Spooky Halloween costumes for kids

The Community shares some spooktacular costume ideas for a be‘witching’ Halloween
The Community By The Community report
Published on October 7, 2014
Pumpkin costume

Tis’ the witching hour when many of us will be attending fancy dress parties and taking our children trick or treating. Vamp it up this year by treating the kids to our do-it-yourself fang-tastic creations…

Where did Halloween originate?

The celebration of Halloween is thought to have its origins in an ancient Irish festival known as Samhain. This was a time to mark the end of summer and prepare for winter. It was traditionally celebrated on October 31 with feasting, bonfires, sacrificial offerings and homage to the dead. There was a sense that this was a time of the year when physical and supernatural worlds got closest and magical things happened!

DIY COSTUMES

Ghost

This is one of the easiest costumes to make. All you need is an old bed sheet and a pair of scissors!

Ghost costume

Mummy

This is a fun one to make. Use some white clothes and strips of fabric. You may want to tea dye the fabric for more authentic effects. Add some face paint to complete the look.

Mummy costume

Bat

Use some black clothes and cut an old black umbrella to make the wings. Make bat ears using a hat or head band and some felt fabric.

Bat costume

Skeleton

Using an old black T-shirt, paint on a skeleton body or cut out some bone shapes from a white piece of paper. Alternatively, cut out a skeleton shape from a black T-shirt and pair it with a white T-shirt underneath. Use face paint to create a skull face.

Skeleton costume

STORE BOUGHT COSTUMES

Pumpkin

The pumpkin look is great for smaller children. Add a hat or head band for extra charm.

Pumpkin costume

Dracula

A good one for boys, a debonair Dracula costume can create a fearsome look!

Dracula costume

Devil

You can’t go wrong with this devilish costume for your little devil!

Devil costume

Witch

A witch costume can be anything but wicked. Make it fun and bright for little girls.

Witch costume

OFF THE TRACK

Princess

Make every girls dream come true with a beautiful princess costume.

Princess costume

Doll

Let your little girl dress up as one of her favourite toys in this Raggedy Ann doll costume.

Doll costume

Ninja Turtle

A costume that is surely to be used more than once a year…

Ninja turtle

Clown

This fun, bright costume is sure to turn heads. Who says Halloween clowns have to be scary!

Clown costume

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