16 Costume Ideas For Kids Who Don't Like Costumes
Kiddos everywhere are already getting excited about Halloween costumes and a fun night of trick-or-treating — but if you've got a little one like mine, crazy clothes are scary and no fun at all. It's totally normal for younger kids not to be excited about donning anything other than their usual, comfortable duds, which makes it tough to find ways to get in the Halloween spirit — without going too far from your child's comfort zone.
Don't give up!
There are simple ways to trick your tot into a costume without a meltdown. Keep reading for 16 ingenious ways to dress your costume-averse kids for Halloween without them even realizing it.
All you need are an old rocker tee, a pair of good sneakers, and the help of an air guitar to complete this rocking look! And this costume works for boys or girls. Finish the outfit with a pair of jeans, and your kiddo is ready to trick-or-treat. Get this look with a vintage Ramones tee ($26), an "air guitar" ($10), and a pair of classic Chucks ($35).
A Royal Knight
With this knight costume($30), your little warrior can enter an all-out duel while hunting for candy.
Future Iron Chef
Toss this fun pint-size apron ($10) over a white shirt along with a pair of baggy pants, and your chef-in-training is ready for Halloween action. For extra fun, place a few kitchen utensils in the front pockets and top it all off with a chef hat ($9).
If your child's a sports junkie, there's a good chance that they already have their favorite player's jersey ($75) in their closet. Pair it with the appropriate accessories (and face paint, if applicable), and hit the trick-or-treat circuit in sporty style.
Have your tiny "diner employees" ($20) bring you a Halloween candy treat this year!
This costume is as simple as it gets and perfect for sweet girls who aren't interested in face paint or big costumes. Pop her into a festive dress and give her a basket of flower petals. She can drop petals while she's trick-or-treating as a happy flower girl. And all it will cost you is the price of a bouquet of flowers and a basic woven basket — which can work double-duty as her trick-or-treat goodie bag!