Kids' Halloween Costumes Made Easy!

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Transform your little angels into little monsters this halloween
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Every year on halloween children transform into scary little monsters and march the streets on a pilgrimage for all things sweet. This metamorphosis doesn't happen by magic and the pressure is on parents to come up with an amazing kids costume. But dressing your child for halloween needn't be a scary prospect, just take a look at our top 10 eerie ideas.
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10. Mummy's boy

Boys love this monster! For this costume use some dark coloured clothes as the base, then simply wrap some bandages or even just toilet roll around their bodies and arms. Important things to remember... safety comes first so ensure there is no bandage around your kid's neck area, and secondly, be practical: even mummies need to make toilet stops, so make sure that they can get out of the costume easily if they need to! Finish the look with  white and black face paint and wrap some bandage around the top of the head. Simple.
A little devil...? Absolutely!
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9. Cheeky little devil

It's never been easier to make your little devil into a real-life mischievous fiend! All you need is a red top and leggings, some horns and a fork, which you can buy or make relatively easily. Cut out horns from cardboard, paint them red or glue red tissue paper onto them and then fix to a simple headband. Cut out a fork from cardboard and attach to a stick. Make a simple tail by sewing or glueing two long thin pieces of red felt together then attaching a red felt arrow to the end.
Skeletons are always a winner on halloween
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8. Bare bones

If your little one fancies stripping down to the bare bones then you can either buy one of the many skeleton costumes on offer or make your own. They come in various sizes and  are usually black all-in-one suits with white or luminous green bones. Alternatively, you could make the costume with your child by getting some black leggings/trousers, a t-shirt and gloves and then paint on the bones with luminous fabric paint. You could even make it an educational project by learning the names of the bones you are painting! For the face you will need white and black face paint and perhaps even some white hair spray.
The cutest... pumpkins work well for toddlers
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The cutest... pumpkins work well for toddlers

7. Pumpkin

Pumpkin outfits aren't the most practical or comfortable and unless you are Super Mum they are pretty tricky to make. An alternative is to pick the colours that represent it. Find some orange clothes, like a super-cute tutu,  and add something green around the neck and little pumpkins as accessories (you can buy mini pumpkins which you can thread string through). Pumpkin-shaped treat buckets also go perfectly. This type of costume is another great option for toddlers or younger children. 
A black cloak is simple but effective
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6. Grim reaper

The old classic: an easy costume to put together and it's always recognisable. A black cloak with a hood is must have, a scythe (which can be easily made with a light broom handle and a cardboard blade) some black face paint to darken the whole face – and don't forget the sombre attitude!

Ghost outfits are easy peasy
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5. Ghoulish ghost

This is a great one for halloween because it can be as simple as a white sheet thrown over with holes cut out for eyes. But there are so many things you can do to make it more dramatic and suitable for older kids. Start with a long white dress or old cotton Victorian-style nightie, which you can pick up in second hand shops or online. Add some fine net to the dress – any which way you like – and some white gloves (use old white socks with the toes cut out for fingerless ones). Team it with white or black-and-white striped tights for the legs. Cover the face –  including the lips – in white face paint and blacken around the eyes a little. Of course, not all ghosts are girls, so if there is a budding boy ghost out there and you are struggling for white trousers, cricket whites can do the trick!
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4. Blood-sucking vampire

There are lots of vampire and Vampire Queen costumes on the market, but a pair of dark trousers, white shirt and a cape (a square of dark material) work just as well for boys. A pretty prom dress works well for girls. White face paint and fake blood is a must along with of course some fangs! Don't forget to buy some strong hair gel and some bats that can be hung about their person. You could attach a sign around their neck with 'No crucifixes or sun here please'.
Zombie outfits are simple. Just add a bit of gore
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3. Zombie take-over

Older children have great fun dressing up as zombies and half-dead beings. Makeup and fake blood are an absolute must. Snazaroo produce a huge array of face paints that are perfect for this kind of dramatic makeup. Fake blood, warts and extra limbs will cause great merriment! A costume is not necessary, just some old clothes that can be mutilated.
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2. A witch... a pretty witch

There must have been some girlie witches once upon a time. Zap some magic into your little witch's costume and banish the black. Be imaginative and be inspired by autumn. Try adapting a tutu – buy some brown, orange and green net, cut into strips and fix the strips to the tutu over the top of the original net – this will give plenty of volume and also the pink or silver will shine through. Some wacky or stripy tights are required, along with a bright top, a hat, some cobwebby stuff, a broom stick and a cauldron with bobbly eyes stuck on it will finish this wicked witch costume.
Halloween needn't be all horror and gore
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1. Woodland wonder

Halloween is about magic and not all halloween costumes have to be scary. Why not celebrate the ethereal world of the woodland? Cheeky elves, pretty fairies, cute owls and magic trees are all  great ideas for toddlers and younger boys and girls. Spiders and walking toadstools are also brilliant for this age group. 
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