Kids and tweens face extraordinary pressure to fit in these days, and Halloween is one of the biggest social events of the year. That is why you need these ideas I just made up for your kid or tween. Any one of these last minute Halloween costume ideas can be made in sixty seconds are less, if you have some of the supplies lying around.
Costumes alone do not make the character so make sure your child or tween brings plenty of enthusiasm or excitement to the costume. A big smile goes a long way and people can tell right away if children are having a good time or not. Bring the fun and the Halloween costume will do the rest.
1. Quick Punk Rock Last Minute Halloween Costume for Kids and Tweens
One super quick costume idea is that of a punk rocker from the 1980s. Just grab the hair gel or hair spray and make sharp pointy arrows out of your kid’s hair and then hair spray it all into place. Add a bandana to the forehead and you are all set. Even better, try and find a plactic drum and some makeshift drumsticks for some noise to complement the costume. If you are not familiar with the punk rock scene of the 1980s, check out tvparty.com for some cool information on this retro period of fun and excitement.
2. Old Technology User of the 1990s Last Minute Halloween Costume for Kids and Tweens
Every family has some old technology products around the house or in the garage. How about 8-tracks and cassettes or even records? Yes, they are everywhere. You can tape together some old floppy disks or AOL free trial discs and make a belt out of it. Then find some t-shirts that have Commodore II or some old computer name on it to really make the costume great.
3. Smiley Face Emoticon Halloween Costume for Kids and Tweens
Smiley face emoticons are everywhere these days. You may even know somebody who uses smiley-face icons in every single email. If you or your tween is a big smiley face emoticon fan, then this last minute Halloween costume idea may be just right for you. Simply visit facebooksmileyfaces.com for a long list of fun Facebook smileys. Then simply print them all or copy or print them on much larger sizes. Then if you can print them on yellow paper, you can simply cut them and tape or adhere them to some clothes from the closet.
4. Black or Brown Belt Non-Expert Karate Halloween Costume for Kids and Tweens
This fun Halloween costume idea can be lightning fast if you have the right clothes in the closet. All you really need is an oversized white dress shirt. Wrap it around your kid or tween with the buttons in the back. Then grab an old wide black or brown belt and put it on over the white shirt. Then teach your kid some karate poses and you are done. Hee-yah!
5. Type-A Super Manic Exercise Guru Last Minute Costume for Kids and Tweens
Even young kids are super exercise freaks these days. All you need for this costume are some running shoes and a tattered t-shirt and sweat pants. Throw on a bandana , bottle of water and stopwatch and you are ready, set and go for this quick costume.
6. Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad Super Fan Last Minute Costume for Kids and Tweens
If your kid or tween is like everyone else on the planet, it is likely they spend inordinate amounts of time on their Apple iPod, iPhone or iPad. That is why this kind of costume is so easy. Just have your kid carry or use all of their devices at once and completely ignore everyone else around them on Halloween night. It is also fun if they could wear images of the Apple icon to show how big of a mega-fan they are of Apple and all of its products. Simply call this Halloween costume the Apple Fanatic costume.
Punk Rock Scene in L.A. during 1980s, tvparty.com
Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod, apple.com
Smiley Emoticons, facebooksmileyfaces.com