the glasses for a true nerd
appearance. Make sure you use plenty of hair gel to slick back the hair
and a few overly large fake teeth will be a great addition.
Soda Can: Find an inexpensive plastic
barrel and cut a hole in the bottom. Paint the entire barrel the colors
and design of your favorite brand of soda in a can. With holes for arms
and your head, a simple barrel can transform your child into a soda can.
Your child can be the hit of your block
or at the neighborhood Halloween party if you use a little imagination
and create special costumes out of inexpensive, household items. Itís
quick. Itís easy. And, itís fun.
Like the commercials say "The memory
of your child in a costume you made together" ... priceless.
Would you like to quickly make
creative Halloween costumes that you and your children will be
proud of -- for a fraction of the price of store-bought?
Nicole Dean has co-authored a book to show you how -- no
sewing involved. Visit http://www.ILoveHalloweenCostumes.com
to learn more.
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