It’s October already. With the busy life of parenting, it can be easy for time to slip past without realizing it, and holidays can creep up faster than you expect. Halloween is just around the corner, and your kid is going to need a good costume for trick-or-treating. If you forgot to think of a costume idea for your kid or yourself don’t worry. Here are a few simple costume ideas to hopefully inspire your Halloween creation.
What’s Halloween without a bit of scary fun? Channel the spirit(s) of the season this year with some classic creepy looks. Witches, ghosts, skeletons, vampires, zombies, and more; all of these can be good, eerie fun that’s fitting for the holiday. Make them as scary as you can handle, and you’re sure to be the talk of the neighborhood. Scarier costumes might not be suited for everyone though. This might be an option to skip for particularly young or easily-frightened children.
Friendlier Fall Fun
If scary costumes aren’t your style, there are plenty of friendlier options available for younger kids, or just those who don’t want to be scary. Pumpkins, scarecrows, fairytale characters, superheroes, and more are great options for those looking for a slightly more light-hearted approach to this beloved holiday.
If your kid knows what they want to be when they grow up, Halloween can be the perfect opportunity for them to indulge in their dream job. Have your kid dress up as their favorite career: doctors, firefighters, soldiers, astronauts, and more options exist in plenty of places. You can even use this as an opportunity to teach your kid about the history of their dream job! For example, if your child wears a camo soldier costume, use it to teach them how modern camouflage only started being worn in the past century. There are plenty of teaching opportunities with this costume category.
If you’re still at a loss for Halloween costume ideas, take a look in your closets at home to see what you already own; sometimes, the simplest and best inspiration is right in front of you.