Okay, so I have become one of those moms who puts entirely too much time and effort into their child’s Halloween costumes. But during the current economy, this has become increasingly difficult. So now my focus is to create fun and unique Halloween costumes on a budget. Here are a few silly ideas for easy and economical kid’s Halloween costumes:
Little Orphan Annie
To make a cheap and easy Little Orphan Annie costume for your little girl, search your closets and you may just find almost everything you need. Chances are, if you have a daughter, you probably have a red dress, black shoes and white socks. And in your toy box, you will most likely find a sandy colored stuffed dog. Now, all you need to purchase is a red curly wig and soon you will have designed an adorable Little Orphan Annie Halloween costume on a budget. And if dad wants to participate in the festivities, stick him in a suit, put on a bald cap and call him Daddy Warbucks!
A Deal or No Deal Girl
Here is another economical little girl’s Halloween costume that you can easily create by spending just a few dollars. Once again, peruse your daughter’s closet for a fancy dress and black shiny shoes. Next, search your house for a small briefcase or make one by covering a small cardboard box with gray or silver wrapping paper. Then, apply a handle and a lucky number. And again, if dad wants to participate, stick him in a suit, put on a bald cap and call him Howie Mandel!
Caillou is a cute, inexpensive Halloween costume for a little boy. Once again, search those closets for a yellow short sleeved shirt, blue shorts, yellow socks, red shoes and a blue baseball cap. If you can’t find the above items at home, consider a visit to a resale shop or the Salvation Army. You may be able to locate the perfect pieces for just a few bucks. You can also print the name “Caillou” onto some iron on transfer paper and adhere to the yellow shirt so there is no mistaking who your little boy is. Finally, rummage your toy box for a gray stuffed cat resembling Caillou’s furry friend, Gilbert. This simple Caillou Halloween costume is also a hysterical idea for a grown man!