Halloween can be a very enjoyable time of year for children and adults alike. If you want to put together your child’s costume, you can both have fun doing it together. Making your own costume can be more special then just buying a prepackaged one at the store. If your child can’t decide what they want to be this Halloween, tell them about some of the hot top costumes to be for 2009. This article will help you out by telling you some of the best children’s Halloween costume ideas.
Top 5 Halloween Costumes for Kids 2009 #1: Pirate
A pirate costume has always been a popular kids Halloween costume because kids love to pretend that they are out on the high seas having an adventure. A pirate costume is easy to put together. You’ll need a pair of black pants, black or white shirt, eye patch, sword and bandana. If you want a different twist on the pirate costume, be a Skeleton pirate. You can find a picture and directions on how to achieve that look here.
Top 5 Halloween Costumes for Kids 2009 #2: Fireman
A fireman is another top children’s Halloween costume choice for 2009. You can buy a premade costume almost anywhere but it’s more fun to make your own. You’ll need a red rain jacket (that you keep closed so you can wear whatever shirt you want to underneath it, red pants and red or black rain boots. Use yellow duct tape to tape in places where the reflectors would be on the Fireman outfit. You will need to buy the fireman’s hat but in my hometown, they sell fireman’s hat for a buck. Check out your dollar store or costume store.
Top 5 Halloween Costumes for Kids 2009 #3: Princess
You can’t go wrong with a princess costume if you’re a little girl. Most little girls want to be a princess at one point in their childhood. All you need for a princess costume is a pretty dress, a crown, slippers that match the dress, light pink lip gloss and maybe even a wand. To see how you can put together your own Princess costume, click here.
Top 5 Halloween Costumes for Kids 2009 #4: Superhero
Kids love Superheroes because they always come in and save the day. Let your little guy or girl BE the superhero this Halloween. You’ll need a blue shirt, blue pants and a red cape. You can make the cape yourself from fabric or you can buy one already made. For boots, you can use rainboots. Make up an emblem that is special to your child and that is what they can be the hero of. For example, if they love kittens, sew a Kitten picture onto the chest of your outfit. To find out more about making your own Superhero costume, click here.
Top 5 Halloween Costumes for Kids 2009 #5: Bag of Jelly Beans
Racing around the last minute trying to find the perfect costume for your child? Then dress them as a bag of Jelly beans. About.com recommends that you wear light colored clothing, blow up several small balloons and then wrap cellophane around the middle of your body, connecting it around your neck. Now fill the area with balloons, grab a black marker and write “Jelly Beans” and you’ve got yourself an instant costume for 2009. For complete instructions, click here.