Need some inspo before Halloween knocks on your door? Draw some inspiration here, and pick up your DIY tools to get crack-a-lackin’ on your little one’s Halloween costume.
(Just SYK, The Finder Kids‘ upcoming “Happy Hallow-green!” event at Tanglin Mall will have a costume contest including a Best Costume Made with Recycled Materials category. Register here!)
Oversized glasses (complete with cord!), cotton balls for hair, and a cardigan over a dress, and you’re done!
All the better if you’ve got bright colours to channel the vibes of that cheery grandma everyone loves.
NEXT: A bag of jellybeans →
Grab a pack of water balloons in the party section of the supermarket and fill them up with air. Store in a large transparent trash bag and fit your kid through it.
You probably don’t want to let your child around anything sharp, though.
NEXT: A starbucks barista and/or drink →
Simple: a rolled up cardboard sheet and some scrunched up netting. For the straw, hinly roll up a sheet of green paper.
Even simpler: don a green apron and a visor cap on your child and they’re halfway to looking like the cutest barista ever.
NEXT: Sadness (from the movie Inside Out) →
Love Disney? 5 other kids are coming dressed as Mickey Mouse.
Sadness, on the other hand, only needs blue face paint, an oversized blue sweater, a blue bob wig, and a pair of black-framed glasses.
NEXT: An Egyptian princess →
Kingship was essentially a male activity in Ancient Egypt, but royal women were powerful, too.
Fancy cloth along with a long white dress should do the trick; otherwise, it’s a common one sold in costume stores as well.
NEXT: On a jetpack →
This costume will definitely blow up your Halloween party.
Cut a hole through the rocket jetpack to fit your child’s hips, allowing their real legs to act as the flame plume. Then, use a pair of jeans to create a pair of flailing limbs. Genius!
NEXT: A burrito →
Simply use beige-coloured cloth to create the burrito wrap and coloured cloth to create the illusion of ingredients peeking out, and wrap your baby as you normally would.
Plus, some aluminium foil, also how you’d normally wrap your bab– um, burrito.
NEXT: Funky hair →
A soft drink spilling out of a bottle, a doughnut on a plate… Let your hair down – or should we say, put it up.
NEXT: An octopus →
Put on some socks, and then 6 more.
Plus, googly eyes for bonus points.
NEXT: A garden gnome →
DIY some cute lace or frilly detail on a vintage pinafore dress, and plop a hat – roll up a piece of brightly-coloured cardboard into a cylinder – onto your little one’s head.
It’s incredibly simple – if only you’d gnome before.
NEXT: The elderly →
Your little ones are in for a treat this Halloween – join The Finder team at our Trick-or-Treat Halloween Hunt at Cluny Court on 25 October 2019.
Find out more and register here!
By Pinky Chng / Updated October 2019
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