Halloween is seconds away. For many parents in Brighton, Michigan the party starts this week at school. If you’ve scowered the store shelves in the last week, you’ve probably realized that Halloween is no longer. Unless you settle for the typical pumpkin costume or abundance of Mario and Luigi’s, you’re still determined not to fail this Halloween.
First, take a look in the back of your kid’s closet. Maybe there’s something hidden – like the tuxedo from when he served as a ring-berrier this summer – that could double as costume. Take that tux, add some flowers, box of chocolates and a lipstick kiss, and you have a Ladies Man to trick-or-treat.
Here’s a few other last-minute children’s costume ideas:
Pair Carhartt overalls with a Home Depot cloth work belt (less than $1) and place toy tools in it. Finish the project with a bandana in the back pocket and sweatshirt underneath the overalls. Lowe’s also carries children’s work belts.
What kid doesn’t have a pair of overalls? Pair it with a plaid shirt, straw hat, bandana and work boots and you’ve got a mini-farmer. Pick up a tin pail at the local store to be used as the candy-holder. When out Halloween night, fill the wagon with straw and stuffed barn animals.
Family Fun has a pretty easy cut-out to be placed on a black outfit. First purchase black sweatpants, shirt and black gloves (if desired). Should be easy to find at Meijer, Target or similar. Then, visit Family Fun for the creation process and images.
Get authentic with a Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson jersey, add gray sweatpants – preferably white-stripped, – two black lines under the eyes and a football. Or localize your child even more with a Brighton Bulldogs jersery from Kensington Valley Varsity in downtown Brighton. Go a step further and purchase a helmet from Dick’s Sporting Goods in Brighton, Michigan.
Search the Internet for your favorite 80’s band then print onto a sheet of iron-on printer paper. Then, iron the image onto the front of a plain T-shirt. For girls, add a tutu, sideways ponytail, pink shoes, abundance of chunky bracelets and white sunglasses. For boys, add skinny jeans, dark cords or preferably stone-washed jeans. Electrify hair with hairspray and for a special touch add a blow up or toy guitar.
Parenting.com featured this last-minute costume. All you need is an over-sized light blue sweatshirt, white felt, Styrofoam balls, Velcro and small other supplies to create the snowball. Check out how to create the tiny snowball at parenting.com.