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Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids

I have two sons four years apart in age. One Halloween, I dressed the older one in a dress shirt, vest, bow tie and dress trousers with leather Sunday shoes. He was the MAN. The younger one wore a black sweatshirt and sweatpants, with a simple black woolen cap to which I had sewed stuffed black socks for "hang dog ears".

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We made up his face with a black triangular pug nose, surrounded by doggy freckles. Then we wrapped around a collar and attached it to a leash held by the man. When they stopped at a door, the DOG would get on all fours and sometimes sit up and beg, holding his treat bag in his teeth.

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Stuff two matching socks with other rolled up socks. Sew these from the top, with the toes hanging down, on opposite sides of the woolen cap. Dress the smaller child in the sweatpants and sweatshirt. Wrap around a "collar" and attach a leash. With black makeup, make a triangular pug nose at the nostrils of the child's own nose, and make dots on the cheeks for doggy freckles. The larger child should dress in Sunday or dress clothes with matching dress shoes. Each should have a Halloween treat bag, the man's to carry at hand, and the dog's to be carried by mouth when they are posed at each doorway.

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This Halloween bib was less than a dollar and with a couple of snips, it became the front pocket on my daughter's tunic shirt. I simply cut off the top portions and sewed around the edges.

bib and tunic top

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December 2, 2008

We needed a costume for my sister's baby for their Church's Fall Festival Block Party. She and her husband both enjoy football and already had jerseys, so I made the baby a football costume with about a 1/4 yard of fleece. Easy, fun and inexpensive. cost less than $3.

infant dressed as a football

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October 17, 2004

Don't waste money buying them at a store. Make your own. I did last year (red ones for a Dorothy costume) and they held up well.

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September 4, 2012

I am looking for cute Halloween costume ideas for my 18 month old little girl.

By Jo Jo

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September 10, 20120 found this helpful

Giving her some "sitting room" you can attach purple balloons to her jammies and make a stem for her hat. Then she's a cluster of grapes!

I have seen this done and it's super cute and inexpensive. PBP

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I need an idea for a creative and easy DIY Halloween costume for my 2 year old son. He won't wear anything on his head. He's too young to really understand characters and he needs to be able to wear it all day at daycare for a party (playing, eating, diaper changes, etc.). Help!

By Cassy Roberts from Enterprise, AL

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September 26, 20090 found this helpful

Outfits that worked for my kids: football player (just get the jersey, you can even paste fabric numbers onto a plain teeshirt and write the name on the back. sneakers.

soldier; khaki or olive green pants with a camo top. the good thing about this one, is that you can use the pants and top any time, so it's not wasteful.
farmer. jeans, checkered shirt and a bandanna around the neck.

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September 27, 20090 found this helpful

The cutest one I ever saw for a 2 yr old was a clear plastic bag (leg holes, head out of top). The bag was filled with small multi-colored blown up balloons. The little one can wear tights and a t-shirt or long underwear (depending on weather), any shoes. I asked "what are you?" The little boy said, "Jelly Beans!" His mother was walking with him, but if he would have fallen, he certainly wouldn't have injured himself!

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September 30, 20090 found this helpful

The cutest costume I've seen was a little boy dressed in white with Got Milk? written across the chest.

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September 2, 2005

My two boys (ages 6 & 4) want to be a policeman and a knight for Halloween. Do you have any ideas on how I can pull this off with materials around the house. I am not a great seamstress.



Thank you.

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September 2, 20050 found this helpful

Policeman: dark blue button down shirt, blue pants (jeans are ok) (check goodwill for shirts) - make a badge out of cardboard with tinfoil. If you have a round button with the pin back, you can attach it to that to pin on his shirt. NOTE: you will want to put reflective tape on his costume because it will be dark and he will be hard to see.

Knight: grey sweats or tights for the pants, and a turtleneck (white or grey) with a "tunic" over it. A king-sized pillowcase might work, or just sew a rectangle of fabric and leave a hole for the neck and arms. The bottom can be plain hem or decorated and you can use acrylic paint to paint a shield/decoration on the tunic (let him decorate it?) Make a shield out of cardboard. Cover it with tin-foil if you want it shiny - otherwise just paint the "crest" on it. Sword out of cardboard with foil blade. Again -reflective tape recommended. I would not do a helmet - too much limit on visibility, and hard to make .

Good luck -hope this helps.

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September 3, 20050 found this helpful

Check with friends to borrow a military/policeman type hat to wear with police man outfit.

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September 30, 20050 found this helpful

for a knight helmet you can cut the bottom off of a milk jug big enough to fit over your head. Then cut out a place for the hatch with slights cut in. Use brads to reattach this to the milg jug so it can be lifted up. Then spray paint it all in black, gray, silver or maybe white. For a extra flair add a feather on top.

for a police man you can make a band out of paper that fits your sons head then add a paper bill and a tissue paper top. Try to form sqwash it down into as much of a police man hats shape as possible. then add a badge on the front. he can were a black belt with a spray painted juice box with drawn on buttons and a straw antenna for a walkie talkie he can also carry a police man bat or if you have one a german shepard stuffed animal.

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By Smokeyanna8 (Guest Post)
July 16, 20060 found this helpful

To make the bottom of the armour use cardboard cut rectangles (10-12) then hot glue them together to make an armour skirt, oops are these boys never mind then.

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By heyyo (Guest Post)
January 24, 20090 found this helpful

Knight: you can get a rectangular piece of fabric for the tunic. Cut a hole for the head, and then sew the sides but leave a space on the sides for the arms.

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November 22, 2005

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Abby, 13 months is just a adorable poodle in this pink outfit. She has won many hearts over!

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March 4, 2005

This is a picture of my niece Paige, 2 years old at Halloween time.

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July 25, 2018

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