There are so many different routes you can go when coming up with a killer Halloween costume. You can wear a funny costume that will sure get a laugh or a classic scary one, but one type of outfit that always seems to be a big hit, no matter what, is the nostalgic costume. Rocking a '90s Halloween costume is not only fun, and sometimes smart, but it always makes people feel more connected, as all cry out in unison, "OMG, I remember that."
The '90s was the birth of Walkmans, the internet, and don't forget the Y2K apocalypse, so why not dress your child as an iconic trend from the '90s? I mean yes, they weren't even alive during these golden times. But this decade was one of the best decades ever and there are so many popular trends to choose from. I'm sure whatever you decide, your child's costume will be a huge hit and might even make your kid wish they were born in the '90s. Well, that is until they find out that there were no iPhones back then.
Here are some of my favorite trends from the '90s to help you pick the perfect Halloween costume for your little one.
1. Power Ranger
2. Dumb and Dumber
3. Ms. Frizzle
4. Spice Girls
Pink Lace Dress, $15, Macy's | White Knee-High Socks, $5, Target | Leopard Top, $44, Bloomingdales | Leopard Skirt, $65, TheRealReal | Track Pants, $21, Amazon | Track Jacket, $45, Jet | British Flag Dress, $25, Candy Apple Costumes
So tell me what you want, what you really really want? I want a killer group Halloween costume that everyone will love. Well, the Spice Girls is it — who didn't love this British all-girl group? Anyone who dresses like the Spice Girls will surely be a hit. It's also not that hard to recreate their look. All you need for Baby Spice is a pink dress and white knee-high socks. For Posh Spice, they can wear a simple black dress and wear their hair sleek and parted down the middle. For Scary Spice's look, leopard is vital. You will need a leopard top, and leopard skirt. Sporty Spice requires some track pants, and a track jacket. Finally, Ginger Spice, who may be the hardest to pull off, will need a British flag dress.
5. Steve Urkle
Did I do that? You probably don't even need to go shopping to dress your little one like Urkle — just some basic pieces you probably already own. Like these suspenders, some cute jeans, a striped shirt, and Oxfords. You will probably need to purchase some hipster glasses to complete this look.
6. Legends Of The Hidden Temple
Everyone loved Lisa Frank school supplies and they made going to school fun. Not that long ago, Lisa Frank teamed up with RageOn! to create a whimsical clothing line that got everyone excited. So this Halloween get these unicorn leggings and unicorn crop top to transform your little one into a real-life Lisa Frank sticker.
9. Wayne's World
Wayne's World Hat, $26, Amazon | Black T-Shirt, $6, Old Navy | Ripped Jeans, $22, Gap | Blue Flannel, $4, Target | Band T-Shirt, $23, Hot Topic | Light Blue Jeans, $12, Oshkosh | Thick-Framed Glasses, $3, Newchic |
Wayne's World is not only a great Halloween costume but it's super easy to put together. All you need is a Wayne's World hat, a classic black t-shirt, and some ripped jeans to recreate Wayne's look. For Garth, you will need a blue Flannel, a basic band t-shirt, light blue jeans, and black thick-framed glasses.
10. Quailman from Doug
Another '90s throwback is Quailman (Doug Funnie's alter ego) from the popular Doug cartoon. You will need a red cape, a brown belt, and white briefs. Don't forget a green vest, some tan shorts, and finally, a white undershirt to complete this superhero look.
This iconic '90s film is still one of the best films ever made and everyone will go crazy when they see your little one dressed as Cher. All you need are some white knee-high socks, a yellow crop sweater, this super cute yellow plaid skirt, some Mary Jane shoes, and white undershirt.
If you are looking for a creative costume no one would see coming, Drew Barrymore from Scream would be the perfect character to recreate. All you need are three simple things: a white sweater, an old cordless phone, and a blonde wig.
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