How to Create the Best Child Halloween Costumes in a Pinch

A simple outfit from the wardrobe can be transformed into a Famous Story Character by adding a Wig!

If you’re like me, you want your kids decked out in the best child Halloween costumes of the season, the type that fills your little ones with delight.

Well, take a look at the list below to for some great ideas:

Ideas for Kids Elementary Age and Younger

Pirate: Elementary aged kids love dressing up as a pirate and best of all; it’s an easy outfit to throw together at the last minute – and what busy parent doesn’t love that?!

An eye patch and a handkerchief tied around the head is all you need to turn a pair of dark pants and white shirt into an instant pirate costume!

Add a toy sword and a treasure chest for collecting goodies and the outfit is complete.

Gypsy: Little ones with a stash of dress-up clothes and accessories can easily put together a mish-mash of items to create a quick gypsy costume.

Simply tie a long scarf around the head and grab a tambourine to complete the look.

An eyeliner pencil creates a quick beauty mark and a little of mom’s make-up: a bit of blush and some light lipstick adds to the fun.

Flower: For this super easy costume, simply dress your child in all green. Purchase a favorite silk flower from the craft store and attach it to a stretchy headband.

Then, simply slip the headband onto your child’s head for an instant flower costume.

Have your little one don a green tulle tutu for added appeal and a set of wings for an instant flower fairy affect.

There are so many fun ways to create the best child Halloween costumes.

Start with an item that defines the character: a hardhat for a construction worker, a Stetson for a cowboy or cowgirl, a beret for an artist – all of which can be purchased online or at your local Halloween store.

Halloween Costumes for Elementary Age and Older

Hippie: Dig out those old bell-bottoms, tie-dye clothing, peace-symbol jewelry, and platform shoes to help your older child establish the quintessential hippie look.

Tourist: With a camera in hand and dressed in loud, obnoxious and bright clothing kids are easily transformed into a bewildered tourist.

Rock Star: Give kids a microphone and let them dress in glittery, fancy, wild clothing to create their own rock star image.

With a bit of imagination, the possibilities for the best child Halloween costumes are endless.

What about dressing up as a character from Willy Wonka, Alice in Wonderland, Judy Moody, or Ramona and Beezus?

Or maybe even a character out of Tangled, Disney’s re-envisioned version of Rapunzel?

Have fun with it and your kids are sure to as well.

Monsters Mistress Wig (Black/White) AccessoryMonsters Mistress Wig (Black/White) Accessory

Monster High Frankie Stein Girls WigMonster High Frankie Stein Girls Wig

Frankenstein the Monster's Bride WigFrankenstein the Monster's Bride Wig

Lady Gaga Wig Bow ClipLady Gaga Wig Bow Clip

Jersey Shore Reality Star Halloween WigsJersey Shore Reality Star Halloween Wigs

California Costume Men's Jumbo Afro WigCalifornia Costume Men's Jumbo Afro Wig

Ariel Wig,One Size ChildAriel Wig,One Size Child

Snow White Wig, Child sizeSnow White Wig, Child size

That is just a small sample of all the fun Halloween costumes that you can buy online here and get conveniently home delivered.

You can mix and match accessories and themes to get many years of use from these fancy dress costumes.

Check out more adorable and fun online Halloween costume ideas here.

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