Have you got your living room all decorated with cobwebs and jack-o'-lanterns, and your spooky sweets ready for Halloween? It’s a great start, but what will you do for the kids’ costumes? Don’t worry, help is at hand; we’ve found five popular Halloween costume ideas that we’re sure your kids will go crazy for!
Think you’re ready to take on the baddies? Then get your web-slinger suit on!
With the Avengers and Spider-Man: Homecoming riding high, it’s never been easier to get your hands on a spidey costume. So if you’re looking for an easy get-up for your little one that’s not going to break the bank, why not dress up your own friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man this Halloween?
Who doesn’t love a Gaga costume? And there are so many to choose from; you can pay homage to her Kermit the Frog outfit, pair an eye-catching bow wig with an equally campy silver frock, put your own stamp on the shellfish headpiece, or opt for the iconic bubble dress. Whatever you do, just don’t attempt to recreate the infamous meat dress!
It’s beary easy to put this Paddington bear costume together using stuff you probably already have lying around at home; a blue duffle coat, a bright-red, soft-brimmed hat, a pair of wellies, and a personalised suitcase with the initials P.B – you’ll have the cutest cub in town. Just don’t forget a jar of marmalade, because Paddington wouldn’t be Paddington without a jar of his favourite condiment!
Disclaimer: Mr Henry Brown comes separately (and we reckon it’s a job for daddy).
Is your kid a Rooney, a Gerrard, or a Hart in the making? Then we’re sure dressing up as their fave footballer will score you some excellent brownie points! Football gear can be easily sourced from the high street or from football grounds themselves – so if you need a last-minute costume for your child in time for Halloween, this should have you covered.
If you want to stand out from the crowd but stick within a small budget, then this costume idea is definitely for you.
Inspired by the Steven Spielberg sci-fi fantasy flick, this one is very easy to pull off and the result is out of this world. For Elliott’s costume, all you need is a red hoodie and a pair of jeans (although a wig would add a nice 80s touch). To recreate his alien friend, simply stick an ET paper cut-out on a stuffed toy, secure it in a shopping basket and you’re ready to go trick-or-treating as Elliott and ET!
Have we inspired you with our costume ideas? If you’d like to meet the celebs and famous figures behind these costume inspirations, you can do so now at Madame Tussauds Blackpool!
Finally, we’d love to know what you’re doing for this year’s Halloween, so tweet a picture of you and your little one in your Halloween costumes to @MTBlackpool!