Just living day to day can sometimes position way more on our plates than we can cope with. Just as you’re recuperating from back to school frenzy and are getting back into the schedule of driving kids here and there for after school activities, Halloween is upon you even before you realize it. If you have got a few children to dress up, it can run into some dollars. If you’re poor on time, money or both, here are five quick easy Halloween costumes you can create yourself in just a few hours. A trip to the dollar store for a few great accessories and you have got some thrilled trick or treaters. These costumes are a hit with all the children.
The most simple quick easy Halloween costume is the ghost. Yes, the basic white sheet is the main staple of this costume, but your haunt needn’t be a plain Jane or Joe. This is a stylish ghost, cool as can be. Arrange the sheet over the child so that it’s equally spread by width and length. Ask the youngster to point to each eye – they think this is whacky and it adds to the fun. Take a magic marker and draw circles, big enough for easy viewing. Cut the hem as necessary. Pin armhole openings, adequately enough to provide easy movement. Remove the sheet. You can use a glue gun to attach sequins or beads all around the eye holes and place day-glow stickers everyplace. Sew the armhole openings. You’re done!
Your small princess will feel like a real Princess in this quick easy Halloween costume. You can find the basic dress at a thrift store. Search for a special occasion dress. Let your little girl do the selecting of colouring and style. A stop at the fabric shop will yield all thelace, satin flowers, appliques & trims you’ll need to make this dress really special. A rhinestone princess tiara completes the picture perfect Princess costume.
Small girls invariably want to be an angel at least one time! Again, it’s easy to find a white, special occasion dress at thrift shops. The fabric shop renders more adornments. Use a spray adhesive to make sprinkles of glitter bond, as desired.
SpongeBob Square Pants(TM) is a comical looking guy popular with young boys. All you need is a rectangular cardboard box and a little acrylic paint. For authenticity, Google an image of this little guy. Note the eye and mouth openings and paint away. This quick easy Halloween costume goes faster when your youngster participates in the painting, which he’ll want to do!
A pair of jeans, a plaid shirt and a few dime store supplements are all you want for the cowboy or cowgirl costume. With a hat, six-shooter belt and cheap boots, your kid is ready to rustle up some treats!
No matter which of these quick easy Halloween costumes you pick out, attach reflective, glittery or glow-in-the-dark doo-dads for safety’s sake. A small amount of imagination and a few hours is all you require for a Happy Halloween!