Fancy dress, face paint, carved pumpkins and lots of treats makes Halloween one of the best holidays to celebrate for children. This year Halloween will fall on Monday October 31 2016 and we thought we’d share some last minute DIY kids Halloween costume inspiration to get you started!
So without further ado, let’s head to the costume department! In the past we’ve had ghosts, zombies, witches, dragons, pumpkins, black cats, a Wednesday Adams, a dead barbie doll and a Cruella de Vil… The list goes on and every year you have to come up with something new!
We always get inspired by the films we see and this years Tim Burton production of ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ provides an endless source of ideas for Halloween costumes.
For a pair of best friends, The Masked Ballerinas (the twins) is an excellent choice of Halloween costume.
White shoes, white tights, white underwear and a white mask made of paper mache. If the full mask is a bit too much (and uncomfortable to wear), simply use face paint instead.
Key elements for the look: All white, knee length one-suit, large collar, black eyebrows. And they need to be two!
The tradition of scaring evil spirits away can be found in many parts of the world. Perhaps one of the most fascinating one is the South American tradition Day of Dead which is another great source of inspiration for halloween costumes. Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos as it’s called is a holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1. and 2nd.
Key elements for the look: Skull make up, flower crown, skeleton costume or Mexcian ‘señorita.
Wednesday Adams was probably one of our best costumes, and all we had to buy for the outfit was the black wig. Miss A thought it was a boring outfit and was certain no one would recognise her character. But as soon as we left home people on the street all pointed at her and exclaimed; ‘Look! There’s Wednesday!’
Key elements for the look: All black, white collar shirt, black wig in plats.
But it doesn’t have to be all dead scary… A costume we really like, which is spooky but still well suited for younger children, is this DIY kids spider costume. Made in an instant with the help of a few pairs of knee socks in black, a needle and thread and some filling.
Key elements for the look: All black; leggings, tee and hat.
For the ones of you who are a bit more crafty, the Little Red Riding Hood is an adorable Halloween costume to consider. The DIY red cape in red velvet is so beautiful she will wish she could wear it every day. If one of her friends would like to dress up as the wolf… even better!
Key elements for the look: Red cape and wooden basket.
Hope this post gave some ideas. Will you be trick or treating this year with the children and if you are, what costumes are you planning to do? Please connect with us on Instagram so we can follow each other on spooky night of Monday 31st.