When you are busy raising little ones, it is possible to forget about play dates and parties. What if you forget about that Halloween party your kids were looking forward to? It’s okay because these are some easy costume ideas that can put you back on track and don’t require you to pay outrageous amounts for costumes. These are the top five quickest, easiest costumes that you can throw together in no time:
1. Mad Scientist- Take out a white button up long sleeve shirt from your closet. Put this on your child backwards so the buttons are on the back. Make sure to dress your boy or girl in pair of light colored shorts! Make a name tag that says “Dr. Mad Scientist” and pin it to the shirt. Get out the hair spray and tell your child to put their head down. Spray the hair until it stands straight up and is in complete disarray. Now put on a pair of swimming goggles and Tah-dah! Don’t forget to bring an evil laugh!!!
2. Gypsy- This costume is so easy! Pull out some of your more colorful articles of clothing. Make sure to take out decorative scarves and long skirts. Now begin layering the clothes and make sure to incorporate many different colors. Before long you will have a mini gypsy. Help out your child by letting him or her wear some of your bulky jewelry. If your daughter is going to be a gypsy then consider using one of the scarves as a headband. If you plan to use makeup then I suggest purple eye shadow and dark pink lipstick.
3. Jelly bean monster- Go to the store and purchase a bag of multicolored water balloons. Blow up about twenty or so of them. Get out a plain t-shirt and a hot glue gun and glue the tied balloon ends to the shirt but be careful not to pop the balloons. Make sure that you don’t overdo it on the balloons or else your child will have a difficult time moving around and sitting. Use face paint and create a colorful look. This costume is so unique and simple that your child should wear it at least once.
4. Ghost- This is the most classic, easy costume there is. Take out an old white bed sheet and put it over your child’s head. Cut out oversized eye holes and possibly cut a mouth hole because breathing into a sheet can get hot. Because sheets are so long you should also consider cutting arm holes. If you do this then try to wear a long sleeve white shirt. This costume takes less than a minute. You could practically hold your breath. If this is too plain for you then make a project out of decorating the sheet with markers before it’s used.
5. Chef- You can get this together in five minutes. Put an old apron on your child and pick up a fake chef’s hat from the store. If you would like, you could bring a prop like a cookbook. If you want to elaborate a little bit, put spices in the pockets of the apron and string together some measuring spoons and use them as a necklace. Again, another simple costume that costs very little.
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