Halloween Costume Ideas

Are you having trouble thinking of a good Halloween costume for your kids this year? Don't panic: fellow iVillagers have put their heads together and have wonderful ideas for easy costumes. Take a look at the suggestions below, and let your creative juices flow.

Beautiful Butterfly Costume
"Take colored leggings and matching shirt (I like yellow for easy visibility), and a headband with deely-boppers attached (pom poms attached with pipe cleaner work great) for antennas. Cut wings from light cardboard, then cut out different shapes from different colors of felt and glue to wings. Attach the wings to the back of your child's shirt with safety pins or stitch loosely and attach felt loops to the end of the wings that tie around the child's wrists. Then she can flutter her wings as she goes!"
-- iVillager KHATA2

Tiny Elvis Impersonator
"My husband listens to oldies all day, and my son loves the music! So last Halloween, I decided to make my then 17-month-old son Elvis. I went to a secondhand store and bought a pair of powder blue pants, a plain white button-up shirt, and an elastic belt with a big silver buckle. I got a tiny plastic guitar for $2 at a toy store. On the guitar I wrote 'The King' in big black ink, and put a string on it for around his neck. On the back of the shirt I added some rhinestones and glitter to puff paints and wrote 'The King.' I studded the cuffs, collar and yoke of the shirt with rhinestones. On the bottom of the pant legs, I cut out triangles and filled them in with white fabric (an old pillow case), and I studded those too. I also cut the belt down to size, and studded that. With a little grease in his hair, he was a big hit. "

-- iVillager BERNSMTH

Pooh Costume That's No Bother
"Here's how I made an easy and cute Winnie the Pooh costume: I bought a gold hooded sweatshirt and pants, a red T-shirt and some fake fur at Wal-mart. I cut the fake fur to cover the hood of the sweat shirt and an oval shape for the tummy and used spray adhesive to attach it (I don't sew!) I cut the red T-shirt off so that the tummy showed and stuffed a little batting in the front of the sweat pants to make Pooh's tummy nice and round. I used my black eyeliner to draw on a nose and eyebrown. It was adorable."
-- iVillager Cdar0308

Create a Cool Cat
"Try making a costume out of paper bags and fabric scraps. Just drape and glue scraps all over an old sweat suit, and paint a cat face on your child, just like in 'Cats.' That would be really neat! "
-- iVillager StormyBre

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