Five Quick DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for your Kids

 

So it’s the week before Halloween, and you just got invited to a costume party with no time to prep costumes for yourself, let alone your kids. Don’t panic! There are loads of quick last-minute costumes that you can throw together in a pinch, with just the items you have in your closet already. Your kids will love the creativity, and you’ll save money in the long run!

 

Here’s our top 5 picks for simple DIY Halloween costumes your kids will love:

 

 

Superman/Supergirl

 

There’s nothing you can’t do with a sheet of fabric and some old winter gloves. A mask can be cut quickly out of an old t-shirt, and voila! You’re ready to punch some bad guys and save the day!

 

Fighter plane

 

Cardboard is a wonderful thing. Unfold the box flat, and then cut diagonally to make wings that can be painted in whatever shade your child desires. Attach to a backpack or make a quick makeshift harness with a belt or two, and the sky’s the limit.

 

 

Butterfly

 

A pair of fairy wings can be taken to the next level with a little bit of face paint. Better yet, match the type of bug to the color wings you choose. Red wings? Use a sponge to add black polka dots, and you’ve got a ladybug costume instead.

 

 

Pirate

 

What child doesn’t want to be a pirate at some point in their life? This costume looks complicated but is actually fairly simple. The key is layering, starting with a plain loose shirt and baggy pants, then add a vest (easy to make by cutting an old t-shirt down the middle), and then adding belts and scarves. A bandanna on the head, draw on a moustache if you choose, and it’s time to sail the seven seas!

 

 

Knight

 

When it comes to armor, cardboard is and will always be your best friend. Swords, shields, and even plate armor are easy to outline and cut out of any boxes you may have available. A coat of tinfoil or even a quick spray paint can take brown and boring to shiny and adventurous in no time flat.

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