Many cities host a number of fun and safe Halloween activities throughout the month of October. And the majority of these events invite the children to come dressed in costume. But if your kids are anything like mine, costumes are often a one-time wear, especially if chocolate candy bars are involved. Instead of putting their Halloween costume at risk for a neighborhood festival, you can look in their closets to see what you can create. There are many easy, last-minute Halloween costumes for kids that can be put together using some clothing items they already own.
My kids have so much fun coming up with new costumes, using a combination of apparel from their closet, accessories from my closet, and items from previous Halloweens. It gives them the chance to use their imaginations and creativity. It also saves me a lot of cash. Store-bought Halloween costumes are pretty pricey, especially because they will likely never be worn again. Another tip is to check out your local thrift and consignment shops for the extra pieces you may need to complete a costume. You can always find inexpensive belts, hats, tools, and even articles of clothing that need to be cut up or painted.
Here are some last minute Halloween costumes you and your kids can easily recreate this Halloween.