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10 Fun and Inexpensive Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Kids

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You glance at the calendar and freeze—Halloween is this Thursday!? What’s that? You haven’t gotten a costume for your kid? No problem. I’ve got a list of the ten best fun and inexpensive last minute—and fairly easy—costumes for you to choose from. Don’t like what I’m offering? Well then maybe you should have planned better.

Mini-Me: Find clothes that are similar for both you and your kid and dress your kid as your mini-me. It’s the best if you have a mustache. What’s cuter than a little person running around with a mustache?


Model: If you have recently been to Abercrombie & Fitch and still have the inappropriately designed bag of a headless, shirtless man, then cut some holes in it, toss your child inside and VOILA! You have yourself a tiny little model. Though if you’re shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch, you should be able to afford an actual costume for your child.model


Hobo: This is probably the easiest costume to pull together at the last minute. Your kid will love getting their face colored with marker. Good luck getting that off later.



Crayon: Dress your kid all in one color, write “CRAYON” on the shirt and slap a party hat on them. If you have enough kids to make yourself a box of crayons, then God bless you.


Hobbit: What better than to dress your already small human as a mythical small human-like creature? Don’t forget to give your “precious” a ring to wear around their neck.



Grandma: If you’ve got a gray wig lying around—who doesn’t? — then slap it on your little girl, give her a cardigan, and have her use a walker or cane. Grandma will be thrilled your little girl is dressed like her for Halloween.



Carl from Up: Sticking with the elderly, dress your little boy up as the crotchety man from Up. Don’t forget the balloons and thick glasses. If you can make a grape soda pin, do it.


Clark Kent/Superman: What boy doesn’t have a Superman shirt? Dress your kid up as Clark Kent busting through his disguise to become Superman. He’ll be the coolest kid while trick-or-treating.


Ghost: There is always the classic ghost costume. Cut two holes for eyes and your child is magically a ghost. This should be the last resort; your child deserves more than having to walk around in public with an old sheet over their head.


Chucky: If you’re a parent with a twisted mind, then this Chucky costume is for you.Let me just tell you, choose this costume and you are doing nothing to help the gingers-have-no-souls debate. If you’re blessed to have a ginger child and would like to instill a definite and certain fear of your own child, then please, go right ahead. But do the world a favor and just don’t. Please.

FFFF Spookiest Costume

Be safe this Halloween and be sure to taste-test all the candy. It’s your parental duty.

Riley McDaniel is an aspiring writer with a love for children, writing, music, and movies. She has her BFA degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University and hopes to use her work to instill a love of reading and writing in others. Though she has a passion for writing, her passion for chocolate is almost just as strong.