Tuesday, October 30, 2012

4 Kids | Quick, I Need a Halloween Costume!

It's October 30th, which means Halloween is tomorrow! Do you have your Halloween costume yet? 

When I was a kid, I often waited until the last minute to put together a Halloween costume. Never a good idea. My costumes were all embarrassing.

I don't want that to happen to you! If you don't have time to check out one of the great Halloween costume idea books from the library, check out Disney's Spoonful website that has some pretty cool ideas. And some of these you can most definitely pull together in 24 hours!

Paper Doll costume from spoonful.com

Get a piece of cardboard, some scissors and felt pens and you're halfway there! A paper doll! Easy as pie! The instructions actually call for a few more items, but at the last minute, you just need a little imagination to make this cute costume happen. P.S. Use duct tape. It's really good! And if you want the instructions for this costume, click here.

Pizza costume from spoonful.com

I almost fell off my chair when I saw this  costume. I actually made one of these a few years ago and it really was super-easy. And who doesn't like pizza? You can follow the simple instructions here. I just ran to the fabric store and picked up a piece of craft foam, lots of felt and Tacky glue. It was a big hit during trick-or-treating!

Pumpkin face from spoonful.com

And now for you real last-minute trick-or-treaters, here's a costume idea for all ages that's quick and easy: pumpkin face! All you need is some orange face paint and a little patience. 

If these don't strike your fancy, stop by any SSJCPL branch and check out our Halloween costume books. Most of the children's books are checked out, but I found one in the adult collection (available at several library branches) that will give you some great ghoulish ideas: A Halloween How-To: Costumes, Parties, Decorations and Destinations by Leslie P. Bannatyne. 

Happy Halloween, and please be safe!

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm. Reminds me of dinner last night, AND how I ought to think before Halloween next year...