5 Unique Halloween Costumes for Kids 

As Halloween approaches, it can be a challenge to find cute and creative costumes for your little ones. If you’re looking for a welcome change from the traditional ghosts and jack-o-lantern costumes that often line the aisles this time of year, here are a few costume ideas that may inspire you.

1. Tight Rope Walker

If your child loves going to the circus, she may want to be a tight rope walker for Halloween. You can even use some of the items she already has in her closet, like colorful tights and a tutu. Add a colorful tank top and sparkly ballerina slippers and your costume is almost complete. A headband adorned with feathers and faux rhinestones adds the finishing touch to this costume. You can even add a little blush or paint a circus-themed image like a tent to your child’s cheek for dramatic effect.

2. Clark Kent

Clark Kent transforming into Superman is a classic costume that your little boy will love if he’s a fan of superheroes. For this costume, you can use a gray or black suit that your child may already own. Underneath the suit, put a t-shirt with a Superman emblem on your child. You can also use a t-shirt with an exciting emblem like a star. Leave your little boy’s shirt open to reveal the t-shirt logo, and add Clark Kent-style glasses to complete the costume.

3. Black Cat

A black cat has long been a part of the Halloween décor, so a cat costume would be perfect for a boy or girl. You can dress your child in a black leotard and black tights, add a headband adorned with cat ears, and paint whiskers on your little one’s face to create this costume. Or, you can make the black cat a little edgier by dressing your child in black jeans, a black t-shirt and a black leather jacket before adding the whiskers or cat ears.

4. Minion

If your child is a fan of the recent Pixar movies that feature minions, a Minion costume would be perfect for this Halloween. All you need is a pair of overalls, a yellow hoodie and a pair of eye goggles. This costume is ideal for boys or girls, and it only takes a few items for people to immediately recognize what your child is while trick or treating. If you don’t have a yellow hoodie, a yellow long-sleeved shirt and yellow skullcap will do the trick.

5. Dancing Pumpkin/Ghost

Finally, you can use your child’s old dance costume pieces to create a dancing ghost or pumpkin. A tutu is the main feature of this Halloween costume, and your child will make an adorable impression at any fall get-together. For the dancing pumpkin costume, dress your little one in an orange or black unitard. You can sew black velvet shapes on the tutu to look like the face of a jack-o-lantern. A headband with green tulle to resemble a pumpkin stem completes the outfit. For the ghost costume, add a white unitard with black felt pieces to resemble the mouth and eyes of a ghost.

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By Shondell Varcianna

October 16, 2015