The cost of a creative and clever Halloween costume can add up quickly when you select from store-bought items. With some basic sewing skills and a little creative flair, however, you can make an adorable or scary costume that your child will be thrilled to show off. Below are a few popular costume categories that may inspire your child’s costume this year.
Food themed costumes
From common foods like cookies and cupcakes to exotic fare including sushi and tacos, food costumes are a popular choice for kids. These are easy to assemble from basic felt patterns, and they are immediately recognizable costumes that won’t require constant explanation when you are out trick-or-treating.
Cute and cuddly animals
Animal costumes are always a hit for kids—especially if they are modeled after your child’s favorite stuffed animals. You can often find pre-made tails, ears, and other accessories that will allow you to quickly assemble a complete costume without breaking your budget for Halloween. Popular animal choices for kids include birds, butterflies, and bears.
Nursery rhyme characters
Inspiration for your child’s costume may jump off the page from your kid’s favorite bedtime story. From Dr. Seuss to classic nursery rhymes, character from kids’ stories feature simple designs and bold colors that are easily incorporated into Halloween costumes.
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