Ooh, look at those scary ghosts. Don’t worry, it’s just my children dressed up for Halloween last year. And in outfits that only cost £2 each to put together. Yup, that’s right. Only £2. And as I love putting together easy, and often cheap, costumes, I thought I would share some of them with you.
Spooky Ghosts – I went to Poundland and bought cheap plastic ghost tops (£1) and ghost deely boppers/headbands (£1). Dubz wore one of Moozles’ old white dresses and Moozles wore an old white pillow case and tights. That’s it. Super
Pippi Longstocking – this costume is perfect for Halloween or World Book Day. And it cost nothing. I put Moozles in two old dresses (the top dress is shorter so looks like a pinafore). She’s wearing stripey tights, and on one leg has stripey knee-high socks. I drew freckles on with brown eyeliner. And of course, the pièce de résistance was the coat hanger in Moozles’ plaits/braids.
Queen of Hearts – Another relatively easy costume. Moozles had a witch costume from the previous Halloween. We cut out a heart-shape from card and Moozles coloured it in and we stuck it to the front of the dress with a safety pin. Add a crown and a heart with some red face paint, and we had the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. This costume would also work for World Book Day.
Some of our other costumes have been outfits that have worked for fancy dress fun at home and at parties. Spanish senorita, Batgirl, a dragon and Darth Vader amongst many others. These are all costumes that will get used time and again. Halloween in the UK is more about looking scary or spooky. But in the USA, it is just about dressing up. Don’t feel like you have to limit your child’s costume. Just dress up and have fun.