There are many reasons why you might need a last minute Halloween costume for your kid. Maybe you didn’t plan ahead, or more likely you did and now your child has decided to declare war against their planned Halloween costume. So now you’re in a pinch and need something for the Halloween party or trick-or-treating, fast. Here are some last minute Halloween costumes you can quickly throw together with items you already have around the house!
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This has got to be one of the most classic Halloween costumes, but it doesn’t get old and is very easy to put together. You can make a witch’s hat with two pieces of black paper and some glue. A black dress, or a shirt with a long black skirt, and the kitchen broom are the only other things you need!
All you really need to be a pirate is a bandana and a white shirt, and then let your creativity take you from there. Cut some old pants to give a frayed “lost at sea” look, or load your kid up with jewelry aka “stolen treasure.”5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes For Kids You Can Make Click To Tweet
You can add a vest or some facial hair with eyeliner. Make an eye patch by cutting out a circle from a sheet of black construction paper, punching holes on either side, and tying a string through it to wear around their head. You can even make a hook for a hand by shaping some aluminum foil into a hook and taping it to the top of a plastic cup!
Have your child wear a black shirt and black pants. Then, you can make a ninja mask out of a black t-shirt using this tutorial. You can even make nunchucks out of aluminum foil to complete the ensemble.
A pair of skinny jeans and a cool shirt are almost all you need to turn your kid into a star musician. Sparkles on their clothing make it even more convincing, as well as a pair of sunglasses. You could even spike up their hair or tie a folded bandana around their head. The big ticket item is a musical prop. You can use a toy or inflatable guitar, or simply a pair of drumsticks. If you don’t have these, you can easily make some. Use cardboard to create a faux guitar, or make a microphone with an empty toilet paper roll and aluminum foil.
Kids love wearing their rainy day attire, and you can make it even more fun by making this rain cloud. But if you don’t have the time or the supplies, a raincoat, rain boots, and an umbrella will be just enough!
Some of the best Halloween memories happen when last minute Halloween costumes are thrown together. And at the very least, you’ll be laughing at the pictures for years to come.