It’s that time of year again - when youngsters can’t wait to dress up and go out Trick or Treating. Or perhaps they have a Halloween disco to attend, with lots of spooky fun.
Either way, we’ve come up with some DIY Halloween costume ideas for kids, to save your wallet from getting a fright. With lots of fancy dress ideas for kids online, it’s easy to get some inspiration to help your child stand out from the crowd.
And many of these costumes can be made from items found around the house. Here are just a few of our favourites.
What kid doesn’t love LEGO? And it’s so easy to make a LEGO-themed costume with just some cardboard boxes, paper plates and paint.
This outfit was made by one clever dad, who told Costume Works he transformed his four-year-old son by spray painting a couple of boxes, attaching paper plates for the bumps, and cutting out a hole for the mouth.
Who said homemade children’s Halloween costumes couldn’t look professional?
Hip hop sweet rapper
This is one of many easy costume ideas for older kids, who still enjoy Trick or Treating, but want to look cool.
It can be achieved with a handful of colourful sweets, sewn to the bottom of a plain black or white T-shirt. Then accessorise with glasses or sunglasses, a cool baseball cap or trilby hat and some costume jewellery.
A dollar sign medallion can be purchased for a couple of pounds from discount stores or online. Otherwise make your own dollar sign out of cardboard, covered with shiny gold or silver paper, and attach it to a chunky necklace from mum’s jewellery box.