Halloween Costume Idea
Halloween Costume Idea
Halloween Costume Idea - Be a Clown
“Be a clown, be a clown, all the world loves a clown.”
Just singing that song puts you in a happy mood, right?
One of the most fun costumes to make at home for
Halloween is the clown costume. It can be as wild and as
imaginative as ever. Here are some suggestions.
Let your imagination run wild. Start with a white, red,
or black sweat suit. Then go to town painting all
different colors and shapes on it, from polka dots to
triangles. With some make-up you can paint your child’s
face in any way you wish. Draw triangles around the
eyes, paint the nose red or find a red nose in a craft
store, and use red lipstick to make a happy smile on the
face of your child. If you can find an inexpensive clown
wig, that would be great as well.
Another idea is to wear a menagerie of different
clothing. Find an oversized shirt with loud stripes,
plaid pants, and red suspenders. Add a funky oversized
jacket, and you‘re good to go. For the shoes, you can
find large-sized shoes that your child can fit into with
his or her own shoes on.
If your child wishes to wear a hat, you can use a plain
party hat and spray paint it with different colors and
add polka dots to it or glimmer as well.
Here’s a tip: Add one or two balloons inside the jacket,
and when your child goes trick or treating and someone
asks for a trick, you child can open up the jacket and
the balloons will pop out!
Oh, don’t forget the big bowtie! You can make it out of
different color satin fabrics. Add a ruffled fabric to
wear around the neck and you have the makings of the
best clown in your neighborhood.
Hundreds of ideas for making your own Halloween costume
- everything from traditional characters to the truly
wild and wacky...for children
Halloween Costume Idea: Ghost
Nothing exemplifies Halloween more than a ghost costume.
It is probably the easiest to make and can be as simple
or complex as you wish. Let’s take a look at two ideas
for a ghost costume for Halloween.
Traditionally, one would cut out two holes in a white
sheet, for the eyes, color the outer circle of the eyes
black, and just wear it as is. However, this Casper the
Friendly Ghost type costume would be a bit of a problem
if the sheet fell off and the child couldn’t see where
he or she was going. So, here is a suggestion.
Take a white sheet and cut a large enough hole so it can
fit over the child’s head. Ensure that the bottom of the
sheet is short enough so the child doesn’t trip over it.
Since October is a cool month, wearing white pants and a
white turtleneck top would be recommended. Oh, don’t
forget white shoes or sneakers. Now that the costume
itself is ready to go, here comes the fun part.
Use a non-chemical white powder makeup to paint the
face. Use black make up and make a complete circle
carefully around the eyes. The hair is next. There are
two ways you can go with this. You can either purchase a
white wig, or you can spray the hair with white spray.
Voila! This ghost is a winner!
The second ghost costume can be made directly from the
movie “A Christmas Carol.”
How about dressing up as Marley? Using the same items as
the first costume, the only difference is you will need
a ball and chain to wrap around the costume.
You make a chain one using different colored pieces of
construction paper. Cut the paper into strips, then take
each strip and staple the ends together. Take another
strip and put one end through the first and staple. If
you decided to make the ball to go with the chain, you
can take lots of newspaper and scrunch it up into a ball
and spray paint it black. You can attach it to the chain
with a piece of wire.
One more thing, instead of making the child’s hair
completely white, you can use a shower cap with holes it
in, and spray it white. This way, it will look a bit
more authentic. Remember, Marley’s hair wasn’t all
white. Also, Marley wasn’t too well kept, so you can
make some holes in the white sheet and add a little
black spray on the bottom as well.
Halloween Costume Idea: Pirate
The hottest movie out today, which all kids enjoy, is
“Pirates of the Caribbean.” Well, it makes sense that
your son or daughter may wish to be a pirate for
Halloween. These are not only fun costumes to make, but
quite easy as well. So let’s make a homemade pirate’s
Here’s is what is needed: A red bandana and thick red
ribbon or large red scarf; old pair of black pants and a
white shirt or blouse; an eye patch; hoop earrings –
preferable clip-on; black and red eyeliner; cardboard
and tin foil; fake bird and wire; and black and brown
Fray the edges of the pants and shirt. Place the red
bandana on the child’s head and then tie the red ribbon
or scarf around the waist. Use some black eye liner to
paint the face with a mustache. Use some red eyeliner to
paint a scar on the face. Put on the earrings and the
To make a sword (every pirate needs a sword), use
cardboard and cut out the shape of a sword. Cover it
with tin foil. Use black masking tape for the handle.
To make the pirate’s costume authentic to the movie, you
can purchase a fake bird and use wire to attach it to
the pirates shoulder or sleeve. The funkier the bird,
Here’s another tip: If you wish to have the pirate wear
a peg leg, you can simply tape one pant leg with brown
masking tape all the way down to the tip of the shoe.
Keep the toe part uncovered. Or if this is not suitable
for your child, you can always spray paint the leg with
brown spray, simulating a wooden peg leg.
Making a pirates costume allows you to be as creative as
you wish. Add sparkles to the eye patch, find an old
black hat in a thrift store, or instead of a sash, have
the pirate wear a belt with a large buckle. There are so
many ideas one can use to make a pirate costume for
Halloween extra special. Have a happy Halloween…….. Argh!
Halloween Costume: Princess
If you have a young daughter, odds are she will want to
dress up as a princess for Halloween. While it may be
easy to just go out and purchase a costume, it can be
quite expensive in the long run. Making a homemade
princess costume for Halloween can be not only
affordable, but fun as well.
If you have a pretty pink or white dress, this can be
the basis for the outfit. White leotards and a white
body suit to wear under the dress are suggested. Adding
glitter to the sleeves of the body suit would also be a
great idea, not to mention the body suit and leotards
would keep your child warm on Halloween. Once you have
these basic items, the next thing which has to be
addressed is whether your daughter will wear slippers or
shoes. White shoes would be appropriate, or if you can
find a pair of white slippers and garnish them with
glitter; this would be awesome.
Depending on which princess your daughter has chosen,
that is, one of the Disney characters such as Cinderella
or Snow White, or perhaps a princess she read about in a
book, the right accessories will accent the entire
wardrobe to create the most enchanting princess of all.
While some princesses wear capes, others wear fur wraps.
Whatever is chosen, it can easily be made with fabric.
For example, a white cape can be adorned with gold lace
around the edges, and a gold jeweled clasp can be
utilized to close the front at the neck. A wrap made of
fur can be purchased at a fabric store and cut to fit
your daughter’s shoulders. You can attach both ends
together with either a beautiful piece of jewelry,
preferably one with a clasp.
What’s a princess without a tiara? This can easily be
made with wire and ribbons. There are star wires
available in different colors. Simply measure the
child’s head and cut a piece of star wire and form it
into a circle. Use the ribbon to wrap around the base of
the wire utilizing one or several color ribbons. You can
add additional wire to form a three-dimensional tiara as
Would you like to quickly make creative Kids Halloween Costumes that you and your children will be proud of -- for a fraction of the price of store-bought? Susanne Myers has co-authored a book to show you how -- no sewing involved. Visit
www.ILoveHalloweenCostumes.com to learn more.
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