5 Easy (and Cute) Halloween Costumes for Toddlers
It’s mid-October and that means it’s almost time for one of our favorite kid-friendly holidays: Halloween. ‘Tis the season for sugar highs, jack-o-lanterns and, more importantly, costumes. If you’re looking to celebrate Halloween without breaking the bank (or attempting to craft an elaborate outfit out of feathers, faux fur and sparkles…) try out one of our easy DIY costumes for toddlers this year!
1. Joel from Risky Business: This is one of the easiest costumes out there. Grab a white button-down, a pair of cool shades and some socks. Your kid will be Tom Cruise cool in no time.
2. Bouquet: All this requires is a quick trip to the flower or craft shop. Buy some artificial flowers (different types and colors to make it more fun), glue them on a cap, and dress your toddler or infant in an all-green outfit. A little bit of spring in the middle of fall!
3. Oompa Loompa: The perfect costume for a toddler because they’re almost the right size! Start with a pair of white pants, a brown turtleneck and some striped socks. If you can’t find a pair of toddler-sized white suspenders, try clipping two white belts to the pants. Next, paint on some non-toxic orange face paint (with white for the eyebrows). If you want to, top it off with a green wig.
4. Paper Doll: Start with a piece of poster board. Draw or trace your child’s favorite outfit – or a dream outfit – on the board. Next, paint it with fun colors! Don’t forget to draw in the tabs around the edges. Make shoulder straps and a waist strap out of elastic. Voila! Your little guy or girl is a paper doll.
5. Pumpkin: This is the classic Halloween costume, of course. Get an oversized orange sweatshirt and stuff the inside with tulle (or another soft and fluffy material). Jack-o-lantern-esque eyes, a nose and a toothy smile can be drawn on with a black marker. Pop on a green cap and your toddler will be ready to go!
Just like that, your “little monster” is ready to clean out the neighborhood (hehe).