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13 Easy Halloween Costumes for Kids

Date: 5th October 2016
Author: Sarah Twist
Publisher: Darwin Escapes
Halloween is almost here and you maybe struggling with ideas for some great spooky costumes, well I’m here to help!


So it’s that time of year where you grab a costume from supermarket, or brave the do-it-yourself look. Well here at Darwin Escapes HQ we are all for the DIY Halloween costume, and we have found 13 of the best, cheapest and easiest costumes, so even if you are running a little late for a costume these will make sure you look spooktacular!

Stick Figure


Wear a white t-shirt and trousers and paper plate for the face, then use some black selotape for the bones, create the stick figure man on the white background. Remember to make a smiley face on the paper plate too!



Cut up an black umbrella for some wings. Attach the ‘wings’ to the back of a black t-shirt, create some pointy ears out of black card and hey-presto you’re a bat!

Creepy Crawlies


More of an all day school type costume. Literally just stick some plastic bugs to your tights or trousers for a bit of spooky fun in school.



Black tops and trousers, white circles and lines stuck to them and you’re a domino. This is also great for a group, so if you have a few children to dress a perfect group costume that’s easy and fun!

3 Blind Mice


An all grey ensemble, a pair of sunglasses, a stick and stick some grey ears on a headband. Good to go, great for best friends or siblings. The House that Lars Built has a fantastic blog post about this, this is also her stunning photo!



A green suit or jogging suit, bend some straws and then proceed to stick them randomly all over the suit. Make sure to place arms in the correct, upright, position for the full effect.

Crazy Cat Lady


Don’t worry you don’t need to buy actual cats for this. A dressing gown with some comfy PJ’s underneath, and lots of cuddly cat toys and beanie babies. A cool costume and still in the comfort of pyjamas, literally no downside!



Seashell or Hawaiian top, colourful fabric cut into a fin shape with the tail attached to the wrist to give a feeling of motion. For extra effect use silver, blue and green make up, spread fish net stockings on your head to then blend for a fish scale effect.



Usually a green outfit, but can be any colour, stick rolled up ‘fur’ over the outfit. Then find an old pair of gloves, cut out triangles from card and stick on the finger tips, instant monster claws.



A pretty red dress. Cut out some seed/tear shapes out of white card to stick on the dress. For extra effort you can make a stork using some folded green paper and wear as a hat.

Raining Cats & Dogs


Rain coat wellington boots with umbrella. And here’s the clever bit, stick some cuddly cat and dog toys on top of the umbrella – genius!

Identity Thief


One of the easiest outfits ever. Buy a bunch of those “My name is…” tags, write different names on them and stick to your top of choice. BAM!



The classic last-minute idea. White bed sheet with eyes cut out and you’re a ghost ready to spook the street.

And there you have 13 easy and cheap costumes for kids (although truth be told they work for any age). Please tag DE in any Halloween costume social posts, we love to see what you guys have been up to!
Happy Halloween Ghosts & Gouls!
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Photo Credits: Miss May Mother Natured,Gabberwocky, Brit & Co, Mugeek, My Merry Messy Life, Travis Wise, Creepy Halloween Images, Petful, Evil Mad Scientist, Catster.

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