Halloween costumes can get expensive, and why should you buy a premade one when you can bond with your child while you make a unique costume? DIY Halloween costumes allow you to help your child be creative while you build a custom costume that all the children at school will definitely be jealous of. The DIY costume can fit the boy’s personality perfectly and undoubtedly will be one of the best Halloween costume of the child’s elementary school career.
Elementary school-aged boys have always been into dressing up as superheroes and feeling like they can save the day. A simple cape and creative dressing will allow the child to feel like they’ve created their own costume. If there is a specific logo that is attached to the superhero your child chooses, you can always purchase a simple t-shirt and fabric paints to paint the symbol on a shirt yourself. This simple craft project will allow your child to use their imagination.
A cardboard box and a few Sharpies can help your child’s imagination run wild as he creates a costume that is the splitting image of his favorite food’s packaging. If you cut arm, head, and leg holes in the cardboard box, your child has a unique, creative costume to wear to school on Halloween.
3) Book/Video Game Character
Many young boys enjoy reading books or playing video games, and it can be easily to create their favorite characters if you’re creative. Characters like Harry Potter can be recreated simply by purchasing plain t-shirts from a store like Michaels and then painting an appropriate design on the shirt. Face paint and accessories will complete the costume. For example, a wand will be a dead giveaway that your child is dressing up as Harry Potter, and if they don’t want to be Harry Potter, they can also just be a wizard that pretends they also go to Hogwarts.
4) Traditional ‘scary’ costumes with a twist
If your elementary school boy is interested in having a traditional costume for Halloween, you can always make a scary monster or ghost with simple clothes you already have at home and a little face paint. If they want to be a monster, old black clothes will work perfectly if you paint the child’s face as well. When painting the child’s face, any unique items can be added so that the child’s monster costume can come to life. A ghost costume can easily be achieved with an old white sheet and a few Sharpie markers to draw on the sheet with. Both ghost and monster costumes are great for DIY and allow the child to be creative with a traditional costume.