10 Childhood Halloween Costume Ideas to Steal Right Now
Didn't it seem a lot easier to come up with a Halloween costume when we were kids? Back then, there wasn't the same pressure as there is now to show up to a party in a costume that is sexy but not slutty, topical but not obscure, and funny but not offensive. Back then, when our moms asked us what we wanted to be for Halloween, we just shouted the first thing that came into our heads: Penguin! Mouse! Baby Spice!
After looking back at the incredible — and often handmade — costumes a few POPSUGAR editors donned back in the day, it became clear that some of the best childhood costumes could still work today. (Sure, a few would benefit from slight modifications — maybe a turtleneck defeats the purpose of a flapper dress, and perhaps we ditch the Pocahontas headpiece?) Whether it's dressing up as a favorite Disney character, a beloved animal, or an important national landmark, let's go back to the basics. Here are 10 Halloween costume ideas that'll inspire you to do just that.