Halloween is right around the corner, and kids everywhere are getting into the spirit. Though there are so many costume options for kids to get in stores, I've always thought that the DIY route is a little more creative, cuter, and, at times, cheaper. Since there are so many costumes available for purchase, creating a DIY costume that stands out for you child may be a little difficult. That's why it's important to have some creative Halloween costumes for kids on your radar.
Perhaps the cutest creative costume I've happened to run across recently was a little girl from Texas who was adamant about being an armadillo for Halloween. Although I wouldn't have expected any kid to want to be that specific animal for the night of fright, I think stepping out of the ordinary is what makes costumes that much better. It also made me realize that kids have the biggest sense of creativity and that it's OK for parents to let them choose, too.
Regardless if you're helping them decide on what to be or if they already have it made up in their mind, these 11 costume ideas can spark a little creative light for this year's festivities.
Take over Willy Wonka's chocolate factory this Halloween with a DIY oompa loompa costume for your candy lover. All you'll need are white pants ($12), brown turtlenecks ($10), some white suspenders ($8), brown striped socks ($11), two pairs of brown shoes ($15), and some white duct tape ($3) to create the stripes around the neck and wrists Don't forget to add in the green hair spray ($4) for the ultimate look.