Halloween Costume Ideas for You and Your Kids

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Whether you need a costume to celebrate Halloween at the office or with your friends and family, dressing up should always be fun! So, to make your life easier, we’ve put together a list of DIY costumes for you and your kids. They’re easy to make only a week away from Halloween, and are guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face.

For You

1. Arthur

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This beloved cartoon character is sure to capture the imaginations of everyone at the Halloween party!

What You’ll Need:

  • A pair of jeans
  • Round eyeglasses
  • A white button-down shirt
  • Canvas shoes like Converse
  • A headband with oval-shaped ears
  • A vibrant yellow crew neck sweater


2. An Ice Cream Cone

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This colourful idea will earn you originality points in the costume contest. And, it’s really easy to put together!

What You’ll Need:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • White clothing
  • Fabric-safe tape
  • Permanent markers
  • An elastic band to fasten your headpiece
  • Rolled beige poster with a waffle print on it for the cone


3. Minnie Mouse

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Who doesn’t love this iconic Disney character? Minnie Mouse has been around for decades! It doesn’t take much to look like her. All you need are a few accessories.

What You’ll Need:

  • A black top
  • White gloves
  • White discs to press on a red skirt
  • A headband with round black ears


4. Mary Poppins

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With her return to the silver screen this year, people will fall head over heels for your cameo as Mary Poppins.

What You’ll Need:

  • Black shoes
  • An umbrella
  • Black nylons
  • A black skirt
  • A black bowler hat
  • A white button-down blouse
  • A red bowtie or neck ribbon


5. Mime

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You’ve found the easiest costume to make under pressure—especially if you’ve lost your voice!

What You’ll Need:


For Your Kids

1. Audrey Hepburn

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Recreating the actress’ iconic look from Breakfast at Tiffany’s is easy. With the right accessories, your little fashionista is sure to look adorable.

What You’ll Need:

  • Black flats
  • A rhinestone tiara
  • A little black dress
  • Layered faux-pearl necklaces
  • Dark wide-framed sunglasses
  • A Tiffany bag or a similar light turquoise bag


2. Harry Potter

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Your little one will charm their way through trick-or-treating as a miniature wizard.

What You’ll Need:

  • A make-up pencil
  • Round eyeglasses
  • A red & yellow stripe print scarf
  • A toy magic wand or a thin tree branch


3. Eleven from Stranger Things

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We love this costume as much as Eleven loves frozen Eggo waffles.

What You’ll Need:

  • Fake blood
  • A pink dress
  • White running shoes
  • Stripe print athletic socks
  • A bright blue jacket or coat
  • Frozen Eggo waffles (of course)


4. The Weather Forecast

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If you’re looking for a clever costume to dress two kids, look no further than these weather-themed ideas! This one also works as a themed costume for you and your child.

What You’ll Need:

  • A rainbow flag
  • A grey child’s outfit
  • A white child’s outfit
  • White & grey balloons
  • Blue & yellow poster board
  • An oversized yellow balloon


5. A Shooting Star

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Let your little one shine as bright as a star on Hallows’ Eve.

What You’ll Need:

  • Gold glitter
  • Sparkling shoes
  • Thick cardboard
  • A neutral-toned or yellow dress


Adapted from French by Kylee Ross


Written by Ariane Gagnon

Ariane holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, and has worked for the past few years to establish herself as a web writer. Her favourite topics to cover include literature, beauty & fashion. She refers to herself as a Mini-Wheat: part wholesome writer, part delightfully sweet fashionista. Publishing her first poetry collection, a dream she has focused on since her teenage years, has recently come true. During her free time, she likes strolling from secondhand bookstore to vintage clothing shop, coffee in hand.

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