Halloween is an exciting time of the year, especially for kids who love to wear costumes, spend time with friends and family, and collect candy. Deciding what to dress up as can sometimes be a difficult process because there are many options to choose from and you also want to avoid picking the cliché costumes. Whether you are buying a costume for your child or making one, if you choose a great costume it will only make the night of Halloween more enjoyable. These are some of the best kids' costumes for Halloween.
Every year on Halloween you are surely to see tribes of witches, ghosts, princesses, and cats. There are some costumes that are used year after year. These costumes can get boring, but they do not have to. Try doing a spin on one of the classic Halloween costumes to make the outfit more exciting. Rather than going as a plain ghost, go as the ghost of a famous person. If your child wants to go as a witch, think of a cool accessory to the costume, like a bubbling cauldron or a fancy robe. Rather than buying the standard pink, sparkly princess dress, go as an autumn princess. Have your child wear a pretty dress but decorate it with fall leaves and flowers. There are many options for making the classic Halloween costumes unique and interesting.
One great option for kids' Halloween costumes is book and movie characters. When your child gets the chance to dress up as his or her favorite character and make believe, it will be very exciting for him or her. If your child loves Harry Potter books, he or she could go as Harry, Ron, or Hermione, or one of the more obscure and interesting characters like the Grey Lady or Nearly Headless Nick. If a book or movie is popular, many Halloween costume stores will carry costumes that go along with that book or movie. If it is difficult to find costumes from your child's favorite book or movie, visit the local fabric and craft store and get inspired to make the costume yourself. There are many simple patterns that can help you to create a costume on your own.
Group themes are a fun idea for Halloween night and they work great for costume parties or contests. If your child is going trick-or-treating with brothers and sisters or a group of friends, consider doing a group theme for costumes. Children can dress as the different characters from a book, show, movie, or game. For example, the characters from the game Clue would make a great Halloween group theme. Children can dress as Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, and the others, and carry the props that go along with the game. Other popular group themes include The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, the Flintstones, and much more. Children may want to dress as characters from popular TV shows like Glee. Look for group costumes at Halloween stores or browse online to get an idea about how to make the themed costumes yourself.